SUMMER OF SCREAMS TOUR – Tickets – Come and Take It Live – Austin, TX – August 29th, 2018

SUMMER OF SCREAMS TOUR

Come and Take It Productions presents...

SUMMER OF SCREAMS TOUR

Mushroomhead, The Browning, Psychostick, Kissing Candice, Unsaid Fate, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Dark Rift Syndicate

Wed, August 29, 2018

5:00 pm

Come and Take It Live

Austin, TX

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

** This event is ALL AGES, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional 'minor surcharge' at the door. **

Mushroomhead
Mushroomhead
Mushroomhead - are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band's combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide.

Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. The band was meant to be a side-project so they wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. Mushroomhead released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit. This was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there. After a brief stint on Eclipse Records, a move to Universal Records saw the release of XX (a combination of the past independent releases) in 2001 and XIII in 2003. The band's last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone. Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry, Warren Haynes, Bad Brains) in 2006. Mushroomhead released "Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children" in the Fall of 2010 and it debuted at #44 on Billboard charts.

It can be said that Mushroomhead's musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band's merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead's music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things. Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style.

MUSHROOMHEAD DISCOGRAPHY

SELF TITLED – 1995
SUPERBUICK – 1996
REMIX ALBUM – 1997
M3 – 1999
XX{ECLIPSE RECORDS} – 2001
XX {UNIVERSAL RELEASE} – 2001
XIII – 2003
VOLUME 1 DVD - 2005
SAVIOR SORROW – 2006
VOLUME 2 DVD - 2008
BEAUTIFUL STORIES FOR UGLY CHILDREN - 2010
The Righteous & The Butterfly - 2014
The Browning
The Browning
In what could be described as nothing short of 'adventurous,' THE BROWNING's music takes influences from all across the metal spectrum and heavily fuses them with hardstyle, trance and other areas of electronic music in a way that most metal acts would not dare attempt. The band pushes boundaries and pushes buttons. In short, when it comes to The Browning, TheNewReview.net put it best when they said "the soundtrack to the apocalypse has arrived."
Psychostick
Psychostick
Like all long-term projects, Psychostick has evolved into its current form through many years and members to get where it is today. Not unlike Godzilla and other Japanese monsters from the 1950's, it didn't just appear one day to try and take over the world. It took lots of mutation and toxic waste, for Godzilla anyway. Psychostick didn't exactly become what it is from radiation and living underground, but close enough. To start our journey of learning, we will start in the little town of Odessa, TX. Evidently, it is home to the greatest Mexican food restaurant in the world, but that is merely an opinion. One thing we know for sure is that is was the home of Joshy and Rawrb for many years. But before Psychostick ever existed, there was "Asinine"!

Asinine was the name of the band that came before the initial inception of what we have today. The line up was almost completely different as well. Like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly, he had a wonderful idea that he was fiddling around with for a while before he ever managed to horribly mutate himself into a grotesque monstrosity. It's kind of like that, except they aren't nearly as scary, or disease ridden. Anyway, Asinine consisted of four members: Joshy (on vocals, not guitar), Steve W. (guitar), Marvin S. (bass), and Bozzy C. (percussion). The name change took place for a multitude of reasons. The biggest reason was probably because there were other bands with the same name, and you can't just take someone's name if you want to be taken seriously. Who on earth would ever rent a movie called "Godzilla VS Other Godzilla"? Well, I would, but no one else would.

So in 2000, the year of the Y2K nonsense and lots cult leaders declaring the end of humanity, Psychostick had officially formed. Joshy had ended Asinine and left Texas behind for Arizona, with future band mate Rawrb. It was Odessa; can you blame them? At that point, Joshy had taken up the guitar for the band, and Rawrb had become the vocalist. Now they just needed a couple more members to complete the initial lineup that was known as Psychostick.

Meanwhile, at a mere 15 years old, Alex was still in high school! In an attempt to start his own band at the time, he posted an ad in the Phoenix New Times proclaiming his interest in playing drums for some crazy people. He tried out for several groups, and all he got was crazy people. One was a hippie band that just wanted tambourines and congas. Another was a 70's rocker guy with no band at all; he just wanted to jam. Then he got a call from a bass player named Hunter. Unfortunately, Alex had to tell him that he had no band, just himself at the time. Then he got the call from Rawrb and Joshy, and was given the original demo for the track "Why, Oh, Why?" Alex was hooked, Psychostick had a drummer, and luckily, Hunter called back! The lineup had been completed as of August in 2000.

In September of 2000, they recorded their first demo, "Don't Bitch, It's Free". Hopefully, this attrocity will never again find its way to the surface and be content to sit there, out of site, in eternal slumber.

Valentine's Day, 2001, Psychostick played its very first show! Interestingly enough, they opened with the song "Throwin' Down" about the Beast, who happened to be front and center that night, yet still complaining that she and Rawrb weren't on a date instead.

In August of 2001, they released their second demo, "Die…A Lot!" at the crappiest excuse for a club ever. But at least the demo was better. A lot better, actually. That year they won three awards in the Xtreme-Zone awards. Best Band Merchandise, Best Stage Show, and Best Stage Persona.

Soon after December 1st, 2001, Hunter had taken his leave from the group and was replaced by Mike Hawkizzard on Bass. Mike, also from Texas originally, had seen them for the first time at their Halloween show with his own band, Product, also on the bill. Hunter went on to form other groups where he would sing, play guitar, bass, and pretty much everything but the drums.

2002 was interesting. They played lots of shows including some CD release parties, high school shows, and even a couple where they really didn't belong on the bill at all. Let's just say it was a learning experience. They had also begun recording their debut album around then.

