30 Years Ago: Psychic Possessor record Toxin Diffusion

Daily Noise - 23 April 2018

30 Years Ago: Psychic Possessor record Toxin Diffusion

30 Years Ago: Psychic Possessor record Toxin Diffusion


PSYCHIC POSSESSOR recorded their debut album, Toxin Diffusion, over a week during this month in 1988 "in 16 trakcs at J.G. studio, Belo Horizonte".
The band was formed by guitarist Flávio Rodriguez, who left VULCANO after recording the classic Bloody Vengeance album. Between leaving VULCANO and forming PSYCHIC POSSESSOR, Flávio with bassist Lauro Neto recorded the Zombie Night demo as RITUAL. The two songs from that demo - "Zombie Night" and "Breathe till Drop" - were re-recorded for Toxin Diffusion.

We always had the bad luck of putting the same name of other bands, such as EXUMER and RITUAL. About our line-up it was different. Some ex-members left the band because of self problems and others because they wanted to do a different kind of music. It was very bad to the band, but our new line-up is really the best we ever had.
- Zé Flávio / Psychic Possessor interview, Necronomicon #3, 1989

Cult São Paulo deathcore! For fans of nomenclature, they called it that long before it came to mean whatever rot it does today.

On their old and new influences:

Z.F. - We always listened to the same shit, but now I'm listening more to Hardcore music, such as 7 SECONDS, NAPALM DATH, MCHC, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, SEPTIC DEATH, HERESY, ATTITUDE e HC-137.
M - 7 SECONDS, RAW POWER, ATTITUDE, MCHC, VOI VOD, CRIPTIC SLAUGHTER, ACCUSED, NO MERCY, EXCEL, DESASTER, MORTUARIO (GO), NAPALM DEATH...
MAURICIO - CHAOS U.K., EXTREME NOISE TERROR, CIRCLE JERKS, HC 137...
- Psychic Possessor interview, Necronomicon #3, 1989