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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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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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Initial Bands For California Metalfest Announced

The California Metalfest has announced the initial lineup for the event which will be held in Anaheim, California on March 28th at The Grove. The event will be headlined by British death metal legends Carcass and will also feature Suffocation, Samael, The Faceless, Whitechapel, Arsis, Decrepit Birth, Veil Of Maya and Psycroptic.

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Stream Psycroptic's "Ob(Servant)" Album Online

UK based magazine TERRORIZER recently launched an exclusive full album stream of PSYCROPTIC’s latest album "Ob(Servant)". The album can be heard in its entirety here.

"Ob(Servant)" was released in North America on October 14 via Nuclear Blast Records, following their appearance as part of this years SUMMER SLAUGHTER tour installment, which included THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and KATAKLYSM among others. The follow-up to 2006's "Symbols of Failure" was mixed and mastered by former MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DIVINE HERESY, GOJIRA) and was recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley. The album includes a free bonus DVD featuring a studio diary as well as performance footage from a 2006 gig in Amsterdam, Netherlands and 2008 concert in Wellington, New Zealand. The free bonus DVD runs approximately 85 minutes.

PSYCROPTIC's third full-length album, "Symbols of Failure", was released in February 2006 via Neurotic Records. The follow-up of 2003's "The Scepter of the Ancients" marked the recording debut of vocalist Jason Peppiatt.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces U.K. Tour Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder will be heading to the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland next February for a tour alongside Cephalic Carnage, Psycroptic and Sylosis.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 13th - London Islington Academy February
February 15th - Peterborough Park
February 16th - Sheffield Corporation
February 17th - Dublin Button Factory
February 18th - Glasgow Ivory Blacks
February 19th - Newport TJ's

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Nervecell Finishes Video For "Demean"

Dubai-based death/thrash metal act NERVECELL have posted the following update:

"We have finally finished shooting the music video for the song "Demean" off our latest album 'Preaching Venom.' The video was shot in Dubai and is currently being edited at this stage. The video is scheduled to be released towards the end of 2008. In the meantime you can check out some photos taken from the video shoot below (Thanks to Sam Johnston for the photos)."

Nervecell's latest effort "Preaching Venom" was released April 1, 2008 and features PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. The CD was mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE) in Poland by Wieslawscy Bros. and was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York.

You can watch studio footage from the making of "Preaching Venom" by below: More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Announces Tour Dates

The Black Dahlia Murder has announced a headlining run of Europe with support from Cephalic Carnage, Psycroptic and Sylosis.

The tour dates are as follows:

January 23 - Karlsruhe, GER @ Substage
January 24 - Essen, GER @ Turock
January 25 - Hamburg, GER @ Uebel And Gefahrlich
January 26 - Aarhus, DEN @ Voxhall
January 27 - Berlin, GER @ Kato
January 28 - Wroclaw, POL @ Firlej
January 29 - Schweinfurt, GER @ Alter Stattbahnhof
January 30 - Leipzig, GER @ Conne island
January 31 - Prague, CZE @ Chmelnice
February 1 - Budapest, HUN @ A38
February 2 - Wein, AUT @ Arena
February 3 - Ljubljana, SLO @ Gala Hala
February 4 - Munchen, GER @ Feierwerk
February 5 - Bologna, ITA @ Estragon
February 6 - San Girgio, ITA @ La Gabbia
February 7 - Erstfeld, SWI @ Transilvania Live Club
February 9 - Barcelona, SPA @ Mephisto
February 10 - Madrid, SPA @ Caracol
February 11 - Bilbao, SPA @ Plateruena
February 12 - Paris, FRA @ La Locomotive
February 13 - Newport, UK @ TJ’s
February 15 - Peterborough, UK @ The Park
February 16 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
February 17 - Dublin, IRE @ The Button Factory
February 18 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks
February 19 - London, UK @ Carling Academy
February 20 - Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob
February 21 - Enschede, NET @ Atak
February 22 - Esch-Alzette, LUX @ Kulturfabrik

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Psycroptic Posts New Song Online

Tasmanian tech death metal band PSYCROPTIC just put another new song online. The title track of their upcoming album, “Ob(Servant),” is now available on the band’s MySpace profile.

“Ob(Servant)” will be out on September 26th in Europe and October 14th in North America on Nuclear Blast Records.

PSYCROPTIC's third full-length album, "Symbols of Failure," was released in February 2006 via Neurotic Records. The follow-up of 2003's "The Scepter of the Ancients" marks the recording debut of the band's new vocalist Jason Peppiatt.

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Psycroptic Posts New Song Online

Tasmanian tech-death masters, PSYCROPTIC, have uploaded a brand new track and cover art to the bands Myspace page. The song “Immortal Army of One” was taken from “Ob(Servant),” the band’s first album for Nuclear Blast Records and fourth album overall. “Ob(Servant)” will be released on October 14th in North America.

