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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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Mushroomhead Beat Evanescense In Radio Battle

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.

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Mushroomhead And Soil To Co-Headline Tour

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.

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Mushroomhead Tap Award Winning Filmmaker

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”

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Mushroomhead Make Video For Track Simple Survival

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.

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Mushroomhead's Savior Sorrow Artwork Online

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:

01. 1200
02. Simple Survival
03. Stoned
04. Save Us
05. Tattoo
06. The Doubt
07. Burn
08. Pretending
09. The Need
10. Cut Me
11. The Fallen
12. Embrace The Ending

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Mushroomhead's New Album Title, Release Date

Megaforce Records has set a September 19 release date for the new MUSHROOMHEAD album, entitled "Savior Sorrow". It 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."

The album's first single will hit radio in mid-August. The band will begin a world tour starting September 12, 2006.

A demo version of a new MUSHROOMHEAD track, entitled "Burn", was included on a FYE sampler which was given away last month 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.

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.

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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:

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
City/State: Bristow, Va.
Date: Aug. 13, 2005
Attendance: 10,336
Capacity: 22,667

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: PNC Bank Arts Center
City/State: Holmdel, N.J.
Date: Aug. 14, 2005
Attendance: 16,203
Capacity: 16,944

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: Tommy Hilfiger at Jones Beach Theater
City/State: Wantagh, N.Y.
Date: Aug. 16, 2005
Attendance: 13,281
Capacity: 13,855

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: New England Dodge Music Center
City/State: Hartford, Conn.
Date: Aug. 20, 2005
Attendance: 9,918
Capacity: 24,212

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena
City/State: Manchester, N.H.
Date: Aug. 21, 2005
Attendance: 7,565
Capacity: 8,469

Artist/Event: MÖTLEY CRÜE, SUM 41, THE EXIES, SILVERTIDE
Venue: DTE Energy Music Center
City/State: Clarkston, Mich.
Date: Aug. 24, 2005
Attendance: 15,663
Capacity: 15,663

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
City/State: The Woodlands, Texas
Date: Aug. 13, 2005
Attendance: 11,600
Capacity: 15,809

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: Continental Airlines Arena
City/State: East Rutherford, N.J.
Date: Aug. 23, 2005
Attendance: 16,209
Capacity: 17,417

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: Hampton Coliseum
City/State: Hampton, Va.
Date: Aug. 21, 2005
Attendance: 5,928
Capacity: 11,699

Artist/Event: SYSTEM OF A DOWN, THE MARS VOLTA, BAD ACID TRIP
Venue: 1st Mariner Arena
City/State: Baltimore, Md.
Date: Aug. 22, 2005
Attendance: 6,644
Capacity: 12,758

Artist/Event: MUSHROOMHEAD, DOPE, PITBULL DAYCARE, NOCTURNE
Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 28, 2005
Attendance: 314
Capacity: 1,800

Artist/Event: MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM
Venue: House of Blues
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
Date: Aug. 17, 2005
Attendance: 1,800
Capacity: 1,800

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

Artist/Event: SLIPKNOT, ARCH ENEMY, DEVILDRIVER
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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