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CRYPTOPSY Guitarist To Sit Out Upcoming Shows; Temporary Replacement Announced

Guitarist Jon Levasseur of Canadian extreme metal veterans CRYPTOPSY will be forced to sit out the band's dates in support of their new, self-titled album. Filling in for him will be 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.

CRYPTOPSY in January tapped bassist Olivier Pinard (NEURAXIS, VENGEFUL) as the replacement for guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond.



(via Blabbermouth)

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