Band Photo: Cryptopsy (?)
From: Montreal, QUE, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Cryptopsy News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
8. Cleansing the Hosts More...
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:
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...
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.
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!"
Cryptopsy, which split with bassist Youri Raymond back in December, has now posted a brief video clip online of the band rehearsing a new song to appear on an upcoming release. Check out the footage of the band preparing for a new album in the video clip below.
Bassist Youri Raymond has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with Cryptopsy:
"I am officially announcing my departure of the band Cryptopsy. At this time, we feel it's in the best interest of both the band and I to part ways. As a musician, moving from guitar to bass was a great challenge, but honestly, I never really felt comfortable in that position and my motivation in general was stagnating.
"I'm now moving forward and will release an album in 2012 on guitar/lead vocals with my band Unhuman and I hope Jon, Matt, Chris Flo and the new guy who will fill in in the bass spot the very best with the upcoming album and what might be the 'real' Cryptopsy coming back!
"Thanks again fans and friends for your endless support! Peace out!"
Guitarist Max Lussier of Canadian death metal act Derelict has posted the following blog online discussing the Montreal metal scene:
"Very often in life we ask ourselves or others how we are influenced by our surroundings. This is true in many walks of life. Our surroundings affect how we dress, what music we listen to and many other things too numerous to list properly right now. As someone who writes music, in this case death metal music, I have to say that my surroundings have had a great impact on my playing and songwriting.
"We in Derelict are very fortunate to call Montreal home. Montreal is a very lively and artistic city where you can attend some sort of artistic performance or live a nightlife experience pretty much any night of the week. It’s also a fairly unique city in that the French and English languages live in relative harmony. What is also true about Montreal is that it has a world-class metal scene.
"When I was a young teenager and discovering the heavier arts, some of the bands I stumbled upon after the Big 4 were Iced Earth, Opeth, Death, Arch Enemy and Deicide. I was off to a good start when I saw someone mention Cryptopsy in a magazine (that’s right, metal sites were not as common back then). My friend Pat and I first listened to the song 'White Worms.' I couldn’t believe that this type of brutal music even existed, let alone that the band was from my hometown! After that life-changing event it didn’t take long for me to realize just how much of a brutal bastion of metal this city really was. More...
French Canadian death metal veterans Cryptopsy have posted the following update online, announcing the return of Jon Levasseur to the band as its new guitarist:
"We have some important informative news we would like to announce. Jon Levasseur, former lead guitarist and major creative contributing force behind 'None So Vile', 'Whisper Supremacy', 'And Then You'll Beg...' has returned to the band. The combination of Jon and Chris Donaldson has revived the power and energy of the infamous Cryptopsy string section, without losing the backup vocal and creative talent of Youri Raymond who is now playing the six string bass for the rhythm section. Eric Langlois has, for now, decided to step back and take a break from the Cryptopsy family.
"The reborn and fully motivated chemistry of Matt, Chris, Youri, Jon and Flo is determined to make an impact in 2011 and beyond. New material is in the works and will be available to all with your support in late 2011. Meanwhile, three new songs have been completed and will soon be featured on a final Century Media release. This meaning, the future is ours and yours and promises to be true Cryptopsy."
Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.
Saturday, July 23:
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
DEAD & DIVINE
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
Sunday, July 24:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
TIMES OF GRACE
Legendary Canadian drummer Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) has formed a new band with former Nile members Chief Spires and John Ehlers. The band, named Temple of Thieves, is reportedly a more experimental outlet for the death metal musicians. Chief Spires commented on Temple of Thieves by saying:
"It's definitely different than anything we've done in the past. We wanted to step outside our boundaries and do something that we enjoy listening to. I know we'll probably get blasted because it's not death metal. No worries — we can take it — and I'm sure there's people out there that will enjoy it."
Montreal's The Catalyst has issued the following announcement about recruiting a touring vocalist due to Matt Bailie suffering health problems:
"Due to the recent health problems of lead vocalist Matt Bailie (massive kidney problems, which require surgery and much bed rest) he will not be able to perform at our upcoming shows in Ontario and in Montreal in October. Filling in for him will be our good friend and lead singer from the almighty Cryptopsy, Matt McGachy.
