Blackholicus is a four-piece metal band from Austin, Texas that formed in 2002. The band plays in the style of early Iron Maiden and Motorhead, and combine elements of thrash metal, prog rock, baroque and punk. Under it's current line-up, Blackholicus released it's debut album, 'Variations in Death Minor,' in 2006 and for the three years following were named in the Austin Music Awards as one of the top metal bands of the city. It's follow-up 'Megaforte' was released in 2009 and distributed directly by the band and through CD Baby, since the band is unsigned. Blackholicus has played two South by Southwest showcases, toured the U.S. and many shows in Austin and San Antonio, opening for bands such as The Sword, Kylesa, Saviours, Slough Feg, Cancer Bats and The Last Vegas. One Halloween they played Iron Maiden's 1984 'Powerslave' album in full, and are shown in a YouTube video playing a piece of Bach's 'Two-Part Invention No. 4 in D minor.'