Top-charting heavy rock/metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD have finally unleashed their brand new full-length oeuvre, A Wonderful Life – the eighth release of their benchmark career – today via Napalm Records! Fans and critics alike have dubbed A Wonderful Life a true success for the masked Cleveland collective, ushering in a new, refreshed era while bolstering the signature sound that has brought them over two decades of acclaim.
Today – following the release of their cinematic, post-apocalyptic music video experience for “The Heresy” and the video that launched A Wonderful Life, “Seen It All” (which has garnered over 1.3 million views to date), MUSHROOMHEAD is thrilled to reveal a special release-day treat for their dedicated fans! Check out some new, exclusive behind the scenes footage from the “Seen It All” music video shoot, specially-curated by MUSHROOMHEAD mastermind and drummer/percussionist Skinny, above!
A Wonderful Life clocks in at a whopping 70+ minutes with its four bonus tracks – leaving a total of 17 stellar compositions in its wake for fans to devour. Available in several enticing formats (see HERE), the album is accented by the sharp production of band mastermind/drummer Skinny, as well as the standout mixing prowess of Matt Wallace (Faith No More, 3 Doors Down), also recognized for his work on the band’s standout album, XIII.
At its start, an ominous choir invites the listener into A Wonderful Life – introductory track “A Requiem For Tomorrow” smoothly shifts into an industrial-metal inspired, grooving punch to the gut juxtaposed with a melodic, synth-laden chorus. This sets the stage for stocky, chant-worthy anthems such as “Seen It All” and hair-raising, politically-inclined tracks like “The Heresy” and “Carry On”, both featuring the sinister multi-voice attack of new full-time vocalist Ms. Jackie and returning longtime vocalist J Mann, with an extra strike from new vocalist Mr. Rauckhorst on the latter. Tracks like “What A Shame”, “I Am The One” and “Madness Within” will prove a treat for new and diehard MUSHROOMHEAD fans alike – providing the macabre inspiration followers have come to crave with a weighty dose of galloping drums and bone-rattling guitars, to boot.
MUSHROOMHEAD attacks track after track with a refreshed focus, delivering a carefully-curated selection of certified future hits. A Wonderful Life re-cements the band’s position as one of the most consistently impactful heavy bands of our generation.
A Wonderful Life Tracklist:
1. A Requiem for Tomorrow
2. Madness Within
3. Seen it All
4. The Heresy
5. What a Shame
7. Carry On
8. The Time has Come
9. 11th Hour
10. I am the One
11. The Flood
12. Where the End Begins
14. To the Front (Bonus Track)
15. Sound of Destruction (Bonus Track)
16. Another Ghost (Bonus Track)
17. Lacrimosa (Bonus Track)