Mike DiSalvo vocals
Jon Levasseur rhythm & lead guitar
Miguel Roy rhythm guitar
Eric Langlois bass guitar
Flo Mounier drums & backing vocals
Reinstating all hope that there is still life and creativity in the realm of death metal, the members of Montreal's Cryptopsy aren't out to fool anyone with their music or songwriting. The band strives to completely indulge themselves in and explore one musical characteristic, sheer brutality. Possessing the technical aspects that most of the scene's giants can only hope to achieve, Cryptopsy heave a mighty load of harsh grind that is overwhelming to fans of noise and crust as well as death metal. Garnering an incredible underground following in the last few years, especially in Europe, these guys relentlessly search their creative realms for expansion of their devastating music, and their first two albums have set standards in this overcrowded scene. As if Cryptopsy haven't already done enough to separate themselves from the normal ranks, the band are set to unleash their third monstrous and most vital album, Whisper Supremacy. On the heels of their 4-song Ungentle Exhumation demo, the band released their Blasphemy Made Flesh debut in May of 1994 on Germany's Invasion Records. Licensed later by Displeased Records, Blasphemy... forced its way into the underground, and Cryptopsy soon became known for their highly-damaging sound and sadistically perverted lyrics. After a three-month Canadian tour in the summer of '95, Sweden's Wrong Again Records quickly signed the band, and in early '96 released their 8-song, aptly-titled second album, None So Vile. Produced masterfully by the band and Obliveon guitarist Pierre Remillard, None So Vile upped the ante for Cryptopsy and further established them as one of the most relentless and brutal bands on the planet. After another successful short tour of Canada, the band lost original vocalist Lord Worm to a stable job with a beer company, but not before Worm's hand-picked replacement Mike DiSalvo (ex-Infestation) could step in and expand the vocal extremities of the band. Mike's capabilities and on-stage presence are the perfect compliment to the band's chainsaw-like dirges, and the music's potency is now twice the level it was before. Realizing that the band and their music needed to reach a much wider and vast audience, Century Media Records signed Cryptopsy to a world-wide contract in 1998. Having the largest attendance and the most support on the Rave stage at 1997's Milwaukee Metalfest, Cryptopsy made a return appearance at this year's record-setting event (and again commanded the largest support on the Rave stage) just before the release of their Century Media debut. Recorded and produced again by Pierre Remillard at Montreal's Victor Studio, Whisper Supremacy will see a global September release to their massively-supportive following and the rest of the extreme metal world. Putting some distance between themselves and their previous outputs, Cryptopsy's latest is as technically perfect as it is harsh, and is as awe-inspiring as it is exhausting. As the current 1998 Death Across America Tour (complete with Gorguts, Oppressor and Nile) trudges on, Cryptopsy are unleashing their live show to the masses, and never has the time been more ideal for a record like Whisper Supremacy to drive a dominating spike through the cold heart of death metal. Grab onto something stable, for you've now been warned!