Photo: Adam Rodrigues

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Crystal Crosby - vocals

Angel Rot - bass

Mike Rot - guitar

Steve Sadler - drums

Occult Fracture is a hard rock band with a dark edge. Their music features scathing guitar, machine-like drums, propulsive bass and soulful vocals that weave through the riffs, creating a unique sound and vibe. Their live performances are energetic, powerful and will leave you wanting more. 

Based out of Charlotte, NC, the band formed in 2020 and soon began playing out in local venues. They released their debut EP, Fatal Unkind, a few days before Halloween 2021. They released their follow-up EP, Bones & Bonfires, in May 2022.


"Occult Fracture bring forth a dynamic mix of old-school metal a la Motorhead, gothic punk in the form of Misfits (and at times Killing Joke at their heaviest) and grunge. The guitar riffs (provided by Mike Rot) are unshowy but razor sharp, the drums (Steve Sadler) as pounding as 'Filthy' Phil Taylor's best work, the bass (Angel Rot) driving and forceful and this fearsome music is topped off by the rangy vocals of Crystal Crosby which can veer from breathy murmurs right up to an outright snarl." - Simon Lambert, Ballroom Blitz's Man at the Back