On July 6, Jason Saulnier of the MusicLegends.ca web site conducted an interview with guitarist Jon Levasseur and vocalist Matt McGachy of Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.
Pre-sales for the new self-titled album from CRYPTOPSY will begin on Friday, July 13 via the band’s new web site Cryptopsy.ca (which goes live on Friday). As special thanks to you, the pre-sale participants, the band has decided to give some digital goodies. First, on August 14, one month before the digital release and official street date, you will receive two songs from the new CD. Then on September 11, you will receive the “Making Of Cryptopsy” (a 30-minute documentary) alongside your completed album.
All pre-sale participants will be placed in a draw to win the following grand prize:
* Autographed limited edition vinyls of “Ungental Exhumation”, “Blasphemy Made Flesh” and “None So Vile”.
* Autographed CD “Cryptopsy”.
* Full merch package, guy shirt, girly and zip up hoody of “Cryptopsy”.
The official “Cryptopsy” trailer, a three-minute musical and video medley, will be released on Friday to give you a taste of the new CRYPTOPSY album.
Commented the band: “We hope that you enjoy the sneak peek of the new CRYPTOPSY. We greatly appreciate your dedication and support. It is thanks to your help alone that we can continue doing this!!!”
The cover artwork for “Cryptopsy” was created by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (MNEMIC) and can be seen below.
“Cryptopsy” track listing:
01. Two-Pound Torch
02. Shag Harbour’s Visitors
03. Red-Skinned Scapegoat
04. Damned Draft Dodgers
05. Amputated Enigma
06. The Golden Square Mile
08. Cleansing The Hosts
CRYPTOPSY debuted a brand new song, “Amputated Enigma”, during their April 29 concert at The Dominion House in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
CRYPTOPSY in January tapped bassist Olivier Pinard (NEURAXIS, VENGEFUL) as the replacement for guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond.
Raymond left CRYPTOPSY in December, 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.”
Lead guitarist and songwriter Jon Levasseur rejoined CRYPTOPSY in May 2011.
“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.”
Flo Mounier: Drums/Vocals
Jon Levasseur: Lead, Rythm guitar
Chris Donaldson: Lead Guitar
Matt McGachy: Lead Vocals
Olivier Pinard: Bass Guitar