psycropticPsycroptic is a Technical Death Metal band from Hobart, Australia. Formed in 1999 by brothers Dave (drums) and Joe (guitar) Haley who had previously been involved in a band called Disseminate, which had recorded a demo in 1998 before disbanding. Shortly afterward, the Haleys created Psycroptic with Cameron Grant on bass and vocalist Matthew Chalk, who soon after became a drummer with established local death metal act M.S.I.. With assistance from the Tasmanian Council of the Arts, the band recorded The Isle of Disenchantment that was designed only as a demo but the result impressed the band enough to release it as a proper CD.

Shortly after it was released the band was invited to play shows in Melbourne and in late 2001 they featured at the annual Metal for the Brain festival in Canberra for the first time, later also appearing in 2003 and 2005. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records and have released four studio albums, the newest effort being Ob(Servant), which was released on September 26th, 2008.

Other Information

  • Origin: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Genres: Technical Death Metal, Death metal
  • Years active: 1999–present
  • Labels: Unique Leader Records, Neurotic Records, Willowtip Records, Nuclear Blast Records, Stomp Entertainment
  • Associated acts: The Amenta, M.S.I., Born Headless, Blood Duster, Ruins, Intestinal Pazuzu
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Jason Peppiatt – vocals
  2. Joe Haley – guitar
  3. Cameron Grant – bass guitar
  4. Dave Haley – drums


  • The Isle of Disenchantment (2001)
  • The Scepter of the Ancients (2003)
  • Symbols of Failure (2006)
  • Ob(Servant) (2008)



~ by molco on June 1, 2009.

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