Psyopus
Psyopus Stemming from the diabolic metal scene of Rochester, NY - the birthplace of such exaggerated sounds as Kalibas, Sulaco and Lethargy - comes the mathcore extremists known as PsyOpus. This project's conception was formed during the fall of 2002 by the unorthodox guitar work of Christopher "Arpmandude" Arp, Rochester's regional winner of 2001's Limp Bizkit Guitarist Search, and the technical absurdness of grind drummer Greg Herman. Finalizing the line up with bass player virtuoso Fred DeCoste and the "in your face" antics of vocalist Adam Frapolli, PsyOpus have become an intrinsic formula for sonically unyielding violence and insanity. Composed of bi-polar dynamics, radical arrangements, avant-garde instrumentation and a melting force of pure speed, PsyOpus set out to destroy the molds of extreme metal with unprecedented attitude and conviction. Judge for yourself by means of their debut release "Ideas of Reference" out on Black Market Activities.