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The Righteous & the Butterfly, Mushroomhead

Mushroomhead

May 19th, 2014

Formed:
1993 in Cleveland, OH

Genre:
Rock

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s






Mushroomhead

Biography

Known for its theatrical live show and the black masks that most of its members wear on-stage, Mushroomhead is one of the more unique and adventurous alternative metal outfits that emerged in the 1990s. And the Cleveland band's music is as interesting as its image; Mushroomhead's forceful yet melodic alterna-metal incorporates elements of hip-hop, punk, and goth rock as well as industrial and techno. The members of Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. At first, Mushroomhead was only meant to be a side project. Its members were playing in various local bands at the time, and they wore the blacks masks (which look like a cross between S&M/bondage masks and World War I gas masks) so that people wouldn't recognize them. The only Mushroomhead member who doesn't wear a black mask opts for Kiss-like clown makeup instead. After a few years, Mushroomhead became one of Cleveland's top local attractions — and its members kept wearing the masks when they saw how intriguing people found them to be. Mushroomhead's self-titled debut album was released independently in 1995, followed by Superbuick in 1996 and M3 in 1999. The Midwesterners signed with Eclipse in 2000, and their next album, XX, came out the following year. In 2001, Mushroomhead's members included drummer/founder Skinny, lead vocalists J. Mann and Jeffrey Nothing, guitarists Bronson and Gravy, keyboardist Shmotz, bassist Pig Benis, and sample provider Stitch when they signed to Universal Records to re-release XX. Their first proper effort for the label was 2003's dynamic XIII, but the band soon parted ways with not only Universal, but also vocalist J. Mann during a subsequent tour. Undeterred, Mushroomhead pressed on with their D.I.Y. ethos intact and welcomed new frontman Waylon, formerly of 3 Quarters Dead, into the fray. The DVD Mushroomhead, Vol. 1 followed in mid-2005 before the guys returned in September 2006 with Savior Sorrow, released through New York-based indie Megaforce Records. Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, the band's seventh studio album, arrived in 2010, followed in 2014 by The Righteous & the Butterfly.

Top Albums

The Righteous & the Butterfly, Mushroomhead
1. The Righteou..
XIII, Mushroomhead
2. XIII
Savior Sorrow, Mushroomhead
3. Savior Sorro..
XX, Mushroomhead
4. XX
Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, Mushroomhead
5. Beautiful St..
Mushroomhead, Mushroomhead
6. Mushroomhead
M3, Mushroomhead
7. M3
Superbuick, Mushroomhead
8. Superbuick
Remix, Mushroomhead
9. Remix
Come On - Single, Mushroomhead
10. Come On – Si..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Qwerty Righteous & the Butterf.. 3:30 $1.29
2.

Our Apologies Righteous & the Butterf.. 3:23 $1.29
3.

Solitaire Unraveling XX 4:27 $0.99
4.

Sun Doesn't Rise XIII 3:13 $1.29
5.

Crazy XIII 4:10 $0.99
6.

Simple Survival Savior Sorrow 3:15 $0.99
7.

Out of My Mind Righteous & the Butterf.. 3:35 $1.29
8.

We Are the Truth Righteous & the Butterf.. 4:05 $1.29
9.

Devils Be Damned Righteous & the Butterf.. 3:16 $1.29
10.

Rumor Has It Righteous & the Butterf.. 3:39 $1.29
11.

How Many Times Righteous & the Butterf.. 4:50 $1.29
12.

Kill Tomorrow XIII 3:44 $0.99
13.

Come On Beautiful Stories for Ugly .. 4:07 $0.99
14.

12 Hundred Savior Sorrow 3:21 $0.99
15.

Bwomp XX 6:26 $0.99
16.

Worlds Collide Righteous & the Butterf.. 4:19 $1.29
17.

Portraits of the Poor Righteous & the Butterf.. 3:31 $1.29
18.

Save Us Savior Sorrow 3:46 $0.99
19.

For Your Pleasure Righteous & the Butterf.. 4:12 $1.29
20.

Simpleton Mushroomhead 2:23 $0.99
21.

One More Day XIII 3:36 $0.99
22.

Nowhere to Go XIII 3:41 $0.99
23.

43 XX 4:32 $0.99
24.

This Cold Reign Righteous & the Butterf.. 4:03 $1.29
25.

Childlike Righteous & the Butterf.. 1:45 $1.29

Top Music Videos

Sun Doesn't Rise, Mushroomhead
1. Sun Doesn't Ri..
Simple Survival, Mushroomhead
2. Simple Surviva..
Burn, Mushroomhead
3. Burn
12 Hundred, Mushroomhead
4. 12 Hundred
Come On, Mushroomhead
5. Come On
Save Us, Mushroomhead
6. Save Us
Simple Survival, Mushroomhead
7. Simple Surviva..


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