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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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Watch Another Psyopus Live Performance Online

Another new live performance of Psyopus, this time for their track “The White Light,” is now available for viewing online at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken at a benefit concert for Handicapped Children last September in Endicott NY. Their live performance of “Mannequin” from the same show was recenlty posted online on UVTV as well.

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Watch Psyopus Live Performance Online

There is a new live performance of Psyopus playing their track “Mannequin” online available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken at a benefit concert for Handicapped Children last September in Endicott NY.

As previously reported, Psyopus will enter Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY on June 24th (about six months later than had previously been announced) with Doug White (Herod) to begin recording their next album for Black Market Activities/Metal Blade Records. Titled "Our Puzzling Encouters Considered," the album will feature new drummer Jon Cole and will likely consist of the following twelve tracks: More...

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Psyopus, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Tour

Preliminary dates for the Psyopus' August/September tour with The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza and Home Pharmacy have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

8/11 Auburn, NY @ TBA
8/13 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
8/14 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
8/19 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
8/22 Daytona Beach, FL @ The Seabreeze Metal Lounge
8/23 Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddy's
8/25 Hattiesburg, MS @ The Green Room
8/26 Metaire, LA @ The High Ground
8/27 Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
8/28 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
8/30 El Paso, TX @ House of Rock and Roll
9/2 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
9/6 San Francisco, CA @ Pound SF
9/7 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/8 Grants Pass, OR @ The Comatorium
9/10 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/14 Logan, UT @ Club NVO
9/17 Saloon Aurora, CO @ Iliff Park
9/21 Bloomington, IL @ The Dale Township Hall
9/22 Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus
9/23 Traverse City, MI @ American Legion Hall
9/24 Saginaw, MI @ Shooter's Concert Hall
9/25 Southgate, MI @ The Modern Exchange
9/26 Huber Heights, OH @ 180 Skatepark
9/27 Lorain, OH @ The Red Parrot Cafe
9/28 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
9/29 Rochester, NY @ Steel Music Hall

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Psyopus Prepare New Album

Psyopus will enter Watchmen Studios in Lockport, NY on June 24th (about six months later than had previously been announced) with Doug White (Herod) to begin recording their next album for Black Market Activities/Metal Blade Records. Titled "Our Puzzling Encouters Considered," the album will feature new drummer Jon Cole and will likely consist of the following twelve tracks:

The Pig Keeper's Daughter
Whore Meet Liar
ScArLiT b
Insects
Happy Valentine's Day
Play Some Skynard
Chocker Chain
2
Scissor Fuck Paper Doll
Kill Us
Imogen's Puzzle Pt 2
Siobhan's Song

The group is currently talking to Paul Romano (Mastodon) about artwork for the album. In related news, Psyopus are booking a full U.S. tour from early-August through early-September. If you'd like to book them, send an email to psyopusbooking@hotmail.com.

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Psyopus Still Seeking Drummer

Arpmandude is closing out his last two shows as lead guitarist in Hank III's band Assjack. Psyopus has some dates with original drummer, Greg Herman, lined up for the beginning of December.

Psyopus is still taking video submissions for drummers who would like to audition for the band. You can send any video submissions to:

Christopher Arp
3251 Dayspring Ridge
Walworth, NY 14568

PSYOPUS tour dates:
12/02 Bowling Green, OH Howard’s Club H
12/03 Madison, WI Club 770 – Union South
12/04 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
12/11 Rochester, NY Pineapple Jack’s

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Psyopus Guitarist To Tour With Assjack

Psyopus guitarist, Chris Arp, will be hitting the road this fall with Hank III’s band Assjack. “Fuck yeah!” exclaims Arp. “Hank and I are buddies. He was looking for someone to shred with him so I figured why not. We’ll be out for about a month and since Psyopus has hit some down time I figured this would be a perfect time to go.”

Psyopus is still in the process of auditioning drummers. If you are interested send your name, phone number, and e-mail address with a video of you playing to:

Christopher Arp
3251 Dayspring Ridge
Walworth, NY 14568

If you have any questions about the auditions e-mail Chris at psyopusdrummer@hotmail.com.

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Psyopus Seek New Drummer

Psyopus is holding open auditions for the position of drummer. They are looking for someone who:

- 100% will relocate to Rochester, NY
- 100% will be dedicated to the band and touring
- 100% has two arms
- is fast, innovative, and intense on the drums
- works hard and is dedicated - expect to practice anywhere from 4 to 12 hours a day.

