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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 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

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

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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Century Media Release Metal For The Masses Vol 4

Continuing the highly successful Metal For The Masses series, the Century Family unseals Metal For The Masses Volume Four, once again exclusive to Hot Topic locations nationwide. The 2-disc compilation contains 40 tracks totaling over 2 hours of music. The artwork for Volume Four incorporates the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to stunning effect and also depicts the album art for each featured artist within as well as additional artist and album information. Volume Four comes housed in a deluxe double Digipak and is available now at all Hot Topic locations nationwide.

Started in 2003, Metal For The Masses has become The Century Family's largest-selling compilation series, replacing the budget priced Identity series. The Metal For The Masses series is also one of Hot Topic's longest-running exclusive compilations. Selling well over 60,000 copies each, Metal For The Masses continues to disseminate the word of metal.

Disc One Includes Century Media Artists:

God Forbid, Manntis, Diecast, Brand New Sin, Agents Of Man, Shadows Fall, Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Behemoth, Old Man's Child, Naglfar, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Eyes Of Fire, Into Eternity, Cryptopsy, Watch Them Die, Napalm Death, Despised Icon and Immolation

Disc Two Includes:

Nuclear Blast Artists: Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork, In Flames, Meshuggah, Bleed The Sky, Darkane, Mnemic, Hypocrisy, Exodus and Cathedral

Liquor And Poker Music Artists: Fireball Ministry, Nebula, The Hellacopters, The Illuminati, The Black Halos, Crash Kelly, The Thieves, Scott Reeder, American Heartbreak and Backyard Babies

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Dew Scented Renew Deal With Nuclear Blast

Dew Scented signed a new deal for further albums with Nuclear Blast. The band just toured with Nevermore across Europe, in November they will embark on an US trip with Vader, before they will come back to Europe again in February. The picture shows the guys with Nuclear Blast employees during the signing of the contract in the Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg at the end of the Nevermore tour.

In other news, Dew-Scented will play another Europe Tour in 2006. The confirmed dates: More...

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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.

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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:

P.O.Box 37534
159, 25th Avenue
J7P 5N2

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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