First, check the tour section to see if we're coming to your area. Trust me on this, many people ask and don't even know we're coming to their town! Getting us to make a stop through your area isn't a simple process; we need a venue to play at that has a sufficient sound system, a stage to play on, promotion to get people to the show, possible opening acts, time to book a tour, and so forth. If you know of a venue in your area that can accomodate Psychostick along with contact information for the venue, send this information to us and we'll do our best to work the stop into our next tour.
I'm gonna go ahead and break your heart. No, we can't. There's a billion reasons why, but to simplify things, it's a clusterfuck to organize something like that on our end.
We've got band guys scattered across the country. To make a show happen we have to fly everyone in, rehearse, drive to the show, play the show, drive back, and fly everyone home. VERY costly and time consuming. Plus you'd have to provide a PA, sound permit, stage, and accommodations for Psychostick.
Most promoters and venues do need opening acts for our shows. Try contacting the venue in order to get on the bill. You'll probably have to sell tickets though!
We're almost ALWAYS writing something new. After we finish recording a new record we tend to have at least half of the next one conceptualized or written already. Wow!
Once upon a time, a horrendous demo was released by Psychostick called, "Don't Bitch it's Free!" On that demo, somewhere in a skit or something, we pronounced our band name, "Psy-caw-stick." It was a total fluke and became a very small topic of debate in the Phoenix local scene. However, we retract it's prior pronunciation and now officially announce that it's pronounced EXACTLY as it reads. "Psycho" and "stick". Wow!
Our influences range from Primus to Crowbar to doughnuts. It's complicated!
Rock Ridge Music currently handles our distribution.
Because the power of the universe is in the palm of his hand.
This track is not technically a Psychostick song. Yes, it was created by the same masterminds that brought you all your other alcoholic anthems, but this partiular one is a little different. Josh wrote and recorded all the music for it (including midi drums) and he and our good friend Murph did all the vocals for it. Pretty dumb huh?
Sorry, I (Rawrb) ain't no Murph.
We're trying, we're trying!
Nope. Try searching for Psychostick, you'll get nothing!
We try to have up to 5XL for most shirts. If we don't, we're working on restocking.
Heh, trust me - you don't want them. Some of you might think, "I want them to just have them because blah blah blah OMG!" If you get crafty enough, you might be able to find "Die... a Lot!" You'll most likely never find "Don't Bitch it's Free" though. We "pressed" only about 200 of those. Heh.
It just kinda happened. Like missing socks.
It's about Rawrb's first relationship that tanked partially due to what you hear in the song. The rest you can just imagine. HAR HAR
Oh, how wrong you... aren't? BEER is really about how dumb people get when they consume more beer. But hey, that's the whole point, right? NO!
Yep. Josh, Alex, and some buddies went out to random drive thru places and demanded a Death Burger.
We like to think so, although in the metal/hardcore genre you're stuck with angry, hairy guys. Too bad we're not gay.
Yeah, mostly about Joshy's old piece of shit Mercury Cougar that would break down every 5 miles or so. It haunted him all the way through high school, and some of college. His Dad now owns it.
It pokes fun at how some artists get extra famous from dying. Yes, Alex has eaten Hot Dogs with Apricot jelly.
Yes, Alex has eaten Hot Dogs with Apricot jelly.
Because you're not supposed to eat it, Captain Moldy Brain Mass.
The name "Prozak Milkshake" was randomly thought of by RAWRB! Since the song is about being overly sad and down, the name just kinda seemed to fit perfectly!
The song just pokes fun of the overly sad, "WAAAH" songs out there.
The song just pokes fun of the overly sad, "WAAAH" songs out there.
The name's meaning must be discovered on your own. It's just a happy fun instrumental song!
Joshy. He played Trumpet in High School. Fun!
MOST OF THE ALBUM:
Line 6 POD (1.0)
6 layered tracks total-
1: Line 6 "Insane" channel, panned right.
2: Line 6 "Insane" channel, panned left.
3: DOD Death Metal Distortion pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned right.
4: DOD Death Metal Distortion pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned left.
5: Metal Zone pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned right.
6: Metal Zone pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned left.Jagermeister Love Song
4 layered tracks-
1: Peavey 6505+ into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ a SM57), panned right.
2: Peavey 6505+ into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ a SM57), panned left.
3: Bogner Uberschall into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ SM57), panned right.
4: Bogner Uberschall into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ SM57), panned left.ABCDEath
4 layered tracks. Randall Warhead into Ampeg guitar cab miced with mics I don't remember. I was experimenting at the time.
It's out NOW.
4 layers of guitars-
1: Peavey 6505+ into custom Avatar cab w/ V30s and greenbacks. SM57 on the greenback, MD421 on the V30. Panned right.
2: "�"... panned left.
3: Peavey XXX "crunch" channel into custom Avatar cab w/ V30s and greenbacks. SM57 on the greenback, MD421 on the V30. Panned right.
4: "�"... panned left.
Mike was playing through a custom Traben bass with Aguilar pickups into an Aguilar head going through an Eden 4x10 cab. 3 mics on the cab, a Sennheiser 421 for the his, an SM57 for the mids, and an AKG D112 for the lows.
We filled up the CD. Completely so we RAN OUT OF CD SPACE! Get it?
01. Metal? 02. Caffeine 03. Shower 04. A Lesson in Modesty 05. P is the Best Letter 06. Minimum Rage 07. Don't Eat My Food 08. The Hunger Within 09. Grocery Escape Plan 10. Too Many Food 11. This is not a Song, it's a Sandwich 12. Girl Directions 13. Orange 14. Beer, Part 2 15. Do you want a Taco? 16. An Attempt at Something Serious 17. Number 1 Radio $ingle 18. Vah-jay-jay 19. Die... a LOT! 20. You've Got Mail Enhancement 21. Passive Vengeance 22. 373 Thank Yous 23. Outtakes 24. We Ran Out of CD Space
Why the fuck not?! HJAR HAR AHRARHAR
We don't like to think of anything we do as "better" or whatever, but YES, Sandwich will eat our other CDs like a... SANDWICH!
6 layers of guitars.
A: ENGL 530 preamp >> VHT 50/2/50 >> Avatar custom cab w/ V30s and Greenbacks >> Greenback miced w/ SM57 + V30 miced w/ MD421.
B: Ibanez Tubescreamer >> VHT GP3 preamp >> VHT 50/2/50 >> VHT Fatbottom cab miced w/ SM57 + Marshall w/ 75s miced w/ SM57.... in this configuration:
-Jake, panned right: A B A
-Josh, panned left: B A B
We don't have a links section anymore. :(
Yes. Yes it is lame. That's why we love it.
"Rawrb" was an invention of his good buddy Murph. Josh just comes up with his 34 different names. Shmalex, I believe, came from a band he was in called "The S-Stuttering Cowboys." Matty J, well he is just the Matty J!
Evil Jay from Otep. We finally found that out. Jeebuz we love that guy - we're probably gonna have his babies.