Mushroomhead released its seventh studio album “The Righteous & The Butterfly” May 13th via Megaforce Records. The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200 and # 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Chart.
“The Righteous & The Butterfly” consists of 14 tracks, ranging from songs about survival and balance (“Devils Be Damned”, “Qwerty”, “Son Of 7”) to emotionally charged anthems (“For Your Pleasure”, “Worlds Collide”) to a riff heavy rendition of Adele’s #1 hit “Rumor Has It”.
Mushroomhead is comprised of drummers Skinny, Robert Diablo and Stitch, Vocalists J Mann, Jeffrey Nothing & Waylon, guitarist Church, Keyboardist Shmotz, and bassist Dr. F.
“The Righteous & The Butterfly” track listing:
01. Our Apologies
02. How Many Times
03. Devils Be Damned
05. Portraits Of The Poor
07. This Cold Reign
08. We Are The Truth
09. Son Of 7
10. For Your Pleasure
11. Worlds Collide
12. Graveyard Du Jour
13. Out Of My Mind
14. Rumor Has It
The band is gearing up for the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Dates:
07/05 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
07/06 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheater
07/08 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater
07/09 Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/11 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
07/12 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
07/16 Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
07/17 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/19 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
07/20 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
07/22 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/23 Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/25 Toronto, ONT – Molson Amphitheater
07/26 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
07/27 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/29 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake
08/01 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
08/02 Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
08/03 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
08/05 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheater
08/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheater
08/09 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/10 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
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. 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. In 2003, XIII was released, spawning the single “Sun Doesn’t Rise” which was featured on MTV: Headbangers Ball and the Freddy Vs. Jason soundtrack.
The album also featured the hidden track “Crazy”, a song originally recorded by Seal. The album debuted at #40 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and sold 400,000 copies worldwide. In December 2005, the band signed with the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry) and released Savior Sorrow in 2006. In the Fall of 2010, the band released “Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children” and it debuted at #44 on the Billboard charts.
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