July 11, 2012

The pre-sales for the new self-titled CRYPTOPSY album will begin on Friday July 13, 2012 and it will only be available through their new website www.cryptopsy.ca (which will be online on Friday as well). As a special thanks to the pre-sale participants, the band has decided to give some digital goodies. First, on August 14, 2012 – one month before the digital release and official street date – you will receive two songs from the new album CRYPTOPSY. Then on September 11, 2012 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 "Cryptopsy" CD, a full merch package, guy shirt, girly and zip up hoody of "Cryptopsy". The official CRYPTOPSY trailer, a 3 minute musical and video medley, will be released on Friday to give you a taste of the new album. The band issued the following statement, "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!!!" More info at www.facebook.com/cryptopsymetal

US Death Metallers BLOODSOAKED have added Joe Darling (from MALEBOLIGA) as a second guitarist / vocalist to their line-up. The band will be playing three shows this month in Chesapeake, VA (July 19), Wilmington, DE (July 20) and Atco, NJ (July 21). For more details check out our tourdates section. BLOODSOAKED will also be playing a European tour this November. The tour will run from November 02 – 11 and hit Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria and Sweden. Exact cities and venues are currently being confirmed. Support will come from COFFIN SYRUP, GORGY and MANGLED ATROCITY. Full streams of the two BLOODSOAKED albums "Sadistic Deeds…Grotesque Memories" and "The Death Of Hope" are online at www.bloodsoaked.stereokiller.com. All further info at www.facebook.com/bloodsoaked666

Chicago Thrashers TRIALS have parted ways with guitarist Remy Walle. The band’s new guitarist is Ryan Bruchert (CENTAURUS, ex – HE WHO CORRUPTS). TRIALS are currently working on the follow up to their debut "Witness To The Downfall". More info at www.facebook.com/trialsmusic

Canadian Melodic Death Metallers LAIKA will be playing several shows in their homecountry in July together with technical Death Metallers ABHORUPT. The band has issued the following statement about the upcoming tour: "With this new tour we are showing the newer sound of LAIKA and exposing fans to true Winnipeg Melodic Death Metal. We have enlisted Ronnie Ladobruk on guitar to join us on the journey out west. If this name sounds familiar, you may know him from this year’s Canada’s Got Talent! He was part of the Winnipeg Auditions. Ronnie has been putting a crazy amount of effort to make this tour a successful one. He’s an awesome guitarist and we can’t wait to show him the tour life." After the tour LAIKA will be heading into the studio with Ryan Forsyth again to record the long overdue follow up to 2010’s "Crafting The Cataclysm", which was self-released and made available for free download at this location. A sneak peak of two tracks planned to be released on the second album can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page. All further information at www.laikametal.com, www.facebook.com/laikaofficial

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