Cryptic Writings is a female fronted Megadeth Tribute based out of Colorado & was founded by Sam Smith (our Female Mini-Dave) in late 2015 & started performing in early 2016. Since Cryptic Writings formed, they've opened for both national & semi-national acts such as The Iron Maidens, Doyle, Davey Suicide, Noise Pollution AC/DC Tribute, Hed P.E., Texas Hippie Coalition, etc. along with headlining local shows. Sam got the idea of putting a Megadeth tribute after meeting Dave Mustaine at a pre-order meet in greet for if you pre-ordered the newest album. Dave was signing autographs passing the line along & Sam said, "I've waited in line for 2 hours just to meet you so I'm at least going to shake your hand." When Dave looked up from signing autographs his first words were "Oh it Mini-Me!" At the time is was funny, but it stuck in her head & she went with it. That was just one experience that helped to form Cryptic Writings.
Playing in previous bands, Sam put off the idea of a tribute band for a while & wrote original music in a couple different projects. None of which were going anywhere. After several years of dealing with empty promises & fake friends, it was time for a change & she posted an ad to find musicians to form a tribute band to Megadeth. After auditioning many different musicians & a member change, she finally found the right people who had the same drive & passion. Our ultimate goal is to get to the same status as acts such as The Iron Maidens, Hollywood Roses, Noise Pollution, Damage Inc, etc. We want to be a touring tribute band. After years of working together, Cryptic Writings has become extremely tight with the music & adding new songs to our repertoire.