09 Oct 06:45 PM
    Until 09 Oct, 11:30 PM 4h 45m


    place Starland Ballroom 570 Jernee Mill Rd, Sayreville, NJ 08872 expand_more
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    Mushroomhead stands out as one of the most distinctive and adventurous alternative metal bands in the music scene today. With their stunningly theatrical live shows and iconic masks, this innovative group from Cleveland, Ohio has carved a niche for themselves, pushing boundaries and inspiring countless others to infuse artistry into their rock music.

    The band traces its roots back to the early 1990s when drummer Skinny founded Mushroomhead as a side project. The decision to perform incognito, donning masks to avoid recognition, quickly captured the attention of fans in Cleveland. Despite their underground beginnings, Mushroomhead's self-titled debut album in 1995 became a sensation, showcasing their unique blend of metal, rock, and atmospheric elements.

    Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released independently through grassroots efforts. As Mushroomhead gained momentum, they felt the need to differentiate themselves from other bands in the genre. This led to a transformation in their appearance and musical style, culminating in XX in 2001 and XIII in 2003, released under Universal Records.

    With their last album selling over 200,000 units in the USA alone, Mushroomhead continued to evolve, signing with Megaforce Records to release Savior Sorrow in 2006. Their commitment to innovation and experimentation was evident in "Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children," which debuted at #44 on the Billboard charts in 2010.

    Mushroomhead's rise to prominence was marked by their distinct aesthetic, with eight members donning matching jumpsuits and elaborate masks, creating an unforgettable visual and auditory experience. Their fusion of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics set them apart, inspiring a new wave of bands.

    While drawing inspiration from the likes of Pantera, Faith No More, and Pink Floyd, Mushroomhead maintains their unique sound and identity, constantly pushing boundaries and exploring new avenues in their music. Their impact on the rock landscape is undeniable, and their legacy as pioneers of alternative metal continues to resonate with fans worldwide.
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