Rochester, New York-based tech grindcore/hardcore outfit PSYOPUS has issued the following update:
"Last night [Thursday, May 7], Fredericksburg, Virginia took a trip in the PSYOPUS time machine to visit the ghosts of PSYOPUS past. Our dear friends and former bandmates Mike Horn and Harrison Christie joined us on stage to reconstruct not one, but two former PSYOPUS lineups.
"The 'Odd Senses' lineup jammed out 'Medusa', seemingly closing out the set. But wait! On comes Harrison to perform 'Our Puzzling Encounters Considered' and a pantsless rendition of the PSYOPUS classic 'Bones To Dust'. I mean, really, would you have it any other way?
"Meeting up with old friends on the road is always a treat, and sharing the stage with them once again is a great pleasure. A fun night was certainly had by all (except for the kid in front who was accosted by a pantsless giant screaming bloody murder about his cocaine problem). Thanks, guys. It was a blast."
HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with PSYOPUS on April 15, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the 27-minute chat below.
PSYOPUS's new album, "Odd Senses", sold around 800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 90 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"The Burning Halo", the new video from PSYOPUS, can be viewed below.
As previously reported, PSYOPUS has tapped bassist Brent Glover (BELLICIST, ex-RECIPROCAL) as the temporary replacement for Michael Horn, who reportedly quit the band in January.
PSYOPUS last year announced the addition of singer Brian Woodruff (AS THIS BODY, I EXIST) to the group's ranks.