CRYPTOPSY's 'Phobophile' Gets LEGO Treatment

New video footage of Canadian extreme metallers CRYPTOPSY performing the song "Phobophile" has surfaced. The somewhat unconventional music video depicts the band from its original "None So Vile" album lineup in LEGO form and combines "live" stage footage intertwined with a grindhouse horror serial-killer storyline. Balancing an unsettling mix of comedy and gore, the plastic brick characters in the footage appears in sync with the music soundtrack so that the diminutive LEGO band actually appears to be playing the unusually high BPM music. Eventually, the two set-pieces converge into an apocalyptic bloodbath.

The video's creator used an iPhone to shoot each frame, with all the combined footage adding up to an estimated 3,400 individual photo shots to create just under six minutes of animated footage.

The song "Phobophile" is a standout track from CRYPTOPSY's 1996 seminal album "None So Vile". It is also the opening track on Disc 2 of the band's 2-CD best-of collection, featuring demo and live recordings as well as three exclusive new tracks (written with Youri Raymond and Eric Langlois), which was released on November 12 in Europe and November 20 in North America via Century Media. Entitled "The Best Of Us Bleed", the set comes with extensive new liner notes written by Decibel magazine's Adrien Begrand. The cover artwork was created by Toshihiro Egawa (SUICIDE SILENCE, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS).

The self-titled new album from CRYPTOPSY was released in the U.S. on November 20 via Cryptopsy/Defen Society in association with Revulotion Harmony/Candlelight Records.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).