[Cover photo credit to Michael Rankine]

Australian Extreme Metal group Psycroptic have shared a video for their new single, “A Fool’s Errand” taken from the band’s upcoming eighth studio album, Divine Council, due for release on August 5th, 2022 via Prosthetic Records.

Brothers Dave Haley (drums) and Joe Haley (guitar) have steered Psycroptic through different shades of Death Metal, from the technical to the experimental, with longtime vocalist and lyricist Jason Peppiatt and bassist Todd Stern further embellishing the sound of the band.

Origin vocalist Jason Keyser has long been considered a part of the band’s extended family, and on Divine Council, he contributes vocals to the album tracks. They also feature additional vocals from Amy Wiles.

The album’s lyrics “detail the myriad of ways that human beings waste, destroy or devalue what’s in front of them” and that’s captured in the album artwork, courtesy of Eliran Kantor.

Shortly after releasing Divine Council, Psycroptic will co-headline a North American trek with Tech-Metal group Fallujah, featuring Progressive outfit Interloper and Tech-Death unit Cognitive as support. Dubbed “The Divine Ascension Tour”, this extensive run kicks off September 11th in Los Angeles, CA.

“The Divine Ascension Tour” dates

w/ Psycroptic, Fallujah, Interloper, Cognitive

Sept. 11 – West Hollywood, CA – Whisky-A-Go-Go

Sept. 12 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground

Sept. 13 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill

Sept. 14 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Sept. 15 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

Sept. 16 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live

Sept. 17 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

Sept. 18 – Houston, TX – Acadia

Sept. 20 – Orlando, FL – The Haven

Sept. 21 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)

Sept. 22 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Sept. 23 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery

Sept. 24 – Brooklyn, NY – The Meadows

Sept. 25 – Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz

Sept. 26 – Providence, RI – Alchemy

Sept. 27 – Québec City, QC – Source de la Martinière

Sept. 28 – Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques

Sept. 29 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey

Sept. 30 – Albany, NY – Empire Underground

Oct. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground

Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Masonic (Asylum)

Oct. 3 – Chicago, IL – Reggies

Oct. 4 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze

Oct. 5 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater

Oct. 6 – Regina, SK – The Exchange

Oct. 7 – Calgary, AB – Dickens

Oct. 8 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room

Oct. 10 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater

Oct. 11 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Oct. 12 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom

Oct. 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

Oct. 14 – Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery District

Oct. 15 – Santa Ana, CA – Stages

Australian fans can also catch Psycroptic at a special release show in Melbourne on August 5th.

Psycroptic live:

August 5 – Divine Council Album Launch @ Max Watts – Melbourne, Australia*

*w/ Denouncement Pyre, Werewolves and Golgothan Remains