15. March 2013
German Thrash Metal scene is hard to imagine without Hanoverian whizz kids. Playing a proper mixture of both classic old-school and modern influences, spiced up with some Swedish Death-Metal ingredients, Cripper stands for individual groove-oriented Thrash Metal with ass-kicking moshparts and technical refinement.
Since 2005, the quintet around cow-elk Britta Görtz burns a swath of destruction through the European metal landscape, making marks as being a rousing live band, thrilling with dashing songs and sweaty shows. Having supported Overkill on their Killfest-Tour throughout Europe in spring 2010, Cripper go to the Caribbean to play the biggest floating metal festival ever: 70,000 Tons Of Metal.
The festival season 2011 is traveled from north to south. Cripper play e.g. at the Bang Your Head, Summer Breeze, Rock Harz, Metalfest CH, Eisenwahn and many other German and European festivals.
The third studio album "Antagonist", released in June 2012, includes 12 songs, with which Cripper shows both its old-school as well as its modern side. From deathy songs like "Animal of Prey," a hell lot of rock ‘n roll in "Clean", a chunk of hate "General Routine" or the snappy opener "New Shadow" – Cripper has become more mature and shows that with increasing enthusiasm.
Right after production and release of the new music video "Animal Of Prey" , Cripper go on European tour in autumn 2012: this time with Onslaught and Izegrim.
The next and this time more complex video production is born in March 2013. National and international shows follow, among others clubshows in Poland, Belgium and open air festivals such as Metaldays in Slovenia or Burning Sea in Croatia. And Cripper is still hungry for more!