June 16, 2024

Following the breakout success of their eighth studio album and Napalm Records debut, 2020’s A Wonderful Life, Cleveland, OH, USA based masked metal masters MUSHROOMHEAD return with 2024’s cinematic Call The Devil – laying waste to any preconceived notions of where the band is headed in their third decade of reign.

Returning after a 12 year hiatus, longtime guitarist Dave “Gravy” Felton – who performed on several of the band’s biggest albums and is credited as a primary songwriter on classic anthems like Along The WaySun Doesn’t Rise and The Dream Is Over – contributes his trademark skills to two Call The Devil album tracks. The album once again features production by band mastermind/drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton, as well as the return of Matt Wallace (Faith No More3 Doors Down) on mixing, also recognized for his work on MUSHROOMHEAD‘s iconic album XIII. The album is also the band’s first to feature mastering from Jacob Hansen (VolbeatEpicaArch Enemy).

photo credit: SK1

Alongside the announcement of the new album, MUSHROOMHEAD has revealed the album’s hard-hitting first single, Fall In Line, with an unnerving music video offering a first-person look at the band’s new masks, featuring design elements and sculpting by Jordan Patton and guitarist Joe Gall. The track pummels with electro-industrial injections and spine-tingling keys, boasting a twisting vocal attack balancing both brutal and melodic sounds from vocalists Scott Beck and Jackie LaPonza.

MUSHROOMHEAD mastermind Steve “Skinny” Felton says about Fall In Line: “One of my favorite things about the Fall In Line video is the use of the color red. It’s a powerful and emotional color palette. Fall In Line was actually the last song we recorded for the LP. It came together really fast. Upbeat, aggressive and fun.”

Resulting in debuts at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #8 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and with the unveiling of the band’s first woman vocalist, Jackie LaPonzaMUSHROOMHEAD introduced a whole new slew of accessible, hard-hitting anthems on the “artistic breakthrough” (Loudwire), A Wonderful Life, and have only aimed to expand on it with their ninth auditory onslaught.

Bursting with ominous intensity, album opener Eye To Eye launches with warning sirens and a grooving riff provided by Gravy, proving the band wastes zero time with filler on Call The Devil. Eclectic tracks like the emotive, surprisingly jazzy anthem Emptiness, dramatic carnival creeper UIOP (A Final Reprieve) and haunting Hallelucination showcase the more experimental side of MUSHROOMHEAD, while heavy burners such as the gripping Prepackaged, charging and melodic Hideous and aggressive drum-forward Torn In Two cement the band’s lauded metal renown. Featuring guitar work and writing from Gravy, the winding, dark We Don’t Care proves to be a future live favorite with its chanting chorus and earworm hook as vocalists Steve Rauckhorst and Jackie LaPonza split leadership duties. 

Call The Devil brings the cinematic, signature style of musical mastermind and bassist/keyboardist Ryan “Dr. F” Farrell to the forefront, exploring piano-driven balladic auras and compelling with eerily Vaudevillian three-part vocal achievements on songs like DecompositionGrand Gesture and Shame In A Basket, eventually veering into welcomed bizarre territory with album closer Doom Goose.

Steve “Skinny” Felton says about the album title: “We played around with a few different album titles, and apparently Shout at the Devil was already taken… so we figured we’d just try ‘calling’.”

30 years into their groundbreaking history, MUSHROOMHEAD show no signs of slowing down, proving innovative without losing sight of their trademark sound and imagery. Call The Devil boasts everything from bangers to ballads, providing a strong variety that every heavy music fan will have on repeat!

Call The Devil

  1. Eye To Eye
  2. Fall In Line
  3. Emptiness
  4. We Don’t Care
  5. UIOP (A Final Reprieve)
  6. Prepackaged
  7. Decomposition
  8. Grand Gesture
  9. Hallelucination
  10. Hideous
  11. Torn In Two
  12. Shame In A Basket
  13. Doom Goose

MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced a slew of tour dates. See below for all currently booked performances!

INKcarceration Festival 2024
19.07.24 OH – Mansfield / Ohio State Reformatory

EU/UK 2024 Tour
w/ Dymytry* & Silenzer**:
09.08.24 DE – Bochum / Rockpalast Bochum *
10.08.24 FI – Kotka / Dark River Festival
11.08.24 UK – Southampton / EngineRooms * / **
12.08.24 UK – Birmingham / O2 Institute2 * / **
13.08.24 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington * / **
14.08.24 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat * / **
15.08.24 DK – Sullingen / Reload Festival
16.08.24 CZ – Moravsky Krumlov / Rock Castle
17.08.24 PL – Warsaw / Proxima *
18.08.24 PL – Kraków / Klub Kwadrat *
19.08.24 DE – Berlin / Cassiopeia *

USA 2024 Tour
w/ Upon a Burning Body, There Is No Us und Mind Incision:
04.10.24 NY – Buffalo / Rec Room
05.10.24 NH – Hampton Beach / Wally’s
06.10.24 MA – Worcester / Palladium Upstairs
08.10.24 VA – Leesburg / Tally Ho
09.10.24 NJ – Sayreville / Starland Ballroom
10.10.24 PA – Lititz / Mickey’s Black Box
12.10.24 PA – Pittsburg / Preserving Underground
13.10.24 OH – Cincinnati / Bogarts
15.10.24 MI – Grand Rapids / The Intersection
16.10.24 IL – Belvidere / Apollo Theater
18.10.24 WI – Green Bay / Epic Events Center
19.10.24 IL – Joliet / The Forge
20.10.24 WI – Milwaukee / The Rave
22.10.24 IL – Moline / The Rust Belt
23.10.24 IL – Bloomington / Castle Theater
24.10.24 OH – Columbus / The King of Clubs*
25.10.24 MI – Flint / Machine Shop
26.10.24 OH – Cleveland / Agora Theater*
* without Upon A Burning Body


MUSHROOMHEAD is:
Steve Rauckhorst – Vocals
Scott Beck – Vocals
Jackie LaPonza – Vocals
Dave Felton – Guitar
Joe Gall – Guitar
Ryan Farrell – Guitar, Bass, Keys
Aydin Kerr – Drums, Percussion
Robert Godsey – Drums, Percussion
Steve Felton – Drums, Percussion, Keys, Vocals


MUSHROOMHEAD online:

Official Website