BATTLEME PRESENTS “CULT PSYCHOTICA CULT PSYCHOTICA is not a cult. CULT PSYCHOTICA is not a dance. CULT PSYCHOTICA is not a drug. CULT PSYCHOTICA is not a hustle. CULT PSYCHOTICA is not a movement. CULT PSYCHOTICA is not a record. CULT PSYCHOTICA is a voice. What happened to the American psyche? Battleme’s Cult Psychotica explores our tripped up reality through Matt Drenik’s lens. Written within the first few months of the 2016 election and cut mostly live in a week long session at Drenik’s Get Loud Studio, Cult Psychotica is a conceptual landscape of heroes and losers, misguided truths and theories, urgent in its delivery and poignant in its critique of the moment. The songs were written in bursts, the lyrics in sequence. Cult Psychotica is an indictment of non-truth – a political album from a writer who has up until now eschewed overt political songwriting. The soaring “Bitch Blues” documents the country in riot while “Testament” embodies the fury of the eternal gathering. Cult Psychotica’s ten songs are an homage to a fluid and sometimes morbid dream that centers around Drenik’s vision of an urban American landscape run by shams and hustles, eventually culminating in the bloom of the “Lowlife.” It’s a reaction to the Trumponian theatre, a timely reflection on our own busted reality.