The fourth studio album by the genre-breaking, trend-defying Tasmanian masters of technical death metal! Boasting incredible technical prowess and mixed by ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (who also worked as the producer on the albums of such bands as Cavalera Conspiracy, Gojira, Soulfly, Divine Heresy, and Fear Factory), Psycroptic should definitely not be overlooked by anyone yearning for a breath of fresh air in the realm of extreme music! New edition re-released on Golden Disc, limited and numerated to 2000 copies.
Psycroptic was founded in 1999 in Tasmania by Cameron Grant (bass), Joe Haley (guitars), Matthew Chalk (vocals), and David Haley (drums).
In 2001, they released their self-financed debut album “The Isle of Disenchantment”.
The same year, they played a series of shows in support of the album, including a concert at the Australian festival Metal for the Brain and at the High Voltage festival.
Still an unsigned band at that time, Psycroptic managed to distribute about 3,000 copies of their debut album worldwide, which was also licensed to Aarack Records for a cassette version released in Indonesia.
In 2002, after a couple of shows played in the first half of the year, the band set to recording “The Scepter of the Anscients”.
It was this album that drew the attention of the American death metal label Unique Leader Records, and it was not long before Psycroptic found themselves part of its roster.
Following the release of “The Scepter of the Anscients”, the band went on an Australian tour as a support for Incantation, an Austalian tour with Deeds of Flesh in 2004, and, finally, a 25-date European tour as a support for Dismember, with Jason Pepiatt substituting Matthew Chalk on vocals for the duration of the tour. In 2005, Jason became a full-time member of Psycroptic, replacing Matthew Chalk for good. Following an Australian tour with Hate Eternal, the band set to work on their third studio release, “Symbols of Failure”. After a show with Nile and a couple of shows with Behemoth in 2006, the album was finally released by Neurotic Records. A series of tours followed, both in Australia and Europe, alongside such bands as Cannibal Corpse, Kataklysm, Nile, and Deicide. In 2008, having signed to Nuclear Blast Records, Psycroptic’s fourth album “(Ob)servant” saw the light of day. Their latest album to date, “The Inherited Repression”, was released in 2012