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Latest Psycroptic News

Below is our complete Psycroptic 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.

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Psycroptic Video Interview Available

Metaltitans.com has posted a video interview online with Psycroptic drummer Dave Haley. Footage from the interview can be viewed in the clip below.

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Psycroptic Vocalist To Miss U.S. Tour

Jason Peppiatt, vocalist of the technical death metal act Psycroptic, has announced plans to skip the band's forthcoming U.S. tour with Nile. Zdenek Simecek of Godless Truth will replace Peppiatt on the tour.

Jason Peppiatt commented by saying:

"A month or so after we confirmed the U.S. tour, I was greeted with the excellent news that I would be a new father, halfway through the tour no less. Since I could not miss the birth, and I couldn't exactly drive from the U.S. to Tasmania, I talked it through with the rest of the guys and decided to ask Zdenek in to fill for the last tour of the 'Ob(servant)' album for me.

"Zdenek has been a longtime friend of the band and is a super-talented vocalist, so I'm happy to have him in my shoes for this run. I'll be working hard demoing the new material while at home (as well as changing nappy's), and I'll see you all in 2011!"

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Astriaal Announces New Bassist

With the departure of Astriaal's live session bass player Cameron Grant to fulfil his fulltime commitments with Psycroptic, the band has announced that Dan Marsden (Infinitum/ex-Psychrist) has accepted the invitation to join Astriaal on bass duties. Dan has relocated to Brisbane, and will be a permanent addition to the band.

The band states: "We in ASTRIAAL greatly look forward to having Dan join the fold as rehearsals are already sounding intense. Being a longtime friend to all of us and harnessing masterful bass playing abilities, we see the future very foreboding indeed."

On the departure of Cameron, they further commented: "We in ASTRIAAL send a special thanks to Cameron for his commitment and brilliant live performances with us throughout 2010. A great bass player and a top bloke...legend!"

The band also has a new interview with Rave Magazine posted online here.

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Psycroptic Added To Initiation Of The Misled Tour

Psycroptic has been added as the co-headliner alongside Cephalic Carnage, with the headliner position rotating each night, on the "Initiation of the Misled" European tour. The tour will also feature Ion Dissonance, Hour of Penance, and Dyscarnate. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10.09.10 Germany - Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
11.09.10 Germany - München @ Feierwerk
12.09.10 Belgium - Aarschot @ Klinker Club
13.09.10 UK - London @ Underworld
14.09.10 UK - Plymouth @ White Rabbit
15.09.10 UK - Manchester @ Moho Live
16.09.10 UK - Colchester @ Arts Centre
17.09.10 Holland - Sneek @ Bolwerk
19.09.10 France - Nantes @ Le Ferrailleur
21.09.10 Spain - Madrid @ Sala Live
22.09.10 Spain - Badalona @ Estraperlo Club
23.09.10 France Luynes @ Le Korigan
24.09.10 Switzerland - Sursee @ Kulturwerk 118
25.09.10 Italy Pinarella di Cervia @ Rockplanet Club
26.09.10 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Gala Hala
27.09.10 Austria - Wien @ Arena
28.09.10 Germany - Leipzig @ Theater Fabrik Sachen
29.09.10 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chmelnice
30.09.10 Germany - Berlin @ K17
01.10.10 Holland - Eindhoven @ Dynamo, Bloodshed Fest
02.10.10 Germany - Oberhausen @ Death Feast Ultimate

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Psycroptic Updates Tour Schedule

Tasmania’s technical death metallers Psycroptic have announced a series of North American headlining dates in the middle of and following their tour with Nile. Confirmed tour dates for the "Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II," and the band's headlining shows, are as follows:

"Those Whom The Gods Detest Tour II"
NILE, EX DEO, PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY
10/31/10 Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
11/01/10 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville, KY
11/02/10 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/03/10 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale, NY
11/04/10 Rocko’s – Manchester, NH
11/05/10 Club Hell – Providence, RI
11/06/10 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/07/10 Blondie’s – Detroit, MI
11/08/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
11/09/10 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/12/10 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
11/13/10 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/10 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/10 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
11/16/10 Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
11/17/10 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa, AZ
11/18/10 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/19/10 The War Legion Underground – Amarillo, TX (PSYCROPTIC, KEEP OF KALESSIN, PATHOLOGY only)
11/20/10 Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/21/10 The Warsaw – Houston, TX
11/23/10 Club Firestone – Orlando, FL
11/24/10 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL More...

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Initial Bastardfest Details Revealed

Bastardfest, a new Australian metal fest, has been announced this year, organized by Rodney of Metal For The Brain and Alchemist. The Melbourne lineup is complete, and there is one more spot left on the Brisbane lineup, and there is a Perth show on the way but no details of that one have been announced yet.

Here are the lineups so far:

Brisbane – August 28th @ The Globe
Astriaal
Bloodduster
Pod People
Defamer
High Plains Drifter
TBA

Melbourne – September 4th @ The Corner Hotel
Mindsnare
Bloodduster
Psycroptic
Extortion
Captain Cleanoff
The Kill

Tickets for the Melbourne show go on sale July 12th through the venue’s website, and ones for Brisbane are now on sale through globetheatre.oztix.com.au. Get more info on the festival at /,a href="http://www.bastardfest.com/">bastardfest.com.

