Tasmania’s technical death metallers PSYCROPTIC are hard at work on material for the follow-up to their Nuclear Blast Records debut, “Ob(Servant)”. The band continue the songwriting process right up until it embarks on a U.S. tour in October with Egyptian-themed deathers NILE, the ancient Roman-themed arsenal EX DEO, Norwegian extreme metallers KEEP OF KALESSIN, and brutal death grinders PATHOLOGY.
Commented PSYCROPTIC guitarist Joe Haley: “We’re halfway through the writing process for the new PSYCROPTIC album, and everything is going great. The songs are coming together really naturally — nothing sounds forced, and we’re really excited to start recording this one. The material is the strongest and most memorable we have written. I know every band says this, but if it wasn’t true, there wouldn’t be a point in us recording it!
“The demoing process will begin in the next few weeks.
“We hope to have everything finished up before we head out on the last touring for ‘Ob(Servant)’.
“Which brings us to the other news we have — we’ll be supporting NILE through the U.S. later this year. We’re really happy to be have been extended the invitation to tour with NILE once again — they are an amazing band, and are a pleasure to tour with.”
PSYCROPTIC’s latest album, “Ob(Servant)”, was released in Europe on September 26, 2008 and in North America on October 14, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2006′s “Symbols of Failure” was mixed and mastered by former MACHINE HEAD and SOULFLY guitarist Logan Mader (DIVINE HERESY, GOJIRA) and was recorded once again by guitarist Joe Haley.