If you are interested in auditioning, you can send a VHS or DVD of your playing to:

Christopher Arp
3251 Dayspring Ridge
Walworth, NY 14568

Include your name, phone number, address, and e-mail address with the video. You being able to play a Psyopus song or two is a plus, but not a requirement, on the video.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail them at psyopusdrummer@hotmail.com

In the meantime, Psyopus will be playing the roles of weekend warriors with original drummer, Greg Herman, until they actually go into the studio.

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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The Red Chord Lose Guitarist

THE RED CHORD have posted the following message on their official website:

"Kevin Rampelberg (aka Big Kev) is no longer with THE RED CHORD. Kevin and I (Guy) have been playing together in bands for the past 10 years and in THE RED CHORD for the last 6 or so. Kevin played his last show with the band at the Palladium in Worcester last week (July 26th). The split was abrupt, but amicable. For the time being, we are performing as a 4 piece with Gunface (aka Mike McKenzie) handling all the guitar duties.

On the special occasion side of things, PSYOPUS guitarist, Chris Arp, is currently out with THE RED CHORD learning our songs in order to start filling in over the next few days. For those of you confused, PSYOPUS is supposed to be out with ION DISSONANCE and SWARM OF THE LOTUS right now. Unfortunately, according to preliminary reports from the band, they were waiting to leave for the first show of the tour and they received a wild and confusing call from drummer Lee Fisher explaining he would not be able to do the tour. PSYOPUS contemplated having a drum machine fill in to keep from bailing, but parties involved disagreed with the practicality of the idea."


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The Red Chord Loses Guitarist

The Red Chord guitarist Kevin Rampelberg (aka Big Kev) is no longer with the band. Kevin played his last show with the band at the Palladium in Worcester last week (July 26th). The split was abrupt, but amicable. For the time being, the Red Chord are performing as a 4-piece with Gunface (aka Mike McKenzie) handling all the guitar duties.

On the special occasion side of things, Psyopus guitarist, Chris Arp, is currently out with The Red Chord learning our songs in order to start filling in over the next few days. For those of you confused, Psyopus is supposed to be out with Ion Dissonance and Swarm of the Lotus right now. Unfortunately, according to preliminary reports from the band, they were waiting to leave for the first show of the tour and they received a wild and confusing call from drummer Lee Fisher explaining he would not be able to do the tour. Psyopus contemplated having a drum machine fill in to keep from bailing, but parties involved disagreed with the practicality of the idea.

Psyopus has made other drummer arrangements and will be back on their feet in no time. Look for Psyopus and The Red Chord to be playing together at Day 3 of this year's Hellfest and look for the Arp/Red Chord collaboration to begin in the next few days for the duration of The Red Chord tour with Between the Buried and Me and Acacia Strain.

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Psyopus Drummer MIA, Band Drops Off Tour

Psyopus have dropped of their tour with Swarm Of The Lotus, Ion Dissonance, and Strong Intention. According to the band, their drummer is "MIA." Here's a statement from the group:

"It is deeply upsetting to us but, for those in the band who were dedicated to this tour, our control over other people is imaginary. We would be out there if we could be. We'll still be playing Hellfest this year with our original drummer Greg Herman and we'll be aiming to get a couple extra shows in too so we don't lose our asses financially. We are in a bind right now as you could imagine. Sorry."

The band is in debt to the tune of $2000 for the month, so be a good sport and buy some of their merch.

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Ion Dissonance Finish New Album, Announce Tour

Canada's Ion Dissonance have released the following update:

First of, Solace is now entirely recorded and mastered, and well, lets just say that we are all very anxious to release the first mp3 so that people will know why we are so proud of that album. We are waiting for Abacus to know when the song "Cleansed by Silence" will be uploaded on the net as first single (which should be anytime soon).

Both Canadian (last April) and American (June) tour were awesome thanks to all of you who showed to the shows and had a good time, i know we did. And thanks to all of our mates, in Despised Icon, From a Second Story Window, Reflux, and On Broken Wings, 'cause of them we had an even better time. You guys have no ideas how grateful we are...

