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Formed: 1992
From: Montreal, QUE, Canada
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Video Of Cryptopsy Live In Australia Online

Australia's PyroMusic.net has posted a 20 minute video and a slew of Photos from Cryptopsy's first show in Sydney, Australia (4th May, 2006).

Cryptopsy destroyed Sydney last night (with a little help from Perth's Enforce and Melbourne's Fuck... I'm Dead), kicking off their Australian tour with a bang. We have a myriad of photos and a 20 minute video of the set."

You can check it all out here.

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Cryptopsy Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Cryptopsy have announced a string of fall Canadian tour dates:

Sept. 29 St. John, NB - Nep-Tunes
Sept. 30 Halifax, NS - Captain Elis
Oct. 02 Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
Oct. 03 Montreal, QC - Medley
Oct. 04 Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Oct. 05 Hamilton, ON - Absinthe
Oct. 06 Royun Noranfda, QC - Petit Theatre
Oct. 07 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Oct. 08 London, ON - Embassy
Oct. 09 Sudbury, ON - Shriner's Hall
Oct. 11 Thunder Bay, ON - Kilroy's
Oct. 12 Winnipeg. MB - Royal Albert Arms
Oct. 13 Regina, SK - Exchange
Oct. 14 Edmonton, AL - The Mead Hall
Oct. 16 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
Oct. 17 Vancouver, BC - Columbia
Oct. 19 Calgary, AB - The Stetson

Prior to the Canadian tour, Cryptopsy will be touring Australia, the US and Europe. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Gorerotted To Support Obituary, Cryptopsy In UK

U.K. extreme metal lunatics GOREROTTED have been confirmed as main support for both the CRYPTOPSY and OBITUARY U.K. tours.

Commented vocalist Ben: "Yeah, we're really looking forward to getting back on the road, our last show was in October 2005 so we're all fired up and restless! Along with SEPULTURA and ANTHRAX, OBITUARY are one of the bands that got me into death metal when I was like 12 or something so it's gonna be an honour to share the stage with those fellas, and CRYPTOPSY are probably the best death metal band going right now so who else better could we hope to tour with!? Can't fuckin wait! See you all soon, motherfuckers gonna be drinkin till we're stinkin innit!"

OBITUARY / GOREROTTED / GOJIRA - UK Tour 2006:

Jun. 11 - Mean Fiddler - London, UK
Jun. 12 - TBC - UK
Jun. 13 - Soundhaus - Glasgow, SCO

CRYPTOPSY / GOREROTTED / SHE SAID DESTROY / SYLOSIS - UK and Ireland Tour 2006:

Aug. 12 - Ghostfest (Cockpit) - Leeds, UK
Aug. 13 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Aug. 14 - Roadkill 350 - Liverpool, UK
Aug. 15 - An Cruiscin Lan - Cork, IRE
Aug. 16 - Temple Bar Music Veneu - Dublin, IRE
Aug. 17 - Barfly - Glasgow, SCO
Aug. 18 - Edwards No 8 - Birmingham, UK
Aug. 19 - Underworld - London, UK
Aug. 20 - Concorde 2 - Brighton, UK

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Cryptopsy Announce New U.S. Tour Dates

Cryptopsy have announced some new tour dates scheduled in the US in May:

May 17 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
May 18 San Francisco, CA - The Pound at Pier 96
May 19 Orangeville, CA - The Boardwalk
May 20 San Marcos, CA - Jumping Turtle
May 21 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
Jun. 02 Sommerville, MA - Goodtime Emporium
Jun. 03 Bedford, NH - Mark’s Place

Cryptopsy's video for "The Pestilence That Walketh in Darkness (Psalm 91:5-8)" will premier on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" on Saturday, April 1. Filmed in a swamp, the video features acolytes receiving the infamous worm-communion from Lord Worm’s chalice. The video is also available online at the Century Media website.

Other upcoming Cryptopsy tour dates: More...

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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Exodus Announces North American Abomination 2006

Exodus has announced their North American Abomination 2006 tour dates in support of their latest album, "Shovel Headed Kill Machine," released on October 4th 2005. The current incarnation of Exodus includes drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-SLAYER, ex-FORBIDDEN), new vocalist Rob Dukes and guitarist Lee Altus (ex-HEATHEN). Exodus are touring with supporting acts Full Blown Chaos and The Classic Struggle with guests Cryptopsy, Immolation and Skinless on a few dates.

Here are the tour dates: More...

