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Psychostick

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Below is our complete Psychostick 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.

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Psychostick Gearing Up For New Tour Dates

Wrapping up the "Merica F*ck Yeah Tour" this week with Dog Fashion Disco and The Bunny The Bear, Psychostick is taking a break in July to reboot and get back on the road for three week "The Blood, Guts, and Sprinkles Tour" in August alongside One Eyed Doll and Wild Throne.

The band will be premiering material on this tour from the forthcoming fan funded album, which follws 2011's comedic adventure "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D." Guitarist Josh 'The J' Key explains:

"The fan-funded studio we finished building is working out better than cheese on a nacho! We've been recording our new album, which we feel tops our last release (Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D), so we have some new songs that we've been dying to play for people. We have still have many hands to shake and people to thank for donating to our successful Indiegogo campaign for our new recording studio / album." More...

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Psychostick Posts Tour Promo Video

The comedy rock giants in Psychostick have posted a new promo video for "The 'Merica Fuck Yeah Tour," which is kicking off in Amityville, NY on May 29th and wrapping up in Columbus, OH on June 29th with Dog Fashion Disco and The Bunny The Bear.

Complete dates for the run are available after the jump, and you can check out the promo video below.

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Killswitch Engage To Headline Dirt Fest

Killswitch Engage will return to Michigan to headline Dirt Fest 2014. Coming off of a Rock On The Range appearance and a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance for “In Due Time” from latest Roadrunner Records release "Disarm the Descent," Killswitch closes the band's 2013-2014 World Tour at Dirt Fest 2014.

The 2014 Dirt Fest lineup includes: Killswitch Engage, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Powerman 5000, Hed Pe, Nonpoint, Chimaira, Battlecross, Gemini Syndrome, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Local H, Redlight King, Like A Storm, Nothing More, Eyes Set To Kill, Gift Giver, Blue Felix, Psychostick, and a special mystery co-headliner to be announced on July 19th.

The town of Birch Run, MI will once again get turned on its head at Dirt Fest 2014 on Saturday, August 9th. The festival celebrates its 16th year and is hosted by Matt and Andy Dalton of Dalton Brothers Entertainment, along with Banana 101.5 FM. More...

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Psychostick Covers Reading Rainbow

Psychostick has posted a cover from one of America's favorite kid shows of years past" Reading Rainbow! The band comments: "We're just doing our part to encourage reading to the youth of the nation."

In additional news, the humorcore masters will be raging across the U.S. for "The 'Merica F*ck Yeah Tour," kicking off in Amityville, NY on May 29th and wrapping up in St. Louis, MO on June 27th. The band will be joined by Dog Fashion Disco and The Bunny The Bear.

Psychostick guitarist Josh “The J” Key comments: "It's an honor to be touring with the legendary Dog Fashion Disco. Add The Bunny The Bear to the mix, and it's going to be a ridiculously fun show, you won't want to miss this unless your legs have been chopped off. No, I take that back: legs chopped is no excuse... be there! As for me personally, it's also been a while since we played the West coast... it's about time we get back to somewhere that knows how to make a decent chimichanga!" More...

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Psychostick Announces 'Merica Fuck Yeah Tour

The comedy rock never stops for Psychostick as the humorcore masters gear up for their next rage across the U.S. with "The 'Merica F*ck Yeah" tour, kicking off in Amityville, NY on May 29th and wrapping up in St. Louis, MO on June 27th.

The band will be joined by Dog Fashion Disco and The Bunny The Bear. Psychostick guitarist Josh “The J” Key comments:

"It's an honor to be touring with the legendary Dog Fashion Disco. Add The Bunny The Bear to the mix, and it's going to be a ridiculously fun show, you won't want to miss this unless your legs have been chopped off. No, I take that back: legs chopped is no excuse... be there! As for me personally, it's also been a while since we played the West coast... it's about time we get back to somewhere that knows how to make a decent chimichanga!"

Psychostick is currently working tireless days and nights to complete the follow-up release to 2011's "Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs In 3D" after reaching a crowd funding goal of $30,000. More...

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Psychostick To Embark On Mad Marchness Tour

Psychostick is kicking off 2014 with the Mad Marchness Tour that includes a SXSW showcase on March 13th at Red Dog in Austin, TX and a show date at South By So What? on March 15th at Quicktrip Park in Grande Prairie, TX (Dallas/Forth Worth area).

Guitarist Josh Key comments: "Not only are we super excited to get to eat some awesome Tex-Mex in Texas this March, but we're also very excited, if not MORE excited, to be playing the legendary South By South West and South By So What?! with Mindless Self Indulgence!"

