MUSHROOMHEAD: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD will release its long-awaited seventh studio album, "Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children", on September 28 via Megaforce Records.

As one of the leaders of the alterna-metal movement since its inception in 1993, MUSHROOMHEAD is one of the more unique and adventurous hard rock bands on the planet today. It’s also one of the most DIY units. The septet has written, produced and recorded its own music, conceived and designed all of its album artwork and photography, stage shows, props and merchandise and also produces, directs, films and edits all of its music videos and DVDs. The band's extreme performance style has garnered it an enormously devoted cult following and its cornucopian sound — a forceful yet melodic, underground yet accessible merging of hard rock, heavy metal, hardcore punk, industrial and soundtrack-worthy ambience — has seen it move upwards of 900,000 records worldwide. MUSHROOMHEAD has headlined arenas the world over and shared the stage with metal magnates such as OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, MESHUGGAH and DOWN. The band has had multiple Top 50 Billboard debuts, with 2006's "Savior Sorrow" landing at #50 and 2003's "XII" rocketing to #40 in its first week of release.

"Forget what you think you know," states MUSHROOMHEAD drummer and founding member Steve "Skinny" Felton.

"Research is now 'Google;' instant gratification is the name of the game.

"I had index cards.

"This new record holds a vice for everyone and contains the widest range of emotions we've ever recorded.

"Musicians today are half psychotic, half glutton for punishment.

"MUSHROOMHEAD has persevered through things that would have ended much weaker entities. Yet these things are taken in our determined stride, as par for the course.

"The first single is called 'Come On', so bring it... let's fuck, let's fight, let's go on a brand new trip. This ain't your Daddy's shot gun."

"Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children" track listing:

01. Come On
02. Inspiration
03. Slaughterhouse Road
04. I'll Be Here
05. Burn the Bridge
06. Holes in the Void
07. Harvest the Garden
08. The Harm You Do
09. Your Demise
10. The Feel
11. Darker Days
12. Do I Know You?

The cover artwork can be viewed below.

In celebration of the new record's impending release, MUSHROOMHEAD has announced a fall U.S. headlining tour. The massive five-week trek will kick off on September 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and run through October 23 in Columbus, Ohio.

Beginning today, VIP ticket pre-sales and new album pre-orders are available online at this location.

The tour's current itinerary can be viewed below, with additional dates to be added.

MUSHROOMHEAD tour dates:

Jul. 31 - Toledo, OH - Zodiac
Aug. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Voinovich Park (WMMS Roverfest)
Aug. 20 - Louisville, OH - The Carriage House
Aug. 28 - Geneva, OH - The Cove
Sep. 11 - Kent, OH - JB's

U.S. headlining tour with support from FINAL TRIGGER, KOHELETH, STYGIAN:

Sep. 17 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Sep. 18 - Mt. Clemens, MI - The Hayloft
Sep. 19 - Williamsville, NY - Club Infinity
Sep. 20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Sep. 22 - Erie, PA - Sherlock's
Sep. 24 - Middletown, NY - TMT Metal Fest
Sep. 25 - Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
Sep. 26 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock Café
Sep. 28 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met Café
Sep. 29 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Sep. 30 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
Oct. 01 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 02 - Fayetteville, NC - Jester's Pub
Oct. 03 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Oct. 05 - Jacksonville, FL - The Pit
Oct. 07 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater
Oct. 08 - Tallahassee, FL - Floyds Music Store
Oct. 09 - Jackson, MS - Fire
Oct. 10 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
Oct. 11 - Fayetteville, AR - Drifter's
Oct. 13 - Tyler, TX - The Venue at the Down Under
Oct. 14 - Dallas, TX - Tree’s
Oct. 15 - San Antonio, TX - Scout Bar
Oct. 16 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Oct. 19 - Salina, KS - The Blue Goat
Oct. 20 - Des Moines, IA - People's Court
Oct. 21 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
Oct. 22 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 23 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
Oct. 30 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom (MUSHROOMHEAD only)
Nov. 06 - Bloomington, MN - Sheraton Hotel (MUSHROOMHEAD only)
Dec. 11 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection (MUSHROOMHEAD only)

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