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Psycroptic is a metal band from Hobart, Australia. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast and has so far released five full-length albums.

They formed in 1999 by brothers Dave (drums) and Joe (guitar) Haley who had previously been involved in a band called Disseminate. That group 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. Read more on

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Sunday Slaylist: Australia Day

January 26th, 2014


Today (January 26) is Australia Day. According to Wikipedia, it “marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, and raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip”. In the UK, this means loads of pubs put on extra drink offers on crappy lager in order to entice the nearby Australian ex-pat community into the pub. At Thrash Hits, it represents something we can hang a themed Sunday Spotify Slaylist off.

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Video: Psycroptic – ‘Initiate’

December 16th, 2008

Tasmanian Technical Death Metallers, Psycroptic, have just put the finishing touches to a new video for their track, ‘Initiate’. Taken from their recent album, (ob)Servant, which is out now on Nuclear Blast, it clocks in at a whopping 8 minutes long. You could boil not one, but two eggs in that time. Psycroptic don’t boil eggs; they just stare at them murderously till they get the message and cook themselves.

And the video is set in a mental institution. Everyone knows mental institutions are dark and morbid and other such things that make them inherently metal places to shoot videos in.

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