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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.
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
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MUSHROOMHEAD have posted the 20 minute trailer to the controversial, award-winning documentary on SLIPKNOT, 35” MUDDER, and the Des Moines music scene, "A Clown Short of Destiny," at their MySpace page.
Mushroomhead has debuted the "Director's Cut - Simple Survival" music video, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker Chad Calek (10 Years, Bleeding Through, Taking Back Sunday) exclusively on the IKLIPZ website. "Simple Survival" is the new single off of Mushroomhead's Filthy Hands/Megaforce release titled "Savior Sorrow", which which was released worldwide on Sept 19th.
SOiL has refused to play the October 26th date in Columbus, OH of the MUSHROOMHEAD/SOiL tour at the Al Rosa Villa club. The band cites the murder of the legendary Dimebag Darrel that occured at the club in December 2005. "We find it in bad taste that the club is even still standing" says guitarist Shaun Glass. "I would be sick to my stomach to just walk into that place." Bassist Tim King continues "Maybe other bands can play the club and not be bothered by what happened in there, but as close as we were with Dime and the DAMAGEPLAN camp, we would be unable to get on that stage without breaking down. We hope our fans will understand and respect our decision."
The Jagermeister Presents Mushroomhead, SOiL and Brand New Sin tour will see SOiL out on the road till the end of Fall.
SOiL’s album, True Self was released 05/10 and features guest appearance by Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell in the track, “Forever Dead”. The video for, “Give It Up” was a staple on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball. True Self also features the band’s new charismatic frontman, AJ Cavalier and marks SOiL’s return. The album is produced by Ulrich Wild (Static X, Pantera, Deftones, Seether).
Check SOiL out on the Jagermeister Presents Tour: More...
Mushroomhead's entire newly-released album "Savior Sorrow" has been posted online in streaming audio form here.
Soil have announced tour dates with Mushroomhead and rumored to possibly go on tour with In Flames. Soil/Mushroomhead tour dates are as follows:
9/27 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
9/28 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
9/29 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (18+ only)
9/30 Madison, WI @ The Annex
10/1 Fargo, ND @ Playmaker's Pavilion
10/2 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
10/3 Topeka, KS @ Static Bar
10/5 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre (16+ only)
10/6 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
10/7 Boise, ID @ Big Easy
10/8 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/9 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne- Gravity Room
10/10 San Franciso, CA @ Slims
10/12 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/15 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Concert Theatre
10/16 Temple, AZ @ The Marquee
10/17 West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
10/25 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/27 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
10/28 Clevland, OH @ Agora
10/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection (18+ only)
Dates were taken from Mushroomhead and Soil's websites, dates on the sites conflict, I have tried to be as accurate as possible, Mushroomhead's site is as follows: http://www.mushroomhead.com/main.html
MUSHROOMHEAD have released a new Ecard for the forthcoming Savior Sorrow album here.
Savior Sorrow will be released on September 19th via Megaforce Records. It was produced by Steve Felton and Mushroomhead at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios in April, 2006. Mushroomhead's prior release, XIII, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #40 and went on to sell 400,000 copies worldwide.
The visionary masked band combines theatrics with a mixture of rock, metal and atmospheric elements. The first single hit radio in mid-August, and the band will begin a world tour starting September 20, 2006.
MUSHROOMHEAD's brand new single, "Simple Survival", has been posted online at teh band's MySpace page.
MUSHROOMHEAD will film a video for "Simple Survival" with director Chad Calek (BLEEDING THROUGH, INDEX CASE). The song comes off the group's new album, "Savior Sorrow" (artwork), due on September 19 via Megaforce Records. The CD was produced in April 2006 by drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and MUSHROOMHEAD at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios and is "a new chapter in MUSHROOMHEAD's evolution," according to Felton. "There are sounds on this album that sound so brutal and huge. We focused on delivering some vicious hardcore mixed with heavy melodic hooks. Lyrically, it definitely reflects where the world is at this moment in time." More...
