A 15-minute video recap of CRYPTOPSY‘s visit to Japan to perform at the Loud Park festival on October 27 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City can be seen below.
CRYPTOPSY guitarist Jon Levasseur is sitting out the band’s dates in support of their new, self-titled album. Filling in for him is former CRYPTOPSY member Youri Raymond.
Raymond left CRYPTOPSY in December 2011, explaining in a statement that “it’s in the best interest of both the band and I to part ways.” He added, “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.”
The self-titled new album from CRYPTOPSY will be released in the U.S. on November 20 via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revulotion Harmony/Candlelight Records. Pre-orders for the album are available through the band at Cryptopsy.ca.
The cover artwork for “Cryptopsy” was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (MNEMIC).
CRYPTOPSY in January tapped bassist Olivier Pinard (NEURAXIS, VENGEFUL) as the replacement for guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond.