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From: Montreal, QUE, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Cryptopsy news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of "None So Vile," Cryptopsy will be bringing the entirety of that album to the masses as part of the third annual "Devastation On The Nation" tour, which kicks off this coming May. The following press release was issued about the trek:
"Before there was Cryptospy, there was a never-ending void of nothingness. Just as existence exploded onto the scene some 13.8 billion years ago, the year 1996 saw the birth of technical death metal delivered at bewildering and perplexing-yet-proficient velocities. This was the year of 'NONE SO VILE.' As that now-classic title implies, there had yet to be - and never will be - None. So. Vile.
"From the terrifying roar of opener 'Crown Of Horns,' to the Army Of Darkness-procured sound clip of closer 'Orgiastic Disembowelment,' audiences will be pummeled into submission with all 32 minutes of this Northern Hyperblasting slab of extremity.
"Joining Cryptospy is a who's who of brute-tech force, which includes tech-death legends Decrepit Birth, Rivers Of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, and Visceral Disgorge. Rounding out this cataclysmic assemblage are musical extremists Seeker and GLoom." More...
Flo Mounier, of legendary Canadian extreme metal group Cryptopsy, is now offering online drum lessons via Skype. Interested parties can email Flo directly at floskypelessons[at]hotmail.com.
Describing the online curriculum, Flo states: "I've been working very hard lately with simple, effective and easy to learn notions that will automatically improve your drumming skills regardless of your level and style." More...
The Canadian death metal godfathers from Cryptopsy are stoked to announce their long-awaited return to Mexico.
Their first appearance since 2008, the boys will criss-cross the vast and beautiful Mexican landscape alongside Sweden's Watain, and fellow death metal veterans Suffocation. Catch the show on these dates:
August 11th - Querétaro
August 12th - Aguascalientes
August 13th - Mexico City
August 14th - Mérida More...
Multi-national technical death metal outfit Conflux premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming EP "The Inception", which will be out in stores later today via Bandcamp.
Conflux is helmed by Chase Fraser (Continuum, ex-Animosity, Decrepit Birth), Tommy McKinnon (Akurion/Neuraxis), and features an array contributing members including:
Mike DiSalvo (Akurion/ex-Cryptopsy)
Derek Engmann (Cattle Decapitation)
Elliot Desgagnes (Beneath The Massacre)
Eran Segal (ex-Aborted)
Matt Mcgachy (Cryptopsy)
Hugo Doyon Karout (Beyond Creation)
Check out now "The Inception" in its entirety below.
Cannibal Corpse is beginning 2016 with one of the most bludgeoning death metal lineups fans will see all year.
Fellow Florida death metal progenitors Obituary will serve as direct support, followed by Canada's Cryptopsy, as well as Abysmal Dawn from Los Angeles.
The tour, presented by The Noise, will tear across North America beginning on February 12th and runs through March 20th. The dates and cities are listed below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 11th, at 10:00am local time through all local and national ticket outlets. More...
Featuring members of Cryptopsy (Flo Mounier) and Into Eternity (Justin Bender), Digital Doomzday premieres a new music video for "Burt Reynolds", taken from the band's new album "Breed 'Em and Weep". Digital Doomzday is a hybrid of the Northern hyperblast sound,mixed with straight-up death metal, thrash, punch-in-the-throat rock, and gangsta rap-like rhymes.
Check out now "Burt Reynolds" below.
Montreal extreme metallers Cryptopsy premiere the pre-release full-album stream of their upcoming new EP "The Book of Suffering Tome 1", which will be out in stores October 30th.
Check out now the entire new EP "The Book of Suffering Tome 1" below.
States the band: More...
It has been three years since Cryptopsy’s last release and many fans have expressed their eagerness to hear new material.
This time, rather than a full album, Cryptopsy will release a series of EPs entitled "The Book of Suffering."
First release "The Book of Suffering Tome 1" was produced by Chris Donaldson at The Grid studio in Montreal, mixed by Jason Suecoff at Audiohammer Studio and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Due out October 30, the track listing is as follows:
1. Detritus (the one they kept)
2. The Knife, The Head and What Remains
3. Halothane Glow
4. Framed by Blood More...
Despite my recent live report in which I stated my disappointment with Cryptopsy during their show with Brujeria, it would be most remiss of me to ignore their contributions to the death metal genre. The group are one of the most influential names in the field of technical death metal, along with the likes of Atheist and Pestilence and have a rich catalogue of brutality behind them, so today we're going to be looking at Cryptopsy, one of the of the most hailed extreme metal acts to ever come out of Canada.
