About Us
​Cryptic Matter is an American alternative metal band from Baltimore, MD, created in 2011. The band was founded by Justin Bidinger (Drums), Devin Greenburg (vocals, guitar), Steve Hung (guitar), and Adam Bidinger (bass). Adam parted ways with the band and shortly thereafter came the additions of John Perry (bass) and Andrea Lauzon (keys). Finally with the addition of one last member, Austin Paul Geithner on the Djembe drums and other percussion, the band is complete.

Cryptic Matter generates its sound from alternative, funk, metal, and international music. Tragedy Guide and Asphexia were inspired by Asian sitars while upcoming Land of Kush in the traditional sounds of flamenco. With band members having roots in various parts of the world (Europe, South America, and Asia) the integration of the culture was pivotal in defining the direction of the band. This blend of influences of music and culture has created the exotic, groovy, and hard hitting music you will hear from Cryptic Matter.
Influences
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Daft Punk, Stone Temple Pilots, Public Enemy, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Papa Roach, Nirvana, Thrice, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, DJ Shadow, Asking Alexandria, The Mars Volta, Atash, Pieces of East, Dio, Santana, Del the Funky Homosapien , Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Harold George Belafonte, Jr., Sussana Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, Vicki Peterson, Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper, Madonna Louise Ciccone, Bette Midler, Whitney Elizabeth Houston, Michael Joseph Jackson
 
What We Are
​​"Exotic Groove Rock" is a blend of many aspects of music from metal, funk, and international culturals. There are even traces of old-school metal, funk, world-beat, hip-hop, alternative, screamo, dance, jamband, jazz, and progressive. 
 
Members
​.Justin Bidinger - Drums
Devin Greenburg - Vocals, Guitar
Steve Hung - Guitar
Andrea Lauzon - Keys
John Perry - Bass
Austin Paul Geithner - Percussion