Origin: Cleveland, OH, USA
Genres: Nu-Metal
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Mushroomhead  


At one point Mushroomhead looked to be one of those Next Big Thing bands, judging from the hype surrounding them. Infamous in Ohio for many years for their over-the-top shows, the band looked set to break it big time with the release of their first album on a national scale, XX, a compilation of (remixed) tracks from their independent works. Mushroomhead was formed initially as a side project consisting of members from various Cleveland bands (at least one of which is Hatrix, another is (216)), with the idea to explore new arenas in music and theatrical stage presentation. Visually, the concept of a large band of anonymous members wearing various masks have invited several unfair comparisons to Slipknot, unfair since Mushroomhead have been doing this a lot longer (in fact, the band has had to change certain aspects of their image and show to avoid comparisons and accusations of copying Slipknot). Musically, the band is all over the map, throwing all sorts of influences, from full-on metal to industrial to ambient to techno to who knows what else, but if there was one band that might be a reasonable comparison to start with, it would be Faith No More, as the vocals and keyboards in particular remind one of that band in several places. Now with their third true album released (2006's Savior Sorrow), Mushroomhead haven't quite matched that hype, but there's still time.

Current Members

J. Mann (Jason Popson)

vocals

Waylon Reavis

vocals

Jeffrey Nothing (Jeff Hatrix)

vocals (Hatrix, Purgatory)

Church (Tommy Church)

guitars

Dr. F (Ryan Farrell)

bass

Shmotz (Tom Schmitz)

keyboards

Stitch (Rick Thomas)

samples

Skinny (Steve Felton)

drums (Hatrix)

Roberto Diablo (Robbie Godsey)

percussion

Former Members/Guests

Dinner (Richie Moore)

guitars

Bronson (Marko Vukcevich)

guitars (Hatrix)

JJ Righteous (John Sekula)

guitars RIP: October 28, 2010

Gravy (Dave Felton)

guitars (Hatrix)

Pig Benis (Joe Kilcoyne)

bass (Mystik)

Pig Benis (Jack Kilcoyne)

bass

Lil Dan (Daniel Fox)

percussion


Discography



Mushroomhead 
1995 independent
  1. Slow Thing
  2. Elevation
  3. Too Much Nothing
  4. Intermission
  5. Ego Tripp
  6. Mommy
  7. 2nd Thoughts
  8. Casualties In B Minor
  9. Indifferent
  10. Simpleton
  11. 43
  12. Episode 29
  13. Snap
  • J. Mann
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Dinner
  • JJ Righteous
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Skinny




Superbuick 
1996 independent
  1. Bwomp
  2. Never Let It Go
  3. These Filthy Hands
  4. The Wrist
  5. Chancre Sore
  6. Flattened
  7. Big Brother
  8. Idle Worship
  9. Fear Held Dear
  10. Unintended
  11. Bwomp
  • J. Mann
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Dinner
  • JJ Righteous
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Skinny




M3 
1999 independent
  1. Before I Die
  2. Solitaire/Unraveling
  3. The New Cult King
  4. Inevitable
  5. Xeroxed
  6. The Final Act
  7. Conflict - The Argument Goes On ...
  8. Exploiting Your Weakness
  9. Beauteous
  10. Born Of Desire
  • J. Mann
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Bronson
  • JJ Righteous
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Skinny




XX 
2001 Eclipse
  1. Before I Die
  2. Bwomp
  3. Solitaire/Unraveling
  4. These Filthy Hands
  5. Never Let It Go
  6. Xeroxed
  7. The Wrist
  8. Chancre Sore
  9. The New Cult King
  10. Born Of Desire
  11. 43
  12. Epiphany
  13. Episode 29
  • J. Mann
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Bronson
  • Gravy
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Stitch
  • Skinny

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



XIII 
2003 Universal
  1. Kill Tomorrow
  2. Sun Doesn't Rise
  3. Mother Machine Gun
  4. Nowhere To Go
  5. Becoming Cold (216)
  6. One More Day
  7. The Dream Is Over
  8. The War Inside
  9. Almost Gone
  10. Eternal
  11. Our Own Way
  12. Destroy The World Around Me
  13. Thirteen
  • J. Mann
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Bronson
  • Gravy
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Stitch
  • Skinny

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Volume 1 
2005




Savior Sorrow 
2006 Megaforce
  1. 12 Hundred
  2. Simple Survival
  3. Damage Done
  4. Save Us
  5. Tattoo
  6. Erase The Doubt
  7. Burn
  8. Just Pretending
  9. Need, The
  10. Cut Me
  11. Fallen, The
  12. Embrace The Ending
  • Waylon Reavis
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Gravy
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Stitch
  • Skinny

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Volume 2 
2008




Beautiful Stores For Ugly Children 
2010 Megaforce
  1. Come On
  2. Inspiration
  3. Slaughterhouse Road
  4. I'll Be Here
  5. Burn the Bridge
  6. Holes in the Void
  7. Harvest the Garden
  8. The Harm You Do
  9. Your Demise
  10. The Feel
  11. Darker Days
  12. Do I Know You?
  • Waylon Reavis
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Gravy
  • Pig Benis
  • Shmotz
  • Stitch
  • Skinny
  • Lil Dan




The Righteous And The Butterfly 
2014 Megaforce
  1. Our Apologies
  2. How Many Times
  3. Devils Be Damned
  4. Qwerty
  5. Portraits Of The Poor
  6. Childlike
  7. This Cold Reign
  8. We Are The Truth
  9. Son Of 7
  10. For Your Pleasure
  11. Worlds Collide
  12. Graveyard Du Jour
  13. Out Of My Mind
  14. Rumor Has It


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