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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Masked metal band Mushroomhead has entered the studio to record their seventh studio album at the Filthy Hands compound in Cleveland, Ohio. The album will be released this summer through Megaforce/Epic Records.
Drummer/producer Steve "Skinny" Felton says: "Hell yeah, let’s go, after producing the last six albums I know what these guys can do and once again they are killing it! The cool thing about working with Mushroomhead is that there is always an idea on the table and someone brings it to the next level. Everytime someone tracks they raise the bar for the rest of the records, Thank God! They call each other out, they play each others parts they even fist fight! Their passion is undeniable and that is what rock & roll is all about! The sound is super dark and creepy and even violent at times."
Keyboardist Shmotz added "The new album is off to a great start and is full of aggression and intensity, although it is tough to be creative and keep a solid drug habit with all of the illegal downloading and file sharing these days!"
Mushroomhead has entered the Billboard DVD Chart at number 7 with their latest visual offering, "Volume 2." The disc features two and a half hours of content, including live footage from the three-year “Savior Sorrow” tour; music videos including “1200,” “Simple Survival” and the brand new video “Save Us”; video commentary and behind the scenes footage. The band has also confirmed that they will be entering the studio in January to record a new studio album, with plans to release it in the Spring.
Cleveland based metal band, Cellbound, have posted a video for the title track of their forthcoming album, "Fallen Angels of Sui Caedere," on Youtube. The video was directed by SS Productions which is Mushroomhead’s own Steve "Skinny" Felton and Rick "Stitch" Thomas.
Cellbound’s CD, which will also feature the video, will be released on October 31st. Cellbound will be supporting Mushroomhead at their world famous 15th anniversary Halloween Show at the Cleveland Agora.
For more information on Cellbound, check out their MySpace page.
It took almost three years to arrive, but the new Mushroomhead DVD is almost here. The band will release “Volume 2,” the follow-up to 2005’s “Volume 1,” on October 28 on Filthy hands/Megaforce Records.
The disc features two and a half hours of content, including live footage from the three-year “Savior Sorrow” tour; music videos including “1200,” “Simple Survival” and the brand new video “Save Us”; video commentary and behind the scenes footage.
“Most bands release DVDs that don’t have anything but live or backstage footage,” says sampler Stitch. “Keeping the spirit of the old Pantera home videos, we always try to have more of the behind the scenes antics and drama that shows the human side of Mushroomhead and what goes on when we are not onstage. Everything about this home video is personal and we filmed and edited all of the content. If you own Volume 1 then Volume 2 will blow your f—ing mind.”
To support the DVD, Mushroomhead will hit the road with The Autumn Offering, XFactor1 and Human Factors Lab. Dates start October 3 in Findlay, Ohio and run through November 2 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After the tour, Mushroomhead will return to the studio to start recording their next album. The disc is scheduled for release in spring 2009.
After about a month in the studio, Mushroomhead will take a break to head out on tour with Brujeria, the ramshackle death metal band reputed to be composed of Mexican outlaws and murderers, but which is actually an underground supergroup that reportedly includes Carcass bassist Jeff Walker, Napalm death bassist Shane Embury (on guitar), Witchery guitarist Patrik Jensen and At the Gates drummer Adrian Erlandsson. Those dates kick off November 29 in Los Angeles and run through December 7 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Autumn Offering will kick off a month long tour with Mushroomhead on October 3rd in Findlay, OH. The band also has a few headlining dates scheduled in November. Recording of their new studio album will begin on December 3rd with producer Logan Mader (Calvalera Conspiracy, Divine Hersey). An early 2009 release is expected.
