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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.   Qwerty
  6.   Out of My Mind
  7.   Bwomp
  8.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  9.   Rumor Has It
  10.   Never Let It Go
  11.   12 Hundred
  12.   Burn
  13.   Chancre Sore
  14.   How Many Times
  15.   The Harm You Do
  16.   Before I Die
  17.   Just Pretending
  18.   The Wrist
  19.   Born of Desire
  20.   Worlds Collide
  21.   Portraits of the Poor
  22.   Our Apologies
  23.   Inspiration
  24.   Harvest the Garden
  25.   Xeroxed
  26.   Holes in the Void
  27.   Burn the Bridge
  28.   Erase the Doubt
  29.   Damage Done
  30.   The Fallen
  31.   Save Us
  32.   Elevation
  33.   We Are the Truth
  34.   Dark and Evil Joe
  35.   Inevitable
  36.   Darker Days
  37.   Too Much Nothing
  38.   Episode 29
  39.   This Cold Reign
  40.   Devils Be Damned
  41.   Everyone's Got One
  42.   I'll Be Here
  43.   Do I Know You?
  44.   Your Soul Is Mine
  45.   Embrace the Ending
  46.   The Need
  47.   Tattoo
  48.   The New Cult King
  49.   These Filthy Hands
  50.   Mommy
  51.   For Your Pleasure
  52.   Son of 7
  53.   Exploiting Your Weakness
  54.   The Final Act
  55.   Your Demise
  56.   The Feel
  57.   Slaughterhouse Road
  58.   Idle Worship
  59.   Fear Held Dear
  60.   Big Brother
  61.   Cut Me
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  63.   Simpleton
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  65.   2nd Thoughts
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  69.   43
  70.   Casualties in B Minor
  71.   Ego Tripp
  72.   Intermission
  73.   Childlike
  74.   Conflict-The Argument Goes On...
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