Mushroomhead, the influential industrial metal band from Cleveland, Ohio, released its eighth studio album, "The Righteous & the Butterfly," on May 13 via Megaforce Records.
As Blabbermouth notes, recorded in Cleveland 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 No. 1 hit "Rumor Has It."
The song "Out of My Mind" can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
As the band reveals, the album's title is a dedication to original guitarist J.J. Righteous and the band's former photographer (and drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton's wife) Vanessa Solowiow, who both passed away too soon.
"J.J. was a key member of our band," says Skinny. "He played on the first three records and Vanessa was our photographer and the mother of my children. They were both huge pieces of mushroomhead and this record is dedicated to them."
"The Righteous & The Butterfly" marks the return of vocalist J Mann and the debut of new guitarist Church and bassist Dr. F.
"This album damn near wrote itself," proclaims Skinny. "With J Mann's return, this album is a fresh twist on a familiar vibe. It's also the first album with Church and Dr. F. They brought in fresh blood while keeping the integrity of the band's sound and vision intact.
"This is the 20th year of Mushroomhead and this album is us getting back to our roots."
"The Righteous & the Butterfly" track listing:
01. Our Apologies 02. How Many Times 03. Devils Be Damned 04. Qwerty 05. Portraits of the Poor 06. Childlike 07. This Cold Reign 08. We Are the Truth 09. Son of 7 10. For Your Pleasure 11. Worlds Collide 12. Graveyard Du Jour 13. Out of My Mind 14. Rumor Has It
Mushroomhead will be touring extensively in 2014 to support the effort.