Christopher Arp - Guitar
Fred DeCoste - Bass
Greg Herman - Drums
Since the release of Ideas of Reference, Psyopus has joined the Metal Blade roster. Guitarist Chris Arp has an Ibanez endorsement and a column in Decibel Magazine. Also, he performs in a band called Assjack alongside Hank Williams III of Superjoint Ritual fame. Vocalist Adam Frappoli has managed to cut his hair into a now infamous, sick mullet, but I'm pretty sure it's since grown back. BMA still works very closely with the group and wishes them the best of luck with their upcoming Metal Blade full length in 2006. They will also have merch available in our web store soon, so go buy it!
From Rochester, NY, Psyopus create heart attack-inducing, grinding metal, that conjures up whirlwinds and tidal waves of absurd guitar work, harsh vocal onslaughts and hypersonic rhythm bombardment that takes the term 'tech' to an entirely new level. It's hard to believe that they have only been a band for 2 years!
Crushing and outlandish yet perfectly concise, Psyopus gives us a glimpse into the calamity and anguish of a tortured psyche. Both eccentric and unprecedented, Psyopus may be Steve Vai's answer to tech-metal, coalescing equal parts metallic grindcore and speed metal mixed with all-out shred.
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