Initially starting Mushroomhead as a side project to their others bands and donning masks and stage names to disassociate themselves from these bands, the members of the Cleveland-based collective quickly became known for these costumes. Playing its first two shows in 1993 with popular thrash metal band GWAR--a group also known for over-the-top costuming--Mushroomhead immediately developed a cult following and has maintained this fan base ever since. With it's heavy industrial metal and thematically dark stage show, Mushroomhead has been featured on multiple horror film soundtracks and been included in tours like Ozzfest and Mayhem Festival.
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