Cryhavoc was formed in Helsinki under a different monicker in the fall of 1992. The band started as classic death metal band with the standard “Florida” sound. During a couple of first years two demos were recorded and they received a couple of reviews in the underground press, as usual...CRYHAVOC GENRES
In the summer ´96 the drummer and bass player decided to quit the band. The new players were found soon (both play also in another upcoming Helsinki act Absurdus), and once again the band changed it´s name...
In the fall of ´96 the band recorded their third demotape, but unluckily for the band, at the same time Absurdus got signed, and the drummer and bass player were not able to continue playing in two bands... again they had two new guys in, and the band changed their name once more...
Cryhavoc entered the Tico-Tico Studio in January 1998 to record their debut album "Sweetbriers" ("wild roses") for Spinefarm Records, who signed a multi-album deal with the band. Even before the album release the band has already caused a lot of interest in the media and among the metalheads.
Cryhavoc’s second album ”Pitch Black Blues” was released in August –99 in Finland and later all over Europe. In December –99 Pitch Black Blues –album was released through Rock Brigade Records and Laser Company Records in South America and there was the whole promo/demo –96 as a bonus track.
Heavy Metal/Death Metal
CRYHAVOC LYRICAL THEMES
Finland (Helsinki), formed in 1992
CRYHAVOC CURRENT RECORD LABEL
CRYHAVOC CURRENT LINE-UP
Vocals - Kaapro Ikonen
Guitar - Risto Lipponen
Guitar - Jouni Lilja
Bass - Kari Myöhänen
Drums - Pauli Tolvanen
CRYHAVOC PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Taneli Nyholm - bass (for Ravensfall) (also in Absurdus, Babylon Whores [as Daniel Stuka])
Matti Roiha - drums (for Ravensfall) (also in Absurdus)