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Latest Mushroomhead News

Below is our complete Mushroomhead news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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New Mushroomhead Album Video Preview Available

Cleveland, Ohio's MUSHROOMHEAD are scheduled to release their sixth studio album on June 6 via Filthy Hands/Megaforce. The album's projected first single, "Watch Me Go", is expected in May. A video preview for the new CD can be seen here.

MUSHROOMHEAD's follow-up to 2003's "XIII" (Republic/Universal) will mark the group's recording debut with singer Waylon, who replaced frontman J. Mann in 2004.

With regards to the upcoming CD, MUSHROOMHEAD drummer-producer Steve "Skinny" Felton told the Cleveland Scene in December, "It's all over the map. A lot of people who've heard it think of the first album, mixed with a little bit of 'XIII'. It's a harsh contrast between songs. There's some brutal, brutal, sick stuff, like old-school HATRIX or LAMB OF GOD. And with Waylon able to sing so well, there's some more melodic stuff going on. The one thing Waylon doesn't do that J. did is rap."

The disc will be mastered by Bill Korecky (INTEGRITY) at Mars Studios. Felton said the band plans to release versions of the disc with eight different covers, one designed by each member.

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Mushroomhead Sign With Megaforce Records

MUSHROOMHEAD have reportedly inked a brand-new deal with Megaforce Records. The group's follow-up to 2003's "XIII" (Republic/Universal) is tentatively expected in early 2006.

MUSHROOMHEAD are continuing to play headline shows with their new vocalist Waylon, replacing J-Mann, who left the band late last year. Remaining dates for 2005 are as follows:

Dec. 09 - Orono, ME - Ushuaia
Dec. 10 - Southbridge, MA - The Mill
Dec. 13 - Davenport, IA - Quad City Live
Dec. 14 - Milwaukee, WI - The Eagles Club
Dec. 15 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
Dec. 16 - Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock
Dec. 17 - Flint, MI - The Machine Shop

MUSHROOMHEAD released their first DVD, "Volume 1", in August via the band's The Filthy Hands Company label.

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Mushroomhead to Sign New Record Deal

Mushroomhead is rumored to be signing a new record deal with Megaforce Records (Clutch, S.O.D., Backfire Revelation).

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Mushroomhead and Crossbreed Mini-Tour

MUSHROOMHEAD has announced dates for their mini "Halloween Tour" with CROSSBREED, as well as a one of show for (216). Dates are as follows:

October 26 - Lansing, MI @ Temple Club
October 27 - Erie, PA @ Sherlock's
October 28 - Toledo, OH @ Club Bijou
October 29 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre (Halloween Show)

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Dope's Racci Shay Leaves Mid-Tour

Drummer Racci Shay has left DOPE mid-way through the band's 'Freedom for Music' tour with MUSHROOMHEAD. Dan, drum tech for the latter, will be filling in behind the kit until a replacement has been named.

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Motley Crue, SOAD, Slipknot, Mudvayne Show Numbers

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine:

Venue: Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
City/State: Bristow, Va.
Date: Aug. 13, 2005
Attendance: 10,336
Capacity: 22,667

Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center
City/State: Holmdel, N.J.
Date: Aug. 14, 2005
Attendance: 16,203
Capacity: 16,944

Venue: Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
City/State: Wantagh, N.Y.
Date: Aug. 16, 2005
Attendance: 13,281
Capacity: 13,855

Venue: New England Dodge Music Center
City/State: Hartford, Conn.
Date: Aug. 20, 2005
Attendance: 9,918
Capacity: 24,212

Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena
City/State: Manchester, N.H.
Date: Aug. 21, 2005
Attendance: 7,565
Capacity: 8,469

Venue: DTE Energy Music Center
City/State: Clarkston, Mich.
Date: Aug. 24, 2005
Attendance: 15,663
Capacity: 15,663

Venue: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
City/State: The Woodlands, Texas
Date: Aug. 13, 2005
Attendance: 11,600
Capacity: 15,809

Venue: Continental Airlines Arena
City/State: East Rutherford, N.J.
Date: Aug. 23, 2005
Attendance: 16,209
Capacity: 17,417

Venue: Hampton Coliseum
City/State: Hampton, Va.
Date: Aug. 21, 2005
Attendance: 5,928
Capacity: 11,699

Venue: 1st Mariner Arena
City/State: Baltimore, Md.
Date: Aug. 22, 2005
Attendance: 6,644
Capacity: 12,758

Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 28, 2005
Attendance: 314
Capacity: 1,800

Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 17, 2005
Attendance: 1,800
Capacity: 1,800

Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 19, 2005
Attendance: 1,800
Capacity: 1,800

Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 21-22, 2005
Attendance: 3,600
Capacity: 3,600

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Mushroomhead To Premier "Kill Tomorrow" Online

Cleveland-based art-metal octet MUSHROOMHEAD will premiere their self-lensed video for "Kill Tomorrow" on August 5 at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time via their web site, www.mushroomhead.com. The clip will be available during a brief 30-minute to one-hour window, and henceforth on DVD.

