Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, USA  
Genres: Nu-Metal
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Last update/review: May 25, 2014

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.

Recent album: A Wonderful Life, released on June 19, 2020.

Current Members

J. Mann (Jason Popson)

vocals

Steve Rauckhorst

vocals

Jackie LaPonza

vocals

Tankx (Tommy Shaffner)

guitars

Dr. F (Ryan Farrell)

bass/keyboards

Stitch (Rick Thomas)

samples

Skinny (Steve Felton)

drums (ex-Hatrix)

Roberto Diablo (Robbie Godsey)

percussion

Former Members/Guests

Waylon Reavis

vocals

Jeffrey Nothing (Jeff Hatrix)

vocals (ex-Hatrix, ex-Purgatory)

Dinner (Richie Moore)

guitars

Bronson (Marko Vukcevich)

guitars (ex-Hatrix)

JJ Righteous (John Sekula)

guitars RIP: October 28, 2010, age 41

Gravy (Dave Felton)

guitars (ex-Hatrix)

Church (Tommy Church)

guitars

Pig Benis (Joe Kilcoyne)

bass (ex-Mystik)

Pig Benis (Jack Kilcoyne)

bass

Steve Rauckhorst

bass

Shmotz (Tom Schmitz)

keyboards

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



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
2003 Readers' Album #86




Volume 1  VIDEO
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



Volume 2  VIDEO
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
  • J. Mann
  • Waylon Reavis
  • Jeffrey Nothing
  • Church
  • Dr. F
  • Shmotz
  • Stitch
  • Skinny
  • Roberto Diablo



A Wonderful Life  
2020 Nuclear Blast
  1. A Requiem For Tomorrow
  2. Madness Within
  3. Seen It All
  4. The Heresy
  5. What A Shame
  6. Pulse
  7. Carry On
  8. The Time Has Come
  9. 11th Hour
  10. I Am The One
  11. The Flood
  12. Where The End Begins
  13. Confutatis
  14. To The Front (bonus track)
  15. Sound Of Destruction (bonus track)
  16. Another Ghost (bonus track)
  17. Lacrimosa (bonus track)
  • J. Mann
  • Steve Rauckhorst
  • Jackie LaPonza
  • Tankx
  • Dr. F
  • Stitch
  • Skinny
  • Roberto Diablo




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