"If anyone can deliver Catalyst vocals properly, it is without a doubt Matt McGachy, I suggest you check out these performances with The Catalyst as they will be as powerful and heavy as always! We would like to thank Matt McGachy for filling this spot so we did not have to cancel our upcoming shows in the fall. The Catalyst will be back to it's original lineup come early winter."
New York-based visual artist Nader Sadek has announced a long list of guest musicians set to appear on his debut record "In The Flesh". The long list of musicians set to appear on the album include Steve Tucker (ex -Morbid Angel), Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), Travis Ryan (Cattle Decapitation), Mike Lerner (Behold… The Arctopus) and Destructhor (Morbid Angel, Zyklon) amongst many others. "In The Flesh" is planned for release sometime in 2011 through Florida based Greyhaze Records.
A video for the track "Nigredo In Necromance" featuring Flo Mounier and Rune Eriksen can be viewed below.
Blackguard vocalist, Paul Ablaze, has checked in with the following recording update:
"I’m very happy to inform everyone that Blackguard are currently putting the finishing touches tracking our 3rd record.
"During our time on the road and small breaks between tours we were able to do proper pre production demos for each song ,which is a first for us . And all the preparation has truly paid off and has allowed us to work much more efficiently in studio.
"As of last Thursday I finished all my vocal tracking with Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) at his home studio. That whole week of tracking was amazing . The atmosphere at Chris’s studio made for very relaxed sessions , if you can call screaming all day 'relaxed.' Chris has been a pleasure to work with and I now know first hand why so many established bands like Emmure, Despised icon and Beneath the Massacre choose to work with him. More...
On the 31 Dec 1999, no planes came crashing out of the sky, nuclear bombs went off or microwave ovens tried to eat anyone. However, times were about to change and in the metal scene change was already well underway. Let us take a stroll through the decade in metal that was.
Many of the 90s big names like Emperor and Pantera prepared to give their last venomous scream dying off in the wake of ever diminishing interest in the metal scene that had plagued the 90s. In the year 2000 a band named “Limp Bizkit” came out with an album called "Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavoured Water" and in a storm nu-metal took over the public perception of heavy music, changing the face of metal irreparably. Although nu-metal had already been pioneered by Korn, bands like Deftones, Disturbed, Mudvayne and Linkin Park all had breakout releases in 2000. More...
The Unholy Fest will take place between July 23 - 25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic at two different venues.
The currently confirmed line up and schedule is as follows:
7/23 at CAS Arena: Cradle of Filth, Cryptopsy, Silva Nigra, Inferno, Alastor, Demonical, Horna, Grave
7/24 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Satyricon, Enslaved, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Hell United, Vesna, Blood Red Throne, Furia, Shining, Taake, Desulotry, Entombed, Asphyx, Infernal War, Enclave
7/25 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Mayhem, Dark Funeral, Impaled Nazarene, Nefarium, Rasta, Massemord, Koldbrann, Hate, The No-Mads, Urgehal, Desaster, Root, Primarl Fear, Moonspell, 1349, North, Holy Moses
Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:
Best albums by genre:
Extreme Doom Metal
The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise
Special awards :
The Best Drama
After ten years with the band, guitarist Alex Auburn has announced that he will be leaving Cryptopsy. A statement from Auburn reads as follows:
"I am announcing my departure of the band Cryptosy. There are many reasons why I must leave the band, and this has been going on for a while now, so I am quitting. The band and I believe it is better for me to go, so I am moving forward. I want to thank the guys in Cryptopsy for an adventurous and crazy 10 years. It’s been a great ride. I will especially miss the fans a great deal and i want to thank all of you for you’re awesome support through out those years. Right now I need to take a break for a few months to reflect on my life and my future in music. As far as music goes, I might start my own band next summer but i don’t know yet. In the mean time I am open to good offers and to join other forces."