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Psycroptic Announces North American Headline Tour

Australian technical death metallers Psycroptic have announced a series of North American headlining dates. The dates will take place in the middle of and following their tour with death metal legends Nile. Support on the headline tour will come from label mates Keep of Kalessin and Pathology. Confirmed tour dates for the headlining shows are as follows:

November 26 – Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
November 27 – The Muse – Nashville, TN
November 28 – Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
November 29 – Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
November 30 – Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
December 1 – Petit Campus – Montreal, QC – CANADA
December 2 – Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON – CANADA
December 3 – Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN More...

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Psycroptic Comments On Writing New Album

Psycroptic is currently hard at work on writing material for the follow up to the band's Nuclear Blast Records debut "Ob(Servant)." The band will be writing the new record right up until their U.S. tour with Egyptian themed metal act Nile, the ancient Roman themed arsenal Ex Deo, Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin, and death grinders Pathology.

Psycroptic guitarist Joe Haley commented: “We're half way through the writing process for the new Psycroptic album, and everything is going great. The songs are coming together really naturally - nothing sounds forced, and we're really excited to start recording this one. The material is the strongest and most memorable we have written. I know every band says this but if it wasn’t true there wouldn’t be a point in us recording it! The Demoing process will begin in the next few weeks. We hope to have everything finished up before we head out on the last touring for Ob(Servant). Which brings us to the other news we have - we'll be supporting Nile through the US later this year. We're really happy to be have been extended the invitation to tour with NILE once again - they are an amazing band, and are a pleasure to tour with.”

The upcoming Psycroptic tour dates are as follows: More...

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Nile To Tour With Ex Deo And Keep Of Kalessin

Egyptian themed death metallers Nile will return to North America with their second tour in support of their new album "Those Whom The Gods Detest." Joining them will be the ancient Roman themed arsenal Ex Deo, Tazmanian tech-death act Psycroptic, Norwegian extreme metallers Keep of Kalessin, and brutal death grinders Pathology. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

10/31 2010 Volume 11 – Raleigh NC
11/1 2010 Headliner’s Music Hall – Louisville KY
11/2 2010 Sonar – Baltimore MD
11/3 2010 Crazy Donkey – Farmingdale NY
11/4 2010 Rocko’s Bar and Grill – Manchester NH
11/5 2010 Club Hell – Providence RI
11/6 2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland OH
11/7 2010 Blondie’s – Detroit MI
11/8 2010 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago IL
11/9 2010 Station 4 – St. Paul MN
11/12 2010 El Corazon – Seattle WA
11/13 2010 Hawthorne Theater – Portland OR
11/14 2010 Slim’s – San Francisco CA
11/15 2010 Ramona Mainstage – Ramona CA
11/16 2010 Key Club – Los Angeles CA
11/17 2010 U.B.’s Bar – Mesa AZ
11/18 2010 The Rock – Tucson AZ
11/20 2010 Emo’s – Austin TX
11/21 2010 The Warsaw – Houston TX
11/23 2010Club Firestone – Orlando FL
11/24 2010 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale FL

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Beyond Terror Beyond Grace Readies New Album

NSW-based grind/death metal band Beyond Terror Beyond Grace will release their latest album, “Our Ashes Built Mountains,” on February 4, 2010. The band has just uploaded two tracks off the album. Check out “Husk” and “Flightless” at the band's MySpace page.

The album features a number of guests including Jasion Peppiatt (Psycroptic), Jarrod Krafcyk (ex The Amenta), Alex Pope (Ruins), Blake Wilson (Gallows for Grace), Anno Vo (Crux) as well as soundscapes by Tim Pope from The Amenta. The album art was by Colin Marks who has worked for Aborted, Strapping Young Lad, Whitechapel etc.

The band commented: “We are beyond happy with the results, and we feel that to say that this CD is an enormous step up musically, in production, lyrically and conceptually from the last album is a bit of an understatement. We have really made an effort to craft a complete album rather than just throwing a bunch of songs together – there are lyrical concepts, samples, ideas and motifs that thematically link throughout the whole CD. We are very much looking forward to getting it out there.”

International tour dates and label announcements are still to come.

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Psycroptic Posts DVD Trailer Video Online

Fresh after cleaning up at the 2009 Australian Metal Awards, Tasmania’s Psycroptic has posted a teaser for their upcoming DVD release, "Initiation."

Set to be released early 2010, the DVD was recorded live in Melbourne at the conclusion of their Australian tour in December 2008, and also features tour journals and various other live footage from the bands jaunts around the world.

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Australian Metal Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2009 Australian Metal Awards, which were conducted by the Association for Australian Heavy Metal, have been officially announced. The winners are as follows:

Best Album Cover:
Psycroptic - (Ob)Servant

Best Youth Band:
Asphyxia

Song of the Year:
“Refuse the Sickness” – Chaos Divine More...

