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Formed: 1992
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cryptopsy Rejoined By Lord Worm For Live Show

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.

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Obscene Extreme Festival Running Order Revealed

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...

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Obscene Extreme Comments On World Tour

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...

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Metalhit Offering Free Compilation

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...

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Cryptopsy Posts Lyric Video

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

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Cattle Decapitation Comments On Upcoming Tour

Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in April to tour as direct support to Cryptopsy. Also on the bill are Decrepit Birth and The Last Shot of War.

Comments Cattle Decapitation singer Travis Ryan: "It's great to hit the road with our friends Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth again… and this time, in Europe! We'll be hitting some spots harder than usual and some spots we've never been and we're always into that. This might be the only time this year you guys see us so be sure to come out and rage with us!"

You can also watch the band's video the band's cinematic, nine-minute long mini-film for "Kingdom of Tyrants" from the "Monolith of Inhumanity" album now at this location. The video, directed by Mitch Massie, is an experience not to be missed. Vocalist Travis Ryan elabortates: "It's disturbing. It's thought-provoking. Its 100% Cattle Decapitation and in the direction we've been heading. Massie is the man and this is by far the best video we've ever had the pleasure to be a part of." More...

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Re-Armed Joining Cryptopsy On Tour

Re-Armed has checked in with the following update about joining Cryptopsy on upcoming European tour dates:

"We proudly announce that Re-Armed has been attached to UK tour with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepith Birth! Aaaand, ATTENTION Netherlands! The tournee will end to Netherland's Neurotic Death Fest on May 5th 2013! Here are the upcoming tour dates and poster."

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" More...

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Chariots of the Gods Announces Quebec Show Dates

Ottawa, ON's melodic death thrashers Chariots of The Gods have announced they will be performing at this year’s Drummondville Metal Fest V on February 9th, 2013, with Quebec's top metal talents Cryptopsy (Montreal), Ghoulunatics (Montreal), Bookakee (Montreal), 101 Proof (Montreal), Trollheims (Trois-Rivieres), Odium (Walkerton, ON) and L’Habit Me Suce Le Moine (Drummondville). Chariots of the Gods will also be performing in Montreal, QC the following week on Feb 16th, 2013, with Burning The Oppressor.

"With our album being released soon, we look forward to playing it live at Drummond Metalfest 5, along with playing with incredible bands, in front of one of the best crowds in the province of Quebec," comments vocalist Renaud Jobin.

The band is set to release their full length album, "Tides of War," on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, and unleashed their second single, "Unbound," featuring guest vocals by Aleksi Sihvonen of Norther, which can be heard at this location. You can pre-order the album at the band's Bandcamp here, along with a free download of the title track. More...

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Axis Of Metal Releases Second Compilation

Axis of Metal has now released a second free online compilation (check out the first one here), which can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp or in the player below. Axis of Metal also commented:

"Axis Of The Underground Volume 2 will treat your eardrums to the thrashiest of metal, heinous black metal, putrid death metal, empowering traditional metal, methodical doom metal, boundary pushing progressive metal, the grooviest of groove metal, avant-garde madness, and bouncy folk metal among many other genres and incarnations of heavy sounds.

"We’ve loaded our heavy metal shotgun and are discharging the most comprehensive of compilations to satisfy even the pickiest of nay-sayers and nitpickers. Axis Of The Underground is our way to give back to the genre that has brought all of us years and years of elation and enjoyment. So sit back, crack a cold one, or roll a herbal cigarette and hit play on the bandcamp player below, and be prepared to be whisked away to a heavy metal nirvana. "

