Cryptopsy is a technical death metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The band was founded in 1988 by drummer Mike Atkin, guitarist Steve Thibault and vocalist Lord Worm as Necrosis. After Mike's departure the band changed its name to Cryptopsy in 1992 when they found out that there were several other bands called Necrosis. The band quickly recruited bassist Kevin Weagle, guitarist Dave Galea, and the now legendary drummer Flo Mounier. In 1993, the band released their debut demo, Ungentle Exhumation. This demo was re-issued by local label Gore Records (later called Great White North). This release earned them some attention in the death metal underground, as well as from the German label Invasion Records.
The next year, Kevin Weagle was replaced by Martin Fercuson, and Dave Galea left to be replaced by new lead guitarist Jon Levasseur. This lineup recorded their 1994 debut album, Blasphemy Made Flesh, on Invasion Records. This gained them a wide following in the death metal underground, and was a prime example of high-quality early 1990s death metal. However, due to difficulties and disagreements with Invasion Records, w...
|years active||1988 – present|
|origin||Montréal, Québec, Canada|
|music genre|| Technical death metal|
|current members|| Lord Worm|