Dates are as follows:

March 11 - Springfield, MO @ Outlander Room
March 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
March 13 - Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog (SXSW) - w/ Hed PE, Smile Empty Soul, Blue Felix
March 14 - Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero's - w/ Throw the Fight, and Spanish Reds
March 15 - Grand Prairie, TX @ QuickTrip Park (SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL)
March 17 -Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club w/ RWWD Houston, 12 Gauge Awakening, Klodine
March 18 - Pascagoula, MS @ Thunders
March 19 - New Orleans, LA @ Hangar 13 - Ticket Link - w/ Abandon This Oath, Wreckage Revival
March 20 - Birmingham, AL @ The High Note w/ Abandon This Oath, Dark Before Dawn
March 22 @ Pontiac, IL @ Freakster's Roadhouse More...

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Psychostick Posts Valentine's Message To Fans

Oh love is in the air! The comedy rockers in Psychostick are excited to share with fans their sassy and sexy Valentine's Day video, available below.

After a successful crowd funding campaign, the band is currently in studio recording the follow-up to 2011's "Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs," and you can catch Psychostick live on these dates:

March 11th in Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
March 12th in Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
March 13th in Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar (SXSW)
March 14th in Corpus Christi, TX @ Zero's Hard Rock Club
March 15th in Grand Prairie, TX @ Quiktrip Park (SOUTH BY SO WHAT?! MUSIC FESTIVAL)
March 17th in Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club
March 18th in Pascagoula, MS @ Thunder's Tavern
March 19th in New Orleans, LA @ Hangar 13
March 20th in Birmingham, AL @ The High Note
March 22nd in Pontiac, IL @ Freakster's Roadhouse More...

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Pyschostick Comments On Fan Video

The lads in Psychostick love their fans and their fans love them, so a recent fan made music video for the band's latest track "Obey The Beard!" The video is called "Beard Fortress" and it can be viewed below.

“First and foremost, the fact that we get fan made videos always surprises me, especially when they’re done this well! If I ever have a bad day, all I have to do is hop on Youtube and just search around. It pushes the band to keep putting our best feet forward!" comments guitarist Josh Key.

"Obey The Beard" is Pyschostick's latest single, which debuted at #14 on U.S. radio metal charts. After a successful crowd funding campaign, the band is currently in studio recording a follow-up to 2011's "Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs." More...

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Psychostick Thanks Fans For Hitting Funding Goal

Psychostick has posted a thank you video to fans that helped the comedy outfit reach its crowd funding goal of over $30,000.

The money will be invested in to the recording of a new album to follow up the 2011 release "Space Vampires vs. Zombie Dinosaurs" and to complete the construction of the band's recording studio.

2013 saw these touring ninja warriors hit the road for multiple shows on the "Our Tour Can Beat Up Your Tour," the "Blow Your Fingers Off" summer tour, late summer dates with American Head Charge, plus appearances at summer fests. More...

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"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3" Available Online

Asher Media Relations, a PR company based in Montreal that has been helping bands get heard and read about in rock and metal media for over half a decade, is proud to unleash its latest holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3."

The sampler is a free download, which features 23 tracks from the artists AMR has worked with during 2013. You can download the tracks here or stream them below. Publicist and founder Jon Asher comments:

"We like to thank all the media outlets for all their support they have given us to help promote these artists! You have been instrumental in giving our artists exposure through interviews, reviews, radio play and then some! Thank you for also being so welcoming to Cara Ashbey, the Asher Media Intern, and hope you enjoy the music from these bands, that we've had the pleasure to work with over this past year."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Chariots of The Gods - Starborn 03:24
2. Edge of Attack - In Hell 04:36
3. Chosen - Engines of Belief 05:30
4. BornBroken - Control 03:50
5. The In & Outs - There We Go 02:35
6. Fatality - Thoughts Collide 05:10
7. Sanktuary - Midnite Mass 05:29
8. Final Trigger - Face It 03:17
9. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
10. Breached - Left Behind 04:06
11. Arcane Saints - Your Ocean 03:22
12. All Else Fails - Anti Martyr 05:49
13. Where Giants Once Stood - The Heavens Tremble 03:35
14. Until Dawn - This Fallen Fortress 03:19
15. Dissension - Of Time & Chronic Disease 07:00
16. Unbeing - Versus 10 Behemoth 06:26
17. Insurrection - Checkmate 04:59
18. Death Toll Rising - Infection Legacy 05:40
19. Tribune - Insectoid 04:50
20. Psychostick - Obey The Beard 03:59
21. Trainwreck Architect - As Killers Breathe (ft. Guitar Solo by Jeff Waters of Annihilator) 04:31
22. Lucid Skies - Shotgun Mouthwash 02:43
23. Xul - Battlestorm 04:27 More...

