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Cleveland, Ohio, United States (1993 – present)

Mushroomhead is an American outfit that emerged in the 1990s. Mushroomhead’s forceful yet melodic alternative metal incorporates elements of hip-hop, as well as industrial metal.

Formed by drummer Skinny in 1993, Mushroomhead was originally a side-project for members of other Cleveland bands. They played their first show on October 22nd of that year. The members wore a variety of masks to hide their identity and for theatrical impact. One of the vocalists, J Mann, eventually stopped wearing a mask and just put white make-up on his face with black make-up on his mouth and around his eyes, similar to make-up worn in the movie Dead Presidents.

Mushroomhead quickly became one of Cleveland’s top local acts and developed a devoted fanbase. Mushroomhead’s self-titled debut album was released independently in 1995, followed by Superbuick in 1996 and M3 in 1999. Over the course of those 3 albums the band had several line-up changes: Bassist Mr Murdernickel was replaced by Pig Benis after the first album, female dancer Roxy left, guitarist Dinner was replaced by Gravy, male dancer Bronson went to playing samples and then took over as 2nd Guitarist when J.J. Righteous left. During this time Mushroomhead was the #1 underground band in Cleveland.

Roadrunner Records approached Mushroomhead with a record contract which they declined.


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  • spineshank155

    It's even funnier that Mushroomhead and Slipknot are different musically.

    20 Dec 6:17pm Reply
  • MusicMonsterTA

    Не понимаю. Почему их сравнивают со слипами, по моему только костюмы не обычные - единственное в чем они похожи

    16 Dec 2:20pm Reply
  • fightforcomp

    Slipknot ripoff? Two years before Slipknot formed? Funny how that works.

    1 Dec 11:19pm Reply
  • Die_Hard_Kid

    Make The Mushroomhead/Slipknot Tour Happen!

    26 Nov 6:31am Reply
  • American-Waste


    22 Nov 8:28am Reply

    Slipknot ripoff

    7 Nov 4:06pm Reply
  • Sqvoll91

    Маски круче, чем у слипов, а музыка разнообразней.

    29 Oct 10:31am Reply
  • bassius

    playing with ICP?!? ha ha makes sense though.

    25 Oct 12:43pm Reply
  • xGrouchx


    22 Oct 5:53pm Reply
  • Jorgetime

    New album is a good surprise.

    19 Oct 1:48pm Reply
  • Nu_Mann

    XII and XX are timeless classics!

    17 Oct 5:45pm Reply
  • lecho35

    Группа супер, раньше их вообще считал за закос на слипов, но послушал, вроде не плохо.

    15 Oct 2:59pm Reply
  • bloody-origami


    11 Oct 6:29am Reply
  • Nymphou

    pop metal

    28 Sep 2:16pm Reply
  • Kaledaso

    Отличная банда.У них очень интересная подача, да и сам материал.Их все сравнивают со Слипами(или наоборот), так Грибоголовые намного лучше.Они интереснее что ли)

    9 Sep 12:49pm Reply
  • Jureiko

    Popson is actually in the band now, he returned in 2013

    5 Sep 12:46pm Reply
  • WMilin

    I hoped that Sorrow Savior was a successful reload after Popson left the band, but. It's hard for me to listen this music, i'm done of Jeffrey's vocals and Redneck's Popson-alike. Tis a garbage not music. It's my vision. Cause when one band makes a new album, I do not start dancin in a rapture just because i saw tis bandname 'and it's ok for me, no matter what I hear - it will be ok because [bandname]'.

    5 Sep 6:33am Reply
  • allen7

    ''Out Of My Mind'' is best song since XX

    2 Sep 8:39am Reply
  • Tekimargretia new viduka

    25 Aug 9:19pm Reply
  • thundernoob1337

    better than slipknot

    22 Aug 7:14am Reply
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