The band will also be touring with Psyopus, Swarm of the Lotus, All Shall Perish, and Strong Intention:

July 28 - Columbus, OH @ High Fives
July 29 - Saginaw, MI @ Old Jamestowne Hall (w/ DEAD TO FALL)
July 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Orchard Inn
July 31 - Port Huron, MI @ TBA
August 1 - Chicago, IL @ The Studio
August 2 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Marys
August 3 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
August 4 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 44
August 5 - Fargo, ND @ Billards on Broadway
August 6 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
August 7 - Fayetteville, AR @ Music Hall
August 8 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown
August 9 - Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
August 10 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
August 11 - Corpus Chrsiti, TX @ The Ballroom
August 12 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
August 13 - Houston, TX @ Mary Janes
August 14 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Darkroom
August 15 - Tallahassee, FL @ Big Daddys
August 16 - Clearwater, FL @ 688 skatepark
August 17 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
August 18 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
August 19 - Greensboro, NC @ Aces Basement
August 20 - Trenton, NJ @ HellFest

The band will also be playing the following Canadian show with DEAD TO FALL:
August 29 - Montreal, QC @ El Salon

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Swarm of the Lotus Announce New Album, Tour

Swarm of the Lotus have schedueld their new album, "Sirens of Silence", for July 12th. "Sirens of Silence" was recorded by Kurt Ballou (Converge), and mastered by Allan Douches (Burnt by the Sun, A Life Once Lost). Swarm of the Lotus have also annouced tour dates, they are as follows:

6/8 Baltimore, MD - Talking Head

With Psyopus, Ion Dissonance, All Shall Perish and Strong Intention:
7/29 Detroit, MI - The Shelter
8/4 ST Paul, MN' - Station 4
8/6 Omaha, NE - Sokol Underground
8/8 Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21
8/11 Corpus Chrsiti, TX - The Ballroom
8/13 Houston, TX - Fat Cats
8/14 New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern
8/15 Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddys
8/17 Orlando, FL - Backbooth
8/18 Myrtle Beach , SC - The Social
8/19 Charlotte,NC - Milestone

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Milwaukee's Robot Mosh Fest 3 Details Revealed

Details regarding Robot Mosh Fest 3 have been announced. The event will take place on Saturday, July 30th at the Old Orchard Inn in Milwaukee, WI. The show starts at 5pm and admission is $12. The following bands are slated to perform:

All Shall Perish
Amora Savant
Analog
Die Alone
Ion Dissonance
Nehemiah
Paria
Premonitions of War
Psyopus
Silo
Strong Intention
Swarm of the Lotus
Wings of Scarlet

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Psyopus To Tour With Everything Falls Together

Psyopus will be hitting the road with Everything Falls Together and The Jefferson Plane Crash in June for an East Coast tour. If you can help with any of the open dates, send an email. Here's the latest:

6/3 Greece NY @ Fire Hall
6/4 Syracuse / Albany NY @ TBA
6/5 Farmingville NY @ TGIF Sights And Sounds
6/6 TBA
6/7 Philadelphia PA @ The Flamingo
6/8 Baltimore MD @ Charm City Art Space (CCAS)
6/9 Lynchburg VA @ TBA
6/10 Winston-Salem / Charlotte NC @ TBA
6/11 Fayetteville NC @ TBA
6/12 Sumter SC @ TBA
6/13 Savannah GA @ The Jinx
6/14 Brunswick GA @ The Gateway
6/15 Jacksonville FL @ Jack Rabbits
6/16 Daytona Beach FL @ Nicely's
6/17 Orlando FL @ TBA
6/18 West Palm Beach FL @ Rays Downtown Blues
6/19 Tarpon Springs FL @ Neptune's Lounge
6/20 Tallahassee FL @ The Inn Between
6/21 Birmingham AL @ TBA
6/22 Sheffield AL @ Muscle Shoals Music Hall
6/23 Huntsville AL @ The Flying Monkey
6/24 Nashville TN @ The Muse
6/25 Bowling Green KY @ TBA
6/26 Lexington KY @ Holwyn Underground
6/27 Huntington WV / Dayton OH @ TBA
6/28 Mansfield OH @ North Lake Park
6/29 Johnstown PA @ Geistown Firehall
6/30 Elyria OH @ TBA
7/1 Buffalo NY @ Broadway Joes
7/2 Rochester NY @ TBA

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Into The Moat, Animosity, Psyopus Tour Dates

Dates have been finalized for the spring tour featuring Into The Moat, Animosity, Psyopus, and Summers End. Here's the schedule:

