Brazilian Black Metal Band CREPTUM Cover Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration”

Brazilian black metallers CREPTUM have posted a cover version of Depeche Mode’s classic “Black Celebration”, which is one of two tracks on the band’s recently released EP “Reborn in Flames”. It follows their 2016 album “Of Lies, Curses and Blood”, which was unleashed on Mutilation Records.


The band comments:

“We chose to cover this Depeche Mode song because the lyrics are very consistent with our vision, plus the music itself is great.”

Listen to “Black Celebration” (Depeche Mode black metal cover)

Once again CREPTUM presents a complex work, loaded with symbolism and mystery on their new release “Reborn In Flames”.

Vocalist Tanatos (also responsible for the cover art) comments:

“The cover of ‘Reborn In Flames’ is directly linked to the concept of ‘Reborn In Darkness’ lyrics, which addresses the cycle of ascension and fall of the star Sirius; the brightest star of the night sky and loaded with symbolism, guiding elements for many ancient civilizations, and the counterpoint with the sun. In the image used on the cover (a real photo released by NASA), you can see a star in the foreground, having its light dazzled by the brightest star that glistens behind in a sky dense and black: Reborn in the dark, reborn in flames…”
EP stream via Youtube:

Track Listing:
1. Reborn in Darkness (5:09)
2. Black Celebration (Depeche Mode Cover) (4:00)


Formed in 2001 by Tanatos and Animus Atra in Sao Paulo, Brazil under the original name Nekros, CREPTUM’s goal is to play Black Metal without great pretensions of the mainstream and to perform it in its rawest form, with simple riffs and direct lyrics.
In 2003, after solidifying the line-up, CREPTUM recorded the first EP “… make this world burn”. Following its release, band co-founder Tanatos left the band in 2004. In the same year, with a new line-up the band recorded their second EP “The Age of Darkness”. After finishing promotions for their second release, the band decided to to take a hiatus that lasted for about 8 years. They finally announced their return in 2013 with vocalist Tanatos. In 2014, they re-released a re-recording of “The Age of Darkness”, which was then followed by a new single “In The Arms Of Death” in 2015. Signing with Brazilian label Mutilation Records, CREPTUM unleashed their debut full-length “Of Lies, Curses and Blood”, which was selected by Brazilian black metal media as one of the best releases of the year.