We may not of learnt much about the band but what a great read this is.
What's the name of your band? What's the origin of that name? Have you changed the band's name before?
We're Metallica/Megadeth/Slipknot. I mean, we're Psychostick. The origin of the name is far too dark and evil to disclose to the general public, so we choose not to share this for your own safety. We did call ourselves Asinine at one point, but so did about 391,321,889 other bands, so we decided to change it.
Please list the name, age, and respective instrument of each band member.
Rob "Rawrb" Kersey - 34, Scientific Vocalistic Instagator
Josh "The J" Key - 35, Gutter-brained Guitar Blasterationist
Matty J Moose - 29, Bass Fishing Bassist
Alex "Alex" Dontre - 30, Drumming Coordination Unit
What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?
We are comedy metal. Our influences are pizza, nachos, dark beers, The Simpsons, and sleeping in late.
When did you form your band? What inspired you to make music together?
We formed around 300 BC. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a power strip in primitive Egypt.
We decided to make music because music serves as a spiritual adhesive between our souls and our bodies. That and the combo #5 item at Whataburger.
How long have you all known each other? How did you meet?
Josh and I met in the middle of a siege in medieval Germany. We decided that flaming arrows and driving broadswords deep into the ribs of barbarians is pretty metal, hence METAL BAND. We then captured the enemy's fort and found Alex and Matty chained to various torture devices. We thought they'd be a good match.
Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?
We all pretty much write our songs deep in the radioactive bowels of Alpha Centari. The theme of our songs range from flatulent entrapment to frothy, alcoholic beverages. Will our topics change over time? I dunno. Is the love of tacos and sandwiches timeless? I think so.
Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Step 1. Get into catapult.
Step 2. Get flung into air.
Step 3. Song finished.
Do you have a record label? Are you a member of any music organizations?
We are signed to Rock Ridge Music and are members of BMI.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
We don't rehearse. We enter an ethereal parallel dimension and sync up our brain waves to various sound waves, hence MUSIC.
What can you tell me about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever's available? What made you choose the instruments you have now? Was it cost or was it a style/model/brand/colour preference?
Most of our instruments are carved from the bones of demons, but sometimes Josh will enjoy his Jagermeister Schecter, Matt fiddles his Warwick basses, and Alex prefers Orange County drums, Ziljian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, and Silverfox sticks.
How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Much like the single-celled paramecium evolved into the bonobo monkeys. Billions and billions of years of cultivation.
Where is the biggest you have performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Mayhemfest has been the biggest I believe, and our favorite venue is The Machine Shop. Our least favorite is Zakk's Coffee House, and we have a tour being booked for springtime.
If you could play alongside any band which one would you pick?
Primus! I think they could play the first moon concert EVER with us. They have to open though. Heh.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
I totally destroyed Dark Force with very few Tech Points in Phantasy Star IV. I laughed so hard!
What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so,how?
The biggest challenge was probably when I had to perform emergency open-heart surgery on Alex with a chainsaw. Totally did it though! His scar is only 5 feet long and 2 feet wide! Not even that big!
What's your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune?
The ULTIMATE direction is northeast. Haha, I'm sorry. That's a silly answer. I'm thinking once we invent the warp drive we're going to tour the known universe. The unknown universe is a bit scary though, so yeah... one thing at a time.
What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Eat lots and lots of peanut butter. People, I can't stress this enough. Get the natural stuff too. Lots of protein and good things.
How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
We used to offer all of our music via telepathy and syringe, but lately that's been overtaken by the EVIL INTERNET. You can find everything at our website at psychostick.com AND our YouTube page has tons of stupid heavy fun things!
Is there anyone you'd like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?
All of our awesome fans and families for their patience and amazing support. Also, our soon-to-be alien overlords, watching from cloaked spaceships. Hail!
Any last words?