Mushroomhead is an American industrial metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in Cleveland Warehouse
District, the band is known for their avant-garde industrial metal-based sound and imagery which
includes masks and costumes as well as their unique live shows usually performed at smaller venues.
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Industrial metal, alternative metal, experimental metal, electro-industrial, shock rock
Steve "Skinny" Felton explained:
"Mushroomhead is just one of those words that kinda makes it endless. The possibilities are:
it can sound psychedelic, or you can, uh, think of it as a phallic symbol - a very sexual thing -
or a funny type of name. It leaves a lot to the imagination. You can go anywhere with it.
That's kinda where we are with the music. We do not want to get locked into one style."
Steve "Skinny" Felton -
drums, percussion (1993-present)
Jeffrey "Nothing" Hatrix -
clean vocals (1993-present)
Jason "J Mann" Popson -
unclean vocals, rap vocals (1993 - 2004, 2013-present)
Tom "Schmotz" Schmitz -
keyboards, samples (1993-present)
Rick "ST1TCH" Thomas -
turntables, samples, electronics (2001-present), percussion, water drums (2006-present)
Waylon Reavis -
unclean vocals, clean vocals, some live percussions (2004-present)
Tommy "Church" Church -
Ryan "Dr. F" Farrell -
Robbie "Roberto Diablo" Godsey -
percussion, water drums, drum technician (2012 as touring member; 2013-present)
Joe "Mr. Murdernickle" Kilcoyne -
bass (1993 - 1995)
Joe "DJ Virus" Lenkey -
turntables, sampler and electronics (1993 - 1995)
Chris "Chamberlain" Chamberlain -
dancing, juggling (1993-1995)
Jessica "Roxy" Haney -
Richie "Dinner" Moore -
guitars (1993 - 1999)
John "JJ Righteous" Sekula -
guitar (1993 - 2001; died 2010)
Marko "Bronson" Vukcevich -
guitars (2001 - 2006), samples (1995 - 2001), dancing (1993 - 2000)
Jack "Pig Benis" Kilcoyne -
bass (1995 - 2012)
Dave "Gravy" Felton -
guitars (1999 - 2012)
Daniel "Lil Dan" Fox -
custom percussion, water drums (2006-2009 as touring member; 2009-2012)
Did You Know:
• Mushroomhead was originally started as a side project in 1993 by prominent band members
in the Cleveland area
• group adopted psuedonyms and decided to wear costumes/masks to differentiate themselves
from their other projects
• their second show ever was opening for
• from 1999 to 2009, Mushroomhead had an on-and-off rivalry with
The feud began (mostly among fans) due to the image similarities between the bands;
such as the masks and costumes worn on stage.
• Mushroomhead video director, maskmaker and make-up artist Dave Henson Greathouse competed in Season 4 of
the SyFy series "Face Off", a special effects prosthetic makeup reality show competition.
We have much more, but depending upon size and venue, and just the whole situation - we only, in that instance only - used like half of it. Like the banners and stuff; we have like a whole arena size. It's huge, and we have much bigger stuff.
Just from me being into hardcore techno, and writing a lot of it. That was one of the things that got me into sampling, and drum machines, and sequencers in the first place. I was into the hardcore "Gabba music." I started listening to a lot of that in 90 - 92 and you're talking 184 beats per minute (bpm) almost borderline noise. Really aggressive. The rest of these guys hate it, but I was really into it.
"R.I.P. Paul Gray, This feud needs to end. Much Love and Respect to the guys in Slipknot".