The Cryptkeeper Five or CK5 are an American punk-rock band formed in Trenton, New Jersey in 1997. They draw influence from artists such as Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, U2, and Arcade Fire.
Signed with Richmond, VA label Say-10 Records, the band has also re-released their newest record ‘The Stronghold,’ with a bonus cover of Arcade Fire's "Wake Up", exclusively on vinyl. ‘The Stronghold’ was recorded by Sean Glonek (Juliana Hatfield, Matthew Sweet) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Cage The Elephant, Ghost). An alternate master of the track "1,000 Keys," done by Roger Lima (bassist of Less Than Jake) at his Moathouse Recording Studio, is also available as an Spotify exclusive. The band has also been releasing various covers over the recent months, including “No Surrender” by Bruce Springsteen and “Waiting Room” by Fugazi, as well as a single "Little Angel Vs. The Lost Faith Kids" in August 2020. CK5 also played The FEST in Gainesville, Florida in November 2019 among artists such as Jawbreaker, Less Than Jake, Against Me!, and Joyce Manor on top of various headline dates this past Fall. As well, they have travelled to Germany, London, Liverpool, and Belfast on top of extensively touring the U.S. and Canada with no plans to slow down any time soon. Their newest EP "I Put A Spell On You b/w Rot Gut Whiskey" is officially out now, exclusive on Bandcamp!