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Psychostick Posts Outtakes Video

Comedy rock band Psychostick has posted a blooper reel from latest music video "Obey The Beard," which the band released as part of a fan funding campaign taking place at Indiegogo.com and running till December 5th.

Check out the "Obey The Beard" outtakes below, or watch the full music video over at this location.

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Psychostick Posts New Video Clip

Psychostick launched a fan funding campaign, accompanied by a new music video "Obey The Beard," earlier this month to raise money to record a new album and complete construction on a recording studio.

Now the comedy rock band has posted a follow-up video titled "Alex is Dead, Stupid Drummer Dies" in support of the campaign. Check it out below.

You can find further details on the crowd funding initiative at this location, or watch the epic "Obey The Beard" video right here.

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Psychostick Posts Video, Crowd Funding Campaign

After sharing tales of Sombrero-instigated pits with us, comedy rockers Psychostick have launched a fan funding campaign to record a new album and complete construction on a recording studio.

The campaign is now live and will run till December 5th. Head to this location for full details on the campaign and find perks for donating.

As part of the kick-off, the band is premiering a video for brand new song "Obey The Beard." Check it out below. Fans who contribute to the fund raising efforts will also score a free MP3 of the song.

Says Psychostick guitarist Josh Key: “This fundraiser is not just for a new album, but so much more! We're building a sweet studio; we want to put out new music and videos on a regular basis, so that fans don't have to wait through long dry spells between albums to hear something new from us. This fundraiser will enable us to make that happen.”

Vocalist Rob Kersey concurs, saying, “Having our own studio and the ability to record songs right away will be a huge dream come true for us. We literally have around a hundred or so song ideas that often get put on the back burner, but with this sweet setup we can finally become that recording machine we've always wanted to be. This fundraiser along with our amazing fans can help us fuel this machine for more brutal laughs in the years to come.” More...

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Pit Stories: Catching The Sombrero

Each Tuesday we check in with bands and fans to get their best stories from live shows, and this week we got in touch with comedy metal kings Pyschostick, who know the truth that Dogs Like Socks! Guitarist Joshua Key shares these tales of the band's sombrero-instigated pits:

We have an infamous song where we give a sombrero to someone in the audience, then challenge them to hold on to it while the entire audience tries to snatch it away from them. It can get pretty out of hand. We actually had to come up with rules we give them before we start... "No kicking, no punching, no biting, no wet willies, no wedgies, don't steal his shoes." ALL of those have all happened before.

One time we were doing the sombrero in Nashville, the big knot of people hanging onto the sombrero somehow migrated out the door next to the stage which led into the parking lot. Rob (our singer) was like, "Hey, the shows in here!"

Another time in Buffalo, we were touring with a band called As Summer Dies. Their guitarist Hollywood was just an innocent bystander watching the sombrero pit from the sidelines. A really big dude backed up into him, stepping on is foot and breaking his ankle. He had to do the rest of the tour with a broken ankle, I don't know how the hell he did it! That's the first broken bone we've ever had during the sombrero... and he wasn't even going after it!

One of the craziest shows with the sombrero was in Casper, WY of all places... there was a huge pile of bodies on top of the dude with the sombrero, and one guy took a flying leap on top of the pile, like Superman. Later in the show, the crowd was so crazy that they broke the barrier in front of the stage. Let no one claim that Wyoming doesn't know how to throw down at a metal show!

For info on upcoming live shows and activity from Psychostick, head over to the band's Facebook profile here, and check back in again next week for more Pit Stories. More...

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Psychostick Announces Illinois Shows

Recently wrapping up the Shoot Tour with AmericanHead Charge, comedy rock kings Psychostick announce they will be performing the following Illinois show dates:

Sept 27 - Catch 22 - Springfield, IL
Sept 28 - The High Note - Pekin, IL
Oct 24 - Maverick's (95 WIIL Rock FM's "Thirsty Thursdays") - Mundelein, IL

In addition to creating the greatest music video in the world - "Dogs Like Socks" - the band recently released a new video for "Sadface :(," a social media song poking fun at wall whiners and pointless, attention-seeking posts. The track is from the band's fifth and latest release "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D." Check it out below. More...

