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Formed: 1992
From: Montreal, QUE, Canada
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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 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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Cryptopsy Issues Summer Slaughter Road Report

Vocalist Matt McGachy of Cryptopsy issued the following tour update on their label Nuclear Blast's website:

"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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Cryptopsy Keyboardist Explains Departure

Maggie Durand, former CRYPTOPSY keyboardist/samplist, posted an update about her departure from the band on her MySpace page:

"You guys never saw me on stage, interview and videos with Cryptopsy because, both of us decided that it was better for me to leave the band for many reasons, but the principal one is money problems. Many year ago, I put that little picture on my VF profile that says that "Everytime you steal music, god kills a kitten..." I WAS THAT F*CKING KITTEN, YOU, STUPID A*SHOLES DOWNLOADERS AND THERE IS NO GOD!!! Yes, I assure you, downloading music unfortunatly kills great artists. Everyone in the media/entertainment industries is really worrying about the problem. So because of it I didn't had the luck to experiment what's a video clip realization, neither what's a worldtour, but my tracks will be on the album next to come and I still really glad about it : The Unspoken King (Avaible 24th June in America), SO BUY IT IF YOU LIKE IT. For the orther bands who says in their little monkey mind : OMG! She's free to be in an other band ... Before to get involved as a keyboarder/samplist/back vocal in an other band, I'll do and wear a 5 meters long necklace made with my own intestines and wear my ex-boyfriend's bloody nuts as ear buckles before it... So it means I never want to be involved in a band again, until I'm classified as music arranger or music composer by contract for them. This adventure doesn't bored me at all about music, I still working on my compagny (still very slow, but in progress) and may accept any contract for film/video games music scoring, band intros/arrangements/compositions, piano show (In Quebec province, except if pay is really interesting...) So, I finished my explanation right here, hope you still enjoy my songs and "Don't worry, be happy" (Did you know that the author of this hit actually kill himself one day after writing it? Paradoxe...)"

Maggie Durand was just recently announced as a new member of Cryptopsy along with 3 Mile Scream vocalist Matt Mcgachy in March this year.

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Cryptopsy Posts New Video Online

On Saturday, Headbangers Ball will debut the new video from Montreal, Quebec death metal band Cryptopsy. The clip is for the song “Worship Your Demons,” which is on the group’s new album "The Unspoken King", which is set for a June 24 release.

The video was shot and directed by David Brodsky and the Mygoodeye team (Soilent Green, GWAR) in upstage New York. “David and his crew found an awesome dilapidated location for the shoot and we actually had to build a floor since there wasn’t one there when we arrived,” drummer Flo Mounier comments. “This is a straight up, brutal and in-your-face punishing live performance clip that pulls no punches. It’s basically two minutes of unabashed aggression and we had a lot of fun doing it.”

The video can be viewed here.

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Cyptopsy Planning Canadian Tour

CRYPTOPSY have issued the following announcement:

"We are very excited to announce that our first headlining tour for The Unspoken King will be a cross Canada tour with ORIGIN and THE LAST FELONY this upcoming September. It will not only give us the opportunity to demonstrate the brutality in which the new Cryptopsy has been founded, but it will also give us the chance to silence the people who are adamantly opposed to our new sound. Throughout this tour we hope to enthrall fans when they hear their old favorites because they are just as brutal as before while gaining a far more energetic live performance.

"To all our fans and friends across Canada we cant wait to see you and to share the stage once again with the excellent band Origin and Montreal newest sensation The Last Felony it seem like good times are in order for September.

"Exact dates and cities will be announce later on."

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Darkest Hour to Headline "Thrash and Burn" Tour

The organizers who have put together the "Summer Slaughter" tour, which will feature Vader, The Black Dahlia Murder, Crytopsy, Aborted and others, and is being called the "summer's most extreame tour," have come together to make the "Thrash and Burn" tour possible. "Thrash and Burn" aims to give the underground metal fan a relatively inexpensive way. Announced bands featured in the "Thrash and Burn" tour thus far are Darkest Hour, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Arsis, Misery Signals, and others.

Dates and line-ups for each tour can be reached through each of the tour's MySpaces:

http://www.myspace.com/thrashandburntour for Thrash and Burn
http://www.myspace.com/summerslaughtertour for Summer Slaughter

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Cryptopsy Shoots Video For New Song

Cryptopsy has just finished shooting a video with director David Brodsky for the new song "Worship Your Demons" from their upcoming album "The Unspoken King". According to their record label Century Media, the video "...captures the band’s unrelenting, frenetic stage energy and it is sure to catch your attention." Century Media stated the video will be posted online within the next few weeks.

