A sound that is smiling, swearing and living! 

Oozing with lots of surrealism, spectacle and charisma! 

Apart from the important characteristics of ambition and confidence, THE CRYPTEX stands for another significant mark.

These guys are musicians who have found and created their own distinctive style! In their songs they are experimenting with an extensive “chemistry set” of music. 

The result is an impressive, limitless, thought-provoking, creative and beautiful mixture of that universal art form. 

THE CRYPTEX’ uniqueness has attracted the attention of many on the international stages and of established music magazines since the beginning of 2009. 

The guys often look back at a long list of concerts and successes which brought them an increasing number of fans and an enormous media presence all over Germany and Europe. 

A reflection on past events show more than 300 concerts in 23 different countries!

Tours with Acts like Threshold, Pain Of Salvation, big arena shows with Horror-Rock-Legend Alice Cooper and appearances on renowned festivals like Metaldays Slovenia, 70k tons of Metal and German Kultrock Festival are just some of the places THE CRYTEX have performed at. 

They achieved their first US appearance in February 2017 as well as a couple of headlining tours. 

They have enthusiastically commended releases of their three albums since the ground-breaking debut in 2011. 

THE CRYPTEX is known for an unmistakable and rare unique selling point.


André-Jean-Henri Mertens - Guitar / Backing Vocals

Simon Moskon - Piano / Vocals / Bass

Markus Kleiner - Drums / Percussions / Backing Vocals