The super-creative, visually driven band self-produced, shot, directed and edited the entire clip, which appears on their landmark DVD release, "Volume 1" (slated for August 9 release on the band's The Filthy Hands Company label). "Kill Tomorrow" marks the first time MUSHROOMHEAD shot its own video — an event that, considering the band's ultra hands-on approach on everything from their music to their stage design to their business, was imminent. The track is from their most recent full-length release, "XIII" (Universal).

Drummer Skinny says the band learned the craft of music video direction from director/photographer Dean Karr (GODSMACK, COAL CHAMBER, CYPRESS HILL), who shot their video for "Solitaire/Unraveling" (from 2000's "XX" album). "He rocks!" Skinny enthuses. "It was a great learning experience." He furthers that the clip's "dark, dirty, abandoned" feel reflects MUSHROOMHEAD's collective personality and "looks great back-to-back with the other videos."

MUSHROOMHEAD financed the DVD project entirely themselves, says Skinny. They reinvested their album advances in “some bad-ass stuff” including cameras, editing equipment, computers and books on cinematography, which they knew would come in handy someday. "We knew that the label well might run dry one day and that we would want to do our own thing again," he says, "so we built a fantastic production studio, one piece at a time."

As with any other MUSHROOMHEAD project, the band pooled their artistic talents — several members, including Skinny, are trained visual artists — to create a singular aesthetic that spotlights the visual aspect of the band. Yet, in copious behind-the-scenes footage, the band allows its fans see them without their trademark masks and makeup. Skinny says the intent is to bond with the fans, let them see the people behind MUSHROOMHEAD's intense stage presence. "We're not that hardcore about concealing our identities," he says, adding that the point of the music with masks, makeup and costumes has been to offer a multi-sensory experience. He believes MUSHROOMHEAD fans will enjoy the intimacy of seeing the real guys behind the masks "just screwing around." Running time on the film is 70 minutes.

MUSHROOMHEAD just launched a headline tour featuring their new vocalist Waylon, replacing J-Mann, who left the band late last year. Also featuring DOPE and CROSSBREED, the Music for FREEdom tour is sponsored by Jagermeister and offers free admission to all military personnel.

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Mushroomhead Push DVD Release Back Again

MUSHROOMHEAD have pushed their self-produced and filmed DVD back to an August 9th release date. A statement from 'St1tch' reads as follows:

"Hello everyone. I'm sorry to bring the news about the DVD being pushed until August 9th. I know you all have been waiting patiently for it to be released, we just had no idea orders were going to be such a success. Lumberjack (the distribution company) has decided to hold off to complete all orders around America. However, we are still receiving 1,000 copies and still plan on selling it at the show on the 25th to make sure we don't piss off fans that were going in hopes of getting the DVD that night. So, there is still a signing and you will be able to buy "Volume 1" this coming Monday at Peabody's. The DVD will be in stores August 9th. Sorry for the inconvenience... hope everyone is one the same page now."

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Details On Upcoming Mushroomhead DVD

Now is your chance to pre-order the first ever Mushroomhead DVD, "Volume 1," and get your mitts on it before anyone else. The DVD is set to be released July 26, but if you pre-order now, your copy will ship on July 15.

As a bonus, everyone who pre-orders will get a free sticker and have the option of getting a special t-shirt for only $12 more. In addition to the sticker and shirt, there is a great contest going on with the following prizes:

-2 winners will receive a signed poster.
-1 winner will receive a signed poster and a shirt of their choice.
-1 winner will receive a mask signed by the band.
-2 winners receive free admission for them and 1 guest to the upcoming Mushroomhead/Dope Jagermeister Tour this summer in the city of their choice.
-1 winner will receive free admission for them and 1 guest to the upcoming Mushroomhead/Dope Jagermeister Tour this summer in the city of their choice, plus a backstage laminate from the tour.
-1 very lucky winner will receive free admission for them and 1 guest to the upcoming Mushroomhead/Dope Jagermeister Tour this summer in the city of their choice, a backstage laminate from the tour, a mask signed by the band, and a shirt of their choice.

