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October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Mushroomhead: “Fuck Everything Tour”, w/

  • UnSaid Fate
  • Ventana

October 3, 2017
@The Forge
Show starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets = $20-$60

 

Mushroomhead:

Mushroomhead green head mascotOne of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today, Mushroomhead is known for their stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative band has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push the envelope and bring art into rock. Formed in the early-1990s in Cleveland Ohio, the band’s combination of metal, rock and atmospheric elements has struck a chord with thousands of fans worldwide.

Mushroomhead have been performing incognito since 1993, when drummer Skinny founded the band. The band was meant to be a side-project so they wore masks to go unrecognized, but after only a few shows they developed a rabid and loyal fan base in Cleveland. Mushroomhead released their 1995 self-titled debut album independently and it went on to became an underground hit. This was history in the making because the band really had no proper distribution. Superbuick followed in 1996 and M3 in 1999, all released via an underground street effort. After the band felt its image and hyper-melodic, heavy style of music was being diluted by other bands jumping into this space, the band started to change their look to reflect nothing out there. After a brief stint on Eclipse Records, a move to Universal Records saw the release of XX (a combination of the past independent releases) in 2001 and XIII in 2003. The band’s last album sold over 200,000 units in the USA alone.

Mushroomhead released Savior Sorrow for the pioneering rock label, Megaforce Records (Metallica, Anthrax, Ministry, Warren Haynes, Bad Brains) in 2006. Mushroomhead released Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children in the Fall of 2010 and it debuted at #44 on Billboard charts. Mushroomhead released The Righteous & The Butterfly in early Summer 2014, which also saw the first new release to feature J Mann since his return to the band in 2013.

It can be said that Mushroomhead’s musical ascendance was a singular, original, aesthetic of eight guys decked out in matching jumpsuits and artsy masks, playing unbelievable, unsettling music. No other band was wearing masks and jumpsuits and purveying this type of ultra-melodic, ultra-dynamic music at the time – Mushroomhead sounded like nothing else. The band’s merging of metal, atmospheric elements, rock, and theatrics mixed with a punk DIY attitude has inspired and spawned other bands. Even though Mushroomhead’s music is rock-leaning in thought, the group remains firmly committed to pushing the envelope and trying new things. Influences range from the driving rhythms and breakneck turns of Pantera, to the dark melodies of Faith No More, to the atmospheric stylings of Pink Floyd, but all done in Mushroomhead style.
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UnSaid Fate

unSaidFateWhen people join a band, there are never any guarantees that anyone will appreciate it, let alone like or respect it’s output. When they choose it as their career, the odds of finding success and reaching the hearts and minds of today’s youth is all the more distant. In short, choosing a career as a musician makes your future very uncertain. Having the drive to push through the obstacles and knowing you will find success is what four Cleveland musicians know to be their Unsaid Fate.

Formed from the ashes of the highly acclaimed regional band JACKIE, Ohio’s Unsaid Fate have retooled and refocused their energies to fully capture the attention of an active rock audience that was quickly becoming bored with the cookie cutter sounds that were being created by the most successful bands of the genre. While bands got lazy from the spoils of success, JACKIE’s musical hunger and creativity grew; so much so that they outgrew the confines and stereotypes of the old band name. As UNSAID FATE took shape, their musical creativity and the deeper heaviness of their sound expanded with each passing day.

Led by vocalist Jackie LaPonza, Unsaid Fate reaches out to fans in an effort to let them know that the world hears their screams for a better place to exist and thrive in. “We want people to hear the words and music and feel the stories,” states the singer who was recently named one of the “Hottest Chicks in Metal” by Revolver Magazine. “They need someone to keep telling them to stay true to themselves and not to give up or give in on their dreams no matter what others say. We’ve worked on what we do for such a long time now and we would really love to be doing it full time and doing it worldwide! We want to hit the ground running and never look back.”

While LaPonza is the band’s leader, she is only one piece of the puzzle that completes Unsaid Fate. Guitarist Don DeBiase is a guitarist that combines extraordinary six string skills with a Punk attitude in both his playing and his on-stage presentation. He plays masterfully over top of a driving bottom end created by bassist Nino Spadaro and drummer Mike LaPonza. As a unit, Unsaid Fate are a musical force creating a defined landscape that anxious youth can not only groove with, but can also relate to.

 

Ventana

VentanaA band biography usually referred to as a “bio” is a group of words that attempt to put a group of musicians and their collaborations into simpler terms that describe them and their performances and creations. So what words could ever describe Ventana? A culmination of efforts from Rick “stitch” Thomas of Mushroomhead, Daniel Fox, Scott Beck, Tom Shaffner, with lyric contributions by Matt Foran and Kyle Kotarski.

Self Produced with the help of Mushroomheads mastermind Steve “skinny” Felton, their collaborations contain the influences and professionalism to be expected from such affiliations. {Spanish for Window} Ventana represents a time where we see not only the past, but also a slight reflection of our future in the dusty glass. Our efforts exist for no other reason but to bring back the type of music that inspires the listener to turn a negative situation into a positive one. The music of honesty, the music of brutal sincerity that allowed us to follow our hearts into the whirlpool that is “The Industry”.

We have been waiting in the shadows to release what we consider to be a demon that reflects a demon within us all. We behold the window into our own souls and this primal sound being channeled through. Our fans have kept the fires burning beneath our streets for so long that we have overcome adversity and continue to put our efforts into a sound that we feel represents what we want and what our fans demand.

Villainous undertones and murderous inclinations resound throughout our compositions. The lives of alienation and degradation that have brought us here shall now lead us. To understand Ventana is to experience the direct connection we are establishing between our nature and the world we have come to reject. As for words to describe the sound of Ventana, Just listen…

Venue

The Forge
22 W. Cass St.
Joliet, IL 60432 United States
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Phone:
(815) 280-5246
Website:
http://theforgelive.com/

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