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New extreme metal club opening in Sydney

Posted by Lachlan

Alright so some joint called Carnage Club will be opening this October in Sydney. It looks like it is somewhat associated with those Sydney Metal guys. It's a fortnightly club of "true metal mayhem"; spinning underground metal by DJ's along with local and interstate bands. They'll be doing that whole "album listening party" thing.

I'm always all for another avenue of promotion for grind acts; these guys are looking for bands so be sure to swing by their MySpace page and read up on whats going on. I hope this place buries Club Blink, and isnt just another Club Blink MK II.

Seems like these guys already have the support of Obsidian Records, Riot Distribution, Stomp Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Prime Cuts Music and Roadrunner Records.

Carnage Club


Psycroptic sign to Nuclear Blast Records!

Posted by Lachlan

PsycropticHuge 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!

PsycropticNuclear 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".


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