Crysys

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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal swept over America like a wave in the early 1980s, and for every major market band like Quiet Riot or Motley Crue, there were literally dozens of lesser acts making…
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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal swept over America like a wave in the early 1980s, and for every major market band like Quiet Riot or Motley Crue, there were literally dozens of lesser acts making waves out of smaller cities across the nation. Portland, Oregon's Crysys were one of them, and consisted of singer Stefan King, guitarist Tim Kasey, bassist Cary Ray and drummer Gene Kasey, who released their lone album, Hard as a Rock, independently in 1981. Unfortunately, the band may have actually arrived onto the scene a little too early, and with no major label backing to support them, sadly vanished from sight before the imminent market for American metal could develop.