Psychotic Waltz reunite
2010-08-04 by Voivod STAFF | 15 Comments

San Diego prog metal Psychotic Waltz have reunited following a 14 year hiatus.

The band revealed the news on their official Facebook page, writing: "We are trying to get 10 to 15 songs together in a rough demo draft form of what will become the next PW album. Shooting for 2011 release, but it is done when it is done."

Three original members are featured in the reunited line-up: guitarist Brian McAlpine, drummer Norm Leggio and bassist Ward Evans. Guitarist Dan Rock's place (who stated that he doesn't want to work in the music industry whatsoever, so as to focus on his family) will be filled by Steve Cox, who played guitars during the band's last tours.

The identity of the vocalist for the new line-up remains a secret.

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2010

5919 Comments


@ Willie

you live in San Diego, i believe.

what's the word on the streets about this reunion?

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scissorlocked
August 4th 2010

3508 Comments


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wtf!!!!!!!

first Sanctuary,then this!!!

wonderful news

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AsoTamaki
August 5th 2010

2525 Comments


Yeah, reforming without the two members who made the biggest contributions. Dan and Buddy plus a random backing band would be Psychotic Waltz to me. This...not so much. Still I'm sure this group is capable of making good music.

Here they are two months ago playing with Sean Peck as the vocalist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuFsgAb59R8

His vocals sound really good, but I hope the full time vocalist doesn't sound THAT similar to Buddy. Let it be a new band.

lostforwords
August 5th 2010

443 Comments


I got really excited till I saw there is no Dan Rock and Buddy Lackey in this one...Hope they 'll get on board later, PW was my favorite progressive metal band. If not then let it be a new band indeed

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

5919 Comments


McAlpine, as a guitarist, is as good as Dan, if not better.

Spot-on point of view AsoTamaki and lostforwords, this is a great chance for them to become a whole different band, while of high quality at the same time.

Edit: Thanks for the news editing, it looks much-much better now.

Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010

15877 Comments


--@ Willie
you live in San Diego, i believe.
what's the word on the streets about this reunion?--

An unfortunate fact is that PW have always been much bigger in Europe than they ever were in their own hometown. I saw the last show they ever put on and it was in a tiny building with a tiny stage. Worse, when the fans showed up the building was locked because it had been shut down a few weeks earlier and no one bothered to tell fans or the band. The band worked to get the building opened for just that night and eventually did get it open and played a late show (they even played a new song that was awesome). Anyway, I say that to answer your question by saying that there isn't any word on the streets of San Diego because they don't play punk or alt. rock.

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scissorlocked
August 5th 2010

3508 Comments


that's a shame....

PW is really one of the most underrated bands ever.I find their prog metal more sincere than Dream Theater's.

Maybe this reunion and a probable album will introduce them to a new audience that will surely shit their pants when hearing what these guys can do

Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010

15877 Comments


I agree. Their new song (well, it was new back in 2000 or whenever) sounded like "The Politics of Ecstacy" with better songwriting.

I have a picture disc vinyl of "Bleeding" that looks awesome. I used to have 2 copies but one broke.

scissorlocked
August 5th 2010

3508 Comments


Politics of Ecstacy with better songwriting??This is kinda rough statement in my opinion!

Where can i listen to the song??

Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010

15877 Comments


I don't know if you can. They played it live, and said it was the first time they were playing it (if I remember correctly). I don't know if it ever made it out of that club.

Edit: what's rough about it?

scissorlocked
August 5th 2010

3508 Comments


ow!!So we'll be waiting for the album to hear it.

I said rough because, i believe politics of ecstasy can't get any better.For me it is like one of the best metal albums of the 90's

Willie
Moderator
August 5th 2010

15877 Comments


Well, imagine Politics of Ecstacy with a little bit of Bleeding's polish and Buddy's eccentric vocal touch.

scissorlocked
August 5th 2010

3508 Comments


this would sound insane!!!still i love Dane's voice in that record

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2010

5919 Comments


Well, imagine Politics of Ecstacy with a little bit of Bleeding's polish and Buddy's eccentric vocal touch.

omg..................................................

let's hope that this new PW incarnation will be something totally new/refreshing...


Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 7th 2010

5919 Comments


the only thing left now is for Depressive Age to reunite too, so i can go permanently crazy.........



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