TWISTED STATE OF MIND ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK)
TSOM are a high energy alternative rock/metal band from Witney in Oxfordshire. Blending elements of modern metalcore through to classic rock, they’ve been compared to the likes of System of a Down and Rage Against The Machine. Aged 17 and 18, based in the UK - the journey so far has included 3 U.S. tours, 3 singles with U.S. based Toil Records, and playing alongside some major artists on both sides of the Atlantic, and more recently in Germany.
After the tragic death of their school friend Liberty Baker, they returned to the studio in June 2015 to record a charity single in her memory called "Forever". They pressed 500 copies, which were all sold on the first day of release.
Mi-Turn Pictures put this video together for The Oxford Guardian.
Dale Kattack - Oxford Nightshift - "They’re possessed by the spirit of 80s thrash and kick it out full throttle with theatrical zeal. Rock music, it seems, is in safe hands. Follow that, grown-ups."
Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden - "The future of rock music. I can't remmeber the last time I saw a live band with so much energy!".
The Moshville Times - “If there’s a band from Oxforshire demonstrating the insanity and chaos of Airborne then it’s Twisted State of Mind... (Full Review)
Alan Savill - TBFM - "This is a band that you must see live. Go now before they're selling out stadiums!".
Gigging from the age of 11, TSOM have built their reputation from great live performances. They played their first US headline show at The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia aged 13, watched by one of their early supporters - Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden. In 2012, and aged 12 they released their debut EP - "RISE". The video for the title track has over 50,000 views on YouTube, and although not now part of their live set it began the journey, which has also included
They also recorded their first single in the US for Toil Records in 2014 "Letting Go" whilst on their second US tour. You can see all the official band videos including "RISE" and "Letting Go" on the band Media page.
Second single and title track "SET IN STONE"
Live in Philadelphia - Set in Stone
2016 finished on high note with TSOM launching the EP with a 12 date UK Tour and releasing a new range of accompanying merch. December also saw the band nominated by TBFM in a staggering 8 categories for the TBFM 2017 Music Industry Awards, and winning the special "Rising Stars"Award.
Never content to sit still 2017 has seen the band play some major gigs and festivals including the Cambridge Rock Festival. They also embarked on their first European dates in Germany. More recording is scheduled for the end of the year - once again in Germany and 2018 will see the band undertake a full European tour.
See The Band section on this website for more info about the members of Twisted State of Mind
playing live on stage with some incredible