Catharsis was a thrash metal band formed in 1995, originally under the name Psychosia.
The band split up around 1998.
Matt, Derek, and Shawn originally formed the band during the summer of 1995 in between their freshman and sophomore years in high school.
Matt and Shawn met Adam, who had already been friends with Derek, while attending an autumn class all three shared. They quickly formed a bond over their burgeoning love of metal bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, and Pantera.
Over the next year the band began writing music, eventually creating 5 songs for their initial demo, Alternacide, which was recorded at MSUM studios.
During the spring of 1997, Mike Townsend was recruited on drums after the departure of Shawn Graves.
- Alternacide (1998)