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Cryptopsy Splits With Bassist Youri Raymond

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Bassist Youri Raymond has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with Cryptopsy:

"I am officially announcing my departure of the band Cryptopsy. At this time, we feel it's in the best interest of both the band and I to part ways. As a musician, moving from guitar to bass was a great challenge, but honestly, I never really felt comfortable in that position and my motivation in general was stagnating.

"I'm now moving forward and will release an album in 2012 on guitar/lead vocals with my band Unhuman and I hope Jon, Matt, Chris Flo and the new guy who will fill in in the bass spot the very best with the upcoming album and what might be the 'real' Cryptopsy coming back!

"Thanks again fans and friends for your endless support! Peace out!"

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1. Cynic writes:

I'm as interested as everyone else in what Jon/Flo can come up with it but the band seems like a lame duck without a really guttural vocalist. Time will tell I guess.

# Dec 9, 2011 @ 5:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. rjgrand666 writes:

Cynic man, have you heard Matt lately? He sounds great compared to the Unspoken era. and I know a dude that talked to Flo, and he said that theyre ditching the cleans entirely

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Actually just before I posted that I watched a youtube clip comparing live vocalists to make sure I wasn't talking sh**, and yeah I admit it wasn't so bad. Still sounded higher and less guttural than Lord Worm, hope to god he doesn't do any stupid inhaling stuff - would kill it for me totally. Anyway yeah guess I'll have to reserve judgment. You seen them live?

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KanadianKoRn writes:

Matt is a fantastic metal vocalist. I dont like his new band, but for metal he is a beast.

# Dec 10, 2011 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KanadianKoRn writes:

cynic, I know him personally, and his live stuff is f***in fantastic, its definately not the same as what lord worm was doing, but i personally think matt has more to offer the ear.

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