May 14, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 7:00 PM

Day: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Day Of Show Price: $18
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Mushroomhead - are one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band’s combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide.

Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. The band was meant to be a side-project so they wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. Mushroomhead released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit. This was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there. After a brief stint on Eclipse Records, a move to Universal Records saw the release of XX (a combination of the past independent releases) in 2001 and XIII in 2003. The band’s last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone. Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry, Warren Haynes, Bad Brains) in 2006. Mushroomhead released “Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children” in the Fall of 2010 and it debuted at #44 on Billboard charts.

It can be said that Mushroomhead’s musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band’s merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead’s music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things. Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style.!/mushroomheadmrh


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Kill Syndicate Tour Kickoff Show
Kill Syndicate Tour Kickoff ShowKill Syndicate was formed in July of 2004. This group shares the
common goal of bringing heavy underground metal straight to your
doorstep. With influences from the likes of All Shall Parish, Machine
Head, Unearth, Lamb of God, and many more, Kill Syndicate pushes their
music and live performances full throttle.
With two full length nationally distributed albums under their belt
and preparing for the release of their 3rd full length this summer,
And touring frequently in the USA, this band will be one to keep an
eye on as they rise to the challenge of meeting the sadistic needs of
local and national metal heads. Kill Syndicate has played with
Motograter, Godflesh, D.R.I., Union Underground, Anthrax, Too Loose,
Zebrahead, American Headcharge, Hell Within, Byzantine, Nuclear
Assault, Exodus, 3 Inches of Blood, Crisis, Devil Driver, Scum of the
Earth, Chimaira, Testament, Scars of Tomorrow, Six Feet Under, Sworn
Enemy, Mower, Skin Lab, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Anathema, Thine Eyes
Bleed, Satyricon, Hatebreed, Cthonic, Apiary, Annihilator, Animosity,
Bleed the Sky, Silent Civilian, Celtic Frost, Goat Whore, Nevermore,
Hatesphere, Warbringer, Black Guard, Megadeth, 36 Crazyfists,
Straightline Stitch, Dirge Within, Hemlock, Genitorturers, Cavalera
Conspiracy, Revocation, Kreator, Accept, Swallow the Sun and The Final Burden.!/KillSyndicate