Thursday, February 09, 2006

Metal Queen Management Canadian Music Week Showcase News

Montreal extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY have been nominated for “Favorite Metal Artist” as part of Canadian Music Week. Make your METAL voice heard, and cast your vote by February 12

Release 1:
Metal Queen Management
The Vatikan as Metal Marches on
Canadian Music Week (CMW) Festival

Metal Queen Management is proud to announce being a part of Canadian Music Week. Only a few management companies in the history of the CMW Festival have been able to have such talent to own an entire showcase all their own - in one night.

With owning all 4 sets of the 40-minute shows at the Vatikan, Metal Queen Management has definitely grown within the last 3 years.

MQM’s showcase for the night of Saturday, March 4th, 2006 at the Vatikan features:

12am: Cryptopsy (Century Media Records)

11pm: Penetrator (Sonic Age Records)

10pm: Shatterpoint (Power Play Records)

9 pm: Warmachine (Nightmare Records)

2005 The Vatikan was reborn as Toronto’s newest Live Venue.
The Vatikan features a large capacity of 250 people, great staging accompanied by qualified techs for a perfect night of live music.

MQM has coordinated 4 brilliant bands of artists under its management in one showcase, also featuring MC Dave Blezard from Z103.5 and Miss Barbra Fisch deejays the event. Years of experience in various aspects of the Heavy Metal side of the industry has given Betty Dworatschek an intuition for sourcing out the best bands and working with them honing their craft, bringing each band to the “next level”.

These bands have underlined their position at the very top of the musical genre.


Sheer Entertainment all in a Saturday Night showcase!

Contact Metal Queen Management at (416) 500-8141 or email for more details

Release 2:

Montreal extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY have been nominated for Favorite Metal Artist as part of Canadian Music Week. The Indies, The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, will be hosted by the Trailer Park Boys, and the awards will be presented at Toronto's The Docks on March 1st at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or

CRYPTOPSY perform at THE METAL QUEEN MANAGEMENT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK SHOWCASE on Saturday, March 4, 2005 at The Vatikan, 1032 Queen Street West, Toronto at 12:00 a.m.

CRYPTOPSY launched into the international metal scene following their Ungentle Exhumation demo release in 1992 and debut CD, Blasphemy Made Flesh (1994). Quickly signed to Sweden’s Wrong Again Records (who also discovered In Flames and Arch Enemy), the band issued the underground classic None So Vile (1996), which severely outclassed peers and resulted in the band being cited as having reinvigorated the style. Their intense energy and musical superiority led to their Century Media international record deal and also the American re-release of their previous two CDs. CRYPTOPSY also released albums Whisper Supremacy (1998), And Then You’ll Beg (2000) and None So Live (2003).

Once Was Not was released in October 2005, an album representing the band’s power and versatility. Lighting the album’s fuse is an acoustic/electric guitar intro entitled “Luminum”. Descending with whirlwind intensity, “In The Kingdom Where Everything Dies, The Sky Is Mortal” embodies the entire CRYPTOPSY experience: acid-jazz infused extreme technical metal, battle-honed guitar riffs, strategically supportive and deadly effective bass guitar, culminating in the omnipresent rhythmical onslaught from drummer Flo Mounier. Once Was Not demonstrates the licentious cohesion years of touring and performing has given CRYPTOPSY absolute supremacy. Hear why CRYPTOPSY are one of metal’s defining acts and why they have earned the nomination for Favorite Metal Artist.

CRYPTOPSY have toured across Europe, Canada, United Stated and Japan and have sold an excess of 275,000 albums.

“Extreme metal champions, the planet’s most technically proficient and mind-jarring death metal band.” (BW&BK)

Contact Metal Queen Management at (416) 500-8141 or email for more details

Release 3:

CRYPTOPSY Meet & Greet on Saturday March 4, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Steve’s Music Store hosts a “Meet & Greet” of CRYPTOPSY members Lord Worm, Eric Langlois, Alex Auburn, Chris Donaldson and Flo Mounier (extreme drummer extraordinaire) on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00 pm. to 3:00 p.m. in conjunction with The Metal Queen Management Canadian Music Week Showcase.

Reinventing and redefining metal’s boundaries, CRYPTOPSY, are recognized worldwide for infusing extreme music with awe-inspiring precision, rabidly dynamic rhythms, and mouth-foaming viciousness. The band’s viperous recordings and punishing live performance have confirmed their place in music’s elite.

Canada’s CRYPTOPSY have toured the world and have 7 releases in their discography. They come to Toronto hot off touring 30 days in Europe.

Don’t miss your chance to meet CRYPTOPSY at Steve’s Music Store!

Steve’s Music Store
416 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Contact Eric Yorke at (416) 593-8888 or email for more details

Release 4:

In conjunction with Pearl Canada and Sabian Cymbals, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments is proud to present the new champion of extreme metal drumming, Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy. This kicks off our ‘L&M University’ series of free in-store clinics. Flo will be up close and personal with extreme drumming enthusiasts on Monday March 6 at our Mississauga store, located at 900 Rathburn Road in Mississauga. Showtime is 7 PM. No admission charge!

Get there early!!!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to watch Flo demonstrate the speed, finesse and astounding technique that has catapulted this extreme drumming phenom, and Cryptopsy to the top!

Check out Flo’s website ….

Cryptopsy – featuring Flo Mounier -- will also be performing at
The Metal Queen Management Canadian Music Week Showcase.
Saturday March 4th, 2006, at The Vatican, 1032 Queen St W., Toronto

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
900 Rathburn Road
Mississauga, ON

Contact Owen Durkin (905) 273-3939 or email for details!