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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 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.

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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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Arsis Drops Off Carcass Tour

Arsis has announced that they will not be taking part in Carcass's tour of North America which kicks off next week. Suicide Silence, Samael and Psycroptic will still be on board however. A message from Arsis drummer Dave Kinkade states:

"This is due to situations in Arsis that are out of my hands. I do not feel that it is my place to go into specific reasons leading up to this decision but being the drummer of Arsis, it is in my best interest to NOT keep the fans in the dark. There are major personal and communication issues in this band that need be resolved before anything can continue as Arsis. I will leave it at that. Again, my apologies to the fans and the other bands on the bill.

"Due to the situation, I am available for session/ possible long-term drum work nationally and internationally. Those interested can contact me at: Anti_cosmic_drummer@yahoo.com

"On a positive note, the new Borknagar album is nearing the final completion stages. Having spoken with Øystein today, I am told that vocals and synths are well under way and we will all be meeting in Oslo at the end of April for the final mixing and mastering. So far, drums and guitars are finished and let me be the first to say that this album is going to be immense. By far the most brilliant material that Borknagar has ever written, this work is going to have all the “meat n’ potatoes” musically and production wise. I trust that all the fans will enjoy this effort."

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Suffocation Announces More Tour Dates

New York's death metal legends Suffocation has added some more shows to their lengthy tour of North America this year. Joining them throughout the whole tour will be Veil Of Maya and Whitechapel.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

with Whitechapel, Beneath The Massacre, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya
March 14 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
March 15 - The Norva - Norfolk, VA
March 16 - The Soapbox – Wilmington, NC
March 17 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
March 18 - Matthew’s Bar & Grill – Birmingham, AL
March 20 - Grant Street Hall – Lafayette, LA
March 21 - Ridglea Theatre – Ft. Worth, TX (with CARCASS, SUICIDE SILENCE)
March 22 - House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX
March 23 - The Zoo – Amarillo, TX
March 24 - Chic’s Bar and Billiards – El Paso, TX
March 26 - The Crossing – Palmdale, CA
March 27 - The Marquee Theater – Phoenix, AZ (Arizona Metal Fest)

with Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya, Psycroptic
March 28 - The Grove – Anaheim, CA (California Metal Fest)
March 29 - The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA
March 30 - Modesto Virtual – Modesto, CA
March 31 - House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
April 1 - Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
April 2 - The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
April 3 - Tequila Jungle – Lubbock, TX
April 4 - Red Seven – Austin, TX
April 5 - El Cine Rey Theatre – McAllen, TX
April 6 - Java Jazz – Houston, TX
April 7 - The Village – Little Rock, AR
April 8 - The Muse – Nashville, TN
April 9 - The Valarium – Knoxville, TN (with CHIMAIRA)
April 10 - Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
April 11 - The Loft – Madison, WI
April 12 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
April 14 - Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY
April 15 - Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
April 16 - Le Medley – Montreal, QC (with THE HAUNTED, NACHTMYSTIUM, INTRONAUT)
April 17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal Fest)
April 18 - Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA

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Carcass Announces More North American Shows

Reunited British death metal legends Carcass has announced some more tour dates for their trek across North America. Joining them on the tour will be Suicide Silence, Samael, Arsis and Psycroptic plus some special guests on select shows.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

March
13 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
14 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH (with ABIGAIL WILLIAMS)
15 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL (with Black Dahlia Murder)
16 - Majestic Theater - Detroit, MI (with Black Dahlia Murder)
17 - Headliner’s - Louisville, KY
18 - Pops - St. Louis - Sauget, IL
20 - Flytrap - Tulsa, OK
21 - Ridglea Theater - Ft. Worth, TX (with Suffocation)
22 - Meridian - Houston, TX
24 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
25 - Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
26 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA (with The Faceless, Toxic Holocaust)
27 - The Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ (with Suffocation)
28 - The Grove - Anaheim, CA (California Metal Fest with Suffocation, Exodus, The Faceless etc.)

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Suffocation Announces Headlining Tour

New York death metal legends Suffocation has announced a headlining tour of North American to celebrate the bands twentieth anniversary and forthcoming new album, "Blood Oath." Drummer Mike Smith comments: "We are looking forward to this upcoming tour and playing with all the bands involved. It will be the first run on our 20 year celebration in the genre! We thank all our friends and fans in advance for their participation in the upcoming ‘Blood Oath’ sessions across the world. We look forward to the mayhem it will create!"

The tour dates are as follows:

March (with Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya)
11 - Long Island, NY - Crazy Donkey
14 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
15 - Virginia Beach, VA - Masonic Temple
16 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox
17 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
20 - Lafayetta, LA - Grant Street Hall
21 - Ft. Worth, TX - Ridglea Theatre (+ Carcass, Suicide Silence)
22 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
24 - El Paso, TX - Chic's
26 - Palmdale, CA - The Crossing
27 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee Theatre

March (with Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya, Psycroptic)
28 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove (California Metal Fest)
29 - Sacramento, CA - The Boardwalk
30 - Modesto, CA - Modesto Virtual

April (with Whitechapel, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya, Psycroptic)
2 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
3 - Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
11 - Madison, WI - The Loft
17 - Worcester, MA - New England Metalfest
18 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock

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Carcass Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Reunited U.K. melo-death/gore-grind legends, CARCASS, will return to the United States this March for the “Exhumed to Consume II” tour. The follow up to last years highly successful “Exhume to Consume” tour will feature SUICIDE SILENCE, SAMAEL, ARSIS and PSYCROPTIC plus a few special guests on select dates. Vocalist/bassist and all around optimistic person Jeff Walker commented:

"Well, I'm pleased to announce that CARCASS is gonna settle it's unresolved scores in the U.S.! There was some slight whimpers of discontent that we didn't hit some cities such as Chicago and Denver last time round - places that were always hot spots of enthusiasm for us. So we're coming back in March to finish off our unsettled business! We seemed to have had a profound influence on your economy and gas prices have gotten cheaper haha! That's doesn't mean we’re not gonna come through and provide some value for your buck with some old (and new) school friends and comrades such as SUFFOCATION, SAMAEL, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, EXODUS, SUICIDE SILENCE etc. - check out locally as for who is on the bill where! And hey, I couldn't think of anywhere better to be on my 40th birthday than the Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico! We promise this will be the last time we darken your shores (I said that with my fingers crossed behind my back)!"

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Carcass Announces More American Tour Dates

Reunited British death metal legends Carcass has announced some more dates in the United States this year.

The bands current tour schedule is as follows:

March 21 - Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
w/ Suicide Silence, Suffocation, Whitechapel, Veil of Maya, Beneath The Massacre, Arsis, Samael, Decripit Birth, Psycroptic

March 22 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
w/ Suicide Silence, Samael, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Pinhead

March 24 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

March 28 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim
w/ Suffocation, The Faceless, Whitechapel, Samael, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Veil of Maya, Psycroptic

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