Drummer Dave Haley commented:

“'Immortal Army of One' is one of my personal favorites on “Ob(servant)”. The riffs on it are catchy as hell and stick in your head, and it is a very brutal song. Yet, it has a lot of dynamics throughout and is quite technical. It’s very PSYCROPTIC sounding, yet there are a lot of new sounds and ideas introduced. Just an all round cool track both to listen to and play.

"Lyrically, the song explores the the idea of a suicidal god like being – one who has omnipotence yet wants to relinquish it. A twisted thought - a being who has the choice to do anything desired, except giving up such a power; all powerful yet powerless at the same time.”

“Ob(Servant)” was mixed and mastered by former MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DIVINE HERESY, GOJIRA) and recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley.

PSYCROPTIC recently returned home after a very successful US debut on this years Summer Slaughter tour, which included THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED and WHITECHAPEL.

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Psycroptic Names New Album

Tasmanian tech-death metallers, PSYCROPTIC, have officially announced the title of their follow-up to 2006's "Symbols of Failure." "Ob(Servant)," the band's first album for Nuclear Blast Records and fourth overall, will be released sometime in the Fall of 2008.

"Ob(Servant)" was mixed and mastered by former MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DIVINE HERESY, GOJIRA) and recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley. More...

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Psycropic Reveal New Album Title

Tasmanian tech-death masters, PSYCROPTIC, have officially announced the title of their follow-up to 2006’s “Symbols of Failure.” “Ob(Servant),” the band’s first album for Nuclear Blast Records and fourth overall, will be released sometime in the fall of 2008. “Ob(Servant)” was mixed and mastered by former MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DIVINE HERESY, GOJIRA) and recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley. Drummer Dave Haley commented on their upcoming release:

“'Ob(Servant)' is definitely our finest hour (well, finest 49 minutes and 49 seconds anyway). It’s of course a cliché of every band to say that their newest album is their best and so on, but we are very proud of what we have done on this album. The writing process was a little different for this album, with Joe (guitarist) writing pretty much all the material. This gives the album a very coheisive and flowing feel, and this album is definatley our most diverse material thus far. The artwork is also amazing, having been completed by Raymand Swanland (DEEDS OF FLESH). Those not familiar with his work should check it out – you will be amazed! More...

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Summer Slaughter Tour Adds Stop In Long Beach, CA

Due to the high pre-sales of the Summer Slaughter show at the House of Blues Hollywood on July 17th, the most extreme tour of the year has just announced another Southern California date. The package featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC and WHITECHAPEL, can now also been seen on Monday July 14th at The Vault 350 in Long Beach, CA. This is a special show dedicated to the die-hard fans of extreme metal, that will only cost $15 in advance and will include special guests SUICIDE SILENCE.

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Psycroptic Signs To Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the Tasmanian technical death metal band PSYCROPTIC.

Nuclear Blast's U.S. A&R representative Gerardo Martinez stated about the signing: "We are beyond excited to be working with one of the BEST technical death metal bands in the world right now. We feel the band will reach the status they deserve in a short period of time."

The band added: "To say that all of us are excited to be working with Nuclear Blast is quite an understatement — we're over the moon! Nuclear Blast has always been the pinnacle of labels within the metal realm, and to be signed with them is a huge honor for us...and to be the first Tasmanian band to ever be on the label is a pretty cool bonus as well. The artist roster is nothing short of amazing, and for us to be added to it...well, we couldn't be happier!!"

In a recent interview with The Metal Forge, PSYCROPTIC drummer Dave Haley stated about the group's new material, "It's still PSYCROPTIC, but I think our songwriting has improved. It's very catchy stuff, but still intense. Some stuff isn't as technical, other stuff is. We have tried to make it varied but still sound like an album — not just a mish-mash of songs. We're quite excited about it all!"

PSYCROPTIC's third full-length album, "Symbols of Failure," was released in February 2006 via Neurotic Records. The follow-up of 2003's "The Scepter of the Ancients" marks the recording debut of the band's new vocalist Jason Peppiatt.

