MUSHROOMHEAD deliver nu metal energy with new single ‘Prepackaged’

MUSHROOMHEAD deliver nu metal energy with new single ‘Prepackaged’

10th July 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

American masked metal masters MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced their brand-new, upcoming ninth album, Call The Devil, out 9th August via Napalm Records. 30 years into their groundbreaking history, the band show no signs of slowing down, proving innovative without losing sight of their trademark sound and imagery.

Following the album’s hard-hitting first single, ‘Fall In Line’ – which Revolver dubbed “groove-heavy” and Consequence called “a pummeling barrage of industrial metal” – today, MUSHROOMHEAD unveil their second new nu metal-laden single ‘Prepackaged’. The song shines as one of the band’s heaviest new offerings, cementing their renown with massive riffs, aggressive growls and a catchy chorus.

Pre-order Call The Devil here:

MUSHROOMHEAD mastermind Steve “Skinny” Felton says about ‘Prepackaged’:
“‘Prepackaged’ turned out extremely heavy, aggressive and haunting. Full of dark sonic textures. Both the video and the song are delightfully dark, foreboding, and unrelentingly grim.

Resulting in debuts at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #8 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and with the unveiling of the band’s first woman vocalist, Jackie LaPonza, MUSHROOMHEAD introduced a whole new slew of accessible, hard-hitting anthems on the “artistic breakthrough” (Loudwire), A Wonderful Life, and have only aimed to expand on it with their ninth auditory onslaught.
Bursting with ominous intensity, album opener ‘Eye To Eye’ launches with warning sirens and a grooving riff provided by Gravy, proving the band wastes zero time with filler on Call The Devil. Eclectic tracks like the emotive, surprisingly jazzy anthem ‘Emptiness’, dramatic carnival creeper ‘UIOP (A Final Reprieve)’ and haunting ‘Hallelucination’ showcase the more experimental side of MUSHROOMHEAD, while heavy burners such as the gripping ‘Prepackaged’, charging and melodic ‘Hideous’ and aggressive drum-forward ‘Torn In Two’ cement the band’s lauded metal renown. Featuring guitar work and writing from Gravy, the winding, dark ‘We Don’t Care’ proves to be a future live favourite with its chanting chorus and earworm hook as vocalists Steve Rauckhorst and Jackie LaPonza split leadership duties. Call The Devil brings the cinematic, signature style of musical mastermind and bassist/keyboardist Ryan “Dr. F” Farrell to the forefront, exploring piano-driven balladic auras and compelling with eerily Vaudevillian three-part vocal achievements on songs like ‘Decomposition’, ‘Grand Gesture’ and ‘Shame In A Basket’, eventually veering into welcomed bizarre territory with album closer ‘Doom Goose’.
Steve “Skinny” Felton commented on the album title: “We played around with a few different album titles, and apparently ‘Shout at the Devil’ was already taken… so we figured we’d just try calling.”
30 years into their groundbreaking history, MUSHROOMHEAD show no signs of slowing down, proving innovative without losing sight of their trademark sound and imagery. Call The Devil boasts everything from bangers to ballads, providing a strong variety that every heavy music fan will have on repeat.

MUSHROOMHEAD recently announced a slew of tour dates, catch them in the UK:

Headline with with Dymytry & Silenzer:

Aug 11: UK Southampton, Engine Rooms
Aug 12: UK Birmingham, O2 Institute2 
Aug 13: UK London, O2 Academy Islington 

Steve Rauckhorst – Vocals
Scott Beck – Vocals
Jackie LaPonza – Vocals
Dave Felton – Guitar
Joe Gall – Guitar
Ryan Farrell – Guitar, Bass, Keys
Aydin Kerr – Drums, Percussion
Robert Godsey – Drums, Percussion
Steve Felton – Drums, Percussion, Keys, Vocals


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