Psyopus (sometimes written as "PsyOpus") is an Avantgarde Metal/Mathcore band from Rochester, New York. Formed in 2002, they are known for their unorthodox and extreme technical guitar techniques used by guitarist Christopher Arp, also known as 'Arpmandude'. So far, the band has released three studio albums up to date. They are currently signed to Metal Blade Records and Black Market Activities, simultaneously.
During the year of 2010, the band entered a drawn-out hiatus; two years later, however, the original lineup reunited.
- Adam "King Auggie" Frappolli - lead vocals (2002-2007; 2012-present)
- Christopher Arp - guitar (2002-2010; 2012-present)
- Freddy "Fred Decoste" Charles - bass (2002-2007; 2012-present)
- Jason Bauers - drums, percussion (2007-2010; 2012-present)
- Brian Woodruff - vocals (2008-2010)
- Greg Herman - drums, percussion (2002-2004)
- Lee Fisher - drums, percussion (2004-2005)
- Corey Barnes - drums, percussion (2005-2006)
- Jon Cole - drums, percussion (2006-2007)
- Harrison Christie - lead vocals (2007-2008)
- Michael Horn - bass (2007-2009)
- Travis Morgan - bass (2009; touring)
- Brian Kelly - bass (2009; touring)
- Brent Glover - bass (2009; touring)
- 2009: Odd Senses (Metal Blade)
- 2003: 3003 demo (Self-released) - Note: At the time, Psyopus took on the moniker of Stranglefuck.
Psyopus at MySpace
Interview with Arp of Psyopus
Way Too Loud interview
Psyopus article March 2009