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Known for their theatrical live show and the black masks that most of their members wear on-stage, Mushroomhead are one of the more unique and adventurous alternative metal outfits that emerged in the 1990s. And the Cleveland band's music is as interesting as its image; Mushroomhead's forceful yet melodic alterna-metal incorporates elements of hip-hop, punk, and goth rock as well as industrial and techno. The members of Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. At first, Mushroomhead were only meant to be a side project. Their members were playing in various local bands at the time, and they wore the blacks masks (which look like a cross between S&M/bondage masks and World War I gas masks) so that people wouldn't recognize them. The only Mushroomhead member who doesn't wear a black mask opts for Kiss-like clown makeup instead. After a few years, Mushroomhead became one of Cleveland's top local attractions -- and the bandmembers kept wearing the masks when they saw how intriguing people found them to be. Mushroomhead's self-titled debut album was released independently in 1995, followed by Superbuick in 1996 and M3 in 1999. The Midwesterners signed with Eclipse in 2000, and their next album, XX, came out the following year. In 2001, Mushroomhead's members included drummer/founder Skinny, lead vocalists J-Mann and Jeffrey Nothing, guitarists Bronson and Gravy, keyboardist Shmotz, bassist Pig Benis, and sample provider Stitch when they signed to Universal Records to re-release XX. Their first proper effort for the label was 2003's dynamic XIII, but the band soon parted ways with not only Universal, but also vocalist J-Mann during a subsequent tour. Undeterred, Mushroomhead pressed on with their D.I.Y. ethos intact and welcomed new frontman Waylon, formerly of 3 Quarters Dead, into the fray. The DVD Mushroomhead, Vol. 1 followed in mid-2005 before the guys returned in September 2006 with Savior Sorrow, released through New York-based indie Megaforce Records. Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children, the band's seventh studio album, arrived in 2010, followed in 2014 by The Righteous & the Butterfly. ~ Alex Henderson
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  2.   Solitaire Unraveling
  3.   Simple Survival
  4.   Come On
  5.   Out of My Mind
  6.   Qwerty
  7.   43
  8.   Bwomp
  9.   These Filthy Hands
  10.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  11.   Never Let It Go
  12.   Burn
  13.   Save Us
  14.   The New Cult King
  15.   Darker Days
  16.   12 Hundred
  17.   Cut Me
  18.   Burn the Bridge
  19.   Everyone's Got One
  20.   The Wrist
  21.   Worlds Collide
  22.   Holes in the Void
  23.   Embrace the Ending
  24.   Tattoo
  25.   Episode 29
  26.   Graveyard du Jour
  27.   We Are the Truth
  28.   Childlike
  29.   The Harm You Do
  30.   Flattened
  31.   Just Pretending
  32.   Chancre Sore
  33.   Casualties in B Minor
  34.   Slaughterhouse Road
  35.   Inspiration
  36.   Harvest the Garden
  37.   Damage Done
  38.   The Fallen
  39.   Before I Die
  40.   Simpleton
  41.   Indifferent
  42.   Too Much Nothing
  43.   Rumor Has It
  44.   Son of 7
  45.   Portraits of the Poor
  46.   Devils Be Damned
  47.   How Many Times
  48.   Our Apologies
  49.   The Final Act
  50.   Inevitable
  51.   The Need
  52.   Xeroxed
  53.   Elevation
  54.   For Your Pleasure
  55.   This Cold Reign
  56.   Exploiting Your Weakness
  57.   Conflict-The Argument Goes On...
  58.   The Feel
  59.   I'll Be Here
  60.   Do I Know You?
  61.   Your Soul Is Mine
  62.   Fear Held Dear
  63.   Erase the Doubt
  64.   Born of Desire
  65.   Snap
  66.   2nd Thoughts
  67.   Mommy
  68.   Ego Tripp
  69.   Slow Thing
  70.   Dark and Evil Joe
  71.   Your Demise
  72.   Big Brother
  73.   Intermission
  74.   Beauteous
  75.   Idle Worship

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