Psychopathic Records' store Hatchet gear will be selling all three versions, in addition to a standard version without any extras. All versions come with one of ten Psychopathic Records Trading Card.
The album leaked two weeks prior to its release. On May 13, 2015, it was announced that Twisted has acquired the rights to W.I.C.K.E.D., and will release the album on a blood-red double vinyl on August 21, 2015.
Professional ratingsReview scoresSourceRating All music horror yearbook(favorable) All music reviewer David Jeffries praised the album, writing “This is a serious step up from their previous album, the inconsistent Independent's Day, and an obvious favorite for those who like their Psychopathic releases to be less street, more theatrical.” horror yearbook reviewer Brain Hammer described it as Twiztid's best album, writing “It stands out to me as the most original record they have done, and it has the most horror influence too.
Horror fans who have never checked out Twisted in the past should give this record a spin.” (additional vocals by Ashley Heinrich)Eric Davie & Monoxide (co.)2:322.
“Kill With Us”Eric Davie, Monoxide (co.) & Justin Roughing (Guitars)2:003. “Buckets Of Blood”Underrated from Potluck for Lost Coast Productions3:594.
“Death Note”Eric Davie & Monoxide (co.)4:436. “Crossroads Inn” (additional vocals by Ashley Heinrich & Sims Welded)Eric Davie5:047.
“All the Above” (additional vocals by Blaze Ya Dead Home & Ashley Heinrich)Eric Davie, Brian Kama (co.) & Willie E. “Killing Season” (additional vocals by Blaze Ya Dead Home & Ashley Heinrich)Eric Davie3:249.
“Bella More”Monoxide, Eric Davie (co.) & Randy Lynch (Guitars)4:2114. “When I Get To Hell” (additional vocals by Blaze Ya Dead Home)Eric Davie & Monoxide (co.)4:4915.
^ The Hatchet Herald, Special Notice, an approximately monthly online news source created by Psychopathic Records to give updates on the label to fans. “Talking horror & music with Jamie Maddox of TWISTED ".
^ Wicked at Music ^ horror yearbook review ^ Jeffries, David. With a decade of work now behind them, Twisted have honed their horror core rap formula, but that doesn't mean they can't come up with one or two good surprises per album.
After a standard-issue opener, the bloodbath called “Kill with Us” turns rap-rock on its head with a tornado of guitars swirling over pummeling drum machines, resulting in what's arguably the group's most chaotic track to date. This is a serious step up from their previous album, the inconsistent Independent's Day, and an obvious favorite for those who like their Psychopathic releases to be less street, more theatrical.
Twisted is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan whose lyrical style has been described as horror core, combining influence from horror films and comic books with more personal, introspective lyrics as well as other non-horror themes including smoking marijuana, sex and politics. Formed in 1997, Twisted is composed of Jamie Spaniel and Paul Metric, who perform under the respective personas of Jamie Maddox and Monoxide.
Spaniel and Metric are former members of the group House of Grazers, which disbanded in 1997 a year after the duo's departure. They were signed to Psychopathic Records from 1997, where they remained until they announced their departure on December 12, 2012.
After the split, Metric and Spaniel sent a demo tape to Insane Clown Posse member Joseph Bruce (Violent J) featuring their friend Blaze Ya Dead Home, under the name ISI (Infamous Superstars Incorporated). The demo contained the tracks “2nd Hand Smoke”, “Diemuthafuckadie”, and “How Does It Feel?”.
Twiztid's 1997 debut album, Mos tasteless, was originally released independently by Psychopathic. When Insane Clown Posse signed with Island Records, they helped get a deal for Twisted as well.
In his review of the album, Music's Brad Mills wrote that “this kind of music appeals to a small sector of hip-hop listeners and will probably do well within niche market, but the average hip-hop listener will just have to understand that this is a different kind of album”. Music reviewer Bradley Torrent praised the EP, writing that “Despite the fact that few outside the juggle family will give this a chance, this might be one of the most accurate portrayals of the mood of most unhappy young people in 2002”.
On May 19, 2003, Twisted and their second EP and sixth overall album titled 4 They FAM. Music reviewer Rob Treason panned the album, writing that it “is much, much better than the last ICP card record, but looking at the forest from the trees, that really isn't saying much anymore”.
Man's Myth focuses on the angst of growing up in a lying world, while Mutant deals with the outcome of this upbringing. Music reviewer David Jeffries praised Man's Myth, writing that “it reaches farther outside the suburban trash world of Psychopathic Records than anything the label has released previously.
Twisted keep growing lyrically too and the album is edited tightly with little filler.” Man's Myth peaked at #4 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #62 on the Top Internet Albums chart and the Billboard 200.
On May 16, 2006, Jamie Maddox released his debut solo album Phat so, and charted at #106 on the Billboard 200. The album featured guest appearances from rappers signed to independent record labels, such as The Dayton Family, They Dog Pound, He'd PE frontman Jared Gomes, Tech N9ne and Frizz Alike.
It also notably features appearances by D12 members Proof and Bizarre. One of the group's members, Eminem, had feuded with Insane Clown Posse.
In September 2007, the group's Toxic Terror Tour was cancelled after Metric suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament following a car accident, but the tour was booked again in early 2008. Twisted released their 5th EP and 15th overall album Toxic Terror, a companion EP to Independents Day, during the 2008 Toxic Terror Tour.
