Huge news: the astoundingly technical Tasmanian death metallers Psycroptic have been signed to Nuclear Blast Records! This is great news for the band and all of their fans, and we all congratulate the guys for breaking through to this level - the level of sheer dedication and professionalism that Psycroptic have shown over the years is downright impressive.
Psycroptic are currently on a 'Summer Slaughter' tour with an amazing roster of bands; The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, The Faceless, Despised Icon and Aborted!
Here's the press release:
Psycroptic & Soundworks Management are proud to announce that as of Friday June 20th 2008 Tasmania's own Psycroptic are officially signed to Nuclear Blast Records worldwide and Stomp for Australia for the new full length album due out this October!!!!
The band is ecstatic about this signing and the possibilities it is about to bring... let the brutality begin!
Nuclear Blast have signed the Tasmanian Technical Death Metal band PSYCROPTIC. US A&R Gerardo Martinez 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. Also the band is euphoric about the cooperation.
Currently on tour in the USA as part of the massive Summer Slaughter package, the band themselves had this to say:
"To say that all of us in Psycroptic 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 awesome bonus as well. The artist roster is nothing short of amazing, and for Psycroptic to be added to it...well, we couldn't be happier!!" – Dave Haley (Psycroptic)
Stomp Australia had the following comments:-
Label Manager Darren Cherry commented. "Psycroptic are a pioneering and ever progressing force in extreme metal and Stomp are proud to be releasing their upcoming fourth studio album which we believe will take them to an entirely new level on a global scale".
Well Metalstock 2008 already looks fucking brilliant. Dyson of Soundworks Touring has already secured Kataklysm (Canada), Psycroptic, and Terrorust in his first round of line-up confirmations - and now the man who brought us Napalm Death and Cephalic Carnage has added Fuck I'm Dead, Five Star Prison Cell and Ebolie to the list! You shouldnt need much more reason to attend.
Unfortunately Captain Cleanoff had to pull out of the line-up. There are three more bands to be announced.
Heres the press release:
Australia’s biggest & only two day metal festival, Metalstock, scheduled for the Easter weekend in March 2008, is extremely excited to announce the second group of confirmed metal acts for this hugely anticipated event at The Manning Bar in Sydney.
Saturday March 22nd doors 3.00pm – 12.00am
Sunday March 23rd doors 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Joining KATAKLYSM, Dawn Of Azazel, Psycroptic & others will be:
Fuck..I'm Dead (VIC)
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC)
Kill For Satan (ACT)
Double Dragon (SA)
This second group of acts join these already confirmed acts.
Dawn Of Azazel (New Zealand)
The Furor (WA)
Three more acts still to be announced. With Metalstock’s vision to make it the largest & most respected metal festival in Australia, we will soon be announcing all metal stalls, giveaways, sponsors & extra entertainment to ensure Metalstock is as metal as fuck & the best value for metal going around. So grab your fellow warriors, raise your horns, raise your beers & start preparing yourselves.
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