NewsOctober 20, 2004 11:53 AM ET6,334 views

Psyopus signs w/ Metal Blade Records

Rochester, NY tech band Psyopus have officially signed with Metal Blade Records. According to the band, "Negotiations have been in the works for awhile and we are extremely pleased to have come to an awesome agreement . We are all looking forward to a long and exciting future with a label that has our utmost respect." Formed in 2002, the group recently released an album with Black Market Activities. In related news, guitarist Chris Arp (who was a regional winner during Limp Bizkit's guitarist search) has now officially been endorsed by Ibanez.


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xcthc 10/20/2004 8:54:55 AM

first.. poop?

xcthc 10/20/2004 8:55:05 AM

first roast?

likewoa 10/20/2004 9:54:13 AM

wow. that's cool shit. somebody at metal blade knows whats up

DanX 10/20/2004 10:23:46 AM

metal blade now has one good band. wow.

Tim_Diesel 10/20/2004 11:18:47 AM

It's amazing how the still suck. COME THE fck ON, HE TRIED OUT FOR LIMP BIZKIT

inimical 10/20/2004 12:06:10 PM

Let it go, Tim... Let it go.

achilous 10/20/2004 1:07:09 PM

I saw this coming months ago. The nexy band they will sign will be Through the Eyes of the Dead. Just watch

niggaugay 10/20/2004 1:23:40 PM

he isn't worthy, he tried out for limp bizkit.

yeast_infection 10/20/2004 1:25:20 PM

I hate it how so many bands that gain a lot of deserved attention bail out on their labels.

yeast_infection 10/20/2004 1:28:18 PM

Instead they should be growing WITH their label. Taken into consideration the fact that sometimes one party is doing more work than the other and a split is necessary, but the move to label like Metal Blade?

yeast_infection 10/20/2004 1:28:32 PM

Come on. I just hope that if Arp had been chosen for Limp Bizkit, he would have turned down the offer and threw it in their faces.

yeast_infection 10/20/2004 1:29:38 PM

i also hate the limitation on how many words one can comment on LAMBGOAT.

yeast_infection 10/20/2004 1:30:39 PM

shouldn't we be encouraged to think, instead of just writing some shit like, "First Post."

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Bleed 10/20/2004 2:02:29 PM

This is band is nice. But nothing new, the vocal isn´t really compatible with the music and their songs has that kind of "all the same" thing.

youhumphorses 10/20/2004 2:23:26 PM

worst band ever. end of story

vegans_taste_good 10/20/2004 3:19:44 PM

good for them, great band

willy_wanker 10/20/2004 3:57:57 PM

they should change the name of the label to "metalcore blade" since thats all they seem to be signing now

RustyPS 10/20/2004 3:59:14 PM

Awesome for them! Love this band.

mattABR 10/20/2004 4:27:47 PM

achilous, you are right on man. months ago when i first listened to Psyopus it was evident that they were going to blow up. and i think Through the Eyes of The Dead and Reflux will both blow up real soon as well.

say10 10/20/2004 4:39:13 PM

so many other bands deserve this much more. psyopus are such a fcking gimmick.

crimsoneyes 10/20/2004 5:04:09 PM

for the moron who said through the eyes of the dead will be signed next, that's not true. you truly are a fcking moron. metal blade has a few good bands. but they aren't good enough for through the eyes of the dead.

crimsoneyes 10/20/2004 5:05:22 PM

also what makes psyopus a fcking metalcore band? and i guarentee the amount of metal bands on metal blade beat the 4 metalcore bands on the label you fcking iddiot.

likewoa 10/20/2004 5:24:52 PM

ahahah i love how people ignore the fact that the guy plays some of the most insane guitar just because he tried out limp bizkit

theyuppiegrinder 10/20/2004 5:36:41 PM

...its not that big of a jump, i mean...blackmarket is OWNED by metalblade...regardless, good for them.

Bleed 10/20/2004 6:59:09 PM

Anout the guitars: Technical? For sure // Insane? Maybe // Criative? No. // Nice? Kind of // Very nice? Never

RobInjection 10/20/2004 7:13:43 PM

Psyopus is playing in Brooklyn on Sunday with Irate, Human Decline, Vext and Exit to Eternity at NorthSix for only $8. More info @

likewoa 10/20/2004 10:09:49 PM

some of the tapping shit that guy does is very creative.

terraformer 10/20/2004 10:38:01 PM

i think maybve the people who say they aren't creative and talented probibly can't even comprehend what they are doing. i recall the same criticism years ago for dillinger escape plan

theyuppiegrinder 10/20/2004 11:28:00 PM

we've played with HD, really nice dudes.

rev_aaron 10/21/2004 1:50:42 AM

they announced this at the dover show tonight. pictures

withdeadhandsrising 10/21/2004 7:27:17 AM

shut the fck up. i'd try out for limp bizkit too, shit, with all the money and women i'd be getting. nobody's in the music business to stay poor anymore. save the pseudo-integrity for bands that put x's after/before every word in their name.

bring_a_shovel 10/21/2004 9:13:59 AM


brendan666masi 10/21/2004 9:48:36 AM

this band is pretty good. not on the same level as botch, dillinger, spiral architect, cephalic carnage, cryptopsy... metal blade is like being signed to victory though in a way... its past its prime. labels do this, they hop on trends.

YOUISRETARDED 10/21/2004 11:27:29 AM

theyuppiegrinder 10/20/2004 5:36:41 PM ...its not that big of a jump, i mean...blackmarket is OWNED by metalblade...regardless, good for them. THEY ARE NOT OWNED BY THEM YOU TARD. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.

wiggleberry 10/21/2004 1:20:27 PM

why would you want to sign to a label that seems to sign every band that comes along? How many bands does metalblade have on their roster now? 96?

youisretarded 10/21/2004 3:37:45 PM

you people only care about "the mosh" and dont realize the business side of things or why metalblade does what they do. you obviously cant process it, but lets just say that these moves that MB has taken will def insure financial success.

hardware 10/21/2004 9:36:39 PM

Metal Blade has to be stupid. They are now making Psyopus believe they are pulling it off as a band. Worst Vocals Ever and they try too hard to be crazy. I'm a fan of the style they try to do, but not a fan of theirs.

mattmyblood 10/22/2004 9:10:59 AM

so, is metal blade gonna buy out Black Market Activities? They're taking all their bands

SwampLord 10/22/2004 8:04:35 PM

He tried out for Limp Bizkit? What a gay.

shaihulud2k1 10/24/2004 8:26:10 PM

Blackmarket gets DISTRO through Metal Blade. Chris Arp won the LB contest and guitar center guitarmageddon. That being said, Psyopus is technical as hell but has absolutely ZERO concept of conherent songwriting.

shaihulud2k1 10/24/2004 8:26:58 PM

that should be *coherent

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