The band began life under the name Necrosis, with the original members consisting of vocalist, dan Greening, who became better known to fans as, "Lord Worm," drummer Mike Atkin and guitarist Steve Thibault, before they brought in bassist, John Todds. Under their original moniker, the band recorded the demos, "Mastication and Heterodontis" and "Realms Of Pathogenia," before a self-titled demo was released in 1992, the year the group performed their first live show and changed their name to the now familiar, Cryptopsy. Shortly after this, Atkin left the and was replaced by Flo Mounier, a recommendation of John Todds, who himself would leave before long, with Kevin Weagle entering the fold as the new bassist, while Dave Galea joined as a second guitarist. More...
On Friday the 14th (probably unlucky for some,) two of death metal's cult favourites, Cryptopsy and Brujeria, performed a co-headlining show at The Dome in Tufnell Park, North London, joined in their venture by Brazilian thrash trio Nervosa and Australian technical death metal outfit, Psycroptic. The Dome itself is a solid venue, especially for housing metal shows, comprising mostly of a large hall, with the usual club features of a cloakroom and smoking area. Unfortunately, because of renovations at the Tufnell Park underground station (which is literally across the street from The Dome,) the best option was to get off at Kentish Town and walk from there, which is only a ten minute straight walk. It's a venue well worth checking out if there's something on that fits your taste, and on this night, The Dome was catering to those of us with a taste for the extreme.
First up, at only half past six in the evening, was the all female thrash metal group, Nervosa, arguably one of the most exciting bands coming through at the moment. It was their first time visiting Great Britain and they were clearly keen to both showcase their talents and win over new fans, which they most certainly did on the night. Though the crowd was relatively sparse when they took to the stage, Nervosa played with a frenzied passion that encompassed both the anger that drives their creativity and the love of metal that taking them to new places. As more people entered the venue, they found themselves gravitating to the stage to see this exhilarating three piece, mostly performing music from their debut full length, "Victim of Yourself." The album itself is a great listen, and songs such as, "Death" and "Into Moshpit" sound even heavier in a live environment and it took no more than two songs for the whole crowd to be converted, with more being won over from start to finish. It was a great way for the band to introduce themselves in the UK before heading out on their headline run, which is a must see for those who like their thrash tinged with death metal. A fantastic way to start the show. More...
The organizers of the Blastfest have checked in with the following announcement about final band confirmations:
"The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest has now revealed the final three bands for the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!
"There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow... and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!
"For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist." More...
Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:
"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.
"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.
Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.
Today the festival organizers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial. Also confirmed today are Djevelcult, Tortorum, Crib 45, and Morgoth.
The Bergen festival is only in its second year and previously announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx for the 2015 edition. The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Bergen, Norway, former home of the legendary Hole In The Sky Festival and considered the black metal capital of the world, is now just under 6 months away from seeing a total extreme metal annihilation!
The second edition of Bergen’s new indoor metal festival, Blastfest, has already been launched with a remarkable lineup.
The 2015 lineup includes the brutal force of Poland’s own Decapitated, Sweden's Craft, the Canadian death institution of Cryptopsy, and Finnish black metal kings, Impaled Nazarene, to name a few.
With still 20 more bands to come, today the festival organizers announce the addition of At The Gates, Dark Funeral, Rotting Christ, Demilich, Sarke, Destruction, Saturnus, Endstille, and Borknagar. More...
Matricide has announced the band will be supporting latest album "When Random Turns To Fate" (streaming here) by hitting the road at the end of the month with Cryptopsy, Disgorge, and Jungle Rot. Dates are as follows:
30.08 - Essen. Germany - Turok Open Air
31.08 – Cardiff, UK – The Baa Bar
01.09 – Wolverhampton, UK – The Robin 2
02.09 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
03.09 – London, UK – Boston Music Rooms
04.09 – Den Hag, Holland – Paard Van Troje
05.09 – Huettikon, Switzerland – Meh Suff Fest
06.09 – Bischofswerda, Germany – Morbid Fest
07.09 – Warsaw, Poland – Progressja
08.09 – Prague, Czech Republic – Modra Vopice More...