By May of 2003, they released their full length, "We Couldn't Think Of A Title". They sold a bunch of CDs, started selling more merchandise, and even filmed a video for the track "Pluh". They were also included on several compilations and documentaries. Then Mike left! Not for good, just for a little while. He had gone back home for about two years for college. So they essentially just took a break for a while. They played shows here and there whenever Mike came back in town.

By 2004, Psychostick had not broken up, although they were getting a little restless and started several other projects to keep occupied. About this time, Psychostick had added a fifth member and second guitarist, Vince. Vince had known Alex for many years previous to that and had already become friends with the band as well. It was apparant that Vince was a grand addition when he came to his first show wearing a strainer on his head a towel for a cape. Perfect!

Then by 2005, Mike had graduated and moved back to Arizona! Psychostick was a happy family again. Then everything started getting crazy. The Squizz XM station 48 began playing the song "BEER!" and got an overwhelming response from the listeners. So much so that the track hit the #1 spot on their top 10 countdown for 7 consecutive weeks, but stayed on in the top 10 for much longer than that. After that, they began playing "Two Ton Paperweight" as well and got great responses from that as well. Not long after that, Ebaumsworld.com started hosting the flash movie for "BEER!" on their site. Then Collegehumor.com did the same thing. Toward the end of the year, CD sales were increasing exponentially, and the guys were contacted by Lunatic Radio and interviewed over the phone that November.

Now it is 2006, and as you can see, the band has become increasing powerful, or popular, whatever. Both, perhaps! When Godzilla first came out in 1954, he was actually called Gojira, kind of like Asinine. And like the band, I bet he got increasingly more popular with time too, although I wasn't personally around to see it. Over the years, he battled many other monsters and won the hearts of millions of misguided fans all over the world. He also had many different looks and designs, like all the members that were in the band over the years. Psychostick may not be a bunch of Japanese guys in monster suits, but they're pretty cool anyway.

So the point of all this is that Psychostick = Godzilla. Except, Psychostick isn't going to put $200 million into a project that Hollywood is just going to screw up…
Kissing Candice
Kissing Candice
Kissing Candice started as a mere vision. Ex-Dr. Acula keyboardist and sample mastermind, Joey Simpson, was looking to start a project that would combine metal, hardcore, industrial and electronic music in a unique and cinematic fashion. Taking on the role of frontman, Joey hit the studio with producer Jeremy Comitas to record the debut EP, Murder. While giving listeners a taste of what to expect from the band, Joey soon realized that it was time to put together a full lineup.

After recruiting Tommy Sciro (guitar), Marco Caruso (drums) and Mike Grippo (bass),Walter Dicristina(Guitar) the band began to fine-tune their songs for live performances. Soon, this Long Island based five-piece had a sizeable buzz growing online, with followers and fans accumulating on various social networks. Quickly attracting listeners on a daily basis, Kissing Candice is already proving that their brand is being eagerly welcomed to the scene.

With the new members of the band contributing to the writing process, future material will undoubtedly be the most vicious and addicting output from the band thus far. Keep a close eye on Kissing Candice, as their blood, guts and gore-filled tunes infect the masses during the remainder of 2012 and beyond.
Unsaid Fate
Unsaid Fate
When people join a band, there are never any guarantees that anyone will appreciate it, let alone like or respect it's output. When they choose it as their career, the odds of finding success and reaching the hearts and minds of today's youth is all the more distant. In short, choosing a career as a musician makes your future very uncertain. Having the drive to push through the obstacles and knowing you will find success is what four Cleveland musicians know to be their Unsaid Fate.

Formed from the ashes of the highly acclaimed regional band JACKIE, Ohio's Unsaid Fate have retooled and refocused their energies to fully capture the attention of an active rock audience that was quickly becoming bored with the cookie cutter sounds that were being created by the most successful bands of the genre. While bands got lazy from the spoils of success, JACKIE's musical hunger and creativity grew; so much so that they outgrew the confines and stereotypes of the old band name. As UNSAID FATE took shape, their musical creativity and the deeper heaviness of their sound expanded with each passing day.

Led by vocalist Jackie LaPonza, Unsaid Fate reaches out to fans in an effort to let them know that the world hears their screams for a better place to exist and thrive in. "We want people to hear the words and music and feel the stories," states the singer who was recently named one of the "Hottest Chicks in Metal" by Revolver Magazine. "They need someone to keep telling them to stay true to themselves and not to give up or give in on their dreams no matter what others say. We've worked on what we do for such a long time now and we would really love to be doing it full time and doing it worldwide! We want to hit the ground running and never look back."

While LaPonza is the band's leader, she is only one piece of the puzzle that completes Unsaid Fate. Guitarist Patrick Ols is a guitarist that combines extraordinary six string skills with an almost Punk attitude in both his playing and his on-stage presentation. He plays masterfully over top of a driving bottom end created by bassist Donovan St. Clair and drummer Mike LaPonza. As a unit, Unsaid Fate are a musical force creating a defined landscape that anxious youth can not only groove with, but can also relate to.

Unsaid Fate is preparing their debut EP NEVER TURNING BACK now. After months holed up with producer Don DeBiase (Modern Day Escape, In Alcatraz 1962, Vanilla Ice) and being mixed by Steve "Skinny" Felton (Mushroomhead), the band feel they have found their apex on NEVER TURNING BACK.
Voodoo Terror Tribe
Voodoo Terror Tribe
Thrash/Progressive Metal from New Jersey.
Venue Information:
Come and Take It Live
2015 E Riverside Dr, Bldg 4
Austin, TX, 78741
http://www.comeandtakeitproductions.com/