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Formed: 1992
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.

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Jon Levasseur Rejoins Cryptopsy

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."

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

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:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
BILLY TALENT
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM
MACHINE HEAD
UNEARTH
SUICIDE SILENCE
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
RED FANG
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
BLACKGUARD
CRYPTOPSY
DEAD & DIVINE
NECRONOMICON
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
GRIMSKUNK

Sunday, July 24:
KISS
MOTÖRHEAD
MORBID ANGEL
ANNIHILATOR
OPETH
ANTHRAX
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
THE SWORD
TIMES OF GRACE
DEVILDRIVER
DIAMOND HEAD
GIRLSCHOOL
ENDAST
GORGUTS
LAZURUS A.D.
LES GUENILLES
THE CATALYST
ANONYMUS

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Flo Mounier Forms Temple Of Thieves

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."



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The Catalyst Recruits Touring Vocalist

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."

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Cryptopsy Drummer To Appear On Nader Sadek Debut

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.

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Blackguard Vocalist Checks In with Update

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...

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A Decade Of Metal In Review

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...

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Band Lineup Confirmed For Unholy Fest 2009

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

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

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:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Grindcore
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Metalcore
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Post-Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

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

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Cryptopsy Guitarist Alex Auburn Quits

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."

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Georgia's Scion Rock Fest Details Revealed

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:

Mastodon
Neurosis
Converge
High on Fire
Boris
1349
Cryptopsy
Torche
Nachtmystium
Wolves in the Throne Room
Baroness
Harvey Milk
Kylesa
Zoroaster
Withered
Krallice
Toxic Holocaust
Skeletonwitch
Rwake
A Storm of Light
Warbringer
Salome
Suidakra
Tyr
Alestorm

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Ignominious Incarceration Posts New Track Online

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...

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Ignominious Incarceration Renames Album

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...

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Ignominious Incarceration Enters The Studio

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...

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Cryptopsy Announces European Tour

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:

November
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

December
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

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Cryptopsy Adds More Tour Dates To Schedule

Cryptopsy have announced four further shows in Canada for their upcoming Resurgence Of An Empire tour.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

September
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

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Cryptopsy Reveals Canadian Tour 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.

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Just For Fun

Cryptopsy Fans Respond To Drummer's Comments

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...

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Cryptopsy Checks in from Summer Slaughter Tour

Cryptopsy vocalist Matt McGachy has checked in from the Summer Slaughter tour: "Summer Slaughter has begun and it is like an extreme metal sleep away camp for the damned. We have simply been having an amazing time out here on the road this past week. The line up could not be any more solid, all of the bands have been delivering extreme sets night after night. On top of being amazing musicians all of the bands are very sociable and we are having a great time. I am sure that we will all be leaving as great friends by the end of the tour. The crowds have been extremely responsive and we have witnessed some of the sickest pits since the beginning of The Unspoken King tour. We are very excited to continue our run and are looking forward to seeing what the rest of America has in store."

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Summer Slaughter Tour Adds Stop In Long Beach, CA

Due to the high pre-sales of the Summer Slaughter show at the House of Blues Hollywood on July 17th, the most extreme tour of the year has just announced another Southern California date. The package featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC and WHITECHAPEL, can now also been seen on Monday July 14th at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA. This is a special show dedicated to the die-hard fans of extreme metal, that will only cost $15 in advance and will include special guests SUICIDE SILENCE.

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