At the Amnesia Rockfest on June 15th, Cryptopsy was rejoined by former vocalist Lord Worm to perform a medley of tracks from the band's first full-length album "Blasphemy Made Flesh."
Footage from the performance has been posted online, courtesy of MontrealMetalShows, which can be viewed below.
There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!
On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.
From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.
Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.
Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE
Thursday 4th July 2013
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...
This year marks 15 years of Obscene Extreme and to celebrate the occasion the organizers of the festival decided to go all out in extreme style by hosting an additional three festivals in three additional continents.
Over the last few months Obscene Extreme has appeared in Mexico City - Mexico, Jakarta - Indonesia, and Melbourne - Australia. There has been much success but also some failures and after some time at home to reflect on the adventure the man behind the whole idea, Curby, has spoken about the experience on the run up to the final Obscene Extreme Festival in Czech Republic this July:
"Hello freaks!!! This is Curby/obscene... I believe that you our loyal OEF fans have followed us on our tour so you probably know what happened but for those who haven't I would like to sum up our first ever OEF World tour. When I was pondering over our plans for the World tour I was really full of enthusiasm (and actually I still am). I hoped for something new but our first world volume was a really tough game, not only financially but also emotionally. It's very difficult to understand how big differences are between Europe, Mexico and Indonesia... I knew it would be different, but so much? What can you do if you pay everything in advance as in Mexico and people don't work at all? Not much... when you read my statements for every continent, you`ll understand me... More...
Metalhit.com is now offering a new free "Kult Death" compilation. You can stream the tracks below, or download the songs over at this location. The track listing is:
1. CIANIDE - Terrorstrikes 03:50
2. CRYPTOPSY - Born Headless 04:29
3. DEMIGOD - Slumber of Sullen Eyes 06:00
4. DEMILICH - Two Independent Organisms - On Suppurating Deformity 04:13
5. DEVOURMENT - Devour the Demand 04:24
6. DYING FETUS - We are your Enemy 03:45
7. GOREAPHOBIA - Grave Plagued Planet 04:07
8. HEADROT - I Gulp your Guts 03:18
9. HOODED MENACE - Fulfill the Curse 06:53
10. IMPETIGO - Boneyard 02:35
11. MASTER - Play to Die 03:14
12. MIASMAL - Mists 04:42
13. NECROPHAGIA - Abomination 04:30
14. PURTENANCE - Deep Blue Darkness 03:28
15. ROTTREVORE - Spawn of Ignorance 02 More...
Montreal extreme metal veterans Cryptopsy have released the official lyric video for the song "The Golden Square Mile." The song comes off the band's self-titled release, which came out last fall. Listen to the video below. Next week, Cryptopsy will join forces with Cattle Decapitation and Decrepit Birth for a 24-date trek across Europe. The tour will kick off on April 12th at Helvete in Oberhausen, Germany and conclude with an appearance at the Neurotic Deathfest in Tilburg, Holland on May 5th.
Dates are as follows:
12.04 - Oberhausen (Ger) @ Helvete
13.04 - Aarhus (Den) @ Metal Royal Fest
14.04 - Rostock (Ger) @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
15.04 - Berlin (Ger) @ K17
16.04 - Darmstadt (Ger) @ Steinbruch Theatre
17.04 - Vienna (Aus) @ Escape Metalcorner
18.04 - Zurich (Swi) @ Dynamo
19.04 - Pistoia (Ita) @ Pianeta Melos
20.04 - Romagnano Sesia (Ita) @ Rock & Roll Arena
21.04 - Luynes/Aix (Fra) @ Le Korigan
22.04 - Barcelona (Spain) @ Apolo 2
23.04 - Almeria (Spain) @ Sala Jala Jala
24.04 - Madrid (Spain) @ Caracol
25.04 - Barosselas (Portugal) @ SWR Fest
26.04 - Bilbao (Spain) @ Sonora
27.04 - Toulouse (France) @ Le Saint Des Seins
28.04 - Nantes (France) @ Le Ferailleur
29.04 - Paris (France) @ Glazart
30.04 - Brussels (Bel) @ Magasin 4
01.05 - Cardiff (UK) @ Bogiez
02.05 - Glasgow (UK) @ Audio
03.05 - Dublin (Ire) @ The Pint
04.05 - London (UK) @ Underworld
05.05 - Tilburg (Hol) @ Neurotic Death Fest