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Hobart, Australia (1999 – present)

Psycroptic is a metal band from Hobart, Australia. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast and has so far released five full-length albums.

They formed in 1999 by brothers Dave (drums) and Joe (guitar) Haley who had previously been involved in a band called Disseminate. That group had recorded a demo in 1998 before disbanding. Shortly afterward, the Haleys created Psycroptic with Cameron Grant on bass and vocalist Matthew Chalk, who soon after became a drummer with established local death metal act M. S.I… With assistance from the Tasmanian Council of the Arts, the band recorded ‘The Isle of Disenchantment’ that was designed only as a demo but the result impressed the band enough to release it as a proper CD. Shortly after it was released the band was invited to play shows in Melbourne and in late 2001 they featured at the annual Metal for the Brain festival in Canberra for the first time, later also appearing in 2003 and 2005.

The band recorded its second album ‘The Scepter of the Ancients’ in 2003 for release through American label Unique Leader. The same year the group played its first full Australian tour in support of American death metal band Incantation. The Haley brothers also joined Sydney-based industrial black metal band The Amenta during this period and recorded the album ‘Occasus’ with that group. Dave Haley also worked on an EP called “Atom and Time” with the Hobart black metal band Ruins.


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  • Coralineus

    I fucking love these guys. Professorship of rhetoric and guitar riffing.

    13 May 6:35pm Reply
  • SinStalker22

    V Yep, another case of interesting songwriting and generally talented music being drowned in brickwalled sound production killing any unique sound in the mix... shame, really.

    10 Apr 11:33am Reply

    I agree with dude below about "raw". What's up with the mix?! It's anemic, and sounds like the treble was totally rolled off. I hate how lacking dynamics and the wall of sound equates to "raw" these days. That said, musically, it's fucking rad, and another killer Psycroptic offering! Groovy and addictive as fuck. Very concise songs for them as well. I actually like the vocals a lot (which is a first for me and Psycroptic). Definitely my favorite of theirs in a few albums.

    23 Mar 10:54pm Reply
  • girlindeath

    for the new album, its kind of "rings of saturn" doing technical death, i dont understand how could they do such a bad album after a great album "inherited repression". to me their worst effort ever

    23 Mar 6:40pm Reply
  • Epak

    New album is bad ASS!

    21 Mar 2:18pm Reply
  • Mr_Maxe

    The grooviness of the new album is over 9.000 <3

    18 Mar 11:03pm Reply
  • Jekku666

    New album's pretty intresting. One of their best efforts, IMO

    17 Mar 6:13pm Reply
  • scary_fairy

    ну таааак... об сервант, короче.

    17 Mar 2:30pm Reply
  • Pastiche1

    I am a huge Psycroptic fan, but this latest album doesn't excite me.

    13 Mar 5:49pm Reply
  • sixJ0k3rsx

    Solid new album. But I preferred the style they had on their previous album. This new style is maybe too "raw" for my taste :/

    13 Mar 7:33am Reply
  • MystCall

    New album is amazing.

    8 Mar 7:35pm Reply
  • cosm1chaos

    Новый альбом крут!

    7 Mar 11:48am Reply
  • Sleepforlife

    awesome album. 9/10

    6 Mar 3:21am Reply
  • king_confused

    Review zu "Psycroptic" (7.5/10) auf:

    5 Mar 4:56pm Reply
  • Lord_Jord

    Fucking insaine!

    5 Mar 5:27am Reply
  • Schander

    Interesting album... might require some getting used to. Psyprogtic.

    5 Mar 12:37am Reply
  • Mishkabljat

    sounds good

    3 Mar 4:32pm Reply
  • knight_88

    New album is fuckin' great!

    3 Mar 3:44am Reply

    Setting The Skies Ablaze - Holy shitballs, that song is phenomenal. Fast, grinding, grooving, just ravaging.

    2 Mar 9:03pm Reply
  • nnnienke

    Just discovered.. Pretty awesome!

    21 Jan 8:06pm Reply
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