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Twisted State of Mind

From: Witney, United Kingdom
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Below is our complete Twisted State of Mind news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

TSOM Joined Onstage By Spandau Ballet Singer

Twisted State Of Mind, the young British heavy metal band who we recently featured in an Unearthing The Metal Underground column in January) were joined on stage by Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley, while they were performing a cover of the band's classic anthem, "Gold." You can check out a video of the performance below.

Twisted State Of Mind were recently in the news when it emerged that a contest they had entered had already had it's winner chosen five weeks before the closing date by British Prime Minister, David Cameron. We can now confirm that the Prime Minister has decided to nominate two bands, and has chosen Twisted State Of Mind, allowing them to perform at the Houses of Parliament later this year. More...

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Twisted State Of Mind Snubbed By British PM

A young heavy metal band named Twisted State Of Mind, from Witney in Oxfordshire, England (who featured in an Unearthing The Metal Underground column in January), has been the subject of some controversy this week, when the band members found out that a contest they entered, in which the prize was an opportunity to perform at the Houses Of Parliament, had already had it's winner chosen by British Prime Minister David Cameron five weeks before the closing date.

After taking their problem to the BBC, who contacted the Prime Ministers office, they were told that the Prime Minister would make an exception and allow two bands from Witney to be nominated, leaving them with another chance to showcase their music in Westminster. You can check out a BBC South report on the incident below.

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Unearthing The Young Metal Underground

A friend of mine often refers to heavy metal and hardcore as "children's music." (No, not this kind of children's music). Today, I am going to grudgingly give him some ammunition for his snobbery, as Unearthing The Metal Underground takes a look at two bands who exhibit extraordinary talent and enthusiasm for playing metal, despite being younger than probably every member of this website.

Gauchos de Acero (Los Gauchos)

Some readers here may remember Gauchos de Acero, as they became something of an internet sensation among heavy metal fans in 2007 when videos of three young boys from Argentina were posted by their father, showing them covering the likes of Slipknot, Pantera and fellow South Americans, Sepultura. Although known as Los Gauchos, the duo did not originally have a name, Los Gauchos being a moniker assigned to them by YouTube users, owing to their user name, "gauchosalta." Not only did they become a hit on the internet, but they also attracted the attention of Argentinean promoters, not least when they were booked to perform at Cosquin Rock 2007, an open air festival which packed in over 20,000 spectators. They were even noticed by the Argentinean government, who supplied them with sound equipment!

Gauchos de Acero - "Refuse/Resist"
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