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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Mushroomhead album number 9



Following the breakout success of their eighth studio album and Napalm Records debut, 2020’s A Wonderful Life, US masked metal masters MUSHROOMHEAD return with 2024’s cinematic Call The Devil - laying waste to any preconceived notions of where the band is headed in their third decade of reign. Alongside today's announcement, MUSHROOMHEAD have revealed the album's hard-hitting first single, 'Fall In Line'.


Watch the video to 'Fall In Line' here: https://youtu.be/yOKeoej68Xw


Pre-order Call The Devil here: https://lnk.to/MRH-CallTheDevil/napalmrecords


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 twoCall 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 More3 Doors Down) on mixing duties, also recognised for his work on MUSHROOMHEAD’s iconic album XIII. The album is also the band’s first to feature mastering from Jacob Hansen(VolbeatEpica, Arch Enemy).


The unnerving 'Fall In Line' music video offers a first-person look at the band's new masks, featuring design elements and sculpting by Jordan Patton and guitarist Joe Gall. The track pummels with electro-industrial injections and spine-tingling keys, boasting a twisting vocal attack balancing both brutal and melodic sounds from vocalists Scott Beck and Jackie LaPonza


MUSHROOMHEAD mastermind Steve "Skinny" Feltoncommented on 'Fall In Line': "One of my favorite things about the 'Fall In Line' video is the use of the color red. It’s a powerful and emotional color palette. 'Fall In Line' was actually the last song we recorded for the LP. It came together really fast. Upbeat, aggressive and fun."


Call The Devil track list:

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


Resulting in debuts at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #8 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and with the unveiling of the band’s first woman vocalist, Jackie LaPonzaMUSHROOMHEAD 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.

 

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 favourite 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'.

 

Steve "Skinny" Felton commented on the album title: "We played around with a few different album titles, and apparently ‘Shout at the Devil’ was already taken... so we figured we’d just try calling.”

 

30 years into their groundbreaking history, MUSHROOMHEADshow no signs of slowing down, proving innovative without losing sight of their trademark sound and imagery. Call The Devil boasts everything from bangers to ballads, providing a strong variety that every heavy music fan will have on repeat.


MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced a slew of tour dates, catch them in the UK:


Headline with with Dymytry Silenzer:


Aug 11: UK Southampton, Engine Rooms

Aug 12: UK Birmingham, O2 Institute2 

Aug 13: UK London, O2 Academy Islington 


MUSHROOMHEAD are:

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

 

MUSHROOMHEAD online:

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NAPALM RECORDS


 

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