Twiztid’s ‘Astronomicon 4’ Pop Culture Convention Details And First Guests Revealed

Astronomicon 4
Convention Details, Brand New Venue And First Guests Announced
Taking Place At Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel, Friday, August 20th – Sunday, August 22nd.
Tickets And Accommodation Available Now From
Release Animated Graphic Novel Video to Celebrate Nationwide Release of “TWIZTID HAUNTED HIGH-ONS”
Voiced by the duo. Watch Here
Epic 4/20 Celebrations Planned With ‘Docu-Stream’ Live Stream Concert Event. Tickets Available Here And The Release Of Mini-Album ‘Electric Lettuce’ Out Friday, 23rd April Pre-Orders Available Here
Monday, April 13th, 2021 – Iconic Horrorcore rap duo, Twiztid have revealed the date, location and first 4 guests for their fourth edition – Astronomicon – the pop culture-based convention founded by the demented duo that focuses on comics, toys, horror, wrestling and film. During a live-streamed, virtual convention dubbed ‘Virtucon’ that took place on the Astronomicon Facebook page this past weekend, Twiztid revealed that this year’s event will be taking place at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel over the weekend of August 20th – 22nd. Tickets and hotel packages are available now from The first 3 special guests appearing at the event were also revealed – horror movie icons Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, The Devils Rejects) and Kane Hodder (Hatchet, Friday the 13th).
Twiztid also announced that issue #1 of Series 2 of their graphic novel – The Haunted High-Ons: The Curse of the Green Book will be available early at Astronomicon. The duo’s first graphic novel collection of their multi-award nominated comic series from publisher Source Point Press, features the duo as a pair of fake ghost hunters who find themselves called to a real haunted house. The first collection is available now nationwide everywhere comics and graphic novels are sold.
The first issue of Series 2 will not be available in stores until October, so Astronomicon will be the only place fans can get their hands on a hard copy from a limited run of event special copies, limited to 500 and featuring a special Astronomicon 4 exclusive cover. To introduce non-comic readers to the Haunted High-Ons comic series, Twiztid has released a new animated video, voiced by Twiztid over illustrated pages from the book highlighting part of the series. Watch the trailer here or by clicking the image below and find the full episode on the Virtucon Stream on The Astronomicon Facebook page.
Twiztid Haunted High-On's Motion Comic Voices by Madrox & Monoxide
Twiztid Haunted High-Ons, TWIZTID’s first graphic novel collection of their multi-time award nominated comic series from publisher Source Point Press, features the duo as a pair of fake ghost hunters who find themselves called to a real haunted house. The first collection is available now nationwide everywhere comics and graphic novels are sold.
“Part of what people like so much about ‘Twiztid Haunted High-Ons’ is how the comic presents fictional versions of us that are still very much like us in real life,” says Jamie “Madrox” Spaniolo, one-half of the band’s face-painted front men. “The comic series captures our essence while also putting us in a fantastic and fun fictional scenario filled with ghosts, demons, and more!”
The duo also released very special, limited edition 8-Bit Astronomicon variant of their highly collectible Knuckleheadz Toys figures. Limited to only 100 and available here.
Madrox adds, “As the second volume of ‘Twiztid Haunted High-Ons’ launches from Source Point Press this August to coincide with Astronomicon 4, we’re still working on producing an animated series based on the comic with Ken Levin, the executive producer of TV comic-to-screen series such as ‘The Boys’ and ‘Preacher,’ we’re releasing more Knuckleheadz toys, and we’re even working on a game! We can’t stop and won’t stop! We love what we do and are thankful we can keep doing it!”
Band co-founder and fellow front man Paul “Monoxide” Methric adds, “The comic is scary and funny, representing both aspects of who we are as performers as well as our interests as fans of pop culture.”
The pair previously announced their epic annual plans to celebrate 4/20 with a live stream concert event ‘Docu-Stream’ that will broadcast on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now from The ‘Docu-Stream’ will feature two performances – the first will feature face-painted Twiztid performing their classics hits. The second will be unpainted and will feature Twztid and their drummer Drayven as they perform some of their more rock-centric tracks. Throughout the stream, Jamie Madrox and Monoxide will be recounting previously untold stories, giving fans unprecedented access to never-before-heard anecdotes from Twiztid’s 20+ year history. The event will also feature special guests Blaze Ya Dead Homie and ABK. Watch the event trailer here or by clicking the image below. Twiztid will also be releasing a special weed-themed mini album ‘Electric Lettuce’ on Friday, April 23rd pre-order here.
Twiztid's Docu-Stream - Official Trailer
With their multi-time Ringo Award nominated graphic novel getting nationwide release, the new comic video created to celebrate and promote it, plenty of activity lined up for Twiztid’s annual 4/20 celebrations, Astronomicon 4 and some major releases coming in later this year, it would be safe to assume TWIZTID’s plate is already full…but nothing is farther from the truth as they continue to make their presence known in the world of pop culture.
The Twiztid tale is gritty and fascinating folklore, built on self-determination, fearless creativity, and the elimination of the boundaries between artist and audience. The dedicated supporters who stand with co-conspirators Jamie Madrox and Monoxide are more than fans: they are family. The duo remembers what it meant to be part of the crowd before they leaped the barricades onto the stage themselves, and with unrelenting passion and aggression, they’re taking all of us with them.
There’s a rogue’s gallery of hooks, rhythms, and riffs in the Twiztid bag of tricks. For 25 years, they’ve concocted artistic anarchy rooted in the streetwise storytelling sophistication of hip-hop, trance-inducing hypnotic beats, and the seething bite of hard rock rage. Merging horror movies, comics, and a level of depravity and violence rivaling the grimiest of pulp fiction in the annals of Americana, Twiztid is the reflection of a tightly knit subculture and the sound of unbridled id.
Twiztid spin emotional truth into even the wildest of tales, resulting in something endlessly relatable to the alienated and disenfranchised. The music, multimedia, and merchandise originate from their own Majik Ninja Entertainment, headquartered in their native Detroit.
With over a dozen entries on the Billboard charts, Twiztid built themselves into an institution, without the help of mainstream gatekeepers at MTV, traditional radio, or major press. They’ve brought their adrenaline-soaked, unbound artistic mania on the road, with metalcore acts like Motionless In White and on the Vans Warped Tour, all without forsaking the worldwide family they helped strengthen during their initial decade-plus on Psychopathic Records. Twiztid built the connection they maintain with their fiercely dedicated legion of supporters to last and to evolve. Everything Majik Ninja does harken back to that original impulse shared by Monoxide and Jamie Madrox: to make art that swings a big ax at the boundary between audience and artist.
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