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Management/Booking: A.B. Dobson | echoboxsd@gmail.com | (619) 663-7853


House of Blues - Voodoo Room

San Diego, CA

June 1, 2019

House of Blues

San Diego, CA

October 7, 2018

Chain Reaction

Anaheim, CA

November 9, 2018

Short Bio

Cryptic are a progressive thrash metal band hailing from San Diego, CA. Cryptic are comprised of 3 extremely talented young musicians. The band was formed in April 2017 while all members were age 16 or under. Cryptic released their debut album entitled The Gates on March 22, 2019. Cryptic are currently playing live shows to promote the album.

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Origin:  San Diego, CA


Genres:  Thrash, Metal, Progressive


Years Active:  2017- Present

Members: Keith Dobson (Vocals/Guitar); Riley Hutchison (Bass); Jesus Oviedo (Drums)


Band Website: crypticbandofficial.com

Band Facebook: facebook.com/crypticbandofficial

Band Instagram: instagram.com/crypticbandofficial

Album & Videos 
The Gates - Samples from Album

6/20/2019: Featured Artist Interview by The Metal Mixtape on KSKQ FM Oregon. Cryptic was featured in a 20 minute interview with song God of Death (G.O.D.) featured on air.

6/20/2019: Featured on GameOn Media digital magazine. Live photo shoot during performance at House of Blues San Diego's Voodoo Room. Photos shot by Johnnie Crow.

5/24/2019: Featured Artist Interview by Joker's Electric Circus on Metal Messiah Radio. Cryptic was featured in a 40 minute interview with songs The March (Intro), Anthem, and The Gates featured on air.


1/19/2020 - Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

Supporting Performance

With Mobile Deathcamp (featuring Todd Evans from GWAR) & Stolen Souls

12/21/2019 - Til Two Club, San Diego, CA

Supporting Performance

With Stolen Souls, Scattered Among the Ashes, & Creature


12/11/2019 - Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA

Supporting Performance

With Budderside, Neon Coven, Wavy Trees, & Dmtina & The Bumps

10/15/2019 - Santee Town Center Park

Supporting Performance

With The Mendenhall Experiment

8/4/2019 - Che Cafe Collective, University of California San Diego

Headlining Performance

With Kryptid, Indisposed, & The Bushwhackers

7/5/2019 - Brick by Brick, San Diego, CA

Supporting Performance

With Helsott, Cage, & Mythraeum

6/23/2019 - The Bancroft, Spring Valley, CA

Headlining Performance

With DAB, Kryptid, & Bummer Dreams

6/7/2019 - Sam Ash Music Store, San Diego, CA

Headlining Performance

Sam Ash Presents: Cryptic Live

6/1/2019 - House of Blues: Voodoo Room, San Diego CA

Supporting Performance

With Motorsickle, Broken Bones, Killing Tyranny, Within a Week, & Texas Death Star


3/22/2019 - Che Cafe Collective, University of California San Diego

Headlining Performance

Cryptic's The Gates Album Release Event

With Manic and Perennial


11/10/2018 - Sam Ash Music Store, San Deigo, CA

Sam Ash San Diego 3rd Anniversary Celebration

11/09/2018 - Chain Reaction, Anaheim, CA

Supporting Performance

Fight Riffs Forever III Tour

With Extortionist, Distinguisher, and Born A New

10/07/2018 - House of Blues, San Diego, CA

Showcase Performance

08/11/2018 - VFW Sable Post 2275, El Cajon, CA

Headlining Performance

3/7/2020 - Brick By Brick, San Deigo

Wacken Metal Battle 2020 - San Diego, Round 1

San Diego, CA
Booking/Management: EchoBoxSD@gmail.com

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