Here's what's on the DVD: More...

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Dope & Mushroomhead Team Up For Music For Freedom

Jagermeister, MUSHROOMHEAD and DOPE have teamed up to rock our U.S. Military troops for FREE this summer on The Music For FREEdom Tour.

The tour will begin on July 25 in Cleveland, OH and run through the middle of September. A complete list of tour dates can be found at this location.

Anyone with a valid military ID will gain free admission to the show. Also performing on the entire tour will be Texas-based industrial rockers NOCTURNE, while support acts CROSSBREED and PITBULL DAYCARE will be appearing in select markets.

"This tour is a way for us all to give something back to the soldiers who put their lives on the line to protect America's freedom," says DOPE's lead singer Edsel Dope.

MUSHROOMHEAD's first DVD, "Volume 1", is set for release on July 26, which is also the same day that DOPE's new studio album, "American Apathy", hits streets.

MUSHROOMHEAD's DVD features concert and backstage footage that the band has put together over the last few years. The DVD gives fans an intimate look inside the life of the eight masked maniacs of MUSHROOMHEAD on and off stage.

MUSHROOMHEAD is currently working on a new studio album, which is set for an early 2006 release.

The first single from DOPE's "American Apathy", titled "Always", was just #1 most added at rock radio its first week out and is steadily climbing up the charts.

You can hear clips of DOPE's new album at www.DopeArmy.com and you can see a teaser of MUSHROOMHEAD's DVD at www.Mushroomhead.com. Both bands are part of Jagermeister's band program, which continues to be a leading supporter of heavy music. Check out Jagermeister's band program at www.Jagermusic.com.

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Jag Panzer, Painmuseum Confirmed For Louder Harder

JAG PANZER and PAINMUSEUM have been confirmed for the Louder Harder Faster festival, set to take place June 3-5 at the Crocodile Rock Cafe in Allentown, PA. This will be a unique event for PAINMUSEUM: When drummer Bobby Jarzombek (ICED EARTH, HALFORD) was unable to cancel prior engagements for this particular performance, Paul Bostaph (TESTAMENT, ex-SLAYER, SYSTEMATIC, FORBIDDEN) was called upon to fill in for this one night only. Also performing with PAINMUSEUM will be Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X).

The highlight of the festival will be an extremely rare performance by the classic TESTAMENT lineup of Chuck Billy (vocals), Eric Peterson (guitar), Alex Skolnick (guitar), Greg Christian (bass) and Louie Clemente (drums). The weekend of metal mayhem will also include performances by the full original lineup of New York thrash titans NUCLEAR ASSAULT and SPEED\KILL/HATE, featuring members of OVERKILL.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Mushroomhead Replace JMann

Mushroomhead have replaced and are working on a new new album.

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Mushroomhead: No Split?

Apparently Ohio noise terrorists Mushroomhead haven't split up, despite the departure of one of the group's frontmen J. Mann and being dropped by their record company, Universal.

Nevertheless, the masked band have dropped off their previously announced US tour with Insane Clown Posse which is thought to be due to not being able to fins a replacement for Mann in time.

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The Alter Boys To Release Debut Album In February

The Alter Boys, the project featuring members of Mushroomhead, Dog Fashion Disco, Unified Culture and the Original Pranksta, will return to Ohio's Mars Recording Studio in October to complete the mixing process for their long-awaited debut release, tentatively due in February 2005 through Fractured Transmitter Records (the label formed by former Mushroomhead vocalist Jason Mann). No further information is available at this time.

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The Agony Scene Guitarist Leaves, Drop Off Tours

Here's an update from vocalist Michael Williams regarding the latest happenings of THE AGONY SCENE:

"THE AGONY SCENE will be taking a break for the rest of 2003 and regrets that they will not be able to participate in the MUSHROOMHEAD and INTEGRITY tours. With the announcement of guitarist Chris Emmons leaving the group, the band will be announcing a new replacement in the near future and will be on the road in early 2004. This has been a great year for THE AGONY SCENE and we appreciate everyone's intrest and support. We respect Chris' decision to move on and wish him the best. THE AGONY SCENE will be back - we're writing some great new material and look forward to hitting the road again."

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