The The Autumn Offering and Mushroomhead tour dates include:
October 3rd in Findlay, OH @ The Whiskey Venue
October 4th in Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
October 5th in Erie, PA @ Sherlock’s
October 7th in Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
October 8th in Williamsville, NY @ Club Infinity
October 9th in Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
October 10th in Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 12th in Orono, ME @ Ultra Lounge
October 14th in Huntington, WV @ Monkey Bar
October 16th in Raleigh, NC @ Volume11
October 17th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
October 18th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jester’s
October 19th in Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
October 23rd in Palantine, IL @ Durty Nellies
October 24th in Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
October 25th in Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
October 26th in Madison, WI @ The Annex
October 29th in Traverse City, MI @ Streeter’s
October 30th in Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
October 31st in Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
November 1st in Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
November 26th in Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar (without Mushroomhead)
November 28th in Austin, TX @ Red 7 (without Mushroomhead)
November 29th in Amarillo, TX @ The War Legion (without Mushroomhead)
November 30th in Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad (without Mushroomhead)
December 1st in Tempe, AZ @ The Sets (without Mushroomhead)
While no real news has surfaced about the 5th annual Rock and Shock festival, which takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, the headliners have quietly been added to the venue's website. The festival will go from Friday, October 10th to Sunday October 12th. The bands announced for Friday are: Children Of Bodom, Between The Buried And Me, and Obituary. The bands for Saturday are GWAR and Mushroomhead. The only band listed for Sunday is Insane Clown Posse.
MUSHROOMHEAD has scheduled the following tour dates:
April 07 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
April 08 - E. Peoria, IL - Tops & Tails
April 09 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
April 10 - Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Ballroom
April 11 - Lewisville, TX - Fat Daddy's Sound Shack
April 12 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
April 13 - Austin, TX - Red 7
April 15 - Tyler, TX - Click's
April 16 - Jackson, MS - Club Fire
April 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
April 18 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
April 19 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
April 20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Peppermint Beach Club
April 21 - Richmond, VA - Alley Katz
April 23 - Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
April 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theatre
April 25 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
April 26 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
April 27 - Kent, OH - The Barn (Barcode)
May 03 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop
May 30 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
June 06 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
June 07 - Geneva, OH - The Cove Niteclub
June 28 - Stanton, MI - Moreland Motocross Park ("Carnival Of Chaos")
PITCH BLACK FORECAST (formerly ABSENTEE), the new project featuring vocalist Jason "J" Popson (MUSHROOMHEAD, IN COLD BLOOD, Fractured Transmitter Records), drummer Gene Hoglan (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DEATH, DARK ANGEL, TESTAMENT), guitarist Robert Reinard (NDE) and bassist Craig Martini, is currently mixing its debut release with Bill Korecky at Mars Recording Studio. A tentative May release through Fractured Transmitter Records is expected.
Check out some demo mixes at this location.
PITCH BLACK FORECAST (under the ABSENTEE moniker) previously recorded a cover of the MELVINS track "Revolve" for the MELVINS tribute album "We Reach: The Music of the Melvins", which came out in August 2005 via Fractured Transmitter Records.
Jason Popson left MUSHROOMHEAD in late 2004 and has since been replaced by Waylon Reavis.
Ohio's MUSHROOMHEAD has won the MTV2 "Headbanger's Ball" "2007 Video Of The Year" for the song "1200". The clip, which was directed by horror special effects guru House, can be viewed below.
MTV2's end-of-year show was voted on by over 120,000 viewers.
MUSHROOMHEAD will hit the road in March for a full USA tour supporting its album "Savior Sorrow", which has sold more than 80,000 copies in the United States since its release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. A new video for the song "Tattoo" was also released. It features hundreds of still photographs meticulously strung together creating a haunting editing technique.
MUSHROOMHEAD combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements. More...
MUSHROOMHEAD have lined up the following upcoming tour dates:
November 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
December 21 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
December 22 - Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Cleveland Scene has issued the following report from D.X. Ferris:
MUSHROOMHEAD frontman Jeffrey Nothing will appear in Midnight Syndicate Films' The Dead Matter, a vampire-ghost movie shot locally last month and now in post-production."
No further details are currently available. Stay tuned for further updates.
