Ohio-based industrial metal band Mushroomhead has announced that they will be releasing their eighth studio album The Righteous & The Butterfly on May 13th via Megaforce Records. The album will feature 13 brand new tracks and is the follow up to 2010′s Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children.
The album’s title “The Righteous & The Butterfly” is a dedication to original guitarist, J.J. Righteous and the band’s former photographer (and drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton’s wife) Vanessa Solowiow who both passed away too soon. Skinny states, “J.J. was a key member of our band. He played on the first three records and Vanessa was our photographer and the mother of my children. They were both huge pieces of Mushroomhead and this record is dedicated to them.”
“The Righteous & The Butterfly” marks the return of vocalist J Mann and the debut of new guitarist Church and bassist Dr. F. Skinny elaborates, “This album damn near wrote itself. With J mann’s return, this album is a fresh twist on a familiar vibe. It’s also the first album with Church and Dr. F. They brought in fresh blood while keeping the integrity of the band’s sound and vision intact. This is the 20th year of Mushroomhead and this album is us getting back to our roots.”
One of the “Big Four”, Anthrax have been rocking for three decades and have amassed a wealth of awards, gold and platinum albums, and the respect and admiration of metal generations. The Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. also sees the band, three of whom were born and raised in The Bronx, as coming home and wants to celebrate that in the best way possible. So he decided to do this by announcing that starting Wednesday, Sept. 14th will now be known as ‘Anthrax Day’ in The Bronx.
Anthrax have just announced that they will be making an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this upcoming Wednesday, Sept. 7th. The band will be performing their latest single, The Devil You Know, which is tearing up the active rock radio charts. If you want to enter for a chance to sit on the show’s band benches, follow the instructions at THIS LINK (make sure to you use RAX as the band code).
The Devil You Know comes off of Anthrax’s upcoming album Worship Music, which comes out Sept. 13th. You can hear the song after the jump.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian was lucky enough to recently be turned into a zombie for the AMC series The Walking Dead. You can read all about his experience here.
Last week, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian announced via Twitter that he got to play a zombie on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Already an amazing story, Ian posted on his website the full story of how the entire experience went, from beginning to going home in full makeup to feed his 8-week old son. Now THAT’S something I bet we all wish our dads would’ve done, right?
Check after the jump for the full account and an after shot of Ian in full makeup.
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will be donning some make up and pretending he has no pulse for AMC’s The Walking Dead! That’s right, one of thrash metal’s favorite guitarists will be zombified for your viewing pleasure. Ian tweeted a picture of himself in make up and said that more news will be coming out later.
Also, remember that free Anthrax song we wrote about a few weeks ago? Turns out Fight’em ‘Til You Can’t is about fighting off zombie hordes! How badass is that?
Check after the jump for Ian in all of his zombie make up glory!
Anthrax know you fans are beyond excited for the upcoming album, Worship Music. So, they’re treating you all by offering a new song, Fight’em ’til You Can’t, for free download! Just put your email in the widget below and the link will be sent to you. I’ve downloaded the song and it’s completely worth it! SO AWESOME!
Anthrax have announced a Sept. 13th release date for Worship Music, the long-awaited new studio album. This album has been in the recording process for the past four years and is the first studio album to feature original singer Joey Belladonna since 1990′s Persistence Of Time. This release comes the day before Anthrax is slated to play the Yankee Stadium as part of the Big 4.
Check after the jump for quotes from Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, and Charlie Benante.
Today marks the release of the debut EP from Scelestus, a project that features former Mushroomhead singer J-Mann, current Mushroomhead drummer Skinny, and Tommy Church from Autumn Offering. You can order the EP from Megaforce Records.
Mushroomhead and Hed. P.E. will be teaming up for a full US tour with support coming from Better Left Unsaid. The tour is slated to start April 15th and runs through June 10th (!!!), so there are plenty of stops for all you fans. Check out the tour dates after the jump!
I’m pretty tempted to go out to either the Emerald Theater or Machine Shop shows. Any BD readers wanna convince me that I need to go?
Mushroomhead singer Jeffrey Nothing has released a statement where he explains his lyrical inspiration for each track off the new album, ‘Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children’. You can check them out after the jump and I have to say, they’re pretty fascinating if you’re curious as to how to come up with some lyrical ideas. Also after the jump are some tour dates, so check it out!
Mushroomhead’s latest music video, ‘Come On’ (off their new album, ‘Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children), has been banned from all TV outlets for scenes of graphic violence and it’s “fight club” style. But as you know, just because something is banned on TV, it doesn’t mean you can’t see it, thanks to the wonderful powers of the Internet! Check it out below and let us know what you think (it’s best to watch it in HD).
AOL Creep Show got together with three members of Mushroomhead: Waylon, ST1TCH, and Skinny. They were in the studio discussing the release of their new album, ‘Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children’ (which came out Sept. 28th), how their masks are created as well as other, often humorous, topics. Check out the interview below:
Check after the jump for Mushroomhead tour dates in your area!