The story of Twiztid
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".
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.
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
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.
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).
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
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
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.