In a follow up to last week's announcement, Chicago based Machine / Metalists Marazene have announced that MUSHROOMHEAD percussionist Dan 'Little Dan' Fox will fill in for them on drums on their upcoming tour.
Drummer and co-founder Kristov Kemp had confirmed to the band only last week a cancer relapse that will require immediate chemotherapy treatment and which will force him to sit out the Fall tour.
The blog posted by multi-instrumentalist and co-founder DieTrich Thrall follows:
"MARAZENE would like to thank the entire SkumF***er Nation for all of your support following last weeks disappointing announcement regarding our brother Kristov's current health crisis.
"Marazene understand the importance of a touring opportunity for an independent band such as ours. While bands such as Static X, Nine Inch Nails, or Korn could easily reschedule a National Tour, Marazene are forced to consider numerous pros and cons. So many logistics had to be in the bag by the time we got the update on Kristov's health situation. We could all just turn around, throw in the towel, and give up but that's not Kristov's way of dealing with his health nor is it our way of dealing with our band.
"Kristov needs to focus on fighting this. He can never be replaced. That can never be questioned. He'll be back. And Marazene will only be stronger in the long run.
"We're fortunate to be in the right place at the right time to have Dan 'Little Dan' Fox jump on board to cover live drums with such little notice. He's an amazing talent and probably the only person in the world who could've filled in for our brother Kristov during this generally shitty turn of events. A very special thanks goes out to him.
"And so on behalf of Marazene and with Kristov's full endorsement, Marazene will continue forward with our Fall tour plans!
"Special thanks and mention go out to members of Mushroomhead who have patiently stood by us as we decided how best to proceed with the tour.
"Marazene have always endured on the very hard work of it's team and the unwavering support of our friends and fans! None of this would be possible without you and we thank you again for sticking by us during this difficult time!"
Kristov Kemp was first diagnosed with intestinal cancer in May 2006 and had surgery to remove a cancerous growth and numerous lymph nodes followed by chemotherapy for much of the remainder of the year. Despite the intensive treatment, he continued to perform with Marazene as they toured the Midwest in support of the self release of their debut album, 'MachiNation'.
Marazene only weeks ago announced their upcoming tour with Megaforce recording artist MUSHROOMHEAD and Metropolis records PSYCLON NINE. The three bands had previously toured together for four weeks in the Spring.
MUSHROOMHEAD will hit the road for a fall tour to support their new album Savior Sorrow, which has sold over 75,000 since its release.
A new video directed by Mushroomhead for 'Tattoo' will be released for Halloween. The visionary masked band combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements.
28 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's
29 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
30 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
2 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
3 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
4 - Maplewood, MN - The Rock
5 - Waterloo, IA. - The NCC / Pepsi Pavilion
6 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
7 - Huntington, WV - Monkey Bar
8 - New York, NY. - Highline Ballroom
9 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
12 - Orono, ME - Ultra Lounge
13 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
14 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Cafe
16 - Nashville, TN - Exit / In
17 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
18 - Charlotte, NC. - Amos' Southend
19 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligan's
20 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
22 - Orlando, FL -- The Social
23 - St. Petersburg - State Theatre
24 - Jackson, MS - Fire
25 - Fayatteville AK - George's Majestic Lounge
26 - San Antonio, TX. - Rock Bottom Bar
27 - Ft. Worth, TX. - The Rockyard
28 - Houston, TX. - Meridian
29 - Baton Rouge, LA. - Click's
31 - Flint, MI - Machine Shop
1 - Madison, WI - The Annex
2 - Traverse City, MI - Streeters
3 - Lakewood, OH - Fantasy City
Mushroomhead drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and vocalist Waylon Reavis have teamed with Chimaira bassist Jim LaMarca and Tommy Church of The Autumn Offering to form the band Tenafly Viper. The band has recorded fifteen tracks which have been submitted to Megaforce Records. More info will be available on the band's website soon.