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Cryptopsy Wins Fave Metal Group At Indie Awards

Cryptopsy won Favorite Metal/Hardcore Artist/Group at the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, which took place in Toronto, Ontario on March 1st and was hosted by the Trailer Park Boys.

Cryptopsy's "The Pestilence that Walketh in Darkness (Psalm 61:5-8)" video has been posted online. Check it out at the following links: low, high (Quicktime).

In other news, Drummer Flo Mounier will be holding drum clinics at the following locations in Ontario in March: More...

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Skinless Anounce New Album and Tour Dates

Skinless have announced the following tour dates which also includes a release party for their new album, "Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead":

with Exodus, Cryptopsy, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos:
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE Metal & Hardcore Fest)
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club w/ Suffocation

May 20 - Middletown, NY @ Death In The Forest Fest
May 27/28 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
June 16 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
June 17 - Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners (record release show)

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Cattle Decapitation Reveal More Tour Dates

Cattle Decapitation have announced that they will finish their tour with the following dates:

May 30 - Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
May 31 - Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
June 1 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Showplace
June 2 - Somerville, MA @ Good Times Emporium w/ Cryptopsy
June 4 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse
June 6 - Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
June 8 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
June 9 - Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
June 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
June 11 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go

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Cryptopsy Update And Tour Plans

Currently finishing up their European dates with Grave, Dew-Scented, Aborted and more, these amazing Canadians will return to Canada March 4 to headline Toronto’s Vatikan in conjunction with Canadian Music Week. The band is in the running for Canada’s Favorite Independent Metal Group, voting results will be posted here March 1.

CRYPTOPSY are planning a summer North American tour to follow-up last year’s tour with Suffocation. Those who can’t wait, catch the band at The New England Metal & Hardcore Fest April 29 in Worcester, MA. A few East Coast shows with Exodus and Immolation are scheduled, as well as headlining appearances April 25 – April 30. Here are those tour dates:

04/25/2006 Saratoga Winners Cohose, NY w/Locals
04/26/2006 The OneSixNine Kingston, PA w/ Exodus, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos, The Classic Struggle
04/27/2006 Jaxx West Springfield, VA w/ Exodus, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos, The Classic Struggle
04/28/2006 Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY w/ Exodus, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos, The Classic Struggle
04/29/2006 The Palladium Worcester, MA w/ Exodus, Immolation, Full Blown Chaos, The Classic Struggle
04/30/2006 B.B. King Blues Club New York, NY

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Cryptopsy Announce Toronto Meet And Greet

Cryptopsy will be holding an in-store meet and greet at Steven's Music Store in Toronto, ON on March 4 between 1 and 3pm.

Also, Cryptopsy drummer Flo Mounier will be conducting a Drum Clinic on March 6 at Long & McQuade in Mississauga, ON.

Cryptopsy are currently headlining “The Domination Tour 2006,” across Europe with Grave, Dew-Scented, Aborted and more. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Watch Cryptopsy's Video 'The Pestilence...'

Cryptopsy's latest video for their new single 'The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness' is online. You can download and watch in high quality or low quality Quicktime formats.

As previously reported, Cryptopsy has been nominated for Favorite Independent Canadian Metal Artist as part of Canadian Music Week. Cast your vote here by Feb.12. You don’t have to be Canadian to vote, but you can only vote once per email address. The Indies, The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, will be hosted by the Trailer Park Boys, and the awards will be presented at Toronto’s The Docks on March 1st at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or www.CMW.net.

Cryptopsy are currently headlining “The Domination Tour 2006,” across Europe with Grave, Dew-Scented, Aborted and more. The remaining tour dates are as follows:

Feb. 09 Glasg, UK - Barfly
Feb. 10 London, UK - Camden Underworld
Feb. 11 Antwerpen, B - Hof Ter Loo
Feb. 12 Paris, F - La Locomotive
Feb. 13 Toulouse, F - La Ramiere
Feb. 14 Lyon, F - TBA
Feb. 15 Strasbourg, F - TBA
Feb. 16 Zürich, CH - Abart Music
Feb. 17 Essen, D - Turock
Feb. 18 Elterein n/Aue, D - Hagalaz e.V.
Feb. 19 Prague, CZ - Black Pes
Feb. 20 Wien, A - Arena
Feb. 21 Milano, I - Transilvania Live
Feb. 22 Rome, I - Alpheus
Feb. 23 Geneva, CH - L´Usine
Feb. 24 Trier, D - Ex Haus
Feb. 25 Osnabrück, D - Tor 3
Feb. 26 Hanau n/Frankfurt, D - Halle 2
Feb. 27 Arnhem, NL - Goudvishal
Feb. 28 Rotterdam, NL - Baroeg
Mar. 01 Hamburg, D - Markthalle

