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Psychonaut / Bio

Formed by Mark De Vattimo (ex Voyager and winner of the 'WF Metal Awards Best Guitarist' 2007 & 2009 and ‘WAMi Best Guitarist Nominee’ 2005.) in Perth, Australia circa 1999.

Psychonaut cites influences such as Mercyful Fate, Loudness, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, KISS W.A.S.P. & Slayer. The band has a classic metal & rock sound with lyrical themes such as Star Wars, Hammer Horror and Sci Fi.

Psychonaut has supported Death Angel, Exodus, Finntroll, Frankenbok, Lord, Armoured Saint.

A debut album ‘Masters Of Procrastination’ was recorded during late 2003 and released during early 2004.The album can be heard as the best parts of A-Z of a traditional headbanger’s album collection.

2012 brought ‘Shock ’Em Dead!’ and revealed the band’s 14 new tracks of power-speed-thrash-death-rock-metal. Songs such as ‘The Tooth Of Dracula’, ‘False Metal’, ‘The Humungus’ and ‘Darklord Rise!’ and ‘Thrash Metal Zombies’ reveal that already classic Psychonaut heavy metal sound with a modern twist. A fitting sequel to an already successful debut album.

General Info

Band Members
Mark De Vattimo (guit/vox), Mike Kaval (guit), Simon Hallett (bass), Louis Rando (the drummer)
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Heavy Rock / Thrash

Contact Info

Perth, WA, AU

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