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Cryptopsy Keyboardist Explains Departure

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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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1. Johnnymetal writes:

Actually, Bobby McFerrin (the singer of Don't Worry), is still alive. So no, those are rumors created to make that song sound ironic. Funny how people will believe anything without doing research first.

# Jul 1, 2008 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

What the heck did she just say? I got that money due to downloading made her leave the band. Is that what I was supposed to get?

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. dethmonkee writes:

What I don't get is how she can be proud of her work on The Unspoken King, that album is very boring deathcore with an absolutely terrible vocalist.

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 2:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

To be honest and objective, it sounds like a pretty typical rant from a person who lost their job. Placing blame on something as illusive as people downloading albums is exactly that - placing blame. No one knows the real impact of music downloading. The RIAA's figures grossly misrepresent reality to serve their cause. So who else's figures are there to go by? Downloading takles the most money out of the big name bands' pockets (a logical conclusion), but it is widely believed to help the underground bands get more exposure. For bands who sell 50,000 or 100,000 albums or so, how many sales do they seriously think they are losing? How much money does that equate to for the band? Sure, if a figure could be nailed down, they have every right to be p***ed at people taking money out of their pockets, but as musicians, this is the current musical/internet landscape so you have to strive to survive or call it a day and get "real jobs" (where the executives and managers take most of the money and the workers get sh**).

This also comes on the heels of a major change in sound for the band, and to blame lack of money on something like downloading before the impact of this change seems absurd.

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Infected-Voice writes:

i love how on their page they have that "it's dinner time" thing on their player....and its says how its "emo"

no cryptopsy...its not emo....its just very typical deathcore bullsh**....which just happen to appeal to emo kids and yur screamo kids and of course yur weightlifting insecure jocks/deathcore kids


i laughed my a$$ off though to the track....but even more when someone left the comment, u guys sound like a more mellow despised icon lol

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 11:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

So Deathbringer, I was right about what I was supposed to get out of her "explanation?" I dont know if its anger or what, but she was a bit hard to understand.

As far as downloading goes, I agree with you. Big bands make PLENTY on tour and through merch sales. I dont believe that they are hurting due to downloading!

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 12:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Bizzz writes:

Well, Downloading is here to stay so she might as well get used to it. As for her work on the new record, well, what work? Other then a few snippets here and their of some weird sound textures and creepy moods she didn't contribute a goddamn thing. She could have helped them but obviously they are beyond help by now. This record tarnished their credibility like hell.


Plus she whines too much, i mean c'mon, nobody cares. Grow a pair or wear your boyfriends or whatever she was saying to try and sound extreme and scary.

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 3:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. b.bristowe writes:

Bands hardly get anything from record sales now, or ever. It is/has always been touring a merch sales.

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. fearthedje writes:

Seeing how the CD was just released and I cannot find it at either my local FYE or Hot Topic blaming piracy is ridiculous. The one song I heard was also f***ing terrible and sounded more like something that some trendy deathcore band would make. Maybe people aren't buying the CD because it sucks? And maybe you aren't in the band because you aren't needed for anything?

# Jul 2, 2008 @ 4:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jrizzle writes:

Cryptopsy sucks balls now and she didnt contribute sh** to the new cd. And its not like death metal bands make that much from album sales anyway. Shows/merch help them make a lot more money

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 10:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. coldiem writes:

She's been in the band for 3 months and posts a rant like that? Her English is pretty bad, so that doesn't help any, but sounding like an angst-ridden teenager isn't helping her much either. Sounds to me like she needed to be knocked down a peg or two... I don't suppose that had anything to do with her departure?

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Kalis_wrath writes:

She does have a vampirefreaks.com profile Coldiem, that alone says alot! *LOL*

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 12:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. coldiem writes:

Oh, geez. I was wondering what a VF profile was.

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. That One Guy writes:

I suppose I can see where she's coming from, but touring is where the big money is. It's hard to take her seriously when you can barely understand her psychotic rants about wearing testicles as ear buckles and a necklace of intestines... though the image in my mind does seem comical.

I think she needs to get off her high horse and be rational. People are going to download music whether she likes it or not (and she's made it painfully obvious that she doesn't), so she needs to get used to it like other musicians and suck it up. Yeah, it sucks for musicians. I'm not going to lie.. but they have to get used to it. Besides, not everyone can afford to pay $18 or so for every CD they want. I just order off of Amazon.com, so I get them pretty cheap sometimes.. but I digress.

I haven't seen any dead kittens around.. haha.

Now playing - Bathory - "Baptised in Fire and Ice"

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 12:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Kalis_wrath writes:

Coldiem, now you know. I admitidly had a vf profile, but that was in my young dumb days! I swear that site is a vaccum for drama thirsty idiots!

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Public_Execution writes:

Maybe they kicked her out because you couldn't even hear the keyboards in that awful cd anyways.
Oh Flo, how the mighty have fallen

Now Playing: Those Poor Bastards - Sick and Alone

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Cynic writes:

Ha - what's really funny is that if Cryptopsy hadn't made such a big deal out of it, you'd have never guessed they even had a keyboardist. Her influence on "The Unspoken King" was null. I do feel sorry for her for being screwed around by Cryptopsy though. The album didn't sell because it was slandered by fans, nothing to do with downloads.

Now Playing: Disembowelment - "The Tree of Life and Death"

# Jul 3, 2008 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. psythe writes:

The title SHOULD have read "Cryptopsy Keyboardist Attempts To Explain Departure, Fails Miserably"

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LOL@VF

Now Playing: Vibe Tribe - "Vanilla Sky"

# Jul 4, 2008 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kalis_wrath writes:

I like Psythes headline. *LOL*

# Jul 4, 2008 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. SUPREMACY writes:

first thing first -

There was a f***ing keyboardist?!!


p.s - Cryptopsy sold out anyways, who gives a f*** - they f***ed up their title of "death metal legends" along with the other greats when they released this garbage of a new record.
sucks for them, they where one of the greats.

# Jul 8, 2008 @ 12:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Truths. writes:

Contrary to beliefs held by many who are not in touring bands, tours don't bring in that much money for a band. The cash is easily spent while on tour, with labels not paying enough to even get a band to a show. And after all that, if there was ever any question: bands have to pay back every bit of money that a label spends on them (over their contracted amount which is in most cases a very small amount of money.) They get what's in their contract, nothing more.

We aren't talking about Led Zeppelin here. We're talking about underground bands. Merch does help, but you're not going to get rich playing underground music - and most likely, you'll always have to do other jobs to make ends meet.

Poverty rules the underground!

# Jul 27, 2008 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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