Mushroomhead, an industrial metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. will set the stage ablaze at the Jackson County Race Track , Jackson County Fair Grounds, Jackson, Michigan, Saturday, June 25, when they play Rockapalooza 2011 (#4).
Says promoter Tim Corser, CEO of Kings of Rock Entertainment, "(I am) Very excited for Mushroomhead. I'd say they have been the 2nd most requested band that people ask me to bring to Jackson."
Blending sonics and attitude borrowed from metal, techno/industrial and rap, with the limits of Rock theater, Mushroomhead will create a show the Jackson, Michigan area will talk about for decades.
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In the Spring of 1993, a group of musicians from Cleveland, OH came together to form a side project called Mushroomhead. The intention was to create an eclectic blend of extreme music combined with a vaudevillian stage show that was bound to provoke a reaction, turn some heads and leave an impression. It was to become undisputedly, Cleveland's top drawing band.
Blending sonics and attitude borrowed from metal, techno/industrial and rap, they managed to attract a varied and demographically diverse crowd with their thundering tribal drums digging a heavy groove, with big, snarling guitars and keyboards filling in all the cracks with dramatic swells of sound. Taking a cacophony of music, vocals and samples, Mushroomhead shapes it into memorable tunes that are at once sharply satirical, broadly tongue in cheek, and infinitely different.
Described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as "sophisticated, juxtaposing dense, staccato, Ministry-inspired tempos with spacious melodic passages and dark lyrics that don't merely rely on repeated swear words," their music stands on its own, but to fully appreciate Mushroomhead, they have to be experienced live. Pushing the limits of rock theater to the max - their live show is truly an event and a multi-sensoral experience.
No doubt, Mushroomhead didn't become Ohio's biggest draw by worrying about offending anyone.
* Jeffrey Hatrix (Jeffrey Nothing) – vocals (1993–present)
* Waylon Reavis (Waylon) – vocals (2004–present)
* Dave Felton (Gravy) – guitars (1999–present)
* Jack Kilcoyne (Pig Benis) – bass (1995–present)
* Tom Schmitz (Shmotz) – keyboard (1993–present)
* Rick Thomas (ST1TCH) – turntables, samples, electronics, water drums (2001–present)
* Steve Felton (Skinny) – drums, percussion (1993–present)
* Daniel Fox (Lil' Dan) – water drums, electronic drums, custom percussion (2009–Present)
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