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MUSHROOMHEAD Delivers Nü Metal Energy with New Single "Prepackaged" + Music Video

photo credit: SK1
photo credit: SK1
 

Ninth Studio Album, Call The Devil, out August 9, 2024 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE

 

"...creepy, dark, melodic and absolutely evocative. Fantastic comeback."

- Rock Hard (IT)


"With this opus, Mushroomhead consolidates its reputation in the metal scene."

- My Rock (FR)


"...one of the more fascinating nu-metal songs of the year."

- Consequence (US) on "Fall In Line"

 

American masked metal masters MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced their brand-new, upcoming ninth album, Call The Devil, out August 9, 2024 via Napalm Records. 30 years into their groundbreaking history, the band shows no signs of slowing down, proving innovative without losing sight of their trademark sound and imagery.


Following the album's hard-hitting first single, "Fall In Line" - which Revolver dubbed "groove-heavy" and Consequence called "a pummeling barrage of industrial metal" - today, MUSHROOMHEAD unveil their second new nü metal-laden single "Prepackaged". The song shines as one of the band's heaviest new offerings, cementing their renown with massive riffs, aggressive growls and a catchy chorus.


MUSHROOMHEAD mastermind Steve "Skinny" Felton says about "Prepackaged":

"'Prepackaged' turned out extremely heavy, aggressive and haunting. Full of dark sonic textures. Both the video and the song are delightfully dark, foreboding and unrelentingly grim."



Resulting in debuts at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #8 on the Current Rock Albums chart, MUSHROOMHEAD introduced a whole new slew of accessible, hard-hitting anthems on the “artistic breakthrough” (Loudwire), A Wonderful Life, and have only aimed to expand on it with their ninth auditory onslaught.


Returning after a 12 year hiatus, longtime guitarist Dave "Gravy" Felton – who performed on several of the band’s biggest albums and is credited as a primary songwriter on classic anthems like “Along The Way”, “Sun Doesn’t Rise” and “The Dream Is Over” – contributes his trademark skills to two Call The Devil album tracks. The album once again features production by band mastermind/drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton, as well as the return of Matt Wallace (Faith No More, 3 Doors Down) on mixing, also recognized for his work on MUSHROOMHEAD’s iconic album XIII. The album is also the band’s first to feature mastering from Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Arch Enemy).


Bursting with ominous intensity, album opener “Eye To Eye” launches with warning sirens and a grooving riff provided by Gravy, proving the band wastes zero time with filler on Call The Devil. Eclectic tracks like the emotive, surprisingly jazzy anthem “Emptiness”, dramatic carnival creeper “UIOP (A Final Reprieve)” and haunting “Hallelucination” showcase the more experimental side of MUSHROOMHEAD, while heavy burners such as the gripping “Prepackaged”, charging and melodic “Hideous” and aggressive drum-forward “Torn In Two” cement the band’s lauded metal renown. Featuring guitar work and writing from Gravy, the winding, dark “We Don’t Care” proves to be a future live favorite with its chanting chorus and earworm hook as vocalists Steve Rauckhorst and Jackie LaPonza split leadership duties. Call The Devil brings the cinematic, signature style of musical mastermind and bassist/keyboardist Ryan "Dr. F" Farrell to the forefront, exploring piano-driven balladic auras and compelling with eerily Vaudevillian three-part vocal achievements on songs like “Decomposition”, “Grand Gesture” and “Shame In A Basket”, eventually veering into welcomed bizarre territory with album closer “Doom Goose”.


 

Album

Call The Devil track listing:

1. Eye To Eye

2. Fall In Line

3. Emptiness

4. We Don't Care

5. UIOP (A Final Reprieve)

6. Prepackaged

7. Decomposition

8. Grand Gesture

9. Hallelucination

10. Hideous

11. Torn In Two

12. Shame In A Basket

13. Doom Goose


Call The Devil will be available in the following formats:

-2-LP Gatefold Marbled Red/Black Die Hard Edition w/ 12inch and Booklet, Slipmat, Record Butler, A4 Artprint (limited to 400 worldwide)

-1-CD Digisleeve, Booklet + "Call The Devil" T-Shirt Bundle

-2-LP Gatefold Black

-1-CD Digisleeve

-Digital Album


 

MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced a slew of tour dates. See below for all currently booked performances!

INKcarceration Festival 2024

19.07.24 OH – Mansfield / Ohio State Reformatory

EU/UK 2024 Tour

mit Dymytry* & Silenzer**:

09.08.24 DE – Bochum / Rockpalast Bochum *

10.08.24 FI – Kotka / Dark River Festival

11.08.24 UK – Southampton / EngineRooms * / **

12.08.24 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute2 * / **

13.08.24 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington * / **

14.08.24 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat * / **

15.08.24 DK – Sullingen / Reload Festival

16.08.24 CZ – Moravsky Krumlov / Rock Castle

17.08.24 PL – Warsaw / Proxima *

18.08.24 PL – Kraków / Klub Kwadrat *

19.08.24 DE – Berlin / Cassiopeia *

USA 2024 Tour

mit Upon a Burning Body, There Is No Us und Mind Incision:

04.10.24 NY – Buffalo / Rec Room

05.10.24 NH – Hampton Beach / Wally’s

06.10.24 MA – Worcester / Palladium Upstairs

08.10.24 VA – Leesburg / Tally Ho

09.10.24 NJ – Sayreville / Starland Ballroom

10.10.24 PA – Lititz / Mickey’s Black Box

12.10.24 PA – Pittsburg / Preserving Underground

13.10.24 OH – Cincinnati / Bogarts

15.10.24 MI – Grand Rapids / The Intersection

16.10.24 IL – Belvidere / Apollo Theater

18.10.24 WI – Green Bay / Epic Events Center

19.10.24 IL – Joliet / The Forge

20.10.24 WI – Milwaukee / The Rave

22.10.24 IL – Moline / The Rust Belt

23.10.24 IL – Bloomington / Castle Theater

24.10.24 OH – Columbus / The King of Clubs*

25.10.24 MI – Flint / Machine Shop

26.10.24 OH – Cleveland / Agora Theater*

*No Upon A Burning Body


 

MUSHROOMHEAD is:

Steve Rauckhorst - Vocals

Scott Beck - Vocals

Jackie LaPonza - Vocals

Dave Felton - Guitar

Joe Gall - Guitar

Ryan Farrell - Guitar, Bass, Keys

Aydin Kerr - Drums, Percussion

Robert Godsey - Drums, Percussion

Steve Felton - Drums, Percussion, Keys, Vocals


 

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