This is another excellent guest post from our resident metalhead Elric —the Doc
Ji-In Cho (조지인, born December 30, 1976 in Leverkusen) is a German heavy metal singer of Korean descent. She has been the lead vocalist and pianist of the symphonic metal band Krypteria since December 2004.
At the age of six, Ji-In Cho started an extensive musical education including piano lessons. Later she studied music at the Cologne Music Academy and Theology at the University of Cologne.
In 2003, Cho was unwittingly registered by a friend to the German edition of the Fame Academy television show for musical talents. For the show she performed a cover version of Alanis Morissette’s song Ironic, which brought her into the German singles charts. In the end she became a member of the band Become One, that was formed by successful contestants of the show.
Since December 2004, Cho has been the lead singer of the band Krypteria, whose single Liberatio was used for a charity campaign in aid of the tsunami victims in Southeast Asia. The outcome was proceeds of 11 Million Euros from the sales of 150,000 singles. Liberatio reached the status of a gold record and held the No. 3 chart position for many weeks.
In 2012, Ji-In and Krypteria celebrated the birth of her first child, and took a break from live shows.