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Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “Fear His Displeasure” Bass Playthrough
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Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “Fear His Displeasure” Bass Playthrough

Cryptopsy have a new album coming out next week called The Book of Suffering – Tome II, and they’re gearing fans up for it with this killer guitar and bass playthrough of the song “Fear His Displeasure.” Bassist Olivier Pinard tears it up with a crushing tone. “On this recording I used my Spector Euro 5 LX with Elixir strings...

Olivier Pinard Joins Cattle Decapitation
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Olivier Pinard Joins Cattle Decapitation

After Derek Engemann left the band in January, death metal band Cattle Decapitation has announced a new bassist plus a new guitarist. Olivier Pinard, who has also played with Cryptopsy and Neuraxis, will hold down the bottom end for the band while Belisario Dimuzio will be the new second guitarist. The band made the announcement along with the teaser for...

Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “White Worms” Bass Playthrough
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Olivier Pinard: Cryptopsy’s “White Worms” Bass Playthrough

Get ready for an aural assault: Olivier Pinard has released a new playthrough video for “White Worms” by Cryptopsy, and it’s super heavy. Pinard rips through the blazing tempo with incredible veracity and right hand technique. This playthrough is not for the faint of heart.

Cryptopsy: Detritus (the one they kept)
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Cryptopsy: Detritus (the one they kept)

Extreme technical death metal outfit Cryptopsy is back with new music! “Detritus (the one they kept)” is the first peek at The Book of Suffering Tome 1, due October 30th. “It has been three years since Cryptopsy’s last release and many fans have expressed their eagerness to hear new material,” the band shared on their website. “This time, rather than...

Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not
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Akurion: Yet Ye See Them Not

I’ve grown to love the sound of fretless in a metal setting. Here’s a great clip of Olivier Pinard laying it down in a new metal group called Akurion that features members of Cryptopsy and Neuraxis, including vocalist Mike DiSalvo, guitarist Rob Milley, and drummer Tommy Mckinnon. This clip is of their debut track, “Yet Ye See Them Not”, live...

Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough
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Cryptopsy: Two-Pound Torch Bass and Guitar Playthrough

Prepare to have your face melted. Here’s an insane video of Cryptopsy bassist Olivier Pinard and guitarist Chris Donaldson ripping through the song “Two-Pound Torch” from the band’s self-titled album. Pinard proves to be just as nimble as Donaldson and employs several techniques to spice up the bass line.