1. Obduracy - Virtue And Vice 04:38
2. Razorwyre - Knights Of Fire 03:23
3. Wings Denied - Clockwork 04:50
4. Desultor - Black Monday 03:13
5. Monsterworks - Freewill 04:28
6. Rusted Brain - Caught In The Fire 02:29
7. Scythia - Sailor's Accolade 03:19
8. Symptom - Into The Scalding Spring 05:43
9. Eryn Non Dae - Hidden Lotus 06:12
10. Lich King - In The End, Devastation 04:36
11. Cultfinder - Archangel Burial 02:51
12. Derelict - Shackles Of Indoctrination 05:14
13. Infiltrator - Crush The False 05:59
14. Mares Of Thrace - The Gallwasp 04:36
15. Cryptopsy - Damned Draft Dodgers 03:57
16. Entropy - Encryption 07:11
17. Auroch - From Forgotten Worlds 04:35
18. Fatality - Thrash Fuck Eat Sleep 05:25
19. Gypsy Chief Goliath - St. Covens Tavern 05:56
20. Adrenechrome - Titans Fall 03:18
21. Invective - Systemic 03:22
22. Dire Omen - Deserving Of Ash 03:09
23. Mortor - Under The Flag 03:00
24. Bushwhacker - Forest Lord 08:09
25. Abstract Violence - S.N.M. 03:25
26. Seprevation - Sea Of Thoughts 03:02
27. Luna Azure - Meadows Of Spring 06:43 More...

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Cryptopsy Streaming Entire Album

The self-titled release from Montreal extreme metal veterans Cryptopsy is now available throughout North America via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revolution Harmony/Candlelight Records. All eight songs from the opus are streaming over at Clawhammer PR's soundcloud page. Cryptopsy will play a handful of Canadian shows in support of the album. Dates are as follows:


November 22nd - Mavericks, Ottawa, Ontario
November 23rd - Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec
November 24th - Club Absinthe, Hamilton, Ontario
November 25th - *ALL AGES SHOW*, The Red Dog, Peterborough, Ontario
December 7th - The RockPile, Toronto, Ontario
December 8th - Bar le Magog, Sherbrooke, Quebec
December 14th - L'Union Commerciale, Quebec city, Quebec
December 15th - Rock Cafe Le Stage, Trois-Rivière, Quebec


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Cryptopsy Posts "Boden" Track Online

Canada's Cryptopsy will release a new 2CD/digital download "best of" collection on November 19th in North America titled "The Best Of Us Bleed," which features 32 songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including three new studio tracks.

The compilation's opening track, "Boden," is one of three unreleased studio tracks only available on this release. Check out the song in the player below.

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Cryptopsy Posts Best-Of Teaser Trailer

Canada's Cryptopsy is returning with a devastating 2CD/digital download "best of" collection, entitled "The Best Of Us Bleed," to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America. A teaser video clip for the release has now been launched online and can be viewed below.

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Cryptopsy Releasing Best-Of Compilation

After the digital release of a self-titled album, Cryptopsy is returning with a 2CD/digital download "best of" collection, entitled "The Best Of Us Bleed," to be released via Century Media Records on November 12th in Europe and November 19th in North America.

"The Best Of Us Bleed" gathers 32 songs in approximately 140 minutes of playing time, including 3 exclusive, newer studio songs, several rare live/demo/cover/bonus tracks, as well as selected cuts from the band's first 6 studio albums. The cover artwork of this compilation was designed by Toshihiro Egawa (Krisiun, Abigail Williams) and the booklet contains extensive biographical liner notes by Adrien Begrand (Decibel Magazine). The track listing is as follows:

CD 1: "16 Stabwounds" (62:44)

1. Boden [2:51]
2. A Graceful Demise [4:25]
3. Holodomor [2:44]
4. Oh My Fucking God [3:28]
5. Worship Your Demons [2:06]
6. Silence The Tyrants [4:09]
7. The Headsmen [5:14]
8. Carrionshine [3:22]
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8) [3:26]
10. Endless Cemetery [5:17]
11. We Bleed [6:17]
12. Soar and Envision Sore Vision [3:29]
13. Voice Of Unreason [2:54]
14. Cold Hate, Warm Blood [3:53]
15. White Worms [3:41]
16. Emaciate [5:01] More...

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Cryptopsy Streaming Two Tracks

As the new Cryptopsy album "Cryptopsy" drops today digitially, the Montreal band is streaming a couple more songs over at Bandcamp, "Two Pound Torch" and "Red Skinned Scapegoat." "Cryptopsy" will see a U.S. release on November 20th via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revolution Harmony/Candlelight Records. The drums were recorded at Flo's studio and the album was produced by Chris Donaldson and Cryptopsy.

