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Who is Twiztid

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The story of Twiztid


Back in '93, before Twiztid went to release "Mostasteless" and back before the insane concerts with ICP, James Spaniolo and Paul Methric (better known as Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child) were in a trio known as House of Krazees (HOK) w/R.O.C. (now known as SOL). Back then, Madrox went by the name "Mr. Bones" and Monoxide went by "Hektik". In fall of '93, HOK released their debut LP entitled "Home Sweet Home". When it came to money, but they sold enough cassettes for their debut album, which made them, want to continue. Jamie also did a side project in '94 with Death Lock and Loony Toon called "Mr. Bones and the Sons of Midnight: The Demon Inside". In the summer of '94, the second HOK LP entitled "Home Bound" was released. Then in October of '95, they released a double album entitled "Season of the Pumpkin".
About a year passed, and HOK ran upon a man named Walter Stepananko. Walter said he knew a lot about the recording business. HOK hooked up with him. Stepananko always complained about how he was never making enough money, and then said HOK was a "bad investment." Even through all of his bitching, he continued to finance HOK, and ended up not paying them a fuckin dime. Also in '95, Jamie released his second (and last) solo LP in the early Spring under the name Mr. Bones, which was entitled "Sacrifice", which was put out under Spring on Dead Brain records. HOK also released their first EP the same year entitled "Outbreed". In '96, House of Krazees released an LP entitled "Head Trauma" under Latnem Entertainment. Also this year, the third member of HOK, R.O.C. joined the Omen tour w/ Insane Clown Posse and convinced them to let HOK perform on the following tour, which was called "All Up in Yo Face". HOK then released a greatest hits album entitled "Remix and Rewind" a.k.a. "Collector's Edition '97". After this release, HOK parted ways.
Mr. Bones and Hektik changed their names to Jamie Madrox and Monoxide Child, and formed the group Twiztid. They released an album entitled "Mostasteless". Twiztid then hooked up with Psychopathic Records and Insane Clown Posse. Alongside with ICP, & Myzery, Twiztid made a guest apperiance on the Psychopathic 1998 Sampler. Juggalos craved the song entitled "WHATTHEFUCK?!?!?!" and wanted more of the serial killaz. So Psychopathic released "Mostasteless" with a less controversial cover. One year later due to illegal sampling, Twiztid was forced to re-release Mostasteless in '99 under Psychopathic Records that included new tracks.
They toured with ICP on the Amazing Jeckel Brothers and Wicked Clowns From Outer Space tours, making juggalos aware of who they were. In late 1999 they released "Cryptic Collection Volume 1" which was an underground hit. Much like ICP's "Forgotten Freshness" CC held many rare/cut tracks by the dynamic duo that was hard to come across. After being locked away in a studio for a few months, it was time, time for what? The 1st annual "Gathering of the Juggalos" that's what! Those serial killaz were hyped as ever could be to perform in front of over 7,000 juggalos. This was one of the biggest steps for Twiztid; they put on one of their best performances in front of the huge face painted crowd.
By the end of 99', Twiztid was ready to get out of ICP's shadow and become bigger then they were. With the small venues "Rock The Dead" tour, audiences grew immensely. With there 2nd release "Freek Show", the group had already established a name for themselves, with coverage in magazines such as A.P. and Murder Dog, and their Mockumentory video Born Twiztid: Beyond The Freek Show. Twiztid's first video "We don't die" was aired on The Box Music Network.
Twiztid hit the road fall of 2000 in support of their successful album, and the juggalos rushed on in. Ticket sales for Freek Show tour were more successful than "Rock The Dead Tour" proving once again that Twiztid can do it on their own. After six months of touring, Twiztid settled back for a while releasing another Cryptic Collection Volume this time with a sample of Dark Lotus. The super group of ICP, Twiztid, Blaze, & Marz (now replaced by Anybody Killa).
Once again it was that time for the annual "Gathering of the Juggalos". This time in front of almost 10,000 juggalos. Madrox & Monoxide put on many autograph sessions, chilled and smoked with juggalos and put on an amazing performance. Showing how much the juggalos mean to them. After the gathering was time for an all out psychopathic tour, Hatchet Rising Tour proved to be a fan favorite, including Twiztid! Twiztid rocked venues with their fellow homies from Dark Lotus/Psychopathic Records all over the country. Then the tour ended and those two serial killaz had vanished.
Many people didn't know what was happening with Twiztid, such samples of a side project entitled "Black Magic" were speculated to be released. The project fell through with one song "Wrong With Me" which was released on the bands website Twiztid.com. The song was an amazing hit with the juggalos, and they wanted more. But at the same time, wanted new Twiztid.
So Mono n' Madrox decided to scrape Black Magic and create a new CD. The era of "Mirror/Mirror" had arrived. Along with the arrival was the goodbye to Twiztid's bizarre hairstyles, they cut their warlocks off. Many juggalos couldn't wait for the album to drop so Twiztid went on tour supporting their upcoming release. Twiztid hit the road for the next several months, giving out the flavor and giving juggalos what they wanted, the wicked shit! Once Mirror/Mirror hit shelves, juggalos craved it more. The sound of House of Krazees and Twiztid had mixed together to make an immediate fan favorite album.
Right now Twiztid has finished up Mirror/Mirror tour and is awaiting the 3rd annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Peoria Illinois in Mid July. What does the future hold in-store for Monoxide Child, & Jamie Madrox? Only time will tell. But one thing can be said, if you were to give an example for a group to go from no love at all fan wise to stardom, Twiztid would be it.



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