Psyopus (often written PsyOpus ) is an American mathcore group from Rochester, New York. Formed in 2002, the group is noted for the highly technical performances of guitarist Christopher Arp, often referred to as "Arpmandude" . The band plays an experimental form of heavy metal>. The band released their second album "Our Puzzling Encounters Considered in February 2007. It became inactive in 2010. In 2011, Christopher Arp posted many videos of him on YouTube explaining the inactivity of Psyopus. In October 2012, it is announced that Psyopus will meet with three out of four members: Chris Arp, Adam Frappolli, and Fred Decoste. Jason Bauers joins them on drums.
Psyopus is formed in winter 2002 in Rochester, New York, by guitarist Christopher "Arpmandude" Arp (columnist in Decibel Magazine , and former guitarist spotted by Limp Bizkit in 2001), singer Adam Frappoli, bassist Fred DeCoste, and drummer Jon Cole. The group signed to the record label Metal Blade Records for the release of their album Our Puzzling Encounters Considered on February 20, 2007>. Following this release, they go on tour with other notable bands such as Acacia Strain, Job for a Cowboy, and Daath >>>. In November 2006, the group posted the title Insects before the release of the album>. In 2007, Fred DeCoste left the band and was replaced by Michael Horn, at that time> 24 years old. The latter, who would have left the group, will be temporarily replaced by bassist Brent Glover (Bellicist, former member of Reciprocal) in 2009>.
In 2008, during the Grinding to Cataclysm tour, Psyopus and the band Fuck the Facts team up to reclaim music from Metallica, Blackened whose music video was exclusively posted on the site Metal Injection>. The same year, they post a song on their MySpace page called The Burning Halo , from their upcoming album Odd Senses , as well as the arrival of singer Brian Woodruff (groups As This Body and I Exist)>. The band records its new album from July 20 to August 16, 2008, alongside sound engineer Doug White, at Watchmen Studios in Lockport, New York >>>. Odd Senses is released on February 17, 2009>. The group is interviewed by Hardtimes.ca on April 15, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where they talk about the release of their album>. Well received by the trade press >>>, "Odd Senses" has sold around 800 copies a week after publication in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan>. The album starts at 90> place of the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers)>.
In 2010, Christopher Arp published a book called Exploding Fingers: Finger Tapping Mastery For The Electric Guitar . According to a message posted on the official MySpace page of the group, "the purpose of this book is to give the reader info on guitar practice exercises in a different way>. "