"Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children", the new album from the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, is available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The CD is scheduled for release on September 28 via Megaforce Records.
In other news, MUSHROOMHEAD will host tonight's (Monday, September 27) edition of MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball". The band will also debut its new video, "Come On", which was directed by David "House" Greathouse and Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps. "Conceptually, it's about having the opportunity to vent your rage," says drummer/producer Steve "Skinny" Felton. "The song 'Come On' is a sucker punch and it's a metaphor for everything that's gone wrong. It's a modern day anthem for everyone who are fed up with everything, just like us."
"Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children" track listing:
01. Come On
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.
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 venues 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.