Is the third-highest charting album in Psychopathic Records history, after Insane Clown Posse's The Amazing Jacket Brothers and Bang! The album's 28-page booklet is packaged to look like a notebook, with the liner notes written in invisible ink.
In addition to the album's credits, the booklet features fictional entries written by a mentally unstable person. Through the advice of a therapist, the man writes of his breakup and heartbreak, which leads him to begin showing homicidal tendencies.
On August 16, 2011, Monoxide stated on Twitter that the next Twisted album would feature a guest appearance from Hop sin. On April 18, 2012, both Jamie Maddox and Monoxide were interviewed on Strange Music's BlogTalkRadio.
Recording for the album started in the first week of February 2012 and ended in late March 2012 as Twisted prepared for their Laos and Ironic tour. While Twisted was on tour Joe Strange began mixing songs and recording of the album resumed in June 2012 after Twisted had returned from tour.
The Album was finished being recorded and mixed between June 2012 and September 2012. Featured guests on the album include Royce the 5'9” and Insane Clown Posse.
A variation edition of the album featured additional guest appearances by Frizz Alike and Glasses Malone. Two of the 3 bonus tracks are featured on their Get Twisted EP, released on April 15, 2014, and on the Bootleg Banner Tour with Blaze Ya Dead Home.
Twisted stated in a later 2014 interview that they will release short promo video's from December 2014 til January 2015 to help promotion for the album. On November 26, 2014, Twisted released the album cover art, and the track list for The Darkness.
On December 3, 2014, Twisted released the first single off the album, “Boogieman”. On December 9, 2014, Twilit released the second single via Rollingstone.com titled, “Back To Hell”.
On December 17, 2014, Twisted released their first promo video for their upcoming album, The Darkness, titled “Hostage”. On January 8, 2015, via revolver magazine, Twisted released the third single off The Darkness titled “A Little Fucked Up”.
On May 17, 2016, it was announced that Twisted has acquired the rights to, and will prerelease The Green Book on CD, vinyl and cassette on August 19, 2016, and would hold a release party that night. On July 10, 2016, it was announced that Twisted would release a new album titled Trapped at the Gathering of the Juggles 2016 along with the other artists on Meiji Ninja Entertainment: Blaze Ya Dead Home (Dead Vulture EP), The R.O.C.
(The Fucking Prey Lewd EP) and Led “The Hex” Master (Mr. In an August 2016 interview with Huffingtonpost.com it was stated that Twisted went to Strange Music in-house producer Seven with Davey Suicide frontman producing four songs, and that the album will have more of a rock sound to it.
The third single titled “Nothing to U” was released during the Spectacular Horror Show Tour with Mac Lethal, Zodiac Print, Led “The Hex” Master, Menace 2 Sobriety and God of Laos, on the MNE 2016 Fall Sampler. Twisted performing in 2018On January 1, 2017, an invitation was sent to Twisted from Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records to perform at the 2017 Juggle March on Washington.
Twisted would also headline day 1 of the 2017 2017 Juggle Day Show: Tales From The Lotus Pod, and also take part in the headlining act on day 2, performing Tales from the Lotus Pod in its entirety with Insane Clown Posse and Blaze Ya Dead Home as Dark Lotus. On January 4, 2017, Meiji Ninja Entertainment announced via Facebook that none of the artists on the label will take part in the Juggle March On Washington, but will still participate in the 2017 Juggle Day Show: Tales From The Lotus Pod.
However, on January 19, 2017, via an interview with faygoluvers.net, Insane Clown Posse announced that it was cutting ties with Twisted and Meiji Ninja Entertainment, that all artists from Meiji Ninja Entertainment would be removed from the 2017 Juggle Day Show and that a new lineup would be announced. On January 8, 2017, it was announced that Twisted would release Cryptic Collection: Valentine's Day Edition during their Eat Your Heart Out Tour, due to run from February 10–22, 2017, to all of those who purchase a VIP ticket.
A separate version of the album would be released nationwide around the same time. On February 28, 2017, it was announced that Twisted would go on The Psycho mania Tour with G-Mo See, Young Wicked, and Gorilla Voltage, with dates to be announced in the first part of March.
It was speculated that Twisted would perform their 11th studio album, The Continuous Evolution of Life's ? The band's most recent rock-oriented effort prior to Generation Nightmare was Mutant Vol.
On April 20, 2021, Twisted had released their 13th studio album Mad Season on their online web store without any prior promotion. The duo returned to a more horror core sound on this one in comparison to Generation Nightmare.
On November 27, 2021, Twisted released their 14th studio album Revel ashen on their web store & streaming services. Regarding the album, the duo said “We feel like we threw away the gimmicks, theatrical storylines and the ‘everything has to be horror music or else’ vibe and came straight-up real and raw on ’em this time around”.
Twisted is currently working on a rock album set to be released in April 2021 entitled Unlikely Prescription. Maddox stated, “Think of it as if there was a Halloween or Friday the 13th on wax and Jason and Michael Myers could actually rap, this is what their vibe would sound like”.
According to Maddox, “I've always wanted to do a Rock album and to date that was the closest thing to it, we have ever done, so it holds a special place in my heart.” Bruce, Joseph ; Hobby Chain (August 2003).
^ Rap duo Twisted releases surprise new album The Oakland Press, April 20, 2021 ^ Hear how “Get Through The Day” is unlike anything Twisted has ever done Alternative Press, November 23, 2021 ^ a b Cochran, Kyle (December 15, 2020). “ Twiztid's upcoming rock album is taking them back in time”.