Critical Heartbeat

Critical Heartbeat (Metal) - Switzerland

Critical Heartbeat is a Metal band that came into being thanks to André and Rui in 2012 (singer/rhythm guitarist and solo guitarist respectively). Having started out with a number of covers of Linkin Park, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Scorpions, etc., their desire to create their own compositions soon took over. Their desire to create their own compositions soon took over.

A year later, drummer Leo joined them, as did bassist Ben a few months later. From then on, a whole series of concerts followed: Undertown, Taverne de la République, Barakason, etc... A studio session was done where they recorded the first compositions: Intro, Alone, Scream and Without You. As Scream was particularly well received by the public, it was chosen as the single for the forthcoming "Our Beggining" EP, and was quickly circulated on social networks.

After the success of the first tour, they decided to make their first album, "Scream", and then their tour, "The CHB Scream Winter Tour", where they brought their new songs to audiences all over Switzerland and France. After 4 years' work, they have just finished composing and released their second album, Revolution! Imminent preparations for the 2024 tour!

-Interview- (12/29/23)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Critical Heartbeat" and is there any meaning behind it?

We start to create the instrumental music, after we listen to the music until we write the lyrics and have a story. We speak one day with the band, we try different names and we like all this one.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

Very heavy and loud music! And have a great time with us when they listen to us!

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Our latest album contains over 1h40 of music! There's something for everyone: heavy, power, prog, metalcore, rock, ballads and acoustic. So you'll have plenty of choices depending on what you prefer to listen to!

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Linkin Park, System of a Down and Scorpions.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

With COVID we had just enough time to compose our entire album!

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

Young and interesting bands start to take to the big stage. We hope to be there soon too!

7. What's the current music scene like there in Switzerland?

More rock music.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

Unfortunately, I don't think that's enough. Depending on the work we do, we're not rewarded enough. I hope that one day we'll be able to have more than we do now.

9. What's next for Critical Heartbeat?

The CHB Revolution Tour 2024!

10. How can fans and future fans locate, listen to and buy your music?

Our LinkTree is located at