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WIIL Rock Fest Details Announced

95 WIIL ROCK of Kenosha, WI is pleased to announce the upcoming WIIL Rock Fest 2013, taking place at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes, WI (2305 Lance Dr.) on August 24th.

The festival features Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains,, and Airbourne, as well as Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace), Nonpoint, Hurt, Smile Empy Soul, Trapt, Red Line Chemistry, Soil, Art of Dying, Wayland, Brand New Machine, Psychostick, and Edisun.

The fest is an all ages show, with GA Lawn tickets starting at $42. Gold Circle tickets start at $52, and platinum tickets are $99. Buy your tickets at Ticketmaster or get more info at the event's Facebook profile.

There will also be a WIIL ROCK Pre-Party Show (21+ only), taking place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brat Stop, located at 12304 75th St., (Hwy 50 & I-94) in Kenosha, WI. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show kicks off at 8:00PM. More...

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Pyschostick Checks In From Tour

In the midst of a tour with Amercian Head Charge, Josh "The J" Keys, guitarist for comedy rock kings Psychostick, comments on the band's upcoming tour stop in Twin Lakes, WI for the WIIL Rockfest on August 24th.

Josh says: "WIIL Rock has been a big supporter of Psychostick over the years, and we're so stoked to play WIIL Rock Fest that it makes me want to do the happiest happy-dance that the world has ever seen. Twice!"

The festival's lineup includes: Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains, Adam Gontier, Nonpoint, Trapt, Hurt, Smile Empty Soul, Red Line Chemistry, Airbourne, Soil, Art of Dying, Wayland, Brand New Machine, and Edisun.

In additional news, the band has released a new music video for "Sadface :(" a social media song poking fun at wall whiners and pointless, attention-seeking posts. The track is from the band's fifth and latest release "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D." Check out the video right here.

Psychostick guitarist Josh "The J" Key also comments: "This song declares war on terrible, bitchy, whiney, pointless, attention-seeking posts. If you need someone to listen to your problems, go see a therapist (No... REALLY, stop reading this and go talk to a professional RIGHT NOW). What I love about this video is the feel. We wanted to feel like you were being yelled at you through the internet to knock that shit off. Another great thing about this video is how many hidden gems are in it. If you pause the video and take time to read all the mock comments, you will be greatly rewarded." More...

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Willpowerless Joining American Head Charge Tour

East Coast hard rock up-and-comers Willpowerless kick off a U.S. tour with American Head Charge tomorrow night in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Philadelphia, PA quartet will join the "Shoot Tour," already in progress, through August 21st. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be seen on the band's Facebook profile here.

Commented vocalist Ryan Panfil: "We are extremely excited and honored to spend the next couple of weeks on the road with great bands like American Head Charge and Psychostick. Check out our Facebook page for an updated list of dates. Hopefully we'll see you on the road!" More...

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Psychostick Hates Your Facebook Comments

Comedy rockers Psychostick are at it again, poking fans with a music video for "Sadface," a social media song taken from the band's fifth and latest release "Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3-D."

Psychostick guitarist Josh 'The J' Key comments: "This song declares war on terrible, bitchy, whiney, pointless, attention-seeking posts. If you need someone to listen to your problems, go see a therapist (No... REALLY, stop reading this and go talk to a professional RIGHT NOW).

"What I love about this video is the feel. We wanted to feel like you were being yelled at you through the internet to knock that shit off. Another great thing about this video is how many hidden gems are in it. If you pause the video and take time to read all the mock comments, you will be greatly rewarded." More...

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Psychostick Announces "Blow Your Fingers Off" Tour

Comedy rockers Psychostick have announced they will be hitting the road this summer for their "Blow Your Fingers Off Tour" that will include performances at this year's Rockapalooza, A2 Fest, Breast Fest Biker Bash, and Dirtfest. The band requests that you please don't actually blow your fingers off on the following dates:

June 21 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
June 22 - Jackson, MI @ Rockapalooza - Jackson County Fair Grounds
July 5 - Providence, RI @ McNeil's Tavern
July 6 - Brookfield, CT @ The Room
July 12 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House
July 13 - Ann Arbor, MI @ A2 Fest - WFC Fairgrounds and Event Center
July 14 - St. Joseph, MI @ Czar's 505 - Show Details
July 16 - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse - Show Details
July 18 - St. Cloud, MN @ Bubba's
July 19 - Spring Lake Park (Minneapolis area), MN @ POV's 65
July 20 - Pecatonica, IL @ Breast Fest - Winnebago County Fairgrounds
August 9 - Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
August 10 - Birch Run, MI @ Dirtfest More...

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