Phoenix, AZ-based humorcore band Psychostick will be hitting the road with industrial metal band Mushroomhead at the end of September for a tour that will last until the end of October (see confirmed dates below; more dates are expected to be confirmed). Says Psychostick singer Rob Kersey about the tour: “We’re absolutely honored and excited to tour with the mighty Mushroomhead. I mean, how many big bands out there can look at us and say, ‘Yeah, we should take out those idiots in Psychostick!’ They’re the first, and we’re glad to be part of it.”
The quartet released their latest musical outing, Space Vampires Vs. Zombie Dinosaurs In 3D, on August 16, 2011. Their new full-length record delivers everything Psychostick fans have come to love about the band: the album is bursting with even more laughs per beat than previous efforts, and contains the most precisely crafted songs the group has composed to date. Like all of their albums, Space Vampires Vs. Zombie Dinosaurs In 3D was self-produced, with guitarist Josh Key taking the reins as the main producer and engineer. Psychostick plans on shooting multiple videos for the tracks on Space Vampires, since visual representations of their special brand of musical comedy are a no-brainer.
The band—which includes Kersey, Key, drummer Alex Dontre and new bassist Matt Rzemyk—formed in Phoenix in 2000, and released their first album, We Couldn’t Think Of A Title, in 2003, which was re-released nationally by Rock Ridge Music in 2006. The band’s life as a national touring act began that same year, which was kicked into overdrive in 2007 when the song “Beer!” became a cult hit, grabbing a coveted spot as the No. 1 single on XM Radio’s Liquid Metal show for seven weeks. Psychostick then took that momentum into the studio for their second full-length, 2009’s Sandwich, before embarking on another two years of touring behind the release. Over the years the band has shared stages with Green Jelly, Nashville Pussy, Three Days Grace, Hell Yeah, Nonpoint, Buckcherry, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed, Chimaira, Machine Head, Shadows Fall, Pennywise, and many, many more.
Earlier this year, the band rocked their way across America on their “Unleash The Dumb” Tour, which encouraged fans to go all-out by dressing up in goofy, outlandish garb when attending the shows.
For more, visit www.psychostick.com
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