In the twisted, enigmatic tradition of bands such as GWAR and Lordi, Mushroomhead combines graphic costumes, intense visuals and vehement sounds to create an unforgettable concert experience. Rather than synthetic bodily fluids typical of a GWAR show, Mushroomhead audiences are pummeled with a metal explosion riddled with industrial overtones. The band is touring in support of its 2014 release, “The Righteous & the Butterfly.”
This album marks the return of Jason “J Mann” Popson, who has not performed with the band since 2003.
Texas-based metalcore band Like Monroe has been lending its support on the tour. The group has established a reputation for not only their raging sound but also their lyrical talent. Like Monroe riddles their music with real-life experiences ranging from break-ups to drug addiction. Their roaring vocals and electrifying instrumental work quickly earned them a deal with Good Fight Music (Every Time I Die, The Devil Wears Prada). They are touring in support of their chaotic album, “Things We Think But Never Speak.”
The Family Ruin has come all the way from the UK to showcase their “face-melting riffs, thick grooves and rich harmonies.” Pulling inspiration from bands such as Avenged Sevenfold and Mötley Crüe, this band should have no problem creating a legion of local fans in Mobile.
Mushroomhead with special guests Like Monroe and The Family Ruin
Date: Monday, Jan. 19, doors at 7 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $15 in advance /$18 day-of, online or call 1-866-468-7630