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Psyopus

Formed: 2002
From: Rochester, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Psyopus News

Below is our complete Psyopus news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Indianapolis Metal Fest II Cancelled

The second day of Indianapolis Metal Fest II has been cancelled. Here's a statement from show organizers:

"Due to issues entirely beyond our control, the Saturday show at 5100 W. 38th Street, Indianapolis has been cancelled. More details will be available on our website soon.

"We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Make-up dates are being considered, and we are certain to file legal action against the parties responsible for this situation.

"Thanks to all who came out to the show on Friday night -- it was a GREAT crowd and the bands were amazing. Though we were unable to give you the show we wanted to give you due to problems and code violations within the venue, I think we all pulled together as best we could and made the Friday night show one hell of a good show.

"Special thanks to Morgan and Mercedes Lander from Kittie for being so exceptionally cool. Extra special thanks to Dino Cazares for invaluable advice and support during the show.

"A major announcement and statement will be made concerning this issue in a day or so."

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Psyopus, Fuck the Facts Do Metallica Fridays

On the entire Grinding into Cataclysm tour, Psyopus and Fuck the Facts have been teaming up every Friday to play a classic Metallica track. Check out the videos below, courtesy of Metal Injection. More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest II Announces Venue Change

Monolith Entertainment and the Indianapolis Metal Fest II have announced a change in venue for the two day event to be held September 26th and 27th, 2008. The festival, dubbed "the Midwest's fastest growing celebration of all things metal," will move to the Marquee Convention and Event Center located at 5100 W. 38th Street in Indianapolis, IN 46254.

The Festival was originally scheduled to be held at the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre but the organizers moved the event to the new venue to accommodate the comfort of additional fans to move inside in case of inclement weather.

Monolith Entertainment is working through all media outlets to inform all fans who have already purchased tickets that these tickets are remain valid at the new venue. All other details remain the same with regards to the show and ticket booking info.

The Indianapolis Metal Fest II is featuring acts from all over the world and from all genres of metal including: Dew-Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Into Eternity, Arsis, Mustasch, Ekotren, Demiricous, Shadowside, The Absence, Woe of Tyrants, Psyopus, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf, Threat Signal, Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates Of Slumber and more.

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Metal Blade/Lifeforce/Relapse CMJ Showcase

You can hang out with Metal Blade Records, Lifeforce Records, and Relapse Records at this year's CMJ to celebrate some of their most promising young bands including: This or the Apocalypse, Bison B.C., Left to Vanish, Tombs, and Psyopus. There will also be a raffle for a huge gift basket containing prizes from all three record labels.

Thursday, October 23rd
Knitting Factory Tap Bar
74 Leonard St.
New York City, NY 10013

Doors @ 8pm
Show runs until 1am

Featuring:
Psyopus
Tombs
Left To Vanish
Bison B.C.
This Or The Apocalypse

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War From A Harlots Mouth Posts Tour Dates, Song

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH has uploaded the track "no hi 5 for coward" taken from their upcoming limited split 5" with Dead Flesh Fashion to be released on Sharkmen Records. You can find the track on the band's Myspace profile.

As previously reported WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH is heading out to their first ever US tour this week along with PSYOPUS, FUCK THE FACTS and label mates LEFT TO VANISH.

Here are the GRINDING INTO CATACLYSM TOUR dates with PSYOPUS, FUCK THE FACTS, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, and LEFT TO VANISH: More...

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Psyopus Begins Recording New Album

PSYOPUS have posted the following update:

“So PSYOPUS is in the studio at the current moment. The drum tracks are finished and the guitar tracks are next. Woo hoo,…we’re doing it again.

"It’s hot in Rochester. One of the cats in my apartment is awesome. The other one could be youthanized by a truck tire for all I care. I have never been a cat person. More...

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Vile Vindiction Finishes Recording Debut Album

Vile Vindiction, a new thrash/death band from Buffalo, NY, has finished recording their first self-titled release, which was recorded at Watchmen Studios. Arpmandude from Psyopus plays the first lead on the song "Puritanical," He stopped by the studios, preparing for their new recordings at Watchmen, and contributed his blazing solo. Vile Vindiction features Jim Nickles, one of the original founding members of Malevolent Creation and former Hellwitch guitarist. You can check out a few tracks on the band's MySpace page.

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Fuck The Facts Posts Song A Day Til Album Release

Canada's FUCK THE FACTS will be posting a new song from their forthcoming full-length, "Disgorge Mexico," each day until the eve of "Disgorge Mexico"'s North American release on July 22nd. These new tracks can be heard daily via the band's MySpace page.

