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Cryptopsy Guitarist Alex Auburn Quits

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After ten years with the band, guitarist Alex Auburn has announced that he will be leaving Cryptopsy. A statement from Auburn reads as follows:

"I am announcing my departure of the band Cryptosy. There are many reasons why I must leave the band, and this has been going on for a while now, so I am quitting. The band and I believe it is better for me to go, so I am moving forward. I want to thank the guys in Cryptopsy for an adventurous and crazy 10 years. It’s been a great ride. I will especially miss the fans a great deal and i want to thank all of you for you’re awesome support through out those years. Right now I need to take a break for a few months to reflect on my life and my future in music. As far as music goes, I might start my own band next summer but i don’t know yet. In the mean time I am open to good offers and to join other forces."

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Cynic's avatar

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1. Cynic writes:

The gurgling of a sinking titan that is Cryptopsy - Jon Levasseur was always the true Cryptopsy guitarist anyway. I hope Langlois leaves too because he used to shine.

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

Well said, Cynic! Could have not said it better myself.

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 7:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. GoreGrinder writes:

After Lord Worm left the band, I was threw with these guys. Could never really get into their new album. Flo still is an amazing drummer tho!

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Kalis_wrath writes:

New album is mallcore to the max! UGH!

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathbringer writes:

LOL. I wouldn't call it mallcore, but definitely deathcore.

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 8:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

Mallcore, deathcore what's the differance? *LOL* :p

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DeathInEye writes:

Em, I'd say big difference, because I like deathcore, but I don't agree with Cryptopsy going deathcore. They had a substantial fanbase. I get the "creative growth" but, I guess I feel Cryptopsy still had places to go without genre-jumping. Oh well.

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Kali-good point. Flo is kind of stuck-up right now. I actually admire Chris Adler more, but that's just me.(great, now I'm gonna get a bunch of people flaming me.)

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 10:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

Silly guys. I meant that both generes suck.

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 10:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Jake.Shall.Perish writes:

meeeeeeeeeeh I disagree ^ Chris Adler is a pretty good drummer

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Tomo writes:

Listen to Fused Together in Revolving Doors by The Red Chord...

# Feb 1, 2009 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cynic's avatar

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12. Cynic writes:

Good point Goregrinder - Flo is still one of death metals greatest no matter what. Chris Adler may be good but Flo is inhuman. Thanks Kali - yeah Cryptopsy's new album will go down in metal history.

# Feb 2, 2009 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Kalis_wrath writes:

The big question remains; Will Cryptopsy's last album be a hiccup, or a continuing trend? I am always willing to forgive a hiccup, but not plain indigestion.

# Feb 2, 2009 @ 12:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Cynic writes:

No Worm, no Levasseur, no more albums like None So Vile. Seeing how one of the greatest death metal acts ever went deathcore, it's more like stomach cancer.

# Feb 2, 2009 @ 1:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. NLBD writes:

I can understand Alex's decision.....it must've been hard for him to take all the pressure from lots of people since And then you'll beg in 2000 after Jon's departure. I actually feel bad for him just by listening to Once Was Not that he really tries to do something innovative and pull off as much as Jon does.......good luck to him, he's still very young!
And finally Flo can take over everything lol.......

# Feb 6, 2009 @ 3:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Cynic writes:

Yeah actually my first statement was a bit off - he did a good job on Once Were Not, there were some classic Cryptopsy riffs on that album.

# Feb 6, 2009 @ 3:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Porno Coma writes:

The few good riffs on Once was not were Levasseur's riffs.
Something is going to happen with Cryptopsy....just wait!!

# Feb 13, 2009 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DeathmetalJim writes:

once was not was a benchmark in complicated drumming, its f***ing awsome. and the only thing levassure wrote for once was not was luminium (the intro track). i really liked once was not coz it was like a progressive return to thier original sound. then they f***ed it up and went deathcore. they really really suck now. they just grabed onto something popular and raped it with sh**ness. the only thing good that could possibly hapen to cryptopsy now is they all get cancer.

# Feb 15, 2009 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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