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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.
Radiation 4 winter tour we announced earlier today is no longer happening. Instead, the group will be hooking up with Psyopus and Into The Moat for 8-10 days on the west coast in early January. We'll have dates as soon as they're confirmed.
Psyopus and Paria will be touring together next month. Here are the dates that have been released thus far:
11/5 Omaha NE @ Ranch Bowl
11/6 Dubuque IA @ Sublime
11/9 Shelby Twp. @ Manalow House
11/10 Buffalo NY @ The Icon w/ Nonpoint
11/11 Poughkeepsie NY @ Club Crannell
11/13 Wilkes-Barre PA @ Cafe Metropolis
11/14 Harrisburg PA @ Charlton United Methodist Church
11/15 Montclair NJ @ Bloomfield Ave Cafe.
11/16 Lynchburg VA @ The Whore House
11/18 Myrtle Beach SC @ The Lime Light
11/19 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
11/23 Memphis TN @ The Caravan
11/24 Nashville TN @ The Muse
Rochester, NY tech band Psyopus have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. According to the band, "Negotiations have been in the works for awhile and we are extremely pleased to have come to an awesome agreement . We are all looking forward to a long and exciting future with a label that has our utmost respect." Formed in 2002, the group recently released an album with Black Market Activities. In related news, guitarist Chris Arp (who was a regional winner during Limp Bizkit's guitarist search) has now officially been endorsed by Ibanez.
Metal Blade Records has recently signed on to handle distribution for Blackmarket Activities, Guy Kozowyk from The Red Chord's label, and Iron Clad Recordings, Trevor Phipps from Unearth's label. This means that fans that have been having a hard time locating releases from either of these labels will now be able to find them in all the stores that Metal Blade Records and it's distributor Red works with. Both labels will be re-releasing certain CD's, some which will have revamped packaging and bonus material. For more information on what the re-releases will contain you can check any of the labels' or bands' websites. Release schedule is as follows:
10/19/04 - PsyOpus - Ideas of Reference - B.M.A.
10/19/04 - From A Second Story Window - Not One Word Has Been Omitted - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - Paria - Misanthropos - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - Born From Pain - Sands of Time - B.M.A.
11/02/04 - If Hope Dies - The Ground Is Rushing Up To Meet Us - Iron Clad Recordings
02/22/05 - Since The Flood - Valor And Vengeance - Iron Clad Recordings
"We are very excited to welcome both Blackmarket Activities and Iron Clad to the Metal Blade family. We will be distributing releases for each of the labels and are excited to work with their great artists." - Brian Slagel Owner/CEO Metal Blade Records
Bottle Rocket Fest 2004 will be held at the Masonic (on Temple Avenue) in Detroit, MI on September 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Tickets are $15 per day ($13 on Friday). Here's the lineup: More...
After scrambling for the past two weeks to book their summer tour, which was left in shambles by their booking agency, Into The Moat has been forced to completely drop off the tour, which also features Psyopus and is scheduled to run from July 2nd until early-August. Into The Moat's slot will reportedly be filled by Ed Gein.
Into The Moat will now focus on writing and recording their Metal Blade Records debut, which should be out in January. The group expects to tour heavily in support of the release.