September 20, 2016


Mushroomhead Planning First Album Since Vocalist's Dramatic Exit

Hayley Madden/Redferns
Hayley Madden/Redferns

Masked nu-metallers Mushroomhead shook things up in 2015, parting ways with co-founding keyboardist Tom Schmitz and 11-year vocalist Waylon Reavis (leaving the squad with a mere two vocalists, one of whom rejoined the band in 2013 after nine years away). Now they're moving ahead, hitting the studio this fall to record their ninth album, the follow-up to May 2014's The Righteous & The Butterfly. After back-to-back four-year waits, it looks like the group will be back a little quicker this time.

Crazily enough, Waylon Reavis announced yesterday that he's got a new project, A Killer's Confession, which will release its debut album in 2017. Back in July, Reavis told Rock Rago Radio Slipknot is better than Mushroomhead—then went effing HAM on his old band:

“You know why [Mushroomhead] didn’t make it in this industry? Because they fucked over people all over the industry. They shit talk. They don’t care about you. They want your money. They’re not good people. ... I hope they die slowly. I hope their fan base just goes down, and down and down. I will never sing a song with them ever again. I wish I had never met ’em.”

So yeah, Mushroomhead's got stuff to talk about for the next one. First, though, they're doing their annual Halloween tour, starting Sept. 30 in Virginia and wrapping in Detroit on Oct. 30.

For more nu-metal radness, watch Brian "Head" Welch's recent visit to Fuse, where he talked about the drug abuse that led to his eight-year absence from Korn: