Gus Monsanto – Vocals

Gus Monsanto – Vocals

He is a Brazilian singer who began with guitar as a kid and who, by now, has worked with many renowned people in the metal industry during his career.

Just to name a few, he’s been lead singer for French progressive metal band Adagio, but also for Finnish band Revolution Renaissance formed by Timo Tolkki after he left Stratovarius.
He released his first solo debut album called Karma Café in 2016 and, as of today, sings with German band Human Fortress.
In 2022, Gus joins Krysaor as new singer. His vocal technique and mastery will definitely have a tremendous impact on future productions.
You will soon perceive that he is a a raging fire

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🔱Bonjour à tous,
🇬🇧(English version below )
Nous sommes déjà fin octobre.
L’été et la rentrée sont passés à grande vitesse et il est temps de donner quelques nouvelles.
Krysaor a été extrêmement actif cet été bien que dans l’ombre.
Le groupe a travaillé sur un grand nombre de sujets et, dans très peu de temps maintenant, nous serons en mesure de faire quelques annonces.
Vous avez d’ailleurs peut-être déjà remarqué le changement de quelques éléments graphiques.
La suite arrive 😉
Encore un petit peu de patience, nous y sommes presque.
À très bientôt 🤘
🇬🇧———🇬🇧
🔱Hello to everyone,
We’re already end of October.
Summertime and season’s resumption have gone fast and now comes the time to give some news.
Krysaor was very active this summer albeit in the shadows.
The band has worked on numerous topics and, in a really short time now, we’ll be able to make some announcements.
As a matter of fact, you may have already noticed some changes related to design.
More to come 😉
It all requires a little bit more patience but the wait is soon to be over.
See you soon 🤘

Krysaor I

Krysaor’s debut album finally out !

Here we are, it’s release day and Krysaor’s debut album entitled Krysaor I is officially out on each and every digital platform (yes, each and every single digital platform – links at the bottom)

For diehard fellows, a physical release is planned later this year but for the moment, you’ll have to stick to the digital version.

We do hope that you’ll enjoy this album as much as we enjoyed making it.

We’re more than happy to finally be able to present it, to you and we’d be glad to get your feedback once you hear it.

On behalf of the band, I’d like to thank all the people around us who supported us during this long process.

Thanks to our amazing guests on this record: Flora Spinelli from bands Kerion and Secret Zero, Cyril Murano and John Sainturat.

Special thanks to Fernando Peris from One Music Studio for the sound, to Stéphane Baudino from Stolasprod for his outstanding artworks.

Many thanks to Pablo Parra for his work on some tracks during pre production time and to Joao Duarte for some beautiful artworks that we haven’t disclosed yet.

Thanks to Doc Olivier and Chris Garrel alongside the charming Vinyles Times Classic Rock Radio and Dreamcatcher‘s family for the great support.

Very special thanks to Alexandre Carnielli, Vanessa Guerry and Steven Le Bras.

Have a nice listening session guys.

Thanks a lot for your support !

PS: Links to the main platforms:

 

A little bit of history

It’s strange how this special time we are currently living enables you to introspect and really feel what does really matter to you. Some of you reading these lines might know me/ the band for ages. You must know that I play drums since I’m a kid and that I always wanted to make this as a living. I don’t feel that old but it’s quite dramatic to see how the world changed, how this business changed.

Let’s say that I started to play at the age of 7 and graduated from the music academy at 24. The very first band started exactly when I started music and I believe that I still have old tapes in the house of the very early recordings.

Krysaor began as « stable »and long term project when I was in high school in 2002. I think that I played with all the available musicians of the neighbourhood but it was quite complicated to keep a complete line up with all the people looking at the same direction.

I gave it all my time and energy, dropped university at some point to focus on music but it appeared that there was always something missing, something that I didn’t find to achieve things as I intended to.

Time flies, you meet people, you play with some them, they come and go in your life and it’s very astonishing to see that after all these years, after all these ordeals, a demo was officially released and that the real album is under way and will be completed at last whereas it was really put aside.

It’s somehow ironical to see that when I was a 100% in it, nothing really worked out. But now that I have a « normal » job and less time, everything seems much easier.

Like Steve Jobs said, it’s only really later that you can connect the dots from all previous actions of the past leading to a current situation. I believe that all that the project went through, all that I went through was somehow necessary to build what we are currently building today even if it was not « my » initial plan.

Time flies but project Krysaor remains and the guys in the band are really top notch. I would like to add that people around the band are top notch too. This complete team is working hard to fulfil what was my dearest dream and which became theirs too.

As I previously mentioned, before lockdown, production was stopped and I was caught in my professional life, in some musical drowsiness.

But yea, when you’re locked down home, in spite of all the sacrifices and injuries music made to you, it’s your genuine love and you can only accept that it’s part of you. You also have to do something for the people supporting you for years, whose words were still echoing in your head.

So, after ages, Krysaor is back to duty and we look forward to sharing with you what we have been working on for many years now. The full team gave their best and what is coming will be really worth the waiting.

Many thanks to my brother Alex, to Stéphane, Vanessa and Séverine.

And of course, special thanks to Chris, François, Max, Simon, Cyril, Pablo, Fernando, John and Sébastien.

Here we go to finish the job 😉

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