Additionally, FUCK THE FACTS has announced a free record release show set to take place in Hull, Quebec on August 2nd at Le Petite Chicago where FUCK THE FACTS will be performing "Disgorge Mexico" in its entirety.

The band recently announced a U.S. tour in support of "Disgorge Mexico" with PSYOPUS and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH. This month-long tour will begin in mid-August in New York. A complete listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more information to be announced soon.

FUCK THE FACTS recorded "Disgorge Mexico" with Craig Boychuk (ELECTRO QUARTERSTAFF, PROPAGHANDI, UNDER PRESSURE) at Liverpool Court Studios in Ottawa, ON. "Disgorge Mexico" will see its North American release on July 22nd, July 28th internationally, with pre-order being accepted now at this location.

Here are the latest FUCK THE FACTS tour dates: More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest Returns I September

Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.

The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days. More...

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SWWAATS Cancels Tour With Psyopus

Guitarist Ian Sturgill, of Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky, recently explained the cancellation of their upcoming tour with PSYOPUS, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH and FUCK THE FACTS:

"Recording delays have stretched our scheduling far into August and there is no way that we'll be able to make this tour rehearsed and ready to kick ass. 'The Grand Partition and the Abrogation of Idolatry' is our dominating obligation. The album must come first.

"We really regret missing this tour... amazing bands, amazing fans; we will be kicking ourselves in the dick once for each day of this tour that we couldn't perform on.

"The new lineup may be ready to perform live when the tour makes it's way through Florida in the beginning of September. We want to make damned sure that you people are getting your money's worth out of a S.W.W.A.A.T.S. show. We appreciate your understanding and continued support!"

The first installment of the S.W.W.A.A.T.S. studio videography should be available next week via grindingtheapparatus.net, metalinjection.net, and youtube.com/SWWAATSTube.

To hear tracks from S.W.W.A.A.T.S.'s previous Demo EP recording "Subhuman Empire", visit their myspace page.

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Psyopus and Fuck The Facts Team Up For US Tour

PSYOPUS, FUCK THE FACTS, WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, and SUCCESS WILL WRITE APOCALYPSE ACROSS THE SKY will team up for the following tour dates:

8/18 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
8/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
8/20 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
8/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
8/22 - Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus
8/23 - Rodgers, MN @ Showcase Skatepark
8/24 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/25 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/27 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
8/28 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
8/29 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
8/31 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
9/1 - Pheonix, AZ @ Modified Arts
9/2 - Farmington, NM @ Gators
9/4 - Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion Underground
9/5 - Victoria, TX @ Sun Valley Ranch
9/6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/7 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
9/8 - Metarie, LA @ High Ground Venue
9/9 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar
9/10 - Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
9/11 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
9/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/13 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
9/14 - Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
9/15 - Doylestown, PA @ Siren Records

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Psyopus Announces New Vocalist, Matt Dalberth

New York grinders, Psyopus, have announced the enlisting of new vocalist Matt Dalberth from Rochester, NY. Matt replaced former vocalist Harrison Christie.

The band welcomes Matt Dalberth with the following message:

"The addition of Matt to the band makes the majority of the band from Western, NY, which provides cohesiveness and new stability to the line up. Matt's talents can be witnessed by his performances with the Rochester, NY band Burn Everything. Psyopus welcomes him and his high energy stage presence to the band.”

"Psyopus wishes Harrison Christie the best of luck with his future endeavors and would like to thank him for the time shared with Psyopus.”

"The band is currently writing and rehearsing for their next album yet to be titled. The album will be recorded July 20th through August 16th with engineer Doug White at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY.”

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Psyopus Post New Song, "2," Online

New York grinders, Psyopus, have posted a song about simease twins entitled "2" on their MySpace page for your listening pleasure.

Psyopus tour dates with DANCE CLUB MASSACRE are as follows:

With THE CRINN:

5/2 The Penny Arcade - Charlotte, New York

With THE CRINN and EPICUREAN:

5/3 Ghouolardi’s - Lorain, Ohio
5/4 Flushing Masonic Temple - Flushing, Michigan
5/5 Von's (Vault 13) - Detroit, Michigan
5/6 The Static Age - Romeo, Michigan
5/7 Skelletones - Grand Rapids, Michigan
5/8 Rack N' Roll - Riverview, Michigan

With SONS OF AZRAEL and EPICUREAN:

5/9 The Underground - Sandusky, Ohio
5/10 Club W - Buffalo, NY

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UVTV Features Special Metal Blade Podcast

This week’s episode of "UVTV’s Heavy Metal Podcast" is their first in a series of record label specials. They're kicking off the series with a number of music videos and live performances from artists of Metal Blade Records. Some of the bands highlighted on the show include JOB FOR A COWBOY, EVERGREEN TERRACE, UNEARTH, GOATWHORE, and PSYOPUS.

