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Krypteria - Ji-in Cho

Krypteria on Nocturnal Culture Night 2011

Niemcy / Germany

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Music genere:
Gothic Metal, symphonic metal


Band members:

Ji-in Cho - vocals & piano
Chris Siemons - guitars
Frank Stumvoll - bass
S.C. Kuschnerus - drums


Krypteria is a power metal band from Germany. Founded in 2001, the band is now headed by Korean singer Ji-In Cho. In the beginning, the idea was to use different vocalists, though, Ji-in took this place in 2004. They have released five studio albums and one EP, the latest one being My Fatal Kiss of 2009. They started in 2001 when Chris Siemons, Frank Stumvoll and S.C. Kuschnerus wanted to do a fantasy-musical CD. There was no singer at this time, because they wanted to record the CD with many different vocalists. In 2003 their debut album Krypteria was released. One year after, a big flood was in India and the German TV station RTL asked them to take Liberatio as a benefit single. They decided to take Ji-In to as the singer of the band. In 2005 their second album In Medias Res was released. Before joining Krypteria, Ji-In had participated in the auditions a TV talent show "Popstars" to be a member of No Angels, but she was eliminated. There was a big hype in Korea, Republic of about their second album and their song Victoriam Speramus became number 1 hit there. The next recording was an EP - Evolution Principle was released in 2006. On January 19, 2007, Krypteria released their third and latest studio album, the first one with a title in English, Bloodangel's Cry.