‘Shroom to Grow! Mushroomhead vocalist, J Mann, talks about the band’s new album, The Righteous & The Butterfly, being back in Mushroomhead after a 10-year hiatus, and the band’s slot on this Summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. “It’s almost beyond a band. It’s like a sports team almost. Everyone’s got to put the team first.”

Mushroomhead, the influential industrial metal band from Cleveland, OHio has just released its seventh studio album The Righteous & The Butterfly. Recorded in Cleveland, the band self produced the record with longtime co-producer Bill Korecky. The CD consists of 14 tracks, ranging from songs about survival and balance (“Devils Be Damned”, “Qwerty”, “Son Of 7”) to emotionally charged anthems (“For Your Pleasure,” “Worlds Collide”) to a riff heavy rendition of Adele’s #1 hit “Rumor Has It.” The first single “Out Of My Mind” is now available for streaming!

Mushroomhead are preparing to release their newest offering, The Righteous & The Butterfly, on May 13, 2014. In order to delve into a more intimate understanding of this new recording, I caught up with drummer Skinny to discuss his favorite piece of gear. The band definitely has a unique sound and I was excited to learn how they go about obtaining it. Here is how the conversation went.

Mushroomhead is an Industrial Metal band that has been ruling the industrial scene for 16 years. That’s a long time for one band to still be together… and not be sick of each other. The band has an undeniable sound and their signature “X-Face” masks are masks that cannot be easily forgotten.