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Psycroptic Announces Australian Tour

Australian technical death metallers, Psycroptic, have announced the following Austrailian tour dates:

June 6th - Rosie's Live, Brisbane with DEAD LETTER OPENER, ROOKWOOD & DEPRAVE
June 7th - The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney with DAYSEND & BEYOND TERROR BEYOND GRACE
June 12th - The Karova Lounge, Ballarat, Melbourne with TERRORUST & ENNUI BREATHES MALICE
June 13th - The Enigma Bar, Adelaide with A RED DAWN & CLOSED CASKET
June 14th - The Arthouse Hotel, Melbourne with TERRORUST, PICTURE THE END & APHOTIC DAWN

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New Jersey's Infest 2008 Details Revealed

Infest 2008 will take place on June 28th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Tickets are $28 in advance. In addition to one main performer which has yet to be disclosed, the following artists are slated to appear:

The Black Dahlia Murder
Kataklysm
Vader
Cryptopsy
The Acacia Strain
The Faceless
Despised Icon
Emmure
Aborted
All Shall Perish
Born of Osiris
Psycroptic
Whitechapel
Since The Flood
Eternal Lord
Brother Von Doom

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Metalstock Festival Timetable Announced

Sydney's annual Metalstock festival hits Manning Bar this weekend. Tickets to the festival can be purchased for a single day, or as a two-day pass. The timetable for this huge two-day event is as follows:

Saturday March 22nd:
Daysend (NSW): 11:20pm-12:00am
Alchemist (VIC):10:20pm-11:00pm
The Furor (WA): 9:20pm-10:00pm
Terrorust (VIC): 8:20pm-9:00pm
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC): 7:20pm-8:00pm
Ebolie (NSW): 6:30pm-7:00pm
Mytile Vey Lorth (ACT): 5:40pm-6:10pm
Black Asylum (NSW): 4:50pm-5:20pm
Grotesque (WA): 4:00pm-4:30pm
Norse (NSW): 3:10pm-3:40pm

Sunday March 23rd:
Kataklysm (CANADA): 9:00pm-10:00pm
Psycroptic (TAS): 7:50pm-8:30pm
Dawn of Azazel (NZ): 6:50pm-7:30pm
Pathogen (WA): 5:50pm-6:30pm
Ulcerate (NZ): 4:50pm-5:30pm
The Dead (QLD): 4:00pm-4:30pm
Beyond Terror, Beyond Grace (NSW): 3:10pm-3:40pm

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Nervecell's "Preaching Venom" Release Date Set

Dubai-based death/thrash metal act NERVECELL will release their highly anticipated new album "Preaching Venom" on April 1st, 2008 via Music Master in the Middle East and North Africa region.

"Preaching Venom" features PSYCROPTIC's David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums. Mixed at Hertz Studio (VADER, DECAPITATED, HATE) in Poland by Wieslawscy Bros. and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (SEPULTURA, SUFFOCATION, UNEARTH) in New Windsor, New York.

The CD artwork was created by Dennis Sibeijn (ABORTED, ALL SHALL PERISH, JOB FOR A COWBOY). You can check out the cover art here or embedded below.

NERVECELL uploaded 2 new songs from "Preaching Venom" entitled "Flesh & Memories" and "Vicious Circle of Bloodshed" on their MySpace page.

You can also watch studio footage for the making of "Preaching Venom" here.

Here is the "Preaching Venom" track listing: More...

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More Summer Slaughter Tour 2008 Dates Released

More dates have been released for this year’s “Summer Slaughter Tour,” which will feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC, and WHITECHAPEL:

June 20 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
June 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
June 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
June 24 - Albany, NY @ Northern Lights
June 25 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
June 26 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
June 27 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
June 28 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
June 29 - Richmond, VA @ The National
June 30 - Spartanburg, VA @ Ground Zero
July 1 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
July 2 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
July 4 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 5 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
July 6 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
July 8 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
July 9 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
July 10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
July 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
July 12 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
July 13 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
July 15 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
July 19 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
July 20 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House
July 21 - Logan, UT @ Club NVO
July 23 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Ballroom
July 24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
July 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 26 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
July 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
July 28 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

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More Summer Slaughter Tour 2008 Dates Released

More dates have been released for this year’s “Summer Slaughter Tour,” which will feature THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, KATAKLYSM, VADER, CRYPTOPSY, THE FACELESS, DESPISED ICON, ABORTED, BORN OF OSIRIS, PSYCROPTIC, and WHITECHAPEL:

June 22 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
July 5 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
July 19 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
July 20 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy Concert House

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Watch Video Footage of Nervecell In the Studio

Dubai-based death/thrash metal act NERVECELL have posted video footage of their recording process for the highly anticipated new album, "Preaching Venom", which features PSYCROPTIC’s David Haley (also of THE AMENTA, RUINS) on drums.

Click here to watch the video and get an insight of what the band have been up to for the last 3 months. Also click here to view the album cover artwork for Preaching Venom. Created by Dennis Sibeijn (Aborted, All Shall Peris, JFAC).

The "Preaching Venom" track listing is as follows:

1. As They Reign & Slither
2. Vicious Circle of Bloodshed
3. Flesh & Memories
4. For Every Victim Fallen
5. Beyond Our Sins
6. Haute Monde Facade
7. Ratios
8. Demean
9. Vastlands of Abomination
10. Existence Ceased More...

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