Mushroomhead Announce New Album 'The Righteous & the Butterfly,' Confirm May Release

Record dedicated to late guitarist J.J. Righteous, full details inside.

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Industrial metallers Mushroomhead have officially announced "The Righteous & the Butterfly" as the title of their new studio record scheduled for a May 13 release via Megaforce Records.

Produced by Bill Korecky, the album features 14 tracks, including a rendition of Adele's "Rumor Has It." The effort is dedicated to band's late guitarist J.J. Righteous and drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton's late wife Vanessa Solowiow. It also marks the return of singer J Mann and the debut of new guitarist Church and bassist Dr. F.

"J.J. was a key member of our band," said Felton. "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. This is the 20th year of Mushroomhead and this album is us getting back to our roots."

The band is expected to support the new album with extensive touring. Check out the full track listing and front cover below.

"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 Jour13. Out of My Mind14. Rumor Has It

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    First album with all 3 vocalists! should be cool! Messed up how they did Gravy and Benis, but I'm still a big fan. Super excited for this!
    Sleaze Disease
    Could you really take a band seriously when it's members are named Gravy and Penis?
    Jacques Nel
    Says "Sleeze disease"
    Sleaze Disease
    1.) It's still better than Gravy or Pig Penis or whatever. 2.) It's not like I would embarrass myself by using as my stage name. 3.) At least I didn't rip off my entire shtick from Slipknot. Also, based on what Zan595 said, they're music is so "serious", what with their tough-guy lyrics and all.
    Yes because the music is serious. I wouldn't care if the band was called penis gravy as long as they are putting out quality music im happy. I was dissapointed by what happened to Pig Benis and Gravy but I felt the same way when Waylon replaced Jmann, and that actually panned out really well.
    Yeah, I hated when I found out that Pig and Gravy were being replaced, but I met Dr. F and Church at the 20th anniversary show and they were awesome! Definitely both fit in with the band.
    Hope it is good because I really need to get into exploring more of their music. Not a big fan of Mushroomhead, but "Sun Doesn't Rise" stays on rotation in my house.
    Hopefully it's better than their last release, I was incredibly disappointed with how cheesy it was. I mean, the chorus to their last single was "Do you really want to f*** with me!?" 8 times, and the lyrical content on the album didn't get much deeper than that line. I love their old stuff though, hopefully they actually mean that they're "getting back to their roots".
    Huge Mushroomhead fan, glad to see we finally get some more info on this next album. Saw them on the 20th anniversary tour a few months ago and it was amazing. While they do seem to change band members a lot, I think this new line-up will stick around for a while. Tommy Church and Dr F are both awesome at what they do, including stage presence during shows. Gonna be interesting to see how they use both Waylon and J-Mann on the lyrics.
    Can't wait! Been a mushroomhead fan for a long time and saw them for the 20th + time with jman in december. only problem is, this band is always changing members every few years. CLEVELAND LOVES YOU GUYS!