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.
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."
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
British death metallers, IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION, who recently finished recording their debut album, "OF WINTER BORN," have uploaded a brand new track, "Deeds Of Days Long Gone," to their MySpace page for streaming.
IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION have previously uploaded the new album’s artwork and the title track off their new debut album "OF WINTER BORN."
"OF WINTER BORN," IGNOMINIOUS INCARCERATION's debut album was recorded with producer SCOTT ATKINS (GAMA BOMB, SYLOSIS) at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, UK and is due to be released by Earache Records in February 2009. More...
Fast-rising British death metal act Ignominious Incarceration are in the middle of recording their first ever full-length album. The young five-piece entered Grindstone Studios in Suffolk on September 1st with
producer Scott Atkins to record their highly-anticipated debut album.
After previously announcing the title of their debut album as "The Leagacy," the band have now revealed that the official final title of the album is" Of Winter Born".
Drummer Sam Bailey reports from the studio: "Recording with Scott has been awesome, he knows exactly what we want to accomplish and how to achieve it. We can now reveal that our album is entitled 'Of Winter Born', and there are 10 tracks on the album, and 8 out of 10 are brand new songs. The new songs are a lot more death metal influenced - we really analyzed what we want to sound like and have taken a gigantic step from our older songs, along with really refining our technical ability. We are also going on tour in Europe for two weeks the evening we finish this album and we cannot wait!" More...
Fast-rising British death metal band Ignominious Incarceration entered the studio this Monday (1st September) to begin recording their debut album, titled "The Legacy."
The band has entered Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with producer Scott Atkins (Gama Bomb, Sylosis) to record their highly-anticipated debut full-length album. "The Legacy" is due to be released by Earache Records in early 2009.
Ignominious Incarceration will be taking a break from the studio in October to tour with Bring Me The Horizon in Europe on the following dates: More...
Canadian metallers Cryptopsy has announced a headlining European tour beginning in November. Joining them on the bill will be Beneath The Massacre, Trigger The Bloodshed and Ignominious Incarceration.
The tour dates are as follows:
14 - Schweinfurt, Germany - Alter Stadtbahnhof
15 - Bischofswerda, Germany - Eastclub
17 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
18 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet
19 - Brno, Czech Republic - Faval
20 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Channel Zero
21 - Wien, Austria - Viper Room
22 - Misano Adriatica, Italy - Boulevard Music Club
23 - Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
25 - München, Germany - Feierwerk
26 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff
27 - Utrecht, Holland - Helling
28 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-droom
29 - Peterborough, UK - The Park
1 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
2 - LondonvUnderworld
3 - GlasgowvIvory Blacks
4 - Newport, UK - TJs
5 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
8 - Barcelona, Spain - Sala Mephisto
9 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Caracol
10 - Durango, Spain - Plateruena Kafe Antzoki
12 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Stadtmitte
13 - Essen, Germany - Turock
Cryptopsy have announced four further shows in Canada for their upcoming Resurgence Of An Empire tour.
The tour schedule is now as follows:
4 - Manhattan - Moncton, NB
5 - The Pavilion - Halifax, NS
6 - Dagobert - Quebec City, QC
7 - WreckRoom - Toronto, ON
8 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
11 - Kilroys - Thunder Bay, ON
12 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
13 - Prince Albert Exhibition Center - Prince Albert, SK
15 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB (New Venue)
16 - Sound Entertainment Soundstage - Prince George, BC
17 - The Dirty Jersey - Kamloops , BC **
18 - Victoria , BC - Sugar Nightclub **
19 - Vanvouver , BC - Cobalt **
20 - Calgary, AB - The Underground **
21 - The Exchange - Regina, SK
24 - The Serbian Centre - Sudbury, ON
25 - The Embassy - London, ON
26 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
27 - Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda - Rouyn-Noranda, QC
** NEW DATES
This September, Montreal's Cryptopsy with be touring Canada with special guests Origin and Last Felony for "The Resurgence of an Empire" tour, presented by Unrestrained! Magazine, Sick Drummer and Hails N’ Horns.
The Resurgence of an Empire tour dates are as follows:
Sept. 04 Moncton, NB - Manhattan
Sept. 05 Halifax, NS - The Pavilion
Sept. 06 Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
Sept. 07 Toronto, ON - WreckRoom
Sept. 08 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Sept. 11 Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroys
Sept. 12 Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo
Sept. 13 Prince Albert, SK - Prince Albert Exhibition Center
Sept. 15 Edmonton, AB - The Mead Hall
Sept. 16 Prince George, BC - Sound Entertainment Soundstage
Sept. 21 Regina, SK - The Exchange
Sept. 24 Sudbury, ON - The Serbian Centre
Sept. 25 London, ON - The Embassy
Sept. 26 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Sept. 27 Rouyn-Noranda, QC - Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda
Cryptopsy are currently on the Summer Slaughter tour. For more tour dates, visit their MySpace page.
Just For Fun
A new video has been posted on YouTube by (former?) fans of Cryptopsy, in response to drummer Flo Mounier's comments that fans who had not been receiving the bands new sound well were closed minded. You can check it out below (warning: unclean language galore.)
The video comes from the acclaimed movie "Downfall" which is based on the last few living days of infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The same footage has also been used to parody XBox Live and the rivalry between English football teams Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. More...