The Catalyst parts ways with Cryptopsy singer, announces replacementMontreal, Quebec, Canada-based thrash/death band The Catalyst has parted ways with singer Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy) and has replaced him with Jeff Linstead (ex-Absolve). The split with McGachy was amicable, and both parties wish each other well.
Bassist Mike Marino comments: "We are very happy to have Jeff on board. His vocals are a great complement to our sound and give us a raw aggression with melodic sensibility which is what we were seeking."
Linstead will step into studio almost immediately to track the vocals for The Catalyst's sophomore effort, due out later this fall. The album is being produced by Chris Donaldson (The Agonist, Cryptopsy).
The Catalyst has also announced a hometown pre-launch show at Foufounes Electriques on August 23.