“A Wonderful Life shows that MUSHROOMHEAD have reinvented themselves for modern times.” – Loudwire, US
“This is the best MUSHROOMHEAD album since the 2001 compilation XX.”– Rock Tribune, BE
“A fantastic album from a criminally underrated band.”– The Sport, UK
“This is a brand new chapter of MUSHROOMHEAD.”– Outburn, US
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, below!
Go behind the scenes at the “Seen It All” music video shoot
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 will be available for purchase in an array of formats (click HERE) – including digital, CD digipak, and black or multi-colored vinyl – as well as in exciting bundle arrangements featuring limited edition skateboards and cover art t-shirts. Plus, all first edition vinyl pressings of A Wonderful Life include a cardboard punch out MUSHROOMHEAD mask. Hurry, many formats are available in limited quantities and are going fast!