Irish Thrashers Psykosis Announce Debut Album Details ‘Welcome To The Psyko Ward’
Anyone who has seen Psykosis live can attest to this; these guys are the epitome of what party thrash is all about. High energy live performances, fast paced action on stage and riffs to boot with memorable hooks and crowd sing-a-longs, not to forget the all important lashings of tongue-in-cheek, and often childish, humour.
The thrash outfit hail from Dublin, Ireland and started in 2008 after a booze fuelled binge and desire to inject some good fun into the rich but sombre Irish metal scene. The band began honing their sound on the stages of Dublin and progressed to headliner gigs and support slots with internationally recognised acts such as D.R.I., Sacred Reich, Evile, Blaze Bayley and Gama Bomb. The band got their first break in mainland UK when they were invited to Bloodstock Open Air in the summer of 2014. Their performance has gone down in the history books of the festival as during their set Psykosis and their crew threw out hundred’s of bottles of home brew just prior to performing the song ‘Beach Party’, a song which the band were more than happy to share their inflatable beach toys with the appreciative crowd for. From that moment the band have been inviting folk all across the UK to their fun filled shows as well as having set sail and ventured to far flung places (from little old Ireland at least) such as Metal Days in Slovenia and more.
They say time flies when you’re having fun, and that is indeed the case with Psykosis because after eight years in existence the band have only recently hit the studio with producer Steven Rats Rahaman and recorded their debut album, a collection of songs which have already gotten a good thrashing on the live circuit and has garnered an enthusiastic audience seal of approval.
Entitled Welcome To The Psykoward, this album “is loud and in your face!” as put by vocalist/guitarist Grant Walsh. “We tried keep the energy up as to what we would be like on stage, so it’s like having us play live in your house or car or wherever! After a prolonged wait for this album coming out that day is almost among us and we cannot wait to share it with everyone.”
Artwork as seen above was done by Andrej Maggotmeister Bartulovic and track listing can be seen below.
1. Rise To Fall
2. Hunt To Kill
3. Driller Killer
4. Mortar Platoon
5. Tag Your Dead
6. Terror At 3am
7. Toxic Fugitive
Upcoming Live Dates
22nd July – Carnage Metal Club – Dublin, Ireland
11th August – Bloodstock Open Air – Derbyshire, UK
Welcome To The Psyko Ward is out 16th September 2016!
Pre-order here: www.psykosisthrashmetal.bandcamp.com