You can download the MP4 Video or get it on i-tunes.

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Psyopus Post New Song Online

Psyopus issue the following update on their MySpace page:

"Psyopus is back from their tour dates with Today is the Day, Mouth of the Architect, Complete Failure and The Network. We all had a blast and we would like to thank all of the fans that came out and showed their support. For the month of April, Psyopus will be at home writing for their next album. Studio time is scheduled for July and August."

"In the meantime, Psyopus has put up their instrumental track Imogen’s Puzzle pt 2 up on myspace for your listening pleasure. Check it out and whore it on your profile. It’ll get you laid, trust us." More...

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Psyopus, The Crinn, Tour Dates

Psyopus, Dance Club Massacre, The Crinn, and Epicurean will team up for a handful of May tour dates. Here are the latest dates:

3/2 Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
3/3 Lorraine, OH @ Ghoulardi's
3/4 Flushing, MI @ Flushing Masonic Temple
3/5 Detroit, MI @ Von's
3/6 Romeo, MI @ The Static Age
3/7 Kalamazoo, MI @ Skelletone's
3/8 Cincinnati, OH @ Poison Room w/ Sons Of Azrael
3/9 Sandusky, OH @ The Underground w/ Sons Of Azrael
3/10 Buffalo, NY @ Michalina's Bistro w/ Sons Of Azrael

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Psyopus Pull Out of Canadian Tour

Rochester, NY-based tech grindcore/hardcore outfit PSYOPUS has issued the following update:

"We at the PSYOPUS camp feel like real dousche bags but, we are sorry to explain to you that we are going to have to drop off of our Canadian dates with TODAY IS THE DAY, FUCK THE FACTS and COMPLETE FAILURE. Here's the story:"

"Back in January, PSYOPUS was kept from crossing the border for our small January tour. The reason started with the fact Arpmandude (Christopher Arp, guitar) has an attempted criminal mischief in the fourh conviction from 2001, and a violation of probation in 2002 where he served a month in jail. This was a flag warning for a bitch of a bitch of a bitch immigration woman who decided that Arpmandude was a 'risk to Canada.'" More...

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Pillory Adds Ex-Psyopus Drummer, Seeks Guitarist

Pillory has announced the addition of former Pysopus drummer Jon Cole to their roster. Meanwhile, the band is currently looking for a new second guitarist. Here's the official word:

"We are proud to announce that Pillory has recruited the talents of Jon Cole for drumming duties. The material for our next album is completed and we will be spending the upcoming weeks preparing to record. We're shooting for an early summer release date with the goal to spend the summer playing lots of shows.

"We are also in the market for a second guitar player. Ideally we'd like to secure one before recording the album so we can start playing shows right after the release. Qualified candidates should have prior band experience, reliable gear, be willing to practice twice a week in Boston (Brighton practice space), play shows on a weekend warrior basis, and not take themselves too seriously. Please contact Chris at cdanecek@rcn.com if interested to tryout."

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Today Is The Day Announce Headlining Tour Dates

Today Is The Day will embark upon an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. in March. Several bands, including Mouth Of The Architect and At All Cost, will tag along for select dates. Here are the latest Today Is The Day tour dates:

Today Is The Day with Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Complete Failure
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/15 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/17 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/20 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
3/21 Boston, MA @ The Church
3/22 Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall More...

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Fuck the Facts Announce Fill In Members for Tour

Members of TUGNUT and DAQUIRI are set to fill-in on FUCK THE FACTS‘ upcoming tour with PSYOPUS:

“During our upcoming tour with Metal Blade Records recording artists PSYOPUS (January 11-18), we will be joined by a couple of fine folks that have been kind enough to fill-in for this little trek through Ontario & Quebec.”

TUGNUT bassist Marc-Anthony Hibberton Bourgon and DAIQUIRI guitarist Leigh Newton will help the band play their first shows since June 2007:

January 11 - Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
January 12 - Windsor, ON @ The Coach and the Horses
January 13 - St. Catherines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
January 14 - London, ON @ The Embassy
January 15 - Kingston, ON @ Ace’s
January 16 - Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
January 17 - Montreal, QC @ Lambi
January 18 - Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti

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