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Psychonaut / Press

“It reaches so many different audiences that I am sure it is going to make an impact.”

“This album is like a puppy really, no matter how many times it pees on the floor it's still fun, lovable and has songs about Star Wars, Mad Max, zombies and Lemmy Kilmister creating a Frankenstein monster to be his wife.”

“If you're a Metal fan of all different genres then PSYCHONAUT is your band.”

“Welcome to the wonderful and strange world of Mark De Vattimo…”

“Psychonaut dark overlord Mark DeVattimo (guitars, vocals) and lieutenants Simon Hallet (thunderous bass), Mike Kaval (rip roaring guitars) and session drummer Brody Simpson (Lombardo-esque drum fury) have constructed a fantastical world which owes as much to Black Sabbath and Slayer as it does to Frank Zappa, Star Wars, horror movies, Mad Max, Manowar, and the zombie apolocaypse.”

“Psychonaut have got something about them. An indefinable something, I’ll grant you – so indefinable it might not be obvious to the casual listener – but something nonetheless.”

“Who says metal can’t be fun? Armed with a sense of humour and an arsenal of metal and horror references, Perth’s Psychonaut have released an album that is everything heavy metal should be.”

“Psychonaut provide a myriad of hard rocking tunes with humour and fun thrown in on Shock 'em Dead! Anyone tired of the conventional and stale products other bands deliver from album to album should give it a listen.”

“Up early were local louts Psychonaut, out to impress with their special blend of six not so secret herbs and spices; power, speed, thrash, death, rock and metal – the self proclaimed recipe for Psychonaut. A glorious combination.”

“They were very tight and energetic, collecting a decent group of dedicated fans up the front.”

“A abertura ficou a cargo do quarteto local Psychonaut que faze um som com influências de Sodom, Destruction e Motörhead. Tocaram apenas cinco músicas, dentre as quais, The Humongous, a que mais chamou a atenção”

“...irreverent hard rocking of Psychonaut's "Rosemary's Baby" (complete with a 'Hail Satan!' chorus),”

“Their take on power metal was met with approval, the short set including a playful ode to necrophilia and a song titled Darklord – as in, the Sith variety – complete with an Imperial March section. What’s not to like?”

“Tongue-in-cheek references to necrophilia and choruses parodying, or praising, Manowar all featured in their set which finished with crowd favourite Darklord. ”

“As they’ve done hundreds of times before, Psychonaut smashed out a high octane set of blues-tinged thrash that excited the few punters that were scattered around the expanse of the Hydey Back Room.”

“Most convincing were the high pitched metal wails the band had down pat. Those bleats are no easy feat as anyone that’s tried to learn from an instructional ‘how to scream’ You Tube video will tell you.”

“Back to reality, and some old school, rock speckled, thrash metal put Psychonaut on a pedestal, standing out in their subtlety amongst so much brutality as the penultimate band in The Den. ”