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Misery Index Announces New Tour Dates

Misery Index has announced they will be playing a string of tour dates in Australia and New Zealand in April 2010. Misery Index will be playing alongside Psycroptic and Origin. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

4/1 – Transmission Room, Auckland, Lic/AA
4/2 – The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, 18+
4/3 - The Gaelic Club, Sydney, 18+
4/4 – The Hifi, Brisbane, 18+
4/5 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Lic/AA
4/6 – Black Bettys, Perth, 18+

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"Unleashing the Extreme" Supporting Bands Revealed

Supporting bands for the "Unleashing The Extreme" Tour have been announced. The tour features three of Australia’s highest caliber metal bands on one devastating bill: Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins. The tour will kick off in Western Australia, before winding its way through Queensland, ACT, NSW and Victoria.

Supporting bands for individual tour dates are listed below:

June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah*^ with Plague
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)*^ with Malignant Monster, Sworn To Thanatos
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth^ with Nails Of Imposition, Deathfuckingcunt
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast* with The Meat Grinder
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane with Laceration Mantra
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore* with Ablaze Withsin
June 19th - The Basement, Canberra with Punishment
June 20th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA) with Dred
June 21st - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle with Black Asylum
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong with Tenth Dan
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne with Tenth Dan, Guild Of Destruction
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)

*Door sales only
^The Amenta not playing

All presale tickets will recieve a free STOMP sampler cd. Tickets are available from the following outlets:

Perth - Moshtix
Brisbane - Oztix
All NSW Shows - Moshtix
Geelong - Oztix
Melbourne - The Corner Hotel

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Lineup Announced For Mountains Of Death Festival

The Mountains of Death Festival 2009 will take place from August 21st - 22nd in Muotathal, Switzerland. The currently confirmed line-up will be as follows:

Suffocation
Misery Index
Suicide Silence
Psycroptic
The Faceless
Beneath the Massacre
Captain Cleanoff
Depression
Female Nose Breaker
Haemophabia
Human Mincer
Kastrated
Scorch
Kraanium

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Unleashing The Extreme Tour Date Changes

Due to factors out of Soundworks Touring's control, the NSW leg of the "Unleashing the Extreme" tour has been rescheduled. See below for amended dates and venues.

The "Unleashing The Extreme" Tour features three of Australia’s highest calibre metal bands: Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins. The tour will kick off in Perth, before winding its way through Queensland, ACT, NSW and Victoria. Here are the latest tour dates:

June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore
June 19th - The Basement, Canberra
June 20th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA)
June 21st - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)

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Australia's Unleashing The Extreme Tour Announced

Three of Australia’s highest calibre metal bands are teaming up for the "Unleashing The Extreme" tour. Psycroptic, The Amenta and Ruins will kick off in the tour in Newcastle, before winding its way through NSW, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria.

The latest tour dates for the Unleashing The Extreme tour are as follows:

May 28th - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
May 29th - The Manning Bar, Sydney (Lic/AA)
May 30th - TBC, Wollongong
June 4th - Players Bar, Mandurah
June 5th - YMCA HQ, Leederville (AA)
June 6th - The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
June 11th - Brannigan’s, Gold Coast
June 12th - Rosie’s, Brisbane
June 13th - Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore
June 26th - The National Hotel, Geelong
June 27th - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
June 28th - TBC Melbourne (U18)

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Too Much Is Never Enough: Technical Metal in 2009

Earlier in the year Metal Underground presented its annual “Best Of” awards and with his finger always on the pulse, deathbringer mentioned a new dominance in metal leading us into 2009. Maybe you’ve noticed the extra acoustic interludes, the blazing shred solos, the disjointed poly-rhythms or maybe you haven’t - but either way a cloud of progressive influence has undoubtedly emerged over the metal scene. Not just in our minds here at MU, but in the minds of fans Opeth, Cynic, Meshuggah, Nachtmystium and Ihsahn stood out with impressive 2008 releases. Even more excitement and interest has been generated by collaborations between Ihsahn and Opeth, and 2009 hasn’t let up with Mastodon’s progressive opus “Crack The Skye” and Obscura’s “Cosmogenesis” leading the charge.

So what magic is at work here aside from great prog-metal releases? Larger bands such as the explosive power metal act DragonForce and progressive groovers Mastodon have played a large part in the uprising of the pursuit of extreme talent for more mainstream metal fans - opening legions of otherwise clueless greenhorns to the bar of instrumental ability. Old hands such as Deicide, Cannibal Corpse and numerous thrash acts have also not been untouched by the progressive aura and have regained the thirst for pushing technical boundaries - a truly founding ideal of metal if ever there was one. Another force at play here is the power the internet has had in exposing technical freak shows like Necrophagist as well as many young tech-metal heads being introduced to metal and fostered through 90s progressive acts such as Tool or Dream Theater. Not enough for you? Let’s take a little trip back in time then. More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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The Haunted, Suffocation Join Forces In Montreal

The Haunted's show at Le Medley on April 16th has been combined with the SUFFOCATION tour package. That means it will be a co-headline bill with THE HAUNTED and SUFFOCATION and support from:

Whitechapel
Nachtmystium
Decrepit Birth
Veil of Maya
Psycroptic
Merauder

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