Psycroptic is a technical death metal band from Hobart, Tasmania in Australia. They formed in 1999 and have so far released 3 full length albums: 'The Isle of Disenchantment', 'The Scepter Of The Ancients' and their most recent work 'Symbols Of Failure' released in Febuary 2006. PSYCROPTIC GENRES
Psycroptic signed to Unique Leader Records in 2003 after the release of their second album. A the time of their signing, band members included Matthew Chalk (vocals), Joe Haley (guitar), Cameron Grant (bass) and Dave Haley (drums). However, recently, Matthew "Chalky" Chalk has left, being replaced by Jason Peppiat.
Vocalist Matthew Chalk is known to execute everything from black metal screams to death metal growls, and grindcore style rap bursts.
Guitarist Joe Haley is known among the guitar community for his fluent technique while executing razor sharp palm muted runs. Interestingly, all but one song by the band feature no solos (Not typical of the genre). Psycroptic have become more technical over the 3 albums, as their popularity has increased world-wide. Joe Haley's playing style has been compared to that of Muhammed Suiçmez.
Technical Death Metal
PSYCROPTIC LYRICAL THEMES
Fantasy, Political, Metaphysical Anomalies, Death
Australia (West Hobart, TAS), formed in 1999
PSYCROPTIC CURRENT RECORD LABEL
PSYCROPTIC CURRENT LINE-UP
Jason Peppiatt - Vocals (ex-Born Headless, ex-M.S.I.)
Joe Haley - Guitars (Ruins (Aus), The Amenta, ex-Disseminate)
Cameron Grant - Bass
David Haley - Drums (Ruins (Aus), The Amenta, Nervecell, ex-Disseminate, ex-Aborted)
PSYCROPTIC PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Matthew 'Chalky' Chalk - Vocals (1999-2005) (M.S.I., Space Raven, Goreverk, Ice Eater, Born Headless, Mephistopheles (Aus), (Iciclan))