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Cryptodira sign with Good Fight Music, premiere song

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:26 PM PT

Official press release:

New York progressive death metal/post metal act Cryptodira have signed with Good Fight Music and have debuted an all new track titled "Medusa Misgendered" exclusively via PureGrainAudio. The song is the first track fans are getting their hands on from The Devil's Despair, their all new LP coming next month.

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"We are absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a label like Good Fight," says guitarist/vocalist Scott Acquavella. "They have put out such an awesome catalog of records from all across the musical board. In a world full of uninspired, flash in the pan type bands, Good Fight believed in what we do and gave us a chance to put out a record that we're extremely proud of."

Cryptodira will release The Devil's Despair via Good Fight Music on November 17, 2017. All pre orders are live today, including merch bundles. "Medusa Misgendered" is live on all streaming platforms and is also available as an iTunes instant gratification track. Meaning, fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will get "Medusa Misgendered" as an instant download immediately.

Drummer Matthew Taibi explains the band's thought process behind the LP title: "Much of The Devil's Despair deals with the themes of dehumanizing social forces; forces which come from human activity and yet become confused for rigid, natural laws. In "Medusa Misgendered," the trend being criticized specifically is the objectification of femininity under the gaze of masculinity, reversing the myth of Medusa as the title suggests. Even for the side that benefits from reification, there is still an unnecessary loss of substance and they themselves become a reflection of the very world they've frozen. This hits on the larger theme captured by the artwork, where the Devil himself becomes a victim of the demonic force of dehumanization which originally emanated from him."

The Devil's Despair track listing:

01. "Neutralization"
02. Constituted - i. Constitutum
03. Constituted - ii. Constituens
04. Medusa Misgendered
05. The Gods of Epicurus
06. Longing Belonging
07. In Hell as on Earth
08. The Fascist's Phantasy
09. Negation Consumes Affirmation
10. Negation Consumes Itself

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