4/15 West Palm Beach FL @ Spanky's
4/16 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
4/17 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
4/18 Augusta GA @ Sector 7G
4/19 Atlanta GA @ Swayze's
4/20 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Social
4/22 Charlotte NC @ The Milestone
4/23 Fredericksburg VA @ KCs w/ Misery Index
4/24 New England Metalfest (Into the Moat only)
4/25 Middleton NY @ Club NY
4/26 Altoona PA @ Homers Gap Civic Association
4/27 Johnson City TN @ Iresons Pub
4/28 Nashville TN @ The Muse
4/29 Memphis TN @ The Complex
4/30 Baton Rouge LA @ The Darkroom
5/1 Houston TX @ Walters on Washington
5/2 San Antonio TX @ The Sanctuary
5/3 El Paso TX @ Surge's
5/4 Phoenix AZ @ Neckbeard's
5/5 Corona CA @ Showcase Theatre
5/6 Lancaster CA @ El Dorado
5/7 South Gate CA @ Allen Theatre
5/8 Yuma AZ @ Jaycees Clubhouse
5/9 Los Angeles CA @ Studio S
5/10 Stockton CA @ Armeanean Cafe
5/11 San Francisco CA @ The Pound w/ Light This City
5/12 Bakersfield CA @ The Gate
5/13 Orangevale CA @ The Boardwalk w/ Light This City
5/14 Reno NV @ Club Infinity
5/15 Salt Lake City UT @ The Circuit
5/16 Denver CO @ TBA
5/17 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
5/18 Wichita KS @ Eagles Lodge N
5/19 St. Louis MO @ Creepy Crawl
5/20 Chicago IL @ TBA
5/21 Grand Rapids MI @ Ten Bells Nightclub
5/22 Dayton OH @ Elbo's

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Summer's End, Into the Moat, Psyopus Tour Dates

The first batch of Summer's End tour dates with Into the Moat, Psyopus, and Animosity have been released (more to come):

4/18 Augusta,GA @Sector 7G
4/20 Myrtle Beach,SC @The Lime Light
4/23 Fredericksburg,VA @KCs
4/29 Memphis,TN @The Complex
4/30 Baton Rouge,LA @The Darkroom
5/01 Houston,TX @Walters on Washington
05/05 Corona,CA @Showcase Theatre

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Psyopus Booking Tour

Psyopus are currently booking an extensive tour for February and March, which will include their first trip to the West Coast. If you can help with any of the dates, send an email here. The routing is as follows:

2/11 Canandaigua, NY
2/12 Binghamton, NY
2/13 New York, NY
2/14 West Chester, PA
2/15 Johnstown/Altoona, PA
2/16 Columbus, OH
2/17 Indianapolis, IN
2/18 St Louis, MO
2/19 Springfield, MO
2/20 Tulsa, OK @ The Pinkeye
2/21 Oklahoma City, OK
2/22 Amarillo, TX
2/23 Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21
2/24 Albuquerque, NM
2/25 Flagstaff, AZ
2/26 Lake Havasu, AZ
2/27 Barstow, CA
2/28 Bakersfield, CA
3/1 Fresno, CA
3/2 San Fransico, CA
3/3 San Jose, CA
3/4 Santa Maria, CA
3/5 Anahiem, CA
3/6 San Diego, CA
3/7 Yuma, AZ
3/8 Phoenix, AZ
3/9 El Paso, TX
3/10 Roswell, NM
3/11 Lubbock, TX
3/12 Norman, OK
3/13 Joplin, MO
3/14 Carbondale, IL
3/15 Evansville, IN
3/16 Dayton/Cincinnati, OH
3/17 Northeastern, OH

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Psyopus and The Hostage Heart East Coast Dates

Psyopus and The Hostage Heart will be teaming up for a week of dates in December on the East Coast. Here's the latest:

12/10 Nashua NH @ Drifters w/ Mercury Switch
12/11 Shirley NY @ Bar Room Lounge w/ Mercury Switch, more
12/12 Philadelphia PA @ The Tribecca w/ Mercury Switch, more
12/13 Fredericksburg VA @ Shooters
12/14 Virginia Beach VA @ Attitudz w/ Loss Of Reason, more
12/15 TBA
12/16 Canton OH @ Fallen Eyes
12/17 Middleburg PA @ Lucky Fours w/ Stray From The Path

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Psyopus Replace Drummer

Psyopus recently replaced drummer Greg Herman with former Commit Suicide member, Lee Fisher. According to the band, "Greg's life was leading down a path separate than that of a drummer who could dedicate himself to the beaten path of constant touring. We separated on good terms."

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