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New Cryptopsy Track Streaming

As members of the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame, it seems only natural that death metal legends Cryptopsy have teamed up with the 'zine to unleash a brand new track off their forthcoming self-titled album. In a Deciblog exclusive, the song "The Golden Square Mile," which deals with an unsolved murder that took place in the band's native Montreal, is currently streaming at this location. "Cryptopsy," which stands as a furious return to the band's extreme, tech-minded roots, will be available the week of September 11th to those who pre-ordered from the band directly from the band's website.

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Cryptopsy Posts Official Trailer

Extreme tech-death legends Cryptopsy just posted a trailer and have announced that the pre-sales for their new album, entitled "Cryptopsy," have officially begun today (Friday, July 13th). The album is available exclusively via the newly launched Cryptopsy website. As special thanks to pre-sale participants, the band has decided to give some digital goodies. First, on August 14th, one month before the digital release and official street date, you will receive two songs from the new album. Then on September 11th, you will receive the "Making of 'Cryptopsy," (a 30 minute documentary) alongside your completed album.

All pre-sale participants will be placed in a drawing to win the following grand prize: Autographed limited edition vinyls of "Ungental Exhumation," "Blasphemy Made Flesh" and "None So Vile," and an autographed CD copy of Cryptopsy-"Cryptopsy" along with a full merch package containing a guy shirt, girly and zip-up hoodie of Cryptopsy-"Cryptopsy." The band issued the following statement, "We hope that you enjoy the sneak peek of the new Cryptopsy, we greatly appreciate your dedication and support. It is thanks to your help alone that we can continue doing this!!!" Check out the studio trailer below.


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Cryptopsy Reveals New Album Artwork

Cryptopsy has revealed the artwork, created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie, for the band's upcoming new release. Check out the cover below. Cryptopsy has also announced the track listing will be as follows:

1. Two-Pound Torch
2. Shag Harbour's Visitors
3. Red-Skinned Scapegoat
4. Damned Draft Dodgers
5. Amputated Enigma
6. The Golden Square Mile
7. Ominous
8. Cleansing the Hosts More...

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Spread The Metal Festival Adds More Bands

The Halifax based Spread The Metal Festival, with a goal to raise $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, is proud to announce headliners Morbid Angel, along with Blackguard, Cryptopsy and Last Call Chernobyl as the next batch of bands added to the line up to support the festival charity fundraiser.

Matt Day, STM owner and festival organizer, commented: "Spread the Metal Records has lofty ambitions for this festival and as it grows each year, I want to prove that the label is as committed to philanthropy as we are to releasing phenomenal records. We take on the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves, and this festival has the power to help a lot of people, year after year."

The lineup is as follows:

July 5th:

Answer With Metal - 12pm
Last Call Chernobyl - 1pm
Dischord - 2pm
Hallows Die - 3:15pm
Descend - 4:30pm
Fallen Joy - 6pm
Blackguard - 7:30pm
Kataklysm - 9:15pm More...

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Cryptopsy Posts "Benedictine Convulsions" Clip

Footage has been posted online of guitarist Jon Levasseur and drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy performing and discussing the song "Benedictine Convulsions" from the "None So Vile" album. Check out the footage below.

Cryptopsy will be playing the group's first show of 2012 in Hamilton Ontario on April 21st, in which the band will reveal new songs and perform with new bassist Olivier Pinard.

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Cryptopsy To Debut New Songs Live

Canadian act Cryptopsy split with bassist Youri Raymond late last year, and the band has now issued the following announcement about premiering new songs live later this month with the band's replacement bass player:

"Cryptopsy will be playing their first show of 2012 in Hamilton Ontario on April 21st! New songs, new bassist (Oli's first Cryptopsy show) and a bunch of old tunes as well come out!"

Further details on the show are available here. You can also check out footage of the band rehearsing new material in the player below. More...

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