MUSHROOMHEAD will release its new album Savior Sorrow on September 19th, 2006. The band recently debuted its first single "Simple Survival" on several stations across the USA. At KRQR, it was a "David and Goliath" story of arguably the biggest commercial rock band in the USA going up against an arsty metal band. MUSHROOMHEAD's "Simple Survival" went up against EVANESCENCE's "Call Me When You're Sober" on KRQR's "Cockfight" on August 24th, which left MUSHROOMHEAD the clear winner and champ.
"It feels really good this time around. Radio seems to really dig it. And it's a new chapter in our evolution. There are sounds on this album that sound so melodic, yet brutal and huge. The album is quite diverse, yet retains a MUSHROOMHEAD dynamic," says drummer Skinny.
Savior Sorrow was produced by Steve Felton and MUSHROOMHEAD at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios in April 2006. MUSHROOMHEAD's prior release, XIII, entered the Billboard Top 200 at #40 and went on to sell 400,000 copies worldwide.
MUSHROOMHEAD and SOiL will be taking to the road together for a full tour of the United States this September through October. Two opening acts for the tour as well as full itinerary are to-be-announced.
MUSHROOMHEAD has enlisted Award Winning Filmmaker and Music Video Director Chad Calek (BLEEDING THROUG, INDEX CASE) to direct the music video to "Simple Survival", the debut single from MUSHROOMHEAD's forthcoming "Savior Sorrow" release on Megaforce Records, slated to hit the shelves nationwide on September 19.
MUSHROOMHEAD and Calek joined forces shortly after Calek's controversial tell-all Slipknot/Des Moines, Iowa local music scene documentary, titled "A Clown Short of Destiny" (although many MySpacers have dubbed it the "SLIPKNOT FILM"), made national headlines after winning back-to-back Audience and Director's Choice awards for "Best Documentary" and "Best Music Documentary" at the New York Independent International Film Festival, as well as the Park City Film and Music Festival. This success prompted stories on "A Clown Short of Destiny" to appear on MTV.com, and in the June issue of Revolver Magazine, which featured the headline, "The Movie Slipknot Don't Want You To See!" on the cover. Currently, "A Clown Short of Destiny" is scheduling it's final film festival screening run for this fall.
Drummer Steve ‘Skinny’ Felton quipped, “With this record, we wanted to work with someone with a new perspective on MUSHROOMHEAD. Someone that could not only combine his own artistic edge with some of our ideas, but also someone that could really capture the true intensity of this band's live performance. Chad's a younger director than most, and he's got a lot of energy - which is exactly what we wanted. And after watching his reel and talking with him in detail, it was obvious that he was the right guy for the job”
Mushroomhead have a video for their track "Simple Survival" in the works with director Chad Calek (Bleeding Through, Taking Back Sunday). The song is taken from the groups new album "Savior Sorrow", which is set to land in stores on September 19th.
The cover artwork for MUSHROOMHEAD's new album, "Savior Sorrow", has been posted online at this location. Due on September 19 via Megaforce Records, the CD was produced in April 2006 by drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton and MUSHROOMHEAD at Cleveland's Filthy Hands Studios.
Commented Felton: "It's a new chapter in MUSHROOMHEAD's evolution. There are sounds on this album that sound so brutal and huge. We focused on delivering some vicious hardcore mixed with heavy melodic hooks. Lyrically, it definitely reflects where the world is at this moment in time."
MUSHROOMHEAD's follow-up to 2003's "XIII" (Republic/Universal) marks the group's recording debut with singer Waylon, who replaced frontman J. Mann in 2004.
"Waylon brings a new dimension to the band [he's] not only a great frontman, but he can also scream and sing like a chameleon, changing vocal quality to adapt to the true nature of each song," Felton said. "His versatility is remarkable."
The album's first single will hit radio in mid-August. The band will begin a world tour starting September 12, 2006.
As previously reported, a demo version of a new MUSHROOMHEAD track, entitled "Burn", was included on a FYE sampler which was given away in June exclusively with the purchase of two qualifying CDs at FYE stores. It was limited to 25,000 copies and was done in conjunction with Decibel magazine.
"Savior Sorrow" track listing:
02. Simple Survival
04. Save Us
06. The Doubt
09. The Need
10. Cut Me
11. The Fallen
12. Embrace The Ending