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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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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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Over 40 Bands Confirmed For NEMHF

The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:

Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...

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DevilInside Solidify New Lineup And Tours

DevilInside have reemerged with a new line-up, now joining the group on vocals is Joe Talbot of Richard Pryor On Fire fame, drummer Dan Johnson, formerly of With Dead Hands Rising and bassist Patrick Morris of Demonicon. The group will now hit the road with Suffocation, Behemoth and Cattle Decapitation from February 07th through to February 23rd. After that, they will take to the road with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation and The Autumn Offering for the following stops:

March 04th Houston, TX - Fat Cat's
March 05th Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Live
March 06th Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room
March 07th San Antonio, TX - Sanctuary
March 08th Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
March 09th Tucson, AZ - The Rock
March 10th Phoenix, AZ - Mason Jar
March 11th Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Theatre
March 12th San Diego, CA - Soma
March 13th Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
March 14th San Francisco, CA - The Pound
March 15th Portland, OR - Meow Meow
March 16th Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
March 18th Denver, CO - Rock Island
March 19th Ft. Collins, CO - Starlight
March 21st Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
March 22nd Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
March 23rd St. Paul, MN - Station 4

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Maryland Death Fest Final Lineup Announced

The final acts for the Maryland Death Fest 2005, which is set to take place May 28th and 29th at the Thunderdome in Baltimore, MD have been announced. Tickets are now available here.

The final confirmed band list is as follows: More...

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Nightwish Confirmed For Next Year's NEMHF

The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 7 will be held on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. The latest act confirmed for the festival, according to Pollstar.com is NIGHTWISH, who will perform on April 23rd.

Acts confirmed for the festival now include: NIGHTWISH, CRYPTOPSY (23rd) and KING DIAMOND, NILE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and BEHEMOTH (24th).

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Crytopsy Confirmed For New England Metal Fest

King Diamond and Cryptopsy have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, a two-day event set to be held April 23-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, MA. Also expected to perform at the festival are King Diamond's touring mates on the upcoming U.S. trek, Nile, Behemoth and The Black Dahlia Murder. Cryptopsy will perform on April 23 while King Diamond will take the stage on April 24. More confirmations will be announced soon.

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Cryptopsy US Tour Rescheduled, New Dates

Due to the cancellation of CRYPTOPSY's originally planned November US Tour, the Canadians were forced to push dates back through until 2005. The CRYPTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, THE AUTUMN OFFERING US tour dates so far are as follows:

February 23 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Downtown
February 24 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
February 25 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
February 26 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
February 28 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
March 8 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
March 9 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
March 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Mason Jar
March 16 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 21 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

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Bloodshoteye Continue Tour Despite Loss of Drummer

Following the unannounced departure of their drummer 4 days prior to 3 major shows, Bloodshoteye got their friend Mike LePrieur to fill in for the Toronto show. Patrice Hamelin of Martyr will sit behind the drumkit for the Quebec and Montreal shows. BSE has already begun looking for a permanent replacement.

October 7: Toronto, ON Club Rockit (w/ The End, Cephalic Carnage)

October 8: Quebec, QC Campus de Charlesbourg (w/ Cryptopsy, The End, Cephalic Carnage)

October 9: Montreal, QC Medley (w/ Cryptopsy, The End, Cephalic Carnage)

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Former Cryptopsy Guitarist To Fill In

Former CRYPTOPSY guitarist Miguel Roy will be filling in for current CRYPTOPSY axeman Jon Levasseur on the band's Canadian tour beginning on September 7 in Barrie, Ontario.

In other news, CRYPTOPSY will kick off a U.S. headlining tour on November 11. The upcoming trek will mark the Canadian death metal band's first tour in the United States since 2002 and the first-ever U.S. tour for the band's lead vocalist, Lord Worm. Next year, CRYPTOPSY will focus on the production of their fifth album, tentatively due in the summer/fall 2005 through Century Media Records.

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Cryptopsy Post Live Video Online

Canada's Cryptopsy have posted a live recording of "Graves Of The Fathers" performed in Toronto on July 16, 2004 on their official website. Check it out here.

