After 13 years, speedcore pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER have reunited three of their four original members and are working on material for a proposed fifth album. The present line-up includes Bill Treadway (formerly Bill Crooks, vocals),Rob Nicholson (bass),Les Evans (guitar),and Brian Lehfeldt (WEHRMACHT, drums). In addition, Relapse Records is planning to re-issue their first two albums Convicted (1986) and Money Talks (1987).
"The recent renewed interest in the band has definitely inspired us, but truthfully, we're just having a lot of fun making the music again," said Les. "There's a new generation of fans who understand that CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER helped to invent the genre." Brian adds, "This is CRYPTIC's return to extreme music. Like Money Talks, there is a good mix of fast and heavy, but our new music has a definite emphasis on speed."
It goes without saying that everyone involved is ecstatic about working together again after such a long time. Currently, the band is focused on writing and recording new material. Dave Merrick (SPAZZTIC BLURR, SWEATY NIPPLES, TV: 616) will engineer and co-produce. All interested parties are encouraged to contact Les at [email protected]