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Cryptopsy To Tour Australia In May

Cryptopsy have announced a batch of Aussie tour dates in May. They are as follows:

04.05.06 - The Gaelic Club, Sydney
06.05.06 - Her Majesty's Bar, Brisbane
07.05.06 - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
07.05.06 - The Tote (Under 18's show), Melbourne
09.05.06 - Black Betty's, Perth
11.05.06 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide

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Former Cryptopsy Frontman Joins Covenance

COVENANCE, the new band featuring former MISERY INDEX members Matt Byers (drums) and Bruce Greig (also ex-DYING FETUS), have parted ways with vocalist Vince Matthews (ex-DYING FETUS) due to "professional differences." His replacement in the group is none other than former CRYPTOPSY frontman Martin Lacroix. Martin will make his recording debut with the band in April when the band are scheduled to begin work on a new CD, to be followed by extensive touring.

Formed in March 2005, COVENANCE's first demo was remastered by Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, MORBID ANGEL) and released as the "Ravaging The Pristine" CD (TCI) and 7" (Emetic Records).

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Cryptopsy Nominated For Independent Music Award

Cryptopsy has been nominated for Favorite Independent Canadian Metal Artist as part of Canadian Music Week. Cast your vote here by Feb.12. You don’t have to be Canadian to vote, but you can only vote once per email address. The Indies, The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, will be hosted by the Trailer Park Boys, and the awards will be presented at Toronto’s The Docks on March 1st at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or www.CMW.net.

Decimating 2006’s NAMM, located inside the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, drummer Flo Mounier will be performing live at the Pearl Drum booth at 11:00 AM Sunday, January 22. Although not open to the public, those attending will have a chance to watch him demonstrate techniques from the band’s new album Once Was Not. Pearl will host Flo’s autograph session immediately following the performance, for more information click here.

Headlining “The Domination Tour 2006,” Cryptopsy will lead the five-week massacre across Europe, which will include Grave, Dew-Scented, Aborted and more. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cryptopsy's Flo Mounier at NAMM

CRYPTOPSY's Flo Mounier will be performing live at The NAMM Show on Sunday, January 22 at 11:00 am at the Pearl Drums Exhibit, Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, CA. As previously mentioned, Flo Mounier’s Extreme Drumming 101 2 DVD set is now available - to recap, on disc 1, Flo discusses the basic elements fundamental in playing extreme metal as well as showing exercises, routines and tips facilitating speed, endurance and control, and on disc 2, we see Flo in action performing some over the top solos and extreme songs.

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Exodus Reveal North American Tour Dates

More dates have been released for EXODUS' upcoming North American headlining tour:

April 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
April 17 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre

with CRYPTOPSY, IMMOLATION:
April 27 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 28 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 30 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

with IMMOLATION:
May 2 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 3 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace

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Just For Fun

Century Media Artists Give Christmas Insight

Every family has its Holiday Traditions, from the holy to the secular, the materialistic to the generous and everything in between. Screaming through the Holiday Season Century Media artists prepare for eating, drinking and making merry!

IMPALED - Ross Sewage

“Ah, the dead of winter... my favorite time of year! Well, first I join my family and we start the burning of the Cruel Log. It burns for eight magical days... or for however long we keep pouring the oil from a dead baby seal's fat onto it. Then we take the kids and get a photo of them sitting on Satan's lap at the Church of Satan in San Francisco. We all ask for the coming year to deliver revenge upon our enemies. One of my favorite moments is decorating the XXX-Mess tree with ornamental dongs, dildos, and effigies of Jenna Jameson. Finally we tuck the kids away, and by kids, I mean me. The next day I get up to receive the presents Satan brought for me because I've been naughty all year. YAY!! A new scalpel and bonesaw! For New Year's... I get drunk. Big surprise.”
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Cryptopsy Showcasing Canadian Music Week Festival

Cryptopsy are showcasing Canadian Music Week Festival (CMW) on Saturday, March 4 2006, in Toronto, Ontario. The band has been nominated for CMW's "The Indies" Music Awards in the Best Metal/Hardcore catagory. For more information, visit www.cmw.net/cmw2006/awards_indies.asp.

Cryptopsy will be touring with Grave, Dew-Scented, Aborted, Vesania & Hurtlocker in 2006 as part of the Domination Tour. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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