Behind every beautiful Metal Goddess is a maniacal drum jester pounding away on his kit the songs of madness and mayhem. For Krypteria‘s Ji-In Cho, that brilliantly half-crazed gentleman is S.C. Kuschnerus. Kusch to friends and fans.
Kusch and I have been promising to sit down and do an interview for months, and finally this week we made it happen. The German skin-pounder along with Cho, bassist Frank Stumvoll and guitarist Chris Siemons have been creating their dramatic goth-symphonic metal for some seven years now. With each new album their sound becomes more self-directed, and less outside influenced, making them stronger all around.
Their newest opus, All Beauty Must Die, solidifies their unique niche in the metal genre and is their most well-rounded release to date. Having already made a name for themselves in Europe, playing nearly every festival there is, including Wacken, the band is set to reach out to Asia, South America and North America in 2011/2012.
Kusch and I talked about the new album, the band’s relationship with Doro, recreating their massive sound in a live environment, his love of American football and much more.