DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

Mushroomhead Announce Fall Tour With He Kill 3, Dead Superstar, & UnSaid Fate

Mushroomhead have announced a fall headlining tour. He Kill 3, Dead Superstar, and UnSaid Fate will open.

Tour Dates:

09/27 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
09/28 Inwood, WV – Shiley Acres
09/29 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
09/30 Hermon, ME – Morgan Hill Event Center
10/01 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/02 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
10/03 Norfolk, VA – The Nova
10/04 Lynchburg, VA – The Glass House
10/05 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
10/06 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
10/09 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/10 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
10/11 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
10/12 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
10/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/14 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/15 Houston, TX – Scout bar
10/16 San Antonio, TX – The Rock Box
10/17 Lubbock, TX – Jakes Backroom
10/18 Tucson, AZ – Club Encore
10/19 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
10/20 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky
10/21 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal
10/24 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
10/25 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
10/26 Cheyenne, WY – Asher Upstairs
10/27 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
10/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/30 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – Flashback Live
11/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
11/02 Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa

Mushroomhead Tentatively Planning To Release New Album In March 2020

Mushroomhead are tentatively planning to release their new album in March 2020. Drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton told Rock Sins that the band are about 80% done with the effort and that “it’s just a matter of finding the right person to mix it and keep [them] on track for [their] deadlines.”

Skinny also revealed that the group did a recording session at Abbey Road Studios in London, England:

“…Basically, we got off the plane and got dropped off at Abbey Road, did a vocal session, then went and did our first show. That’s actually our 2nd time at Abbey Road, we did a vocal session there a year and a half ago and some of that got kept for this new record. Actually Jackie is on 4 of the new songs and 2 of the 4 were recorded at Abbey.

It’s pretty cool just be there, just sitting in the rooms where ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ was done, where they do all the orchestras, all the soundtrack recordings, it’s crazy when you walk down the halls and see all the posters for ‘Star Wars‘, ‘Harry Potter‘, ‘Indiana Jones‘… So many, you just don’t even think of, it’s pretty crazy but awesome.”

He also added the following about the band’s plans for the record:

“…We’ll finish writing and recording, get to mixing… we’ve got a 4-5 week run in the States from October then we’ll get back to the album and making a video, which is another highlight. I love making video work it’s a lot of fun.”

Mushroomhead Sign Worldwide Deal With Napalm Records

Mushroomhead have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records. With this news, the group have also confirmed that they are currently working on a new album. Drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton said the following:

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Napalm roster! None of this would be possible without all of the support we’ve received over the last 25 years.. To the ALL the band members, the road crews, the labels, our families, our friends & our fans.. Thank you all.”

Mushroomhead Announce Tour With Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, VentanA, & Worldwide Panic

Mushroomhead have announced a headlining tour with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, VentanA, and Worldwide Panic. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

02/15 Detroit, MI – Harpos Concert Theatre
02/16 Sturtevant, WI – Route 20
02/17 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre AC
02/18 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
02/19 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
02/20 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
02/21 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02/22 Salt Lake City, UT. – The Royal
02/23 Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center
02/24 Everett, WA – Tony Vs Garage
02/27 Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
02/28 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/02 Mesa, AZ – Club Club Red Mesa
03/03 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
03/06 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
03/07 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/08 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall Live Music & Party Hall
03/09 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
03/10 Orlando, FL – Shovelhead
03/12 Spartanburg, SC – GroundZero
03/13 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
03/14 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
03/15 Harrison, OH – Blue Note Harrison
03/16 TBA – TBA
03/17 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory

Grimm Trigger Singer Accuses Mushroomhead’s Rick Thomas Of Headbutting His Wife

During Mushroomhead and Grimm Trigger’s November 21 show at the Music Lynxx in Mentor On The Lake, OH the two bands got into a fight. According to Grimm Trigger’s Sonny Von Cleveland, Mushroomhead’s Rick “ST1TCH” Thomas even head-butted his wife during the altercation.

Sonny says the situation started after Mushroomhead were complaining about the local opening bands taking extra time with their stage schedule. He went on to say the time constraints were essentially unrealistic due to how much gear Mushroomhead had onstage. He also added that ST1TCH was making rude comments about the other bands before the show, which led him to make comments about local bands paying for headliners while onstage. Grim Trigger ultimately got the plug pulled on them before ST1TCH came over to yell at the group to get their gear removed. That’s when things got a little crazy. Sonny said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“…I look over, there’s a scuffle going on. I see my baby Jen and I seen ST1TCH headbutt my fucking wife. Really? Really? You’re a grown ass man, she’s five foot, and you’re gonna headbutt her?

There ain’t even nothing to talk about after that. So I went for one dude, I went for ST1TCH, ripped him up by his motherfucking face, and let’s say I removed him from the club.

And then all your little fucking Spice Girls, they want to jump in. And everyone of ya’ll got the flux, ya’ll got to meet me huh?”

He also said he doesn’t like the fact that the situation is going public and that he has to comment on it publicly. He also seemingly gave ST1TCH some threats before saying:

“It’s time for Mushroomhead to step the fuck to the side. You guys have done your thing, you’ve worn out your welcome. You’ve shit on people. Call it bold, call it brash, call it whatever the fuck you want. Grimm Trigger is coming for the throne of Cleveland.”

He also mentioned ST1TCH called the police, but it seems no charges were pressed.

Mushroomhead Planning To Release New Album In Spring 2019, Announce Fall Tour With Unsaid Fate, Dose, Trip 6, & Not My Master

Steve “Skinny” Felton has revealed that Mushroomhead are planning to release their new album in spring 2019. In the meantime, you can catch the group on tour with Unsaid Fate, Dose, Trip 6 and Not My Master next month.

Skinny told Full Metal Jackie the following [via Loudwire]:

“After this one [last month’s ‘Summer Of Screams Tour‘] wraps up, we head back home to go right into the studio to continue writing album eight, which will be out early Spring of 2019, if everything goes right. Then we are going to do one more small American tour at the end of October, like a two-week run and that will be to celebrate Halloween and 25 years of Mushroomhead.”

Tour Dates:

10/12 Chesterfield, MI – Diesel Concert Lounge
10/13 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
10/14 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
10/15 Springfield, MO – The Complex
10/17 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
10/18 Morgantown, WV – Mainstage
10/19 Easton, PA – One Center Square
10/21 Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
10/23 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
10/25 Harrison, OH – The Blue NOte
10/26 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
10/27 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre (Halloween show)