Canadian kings of technical death metal CRYPTOPSY have announced their return with As Gomorrah Burns, their first full-length album in over a decade, due out September 8th from Nuclear Blast Records.
The groundbreaking, extreme metal foursome emerge renewed and as vital as ever on their massively anticipated album, which continues their trailblazing path of sonic exploration and exceptionally complex songwriting, for one of their most tumultuous albums yet.
Commenting on the impending record, vocalist Matt McGachy says:
I’m excited to finally unveil ‘As Gomorrah Burns.’ It’s an album that we have been crafting for the past five years. A meticulous endeavor that we are proud of. It’s the perfect medley of oldschool Cryptopsy with a few modern twists.
We’ve leaned heavily into the grooves and let some of the riffs breathe just a little more than we have on the past few releases. I’m really stoked about the new era of Cryptopsy“
Today, CRYPTOPSY have unchained the record’s first single, ‘In Abeyance‘, and an accompanying video which was directed by Chris Kells (The Agonist, Beneath The Massacre).
McGachy adds about the new single:
“‘In Abeyance’ is conceptually about feeling isolated while being submerged in a new environment. The hunt for a sense of belonging while mourning a previous life. Musically, it’s a slap in the face. It’s a banger that appears to be straightforward yet remains ultra complex.”
Pre-order As Gomorrah Burns and stream ‘In Abeyance‘: https://cryptopsy.bfan.link/in-abeyance.ema
As Gomorrah Burns – tracklisting
01 Lascivious Undivine
02 In Abeyance
03 Godless Deceiver
04 Ill Ender
05 Flayed The Swine
06 The Righteous Lost
08 Praise The Filth
Death metal juggernaut Cryptopsy return to pummel our collective senses anew with their new album, As Gomorrah Burns. Their first for Nuclear Blast, the Montreal-based quartet—featuring founding member/drummer Flo Mounier, guitarist Christian Donaldson, vocalist Matt McGachy, and bassist Olivier “Oli” Pinard—advance their signature power as they celebrate 30-plus years of extremity.
The merciless blasts of ‘Lascivious Undivine‘ and ‘Flayed the Swine‘ offer Cryptopsy at their most intense and maniacal, while ‘In Abeyance‘ and ‘The Righteous Lost’ groove savagely. As Gomorrah Burns underscores the animus of fan-favorite None So Vile (1996) and the meticulous technicality of And Then You’ll Beg (2000) with a strikingly sinister vibe.
Formed in 1992, Cryptopsy have released eight full-lengths—counting As Gomorrah Burns—to date. Out of the gate, the Quebecers set new standards in death metal with their no-compromise attack and next-level musicality. Debut album, Blasphemy Made Flesh, shell-shocked all that encountered it, as follow-ups None So Vile, Whisper Supremacy (1998), and Once Was Not (2005) positioned the Canadians as apex predators.
Throughout their storied career, the group embarked on high-profile tours, such as the inaugural Death Across America tour in 1998, the Summer Slaughter Tour in 2008, and the Devastation on the Nation tour in 2017. To date, they’ve performed over 1,000 shows across 47 countries. The release of As Gomorrah Burns on Nuclear Blast re-positions Cryptopsy for yet another reign of death metal domination.
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