From the frigid mountains of Colorado, the melodic juggernaut CRYOGEN has been bashing out European-influenced American death metal since 2004. CRYOGEN has gone through a few rhythm sections, but no one really gives a fuck who those people were. The reality is that Ryan ‘Darkness’ Conner (vocals/rhythm guitar), Brian Sawyer (lead guitar), Mike Papajohn (bass/vocals), and Aaron Lande (drums) will impress you. They have built a sonic beast that is simultaneously technical and memorable, and it’s eyeing your mom. You’ve heard Meshuggah, Death, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Decapitated, etc. – but you haven’t heard their collective bastard child.
Having released ‘Premonition’ in 2005 and the critically acclaimed ‘This Nightmare’ in 2007, CRYOGEN recently recorded a 6 song EP, mastered by Alan Douches (Nile, Shadows Fall, Hate Eternal, God Forbid), with the intent of finding a suitable label to help spread their unique brand of metal to an even wider audience.
CRYOGEN recently made an appearance at the 2008 Indianapolis Metalfest (feat. Divine Heresy, Threat Signal, Into Eternity, The Absence, & more) and was featured at the 2007 Milwaukee Metalfest alongside God Forbid, Skinlab, Thy Will Be Done, Flatline, etc. Additional shows in WY, KS, UT, NE, OH, IN, IL, and WI; as well as innumerable Colorado dates have cemented their reputation as a brutal live act.
CRYOGEN has been featured in various print magazines, including Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles, Metal Maniacs, and Pit. They have also been featured on numerous web review and publication sites receiving praise from the metal underground both nationally and internationally.