STATIC-X announces new support for select dates of the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Tour

In wake of the recent news that DevilDriver front man Dez Fafaras wife, Anastasia Fafara, has been diagnosed with cancer, Devildriver has been forced to withdraw from the tour, so that Dez may remain home to care for her and his family. Continue reading

Concert Photo Review: Mushroomhead at The Boardwalk

MUSHROOMHEAD, performed at The Boardwalk in Orangevale on Tuesday, September 4th as part of The Summer of Screams tour, presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. Nikon shooter Jennifer Black was there to capture the action.

All photos courtesy of Jennifer Black @ Black J Photo.

MUSHROOMHEAD came together when drummer Skinny formed the band as a side project. The band wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. They released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit, which was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution at the time. 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.

The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
MUSHROOMHEAD
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
The Browning
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Kissing Candice
Unsaid Fate
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)

The Summer of Screams remaining tour dates:

9-8 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9-9 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
9-11 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
9-12 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
9-13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9-14 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
9-15 Chicago, IL – Patio Theater

New Video Of Mushroomhead Live In Orangevale, California

MUSHROOMHEAD, performed at The Boardwalk in Orangevale on Tuesday, September 4th as part of The Summer of Screams tour, presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central.  Iphone 7 plus shooter Zoran Theodorovic was there to capture the action.

MUSHROOMHEAD came together when drummer Skinny formed the band as a side project. The band wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. They released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit, which was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution at the time. 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.

 

The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
MUSHROOMHEAD
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
The Browning
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Kissing Candice
Unsaid Fate
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)

The Summer of Screams remaining tour dates:

9-5 Portland, OR – Dante’s
9-6 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
9-7 Billings, MT – Pub Station
9-8 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9-9 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
9-11 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
9-12 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
9-13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9-14 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
9-15 Chicago, IL – Patio Theater

MUSHROOMHEAD Releases Eerie New Music Video for “Devils Be Damned”

Influential Cleveland, Ohio-based metal pioneers MUSHROOMHEAD will release their highly-anticipated upcoming DVD, VOLUME III – a follow up to the widely-acclaimed DVD’s Volume 1 (2005) and Volume 2 (2008) – tomorrow, August 17, 2018. The DVD will feature over 90 minutes of new material – including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content.

 

Following up on their terrifying, cinema-quality music video for the alternate version of their track, “We Are The Truth” (which has garnered over 1.7 million views since it’s release in early July), MUSHROOMHEAD is thrilled to reveal another new music video cut from VOLUME III and their most recent and successful charting album, The Righteous & The Butterfly (the album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Billboard Independent Chart, and #1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart) – this time for the track “Devils Be Damned”. Watch the video below.

The video is a complete DIY production filmed on location at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio – known as one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the main setting of the 1994 cinematic classic, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
In a recent interview, MUSHROOMHEAD producer/drummer/founder Steve “Skinny” Felton explained, “‘Devils Be Damned’ [was filmed at] the Mansfield Prison [Ohio State Reformatory] which is also the prison where the movie The Shawshank Redemption was filmed. So there’s a cool backstory there. There’s a scene [in the video] where the little girl is crawling through the tunnel – that’s the same tunnel that Tim Robbins crawled through at the end of the movie – you know, the whole ‘Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.’ line – that’s the same tunnel she crawled through.”
The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
MUSHROOMHEAD
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
The Browning
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Kissing Candice
Unsaid Fate
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)The Summer of Screams tour dates:
8/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater

8/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
8/19 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West
8/21 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
8/22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
8/24 – Spartanburg, SC @ Groundzero
8/25 – Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
8/26 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
8/28 – Houston, TX @ Houston Underground
8/29 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
8/30 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live
8/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
9/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
9/4 – Orangevale, CA@ The Boardwalk
9/5 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/7 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
9/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/9 – Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater
9/11 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/12 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9/14 – Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
9/15 – Chicago, IL @ Patio Theater

MUSHROOMHEAD Announces Official DVD Premiere Event and In-Store Signing

Influential Cleveland, Ohio-based metal pioneers MUSHROOMHEAD will release their highly-anticipated upcoming DVD, VOLUME III – a follow up to the widely-acclaimed DVD’s Volume 1 (2005) and Volume 2 (2008) – on August 17, 2018 via Megaforce Records. The DVD will feature over 90 minutes of new material – including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content. Pre-orders are available now via Amazon.
In celebration of the release of VOLUME IIIMUSHROOMHEAD will host an exclusive, one-night-only screening/premiere of the entire DVD in their hometown of Cleveland at the Cedar Lee Theatre (2163 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The screening will begin at 10:00 PM and runtime is just under two hours. Tickets are just $25 and are available for purchase here. Get your tickets now – seating is limited.
Producer/drummer/founder Steve “Skinny” Felton says, “Members of our team originally wanted us to do this premiere in LA or New York, but Cleveland is our hometown and we want to represent! Our local fans are the people who made us who we are today, and this is a once in a lifetime event. I’m excited to see how VOLUME III translates to the big screen… we’ve never done this before, so it’s an entirely new version stage fright, ha! Good thing Cedar Lee has a bar!”

In celebration of the DVD release, MUSHROOMHEAD will headline the The Summer of Screams tour this summer, presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central.See below for all confirmed tour dates.

The Summer of Screams tour line-up:
MUSHROOMHEAD
Powerman 5000 (9-2 to 9-15)
The Browning
Psychostick (8-17 to 8-31)
Kissing Candice
Unsaid Fate
Voodoo Terror Tribe (8-17 to 8-30)/Earth Caller (8-31 to 9-15)

The Summer of Screams tour dates:
8-17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
8-18 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
8-19 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West
8-21 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
8-22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
8-23 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
8-24 Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
8-25 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
8-26 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
8-28 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
8-29 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
8-30 Laredo, TX – Ethos Live
8-31 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
9-2 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
9-4 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
9-5 Portland, OR – Dante’s
9-6 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
9-7 Billings, MT – Pub Station
9-8 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
9-9 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
9-11 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
9-12 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
9-13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
9-14 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center
9-15 Chicago, IL – Patio Theater

EARTH CALLER to Support MUSHROOMHEAD, POWERMAN 5000 in the U.S.

Australian hardcore act EARTH CALLER has announced tour dates that will bring them to the U.S. for the first time. The band will support The Summer of Screams Tour, Scream Factory & Dread Central, featuring MUSHROOMHEAD and POWERMAN 5000 from August 31st through September 15th. Tickets go on sale Wed. June 6th at 12 pm EDT. Continue reading