The new album is set to be released on June 24th, to coincide with Cryptopsy's appearance on the Summer Slaughter tour.

The new songs "Worship Your Demons" and "Silence Your Tyrants" can be heard on the Cryptopsy e-card.

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3 Mile Scream Debuts New Song, Announces Tour

Montreal-based 3 Mile Scream, featuring new Cryptopsy vocalist Matt McGachy, have debuted the new track "As Everything Slips Away” from their upcoming new album, "A Glimpse of Hope,” online on their MySpace page.

3 Mile Scream have also announced the dates for their upcoming East Coast Massacre Tour from May 2nd, 2008 through May 11th. The band will be joined by Yell The Burden and The Fallen as support.

"My experience in Mexico with Cryptopsy was surreal and incredible; I am thrilled to embark on the road with them once again in the upcoming months," says frontman Matt McGathy. "However, my next endeavor is 3 Mile Scream's East Coast Massacre tour which will bring us back to the Maritimes for a much more complete and extensive run than our last tour. This was something that we definitely wanted to complete since our last experience in New Brunswick was exhilarating and an excellent stepping point. I hope to see you all on tour!"

3 Mile Scream's debut album, "A Prelude To Our Demise," was produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais of Kataklysm and released through Corporate Punishment Records. The band recently finished recording their sophomore album, "A Glimpse of Hope” with Cryptopsy guitarist Christian Donaldson (The Agonist).

3 Mile Scream's Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin)-directed video for the track "Our Blackened Sun" is online on YouTube.

Here are the latest 3 MILE SCREAM tour dates: More...

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Cryptopsy Reveal New Album Cover And Tracklisting

Century Media has posted this press release:

The unstoppable Montreal killing machine, CRYPTOPSY, has wreaked havoc throughout the extreme Metal genre for more than a decade, but in 2008 the band has returned stronger than ever. CRYPTOPSY have ultimately crafted their career defining release, "The Unspoken King" [view cover], which could quite possibly also be their most brutal, yet dynamic offering and will be released in Europe on the following dates:

Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: Friday, May 23
UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest Of Europe: Monday, May 26
Spain / Portugal: Tuesday, May 27
Sweden / Finland/Hungary: Wednesday, May 28

Also, the album's track listing can now be revealed:

01. Worship Your Demons
02. The Headsmen
03. Silence The Tyrants
04. Bemoan The Martyr
05. Leach
06. The Plagued
07. Resurgence Of An Empire
08. Anoint The Dead
09. Contemplate Regicide
10. Bound Dead
11. (Exit) The Few

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CBC Radio 3 Launches First Full Metal Podcast

Canada's CBC Radio 3 has launched the first Full Metal Podcast, hosted by Lisa Christiansen. The podcast features new music from Arapacis, Bison, Cursed, Cryptopsy, Derelict, Divinity, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Penetrator, Protest the Hero, Rammer and Sequoia.

"We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.

"But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.

"For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to literally hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.

"You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.

"It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3."

To listen to the podcast, visit CBC Radio 3.

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New Jersey's Infest 2008 Details Revealed

Infest 2008 will take place on June 28th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are $28 in advance. In addition to one main performer which has yet to be disclosed, the following artists are slated to appear:

The Black Dahlia Murder
Kataklysm
Vader
Cryptopsy
The Acacia Strain
The Faceless
Despised Icon
Emmure
Aborted
All Shall Perish
Born of Osiris
Psycroptic
Whitechapel
Since The Flood
Eternal Lord
Brother Von Doom

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Cryptopsy Drummer Discusses Brutality of New Album

Drummer Flo Mounier of the Canadian metallers CRYPTOPSY recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the shift in the band's musical direction on their forthcoming sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King".

"The Unspoken King" is CRYPTOPSY's first album to feature new keyboardist/samplist Maggie Durand (HOWLING SYN) and vocalist Matt McGachy, who is also a member of 3 MILE SCREAM.

"This was part of the idea we had when we started working on the new material," Flo told Decibel. "First, we wanted a keyboard/sample player who could add a little more live atmosphere. As far as a singer, we were just fed up with monotonous [makes staccato grunting noises] sound through whole albums. I'm a big fan of dynamics in music and creating diversity. We wanted something really extreme in some parts, but with melodics and ambience in others. We're not planning on using clean vocals all that much, but we wanted someone who could, just in case." More...

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Cryptopsy Post New Track Online

Montreal extreme metallers, CRYPTOPSY, post a new track “Worship Your Demons,” which comes off their album “The Unspoken King.” Hear it on the band’s revamped MySpace page.