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Cryptopsy Announce Canadian Tour Dates

BW&BK is proud to present Cryptopsy's 2004 Canadian Tour. Dates are as follows:

September
7 - Barrie, ON - Foundation
8 - Sudbury, ON - TBA (w/ Bloodshoteye, Meatlocker Seven)
10 - Thunder Bay, ON - Apollo (w/ Bloodshoteye)
11 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo (w/ Bloodshoteye)
13 - Saskatoon, SK - TBA (w/ Bloodshoteye)
14 - Regina, SK - TBA (w/ Bloodshoteye)
16 - Calgary, AB - Machine Club (w/ Bloodshoteye)
17 - Edmonton, AB - Starlight Room (w/ Bloodshoteye)
18 - Lethbrige, AB - Starlight Lounge (w/ Bloodshoteye)
20 - Prince George, BC - TBA (w/ Bloodshoteye)
21 - Vancouver, BC - Brickyard (w/ Bloodshoteye, Meatlocker Seven)
22 - Victoria, BC - Upstairs Cabaret (w/ Bloodshoteye, Meatlocker Seven)
23 - Kamloops, BC - TBA (w/ Bloodshoteye, Meatlocker Seven)
25 - Winnipeg, MB - The Zoo (w/ Bloodshoteye, Meatlocker Seven) More...

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Cryptopsy Begins Pre-Production For New Album

The band will spend three days at Wild Studio in St-Zenon, Quebec next week (August 6-8) working on the pre-production for the fifth studio album tentatively due in early 2005. Producing the effort will be Pierre Remillard, who has previously worked on None So Vile (1995), Whisper Supremacy (1998), And Then You'll Beg (2000) and None So Live (2003).

The upcoming CD will mark the group's first collection of new material since the return of vocalist Lord Worm, who replaced Martin Lacroix (ex-Spasme) earlier in the year.

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Cryptopsy Denied Entry Into The US

Canadian death metallers Cryptopsy have checked in with the following message on their official website:

"The first 2 shows with the return of Lord Worm have been amazing, and fans have had great reactions as well. Unfortunately Cryptopsy was not let through the U.S. border to perform in the widely anticipated Rhode Island Drum Benefit. It seems as though you need to purchase expensive working papers to cross even if it's for one day and you are playing for free (donating your performance). The band had worked long and hard with the organizer of this event to make it happen and were more than happy to donate their performance. It's unfortunate that such strict "free trade" laws exist between two neighbouring countries, but we won't even begin to go into that. We would like to wish all the best to the family of Russell Camire and to congratulate Marc for his hard work and dedication to this event. We'll be back."

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Cryptopsy's First Two Albums Available On Vinyl

Cryptopsy's first two albums, "Blasphemy Made Flesh" (1994) and "None So Vile" (1995), have been released on vinyl in a 2-LP package (limited to 1,000 copies worldwide).

For more information, go to www.emeticrecords.com.

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Confirmed Trois-Riviere Metalfest Acts

The Canadian Trois-Rivière Metalfest has started announcing bands again for it's now annual festival which is taking place from November 5th-6th. Confirmed thus far are the following acts:

Cryptosy
Magister Dixit
Ghoulunatics
Despised Icon
A Perfect Murder
Torn Within
Unexpect

...with many more expected to round out the 14 band total. The Trois-Rivière Metalfest will again be taking place at Le Maquisart in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

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Lord Worm Returns to Cryptopsy

After speculation of who was going to relpace recently departed vocalist Martin Lacroix, it has been made official, through www.cryptopsy.net, that original Cryptopsy vocalist Lord Worm has indeed returned to the fold. Lord Worm himself stated, somewhat cryptically, by saying - "'Un mal pour un bien', I've heard it said, and those seven long years ago, unhappy though I was at leaving (for a private question of honour, not beer), it was none the less for the best. Now, we've come full circle, and again a private question of honour finds me back in the fold. It is so. It cannot be otherwise. See you soon..." More...

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