A new MUSHROOMHEAD video has surfaced online via the Precinct 13 Entertainment MySpace page. The clip for "Damage Done" (watch it at this location) was produced by Precinct 13 during the shoot for their upcoming film "The Rage", directed by FX legend Robert Kurtzman ("From Dusk Til Dawn", "Wishmaster") and it features the fire-breathing burlesque of Miss Pussycat.
Pitch Black Forecast, a group which features former Mushroomhead frontman Jason 'J Mann' Popson and Gene Hoglan of Strapping Young Lad and Dark Angel fame, have posted their two new tracks "Ornament" and "Halt" online here.
Fromer Strapping Young Lad/Death drummer Gene Hoglan is time taking part as a permanent member in the band Pitch Black Forcast which also features former Mushroomhead singer ‘J-Mann‘ who is going under the name, "J.Popson", Robert Reinard on guitar, and Craig Martini on bass. To check out some demo material and learn more check out the Pitch Black Forcast myspace, http://www.myspace.com/pitchblackforecast. Pitch Black Forcast are currently shopping their demo looking for a record label.
Tickets for the Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground Tour are now available through Artist Arena at a discounted price for a limited time. A portion of the proceeds generated from the pre-sale will be donated to Cure Autism Now.
In addition to the previously announced stellar lineup, which includes headliners GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, and Job For A Cowboy, the third annual Sounds of the Underground summer touring fest will feature additional bands in select cities:
- Thrash metal veterans Testament will play before GWAR at the Starland Ballroom on July 14 in New Jersey.
- Mushroomhead will close the show in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio on July 21 and will also perform as special guests in Columbus on July 22, Chicago on July 23, and Minneapolis on July 24.
- The legendary Suicidal Tendencies will close shows in San Jose, California on August 3, Irvine, California on August 4, and Mesa, Arizona on August 5.
- Modern thrash titans Lamb of God will headline a recently added date on August 11 in Louisville, Kentucky and will be joined by special guests Hatebreed and Behemoth.
The regular lineup for Hot Topic Presents Sounds of the Underground includes headliner Gwar, with co-headliners Chimaira, Every Time I Die and a band to be announced soon rotating set times throughout the tour. The lineup will be rounded out by Job For a Cowboy, Necro, Darkest Hour, Amon Amarth, The Acacia Strain, The Devil Wears Prada, Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Number Twelve Looks Like You Goatwhore, This Is Hell, and 2 Cents.
Oderus Urungus, lead throat-thing of GWAR, rulers of Earth, when told of the addition of the various guests, responded, "I give my personal seal of filthy approval to this excellent selection of bands. Suicidal in particular played one of the first GWAR shows ever. Tonight I shall burn a baby upon the Altar of Eternal Syphillis."
Mushroomhead have announced the following tour dates:
March 2nd in Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
March 3rd in Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
March 4th in Madison, WI @ The Annex
March 5th in Springfield, MO @ Remmington's
March 6th in Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar
March 7th in Moore, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
March 8th in Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
March 9th in San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 10th in Houston, TX @ Meridian
March 11th in Ft. Worth, TX @ Texas Hellfest @ The Rockyard
March 13th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
March 14th in Orlando, FL @ The Social
March 16th in Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
March 17th in Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
March 18th in Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
March 19th in Townson, MD @ Recher Theater
March 23rd in Portland, ME @ The Station
March 25th in New York, NY @ Rebel
MUSHROOMHEAD have announced a host of new dates for the month of November. They are as follows:
November 2 - Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
November 3 - Orono ME @ Ushuaia
November 4 - Bedford NH @ Mark's Place (18+)
November 5 - Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
November 7 - Charlotte NC @ Amos' South End (16+)
November 8 - Jacksonville NC @ Hooligans
November 10 - St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater
November 11 - Ft. Lauderdale FL @ Culture Room
November 13 - Jacksonville FL @ Free Bird Live
November 14 - Atlanta GA @ Masquerade