THE GAMING x METAL CROSSOVER YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF
What if your favorite metal vocalists voiced characters in a video game?! We asked ourselves this exact question before making the Kristala x Metal Voices project a reality! Get ready to meet the badass vocalists that leant their wicked talents to bring the creepy, cursed creatures you'll meet in Dark Fantasy ARPG Kristala to life.
We've announced a few vocalists so far who will be voicing our roster of all things rotten - and we've got tons more on deck. Learn more about each vocalist, the bands they front, and the cursed characters they'll be voicing in Kristala.
Signs of the Swarm
David Simonich of deathcore band Signs of the Swarm is credited as the first vocalist to join the Kristala x Metal Voices project. Catch David as the voice behind Hiratrola, the first major boss you'll meet in Kristala.
Fit for an Autopsy
As a huge gamer himself - and a regular streamer on Twitch - we knew Joe Badolato of Fit for an Autopsy had to be a part of this epic collab. Catch JoeBad voicing the gruesome Shroomhag in game.
@joead | @fitforanautopsy
Known as the Rat King amongst fans of deathcore band Lorna Shore, Will Ramos lends his impressive vocal talents to voice two rotten rodent characters in Kristala - the Undead Kota and the Rat King. Fitting, right?!
Renesans / Extreme Vocal Institute
David Benites of Renesans and Extreme Vocal Institute has an impressive vocal range, which makes him the perfect choice for two of our favorite enemies - the Masarusa and the Dalakin.
Get ready to meet the cursed creatures that are part of the Kristala x Metal Voices project - all voiced by your favorite metal vocalists. Learn more about where you'll meet each character, what to expect during combat, and even a bit of lore. Click the headings below each character's name to view its corresponding info.
Hiratrola the Ogre
Hiratrola - or Hira, for short - is a giant ogre that can be found in the abandoned fishing villages of Dalamase. As the only creature of its kind living in the area, it's no wonder Hira's also known as the Abandoned Son.
The Undead Kotakaya
Covered in grotesque, oozing sores and bits of rusted armor embedded into its decaying flesh, the Undead Kotakaya is truly the stuff of nightmares. This lumbering zombie of a rat is always hungry, so travelers beware...
The Rat King
Did you know that rat kings are a real thing? They naturally occur when a group of rats become entangled in some way, usually by their tails. For our Rat King, we took this idea and ran with it...dreaming up this gruesome boss.
There's a fungus among us, y'all! This behemoth of a beast is known as the Shroomhag and features a face full of glowing, orblike eyes and two asymmetrical arms attached to its hunched, mushroom-capped back.
If you like mutated mushroom monsters, then you'll absolutely love the Masarusa. This lumbering giant is covered in moss, bark, lichens, and a motley array of mushroom species. Interesting? Yup. Dangerous? BIG YUP.
Remember that hermit crab you had in 8th grade that mysteriously disappeared? Well, we found him...and boy, did he get biggg. This creepy crustacean - known as the Dalakin - features a large, boulder-like shell.
We couldn't put together a badass metal collab without bringing you some sick merch, too. Help support development on Kristala by checking out the fresh items in The Cursed Collection - a series inspired by the Kristala x Metal project. It's time to choose...are you Team Cat or Team Rat, fam?
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