Mounier states: “We as a band have, since the beginning, been experimenting and trying to come up with music that is fresh and new. This album is no different. So mundane to us is music with no purpose, no feeling and just plain repetitive. It was time for CRYPTOPSY to acquire new blood that would play out a vision we’ve seen for years. We took an approach that gives our music a huge dynamic range and brings out its power. Brutality, diversity, complexity, emotion and musicianship define this latest work.”

CRYPTOPSY kicks off the worldwide touring cycle for “The Unspoken King” as part of this year’s crushing Summer Slaughter touring package. Click this link for the complete list of band’s and touring schedule.

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More Summer Slaughter Tour 2008 Dates Released

More dates have been released for this year’s “Summer Slaughter Tour,” which will feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC, and WHITECHAPEL:

June 20 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
June 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
June 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
June 24 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
June 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
June 26 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
June 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
June 28 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
June 29 - Richmond, VA @ The National
June 30 - Spartanburg, VA @ Ground Zero
July 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
July 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
July 4 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 5 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
July 6 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
July 8 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 9 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
July 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
July 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
July 12 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
July 13 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
July 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 19 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
July 20 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
July 21 - Logan, UT @ Club NVO
July 23 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Ballroom
July 24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
July 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
July 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
July 28 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

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More Summer Slaughter Tour 2008 Dates Released

More dates have been released for this year’s “Summer Slaughter Tour,” which will feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC, and WHITECHAPEL:

June 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
July 5 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
July 19 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
July 20 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House

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Cryptopsy Frontman Checks In From The Studio

Canadian masters of brutality CRYPTOPSY are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length studio album, "The Unspoken King". The group recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 MILE SCREAM) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to its lineup.

Commented McGachy: "The studio process has been very fulfilling. We have just recently finished all of the vocal tracks and the samples are in the process of being completed. The songs are just as brutal as on the previous albums while being far more concise. We have even brought in ex-ION DISSONANCE vocalist Gabriel McCaughry to add some vocals to a track called 'Anoint the Dead'. Some of the other tracks on the album are called 'Worship Your Demons', 'The Headsmen' and 'Bemoan the Martyr'."

Regretfully, CRYPTOPSY has been forced to cancel its previously announced tour of South America in March after drummer Flo Mounier broke his knee cap. Mounier had completed the drum tracking process for the group’s new album prior to the incident, so it did not affect the recording. The tour of South America is expected to be re-scheduled later in 2008.

European CRYPTOPSY fans will be delighted to hear that the band will be touring Europe right on time of the release of their highly anticipated new effort in May-June 2008, supported by DECREPIT BIRTH and UNMERCIFUL. More...

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3 Mile Scream Announces More Headlining Shows

Montreal based 3 Mile Scream have announced more headlining dates in support of their Corporate Punishment debut, "A Prelude To Our Demise." 3 Mile Scream's debut album, which was produced by Jean-Francois Dagenais, of Kataklysm, has prompted a plethora of critical acclaim from critics and fans.

3 Mile Scream is currently putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, "A Glimpse of Hope," which is being produced by Cryptopsy guitarist Christian Donaldson, who recently produced The Agonist's debut album.

3 Mile Scream frontman Matt McGachy was recently announced as the new frontman for death metal legends Cryptopsy and is currently recording vocals for the group's upcoming new album, "The Unspoken King", which will surface through Century Media this spring.

3 Mile Scream's Chad Archibald (Arise and Ruin) directed video for the track "Our Blackened Sun" can be viewed on YouTube or below.

Here are the latest 3 MileScream headlining tour dates:

Feb 22 2008 Haliburton, Ont @ Northwood Tavern w/ Wolves of Anson
Feb 23 2008 Peterborough, Ont @ Underdog w/ Wolves of Anson More...

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Cryptopsy Cancel South American Tour

Extreme metal titans, CRYPTOPSY, have been forced to cancel their recently announced tour of South America in March, after drummer Flo Mounier broke his knee cap. Mounier had completed the drum tracking process for the group’s new album prior to the incident, so it did not affect the recording. The tour of South America is expected to be re-scheduled later in 2008.

Cryptopsy are currently putting the finishing touches on their sixth full-length, The Unspoken King, which will surface through Century Media this summer. The group recently announced the addition of new frontman Matt McGachy (3 MILE SCREAM) and keyboards/samplist Maggie Durand to their lineup.

Alex Auburn (guitars) states: “Right now the band is plunged deeply into the production of the new album and so far everything is going well. Fans will be amazed by the diversity and open minded vision of extremes for this particular entity. Some song titles we’ve been working on are ‘Worship Your Demons', ‘Resurgence Of An Empire’ and ‘Silence The Tyrants'. More news to follow soon.” More...

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