Creptum – Brazilian Black Metal Band!
2001 was the year zero, under the name Nekros, formed by Tanatos and Animus Atra in Sao Paulo – Brazil.
Without great pretensions of the mainstream, the goal was to play the Black Metal in its rawest form, with simple riffs and direct lyrics, influenced by bands such as Gorgoroth, Marduk and Sarcófago.
In 2003, the band was renamed as CREPTUM and after setting the line-up with Tanatos (vocals/guitar), Animus Atra (drums), Deimous Nefus (bass) and Anduscias (guitar), was recorded the first material, “… make this world burn“.
Even after the good response from the public to the first demo, however, Tanatos leaves the band in 2004. In the same year, with a new line-up, Animus Atra (drums), Deimous Nefus (guitar), Necro Occult Lord (vocals) and Phlegethon (bass), the band recorded their second studio material, “The Age of Darkness.“
After finishing presentations to promote this work, the band decided to get away for a while from the stage and studio. This hiatus lasted about 8 years, with the return announced in 2013. And more: with Tanatos back on vocals and guitar and the band with its original line-up.
In 2014 happens the ultimate return, with the re-recording of the demo “The Age of Darkness” in an EP format with two bonus tracks, re-recorded from the “…make this world burn” demo. In addition, the bassist Bast has joined the band and 2014 also marked our return to the stage.
Also in this year, was started the preparations for the release of a new material with new songs. During the writing process, Bast had to move away from the band and for her place was recruited the bassist T. Aversvs.
In August 2015, was released the single “In The Arms of Death” with two songs of the debut album, and a cover song for the classic “Massacre”, from the legendary Bathory.
On the next year, in February 2016, was signed a deal with Mutilation Records and the release of the debut, called “Of Lies, Curses and Blood“, happened in September of the same year. In November of the same year, the band left for their first international tour, which went through countries like Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
The year of 2017 marked the beginning of the production of the new album, still untitled. At the same year, in October, the band released the single “Reborn in Flames” containing two tracks, “Reborn in Darkness”, which would be part of the new album, and a version for the song “Black Celebration”, by Depeche Mode.
In 2018 the band started recording the new album, still with no release date. In November of the same year, the band signed a contract with the label Drakkar Productions (South American Division), an arm of the french label Drakkar Productions, for the release of the new album, now entitled “VAMA”.
The following year, during the recordings, the band needed to change its line-up, which caused a delay in the recordings. The vocalist Tanatos had to leave the band, acting now only in the background. For his place was called the vocalist / guitarist Nebro, from the Brazilian band Exílio. A few months later, the guitarist Deimous Nefus also had to leave the band. So, the bassist T.Aversvs took over the guitars and was replaced by the bassist Corvo.
In March, 2020 the new album, “VAMA“, is released.
Animus Atra (drums)