Cryptopsy Get New Bassist

Olivier Pinard

And his name is Olivier Pinard.

If that name seems familiar to you, you’re awesome — Pinard is a member of Neuraxis in addition to Vengeful.

So, now, Cryptopsy has a new bassist. Let’s hope they put out an album that doesn’t make me want to completely renounce metal…again.

He replaces guitarist-turned-bassist Youri Raymond, who jumped the good ship Cryptopsy last month, saying in a statement that “it’s in the best interest of both the band and I to part ways.”

But…why? “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,” Raymond said.

I feel you, dude. That can be tricky.

Seriously, Cryptopsy — don’t think about releasing another record unless it’s going to redeem the name and legacy of the group.

Otherwise, you’re just throwing new, fresher shit on top of the old, crusted over shit from five years ago.

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