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Formed: 1992
From: Montreal, QUE, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

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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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Cryptopsy To Tour Europe

The Canadian ProgDeathMetal beasts Cryptopsy featuring cult vocalist Lord Worm finally return to Europe and are about to make the walls of every venue they enter burst. Their unique brand of fast, uncompromising and technically brilliant Death Metal as presented on the band’s latest masterpiece “Once Was Not” (released on October, 17th 2005) should leave no extreme metal fan dissatisfied.

Also the supporting bands consisting of label mates Grave and Aborted, plus Dew Scented, Vesania and Hurtlocker promise sheer death metal insanity.

Here the exact dates: More...

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New Cryptopsy Song Available For Download

Canadian death metallers Cryptopsy will be releasing their fifth full-length album, “Once Was Not” on October 17th. You can get a glimpse of what to expect by downloading a MP3 of the album track "The Pestilence That Walketh in the Darkness (Psalm 91: 5-8)," available at this location.

The new release features the original vocalist Lord Worm again, who also tortured his throat on the band’s first two classic albums “Blasphemy Made Flesh” and “None So Vile.” “Once Was Not” was recorded at Studio Vortex in St. Constant, Canada by producer Sebastien Marsan, delivers a more than 50 minutes long complex, highly variable sonic assault.

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Century Media's CMJ Showcase Details

Century Media Records will be holding their showcase for the CMJ Marathon on September 16th at Don Hill's in New York City. Doors will open at 9:30 and the event will feature performances by Despised Icon, Cryptopsy, and God Forbid.

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Crytopsy Album Art

Crytopsy have posted the album art for their upcoming release, "Once Was Not", due out October 18th. The art can be viewed can be viewed at the following location, http://press.centurymedia.de/public_upload/jpg/medium/1124144989.jpg

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Cryptopsy Announce New Album Tracklisting

Cryptopsy have announced the tracklisting for their new album, "Once Was Not," available October 18th through Century Media Records. Tracklisting:

1. Luminum
2. In The Kingdom Where Everything Dies,The Sky Is Mortal
3. Carrionshine
4. Adeste Infidelis
5. The Curse Of The Great
6. The Frantic Pace Of Dying
7. Keeping The Cadaver Dogs Busy
8. Angelskingarden
9. The Pestilence That Walketh In Darkness (Psalm 91 : 5-8)
10. The End
11. Endless Cemetery

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Aborted Updates On Upcoming US Tour, Lineup

Belgium’s Aborted are preparing for their first full North American invasion. Their new album, The Archaic Abattoir, “an epic in its own right” won the band considerable praise. Founder and vocalist Sven De Caluwe commented on the upcoming tour and line-up changes: “Things are really starting to move fast for us, and we're fully preparing ourselves for the upcoming U.S. tour with Cryptopsy, Suffocation and Despised Icon. Needless to say, we're all extremely psyched about this tour and can't wait to spread our own little brand of death-fucking-metal to all our fans. To the people who have been waiting to see us over there; the wait is over, and we'll make sure none of you will have any regrets. Some news on the band, we're also very happy with the way the new line-up is working out. Guitarist Stephane Souteyrand has been in the band since June and has been more than great. He's not only a great musician but also a very cool guy to work with, and we can't wait to start writing the next album with him by our side. See you guys in a month!”

The video for “Dead Wreckoning” will premier on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball Saturday night September 3rd. Produced by Darren Doane (Shadows Fall, Nile) and filmed in Downtown L.A. “in the basement of an old meat factory, De Caluwe said, “Scary fact is that there was blood everywhere, fresh blood, which neither Darren nor the band put there. Weird part is the factory has been out of business for quite some time…”

Aborted tour dates with Suffocation, CRYPTOPSY, DESPISED ICON: More...

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Cryptopsy Set Release Date For New Album

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have set an October 18th release date for their forthcoming album, "Once Was Not".

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Crytopsy Name New Album, Seek Guitarist

Canadian death metallers CRYPTOPSY have posted the following message on their official website:

"Once Was Not", CRYPTOPSY's fifth studio album, was completed last week. Sébastien Marsan, at his Studio Vortex in St-Constant (Quebec, Canada), did a wondrous job of mixing and engineering. The album was mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound in New York City and features artwork by François Quévillon, Filip Ivanovic and Martin Lacroix. With eleven tracks totaling about 50 minutes, this is a concept album where every song has its own identity. We made sure to have a lot of flavors and different rhythms and tempos throughout the whole process, the variations in the tracks may surprise some of you. An exclusive Cryptopsy studio report will be featured in BW&BK #91 in August. Expect "Once Was Not" to be released in October by
Century Media Records.

In the meantime, CRYPTOPSY are still a 4-piece looking for a fifth piece: In this case, a second guitarist for our bouts of extensive touring.

