Guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond of Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY has issued the following statement:
“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!”
Lead guitarist and songwriter Jon Levasseur rejoined CRYPTOPSY in May.
“The Unspoken King”, CRYPTOPSY‘s sixth full-length and first to feature new vocalist Matt McGachy, was released June 24, 2008 to a wide array of reactions. Drummer Flo Mounier explained his intention in reshaping the dynamics of the band to Decibel magazine: “I’m a fan of different sorts of music, and I think it’s most fun when a band puts out an album that has elements of everything; you get this thing called diversity, not boredom. That’s what we’re trying to do. Still, I think people are going to be surprised how brutal this album is.”