Band Details

Mushroomhead

Genre Metal
Year formed 1993
Home Town Cleveland, OH
Country USA
About

Mushroomhead - are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band’s combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide. 

Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. The band was meant to be a side-project so they wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. Mushroomhead released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit. This was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there. After a brief stint on Eclipse Records, a move to Universal Records saw the release of XX (a combination of the past independent releases) in 2001 and XIII in 2003. The band’s last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone. Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry, Warren Haynes, Bad Brains) in 2006. Mushroomhead released “Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children” in the Fall of 2010 and it debuted at #44 on Billboard charts.

It can be said that Mushroomhead’s musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band’s merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead’s music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things. Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style.

Upcoming Gigs

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Previous Gigs (last 20)

19/11/2017 London Insane Clown Posse
18/11/2017 Birmingham Insane Clown Posse
17/11/2017 Manchester Insane Clown Posse
16/11/2017 Bristol Insane Clown Posse
15/11/2017 Glasgow Insane Clown Posse
14/11/2017 Newcastle Insane Clown Posse
13/11/2017 Leeds Insane Clown Posse
03/04/2016 Reading Mushroomhead
02/04/2016 Norwich Mushroomhead
01/04/2016 Southampton Mushroomhead
31/03/2016 Brighton Mushroomhead
30/03/2016 London Mushroomhead
29/03/2016 Cardiff Mushroomhead
27/03/2016 Plymouth Mushroomhead
26/03/2016 Bristol Mushroomhead
25/03/2016 Chester Mushroomhead
24/03/2016 Birmingham Mushroomhead
23/03/2016 Newcastle Mushroomhead
22/03/2016 Glasgow Mushroomhead
20/03/2016 Nottingham Mushroomhead