Guitarists : send your bios to the e-mail address displayed on the web site's news page and send your CDs and DVDs (for the obvious reason that we like freebies) at this address:

Cryptopsy
P.O.Box 37534
159, 25th Avenue
St-Eustache(Quebec)
J7P 5N2
Canada

Other than that, we'll see you at the New Jersey Hellfest, and then later this fall on tour with SUFFOCATION, ABORTED and DESPISED ICON in the United States and Canada."

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Cryptopsy Finish New Album

Montreal’s Cryptopsy have completed recordings for their yet-to-be titled October release. Guitar player Alex Auburn checked in with the following wrap up:

“We have finished the fifth full-length Cryptopsy album. We started recording the album on May 16th at Vortex Studio in St-Constant, about 20 minutes south of Montreal. It was really fun and quiet recording there, as not a lot goes on in a small city like that, so we really focused on recording. Eleven tracks totaling about 50 minutes, this is a concept album where every song has its own identity, and we made sure to have a lot of flavors and different rhythms and tempos throughout the whole process. The variations in the tracks may surprise some of you. The goal this time around was to focus on writing excellent songs, which we did. Producer Sebastien Marsan did a phenomenal job, and we are glad he took the time to work with us. Finally, this album will be out soon, and we can't wait to see you all when we hit the road with this new material.”

Cryptopsy are touring extensively across North America this fall with Suffocation and Aborted. The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Cephalic Carnage Drop Off Suffocation Tour

A representative from Relapse Records has confirmed that CEPHALIC CARNAGE has dropped off the forthcoming SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY, ABORTED US tour. No reason was given for the cancellation. According to the BBKing Blues Club website in New York City, Canada's DESPISED ICON have replaced the band, at least in New York, and will more than likely be filling in the rest of the tour.

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Ion Dissonance Announce Tour, New Album

Ion Dissonance have finished recording their second album, "Solace", and have set a September release for the album. "Solace" was recorded by Pierre Remillard (The End, Kirisun, Cryptopsy). Ion Dissonance have also announced their summer tour dates, they are as follows:

6/2 Middletown, NY - Club NY
6/3 Lincoln Park, MI - Floyd's Bar
6/4 Grand Rapids, MI - Ten Bells Nightclub
6/5 Round Lake, IL - Rock And Rack
6/7 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
6/8 Midvale, UT - The Circut
6/9 Boise ID - The Venue
6/10 San Fransisco, CA - The Pound
6/11 Roseville, CA - The Underground
6/12 Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery World Plaza
6/13 Lancaster CA - El Dorado
6/14 Ventura CA - Ventura Missionary Church
6/15 Hollywood CA - Whisky a GoGo
6/16 San Diego CA - Epicenter
6/17 Anaheim CA - Chain Reaction
6/18 South Gate CA - Allen Theatre
6/19 Las Vegas, NV - Roadhouse Casino
6/21 Phoenix AZ - Neckbeards
6/22 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21
6/23 Lubbock TX - Tokyo Joes
6/24 Wichita KS - Eagles Lodge N
6/25 St. Louis, MO - Creepy Crawl
6/26 Louisville KY - Headliners
6/27 Nashville TN - The Muse
6/28 Memphis TN - The Complex
6/29 Florence AL - Muscle Shoals Music Hall
6/30 Birmingham AL - Cave 9
7/1 Baton Rouge LA - The Darkroom
7/2 Panama City Beach, FL - Springfield Community Center
7/3 Tallahassee, FL - The Beta Bar
7/5 Clearwater, FL - 688 Skatepark
7/6 Pompano Beach, FL - Pompano Indoor Skatepark
7/7 Orlando FL - Backbooth
7/8 Myrtle Beach, SC - The Social
7/9 Charlotte NC - Brew Ha Ha's
7/10 Fredericksburg, VA - KC's

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Cryptopsy Guitarist Departs To Focus On Martyr

Guitarist Daniel Mongrain has officially left CRYPTOPSY due to "professional" reasons and to focus full-time on MARTYR, according to a posting on MARTYR's web site.

Mongrain originally joined CRYPTOPSY in late 2004 following the departure of Jon Levasseur.

MARTYR are currently in pre-production for their third album, which they expect to record this summer. The follow-up to 2000's "Warp Zone" will be issued through Galy Records before the end of the year.

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.

It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...

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Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Cephalic Carnage Tour

Suffocation/Cryptopsy/Cephalic Carnage/Aborted and others will be doing a fall tour with Cattle Decapitation, With Passion, and Vader as supporting acts. Dates are as follows:

October 6 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad
October 7 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
October 11 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (w/ Cattle Decapitation)
October 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
October 13 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk (w/ With Passion)
October 14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
October 15 - Portland, OR @ Meow Meow
October 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
October 17 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar Night Club (w/ With Passion)
October 20 - Calgary, AB @ The Warehouse (w/ With Passion)
October 21 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlight (w/ With Passion)
October 22 - Regina, SK @ Riddel Center (w/ With Passion)
October 23 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Roxy (w/ With Passion)
October 24 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret (w/ With Passion)
October 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
October 28 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House (w/ With Passion)
October 30 - Ottawa, ON @ Capital Music Hall (w/ With Passion)
October 31 - Royun-Noranda, QC @ Petit Theatre Du Vieux Noranda (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 1 - Chicoutimi, QC @ Poly Laure Conan (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 2 - Rimouski, QC @ Le Coudee (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 3 - Quebec City, QC @ L' Imperial (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley (w/ Vader, With Passion)
November 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Ecliptic)
November 7 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club (w/ Vader, Decapitated, Dew-Scented)

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.

Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.

Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.

Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.

Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.

Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

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Maryland Death Fest Set Times Revealed

The set times have been revealed for this year's Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place May 28th and 29th at the House Of Rock in White Marsh, MD. They are as follows:

Saturday, May 28 - Doors at 1 PM

SCREAMING AFTERBIRTH - 1:30 - 2:00
PROPHECY - 2:15 - 2:45
KILL THE CLIENT - 3:00 - 3:30
WARSCARS - 3:45 - 4:15
ROTTENNESS - 4:30 - 5:00
LORD GORE - 5:15 - 5:45
MISERY INDEX - 6:00 - 6:30
PIG DESTROYER - 6:45 - 7:15
LENG TCH'E - 7:30 - 8:10
WORMED - 8:25 - 9:05
GRONIBARD - 9:20 - 10:00
ABSCESS - 10:15 - 10:55
REGURGITATE - 11:10 - 11:50
CRYPTOPSY - 12:10 - end of show

Sunday, May 29 - Doors at 1 PM

AMOEBIC DYSENTERY - 1:30 - 2:00
DESPISED ICON - 2:15 - 2:45
XXX MANIAK - 3:00 - 3:30
SPLATTERHOUSE - 3:45 - 4:15
ION DISSONANCE - 4:30 - 5:00
BODIES LAY BROKEN - 5:15 - 5:45
GHOUL - 6:00 - 6:30
CAPHARNAUM - 6:45 - 7:15
ROTTEN SOUND - 7:30 - 8:10
BIRDFLESH - 8:25 - 9:05
ABORTED - 9:20 - 10:00
IMPALED - 10:15 - 10:55
GENERAL SURGERY - 11:10 - 11:50
IMMOLATION - 12:10 - end of show

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Cryptopsy Pre-Production Track Available Online

A pre-production recording of a new Cryptopsy track, "Carrionshine," can be downloaded here and this is the group's first material released since the return of original vocalist Lord Worm. The track is scheduled to appear on the Canadian quintet's fifth album, which will be recorded over the summer. "Each song has a very unique identity and some of the material is a progression from what you've heard from Cryptopsy in the past," the band recently about the new compositions. "The album concept has a very distinct beginning and end."

Cryptopsy recently embarked on a headlining U.S. tour with Cattle Decapitation, Devilinside and The Autumn Offering and all dates are listed below.

Cryptopsy w/ Cattle Decapitation, The Autumn Offering tour dates (*with Devilinside): More...

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Shroud Of Bereavement Live Report

Aah, imagine my delight when I found out Shroud Of Bereavement were playing at Dee Dee's in Quincy, MA on Jan. 28th. I first heard them a few months ago through samples posted on their website and have been waiting to catch them live ever since. This was a long awaited fresh breeze of doom as opposed to the hardcore- infested New England scene. Being primarily a doom metal fan, I was quite elated to attend the show.

I'd never heard or seen any of the supporting bands so I didn't know what to expect. Fortunately, the whole evening turned out to be very gratifying as all 4 bands pretty much encompassed the range of my musical tastes. More...

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Cryptopsy Guitarist Gives Statement on Departure

Lead and rhythm guitarist, Jon Levasseur, of CRYPTOPSY has taken the time to officially announce his departure from the band. A statement reads as follows:

"Greetings all Cryptopsy fans!

Jon Levasseur here writing to officially announce my departure from Cryptopsy. It is something I strangely felt coming on since a year prior to my departure (August 2004) as my inspiration for such extreme music was growing thin. After 10 years in the band, I now wish to step back, lay low and explore other things in music. Who knows, maybe one day this new chapter in my life could turn out into something interesting!

That being said, I want to say that I’m very proud of what Cryptopsy has accomplished as a band and I consider myself extremely fortunate to have broken through boundaries with some of the best musicians in the business. So to Flo Mounier, Eric Langlois, Lord Worm and Alex Auburn, it’s been a great ride guys, full of memories. Thanx for everything and for putting up with me!!! I also wish extend thanx to the ex-members club: Steve Thibault, Mike DiSalvo, Miguel Roy, Martin Lacroix, Martin Fergusson, Dave Galea and to the 6th member for the past 6 years, Maurice Richard and all other people who have been involved in the bands success!

Finally, I want to thank every Cryptopsy fan on the planet. Because of your undying support, the band is able to bring its music around the globe and it made me live so many great things and experiences. I got to play for fans in many places in the world, some places even beyond my own expectations. Hail to you all, thank you and do look forward to the next Cryptopsy album!

Long life to Cryptopsy!

Jon Levasseur"

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