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SYKOTYK RAMPAGE / Press

“Dear Christopher Shoust I think you have misunderstood the roots of the name Sykotyk Rampage. It has no reference to an "subgigate the mentally ill" but to a person named Sykotyk....In the 1980's when the band were forming and jamming in the basement of Syko's, he came downstairs with a chainsaw and started cutting things up... hence Rampage. Brain Brian Miron, owned the house and back then it was a joke and fun about Brian and his chainsaw fetish. So before you go stating false facts and maligning good musicians and people who play many charity functions in Sault Ste Marie for FREE. such as; ZombieFest, Humane Society, Algoma University Food Bank, Nurses Union, Sault College Food Bank, Cancer Society, World Vision... so Christopher Please check your facts. You can apologize to the band by showing up to this amazing line-up and send-off event to a great band. Sykotyk Rampage is again playing for free because Haggith deserves recognition. Hail Haggith!”

“A kick in the teeth can be a good thing. Like blood frothing and pooling in a seething mass slaughter, lucky patrons at the URB campus club "Hip Waders" raged along with Sykotyk Rampage. The cacophony of music that the 4 piece created was pure sweet orchestration. This live show was also being recorded for a new release sometime this spring which will follow their 2 new studio albums. Prolific does not even describe the output from Sykotyk Rampage. I have been following their rise and their work only gets better and faster, faster that is in the amount of music they are able to create. Unhindered by the "music industry game" and uninhibited by notions of "this is how music is created and sounds" these maestros of innovation are peeling the layers off creative genius to its ultimate foundation. Catch them again live at the PIT for the winter concert fest. --J. Rekceb, URB student news”

--J. Rekceb, - URB student news

“The second half of the night (after a bit of a delay) began with the original crash band themselves, Sykotyk Rampage, in their first Canadian appearance since the Kiss Battle of the Bands three years ago! Their set last night, which seemed somewhat longer than most of their recent shows, was different from it's inclusion of more songs we don't hear much live, while condensing most of their set-ending drinking songs into a medley to start their set. I wonder why they did that, especially as those songs are generally among their most popular? As a result, recently infrequent songs like "Sweet Young Thing" and "Never Ever Life" made it into their set, and by the end, more fans were into their more aggressive material, including Dirk Becker dropping the guitar to go into a fury during "Lowest of the Low"! The members were on form from their more recent concerts, and it was good seeing Dirk sing more, so for what it was, their alternative blues/hard rock stylings went over nicely! It would”

“The second half of the night (after a bit of a delay) began with the original crash band themselves, Sykotyk Rampage, in their first Canadian appearance since the Kiss Battle of the Bands three years ago! Their set last night, which seemed somewhat longer than most of their recent shows, was different from it's inclusion of more songs we don't hear much live, while condensing most of their set-ending drinking songs into a medley to start their set. I wonder why they did that, especially as those songs are generally among their most popular? As a result, recently infrequent songs like "Sweet Young Thing" and "Never Ever Life" made it into their set, and by the end, more fans were into their more aggressive material, including Dirk Becker dropping the guitar to go into a fury during "Lowest of the Low"! The members were on form from their more recent concerts, and it was good seeing Dirk sing more, so for what it was, their alternative blues/hard rock stylings went over nicely! It would”

“I recently saw the local band Sykotyk Rampage play at the KISS Battle of the Bands contest where they offered up their brand of Sykotyk "muzyk". You could see that the audience didn't know what to expect from the band and watched with curiosity as the band kicked out 2 of it's original songs. I can easily say they are local garage rock pioneers and that night stood out as being the most original sounding. This band has released over 20 albums. Yes kids, over 20 albums and a new one on the way. What does that tell you? It tells me these guys love music and creating it, and that nothing will stop them from blessing the world with it. ;-) ”

“Originally announced in their "Attack Of The Garage Bands" profile on The Barking Eye in June, "Genius Mushrooms With Thoughts Of Intellect" will be Sykotyk Rampage's 24th album. It was later announced in August that the album, originally a double release with 25 songs, would be split into two 12 song albums, with one song, "Silence", removed from the track listing that makes up the second album, "Genius Mushrooms With Thoughts Of Stupidity". Details on both albums, including songs and album covers, can be viewed at this location. Once again, Sykotyk Rampage recorded these new albums at River Front Recreation Studios, the sessions taking place last year and early this year. These albums are part of the conceptual "Genius Mushroom" series which delves "into the realm of hallucinogenic musical brainscans." Note that bassist Brian Cattapan's move to Sudbury will not affect either album's release, as he recorded his parts beforehand at a recent weekend trip to town in November. ”