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Jon Levasseur Rejoins Cryptopsy As Its New Guitarist

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French Canadian death metal veterans Cryptopsy have posted the following update online, announcing the return of Jon Levasseur to the band as its new guitarist:

"We have some important informative news we would like to announce. Jon Levasseur, former lead guitarist and major creative contributing force behind 'None So Vile', 'Whisper Supremacy', 'And Then You'll Beg...' has returned to the band. The combination of Jon and Chris Donaldson has revived the power and energy of the infamous Cryptopsy string section, without losing the backup vocal and creative talent of Youri Raymond who is now playing the six string bass for the rhythm section. Eric Langlois has, for now, decided to step back and take a break from the Cryptopsy family.

"The reborn and fully motivated chemistry of Matt, Chris, Youri, Jon and Flo is determined to make an impact in 2011 and beyond. New material is in the works and will be available to all with your support in late 2011. Meanwhile, three new songs have been completed and will soon be featured on a final Century Media release. This meaning, the future is ours and yours and promises to be true Cryptopsy."

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1. R10 writes:

Wow,best news ive heard in a while! A return too true Cryptopsy form. Can not wait wait for new stuff from these tech death legends. Thier last album was so disappointing,good to hear there going back to the style that made them great.

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2. Cynic writes:

WOW! Bummer about losing Eric. "Promises to be true Cryptopsy" - never thought I'd see the day Flo would back down on Cryptopsy's direction, this whole post is pretty surprising.

Only problem? They still have lame duck McGachy on vocals.

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3. Greyback writes:

Total shock has set in. Never did I see the day when this would happen. I am just hoping that things work out good and we've got another classic Crypto release coming. Matt has gotten a bit better with the death vocals, I mean he was just in the band for less than a year and they pumped TUK out, and he was still an emo kitten vocalist. I looked up new vids of them live, he does sound more appropriate for the Crypto style now, nothing to Worm but still much better than before. And he stopped doing that stupid cup hands around his mouth thing for the most part now! Will this be None So Vile? Probably not, but it sure as hell should be better than the abortion that is TUK.

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