Currently on tour in support of their latest release, LEGEND OF THE BLACK SHAWARMA, out now on electronic music giant Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label, electronic-rock innovators INFECTED MUSHROOM are bringing their aggressive live show to Bal en Blanc on Sunday, April 4 as part of Montreal’s 16th Annual White Party Week.
For their eighth studio album, the Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo continue to push sonic boundaries and return with their patented hybrid of thrashing metal and psychedelic trance to bring a frenetic rock energy to the form and venture where other electronic acts fear to tread. Legend Of The Black Shawarma sees Amit “Duvdev” Duvedevani and Erez Eisen teaming with high-profile rockers. The album’s lead single “Smashing the Opponent” features a scorching vocal from Korn’s Jonathan Davis, while Jane’s Addiction frontman and alt-rock trailblazer Perry Farrell lends his inimitable pipes to the follow-up track “Killing Time.” The album is the follow-up to 2007’s Vicious Delicious and takes INFECTED MUSHROOM's psy-trance fusion of bruising, metallic rock and unstoppable dance-floor beats to a new level.
Pushing an all-out, creative marketing campaign, INFECTED MUSHROOM recently broke into the gaming world with the release of its very own iPhone/iPod Touch app. The “Smashing the Opponent” app features the group’s music and artwork based on Jeff McMillan’s Legend Of The Black Shawarma album art and follows players as they proceed through the game’s Black Forest setting where they must use an array of weapons to smash various onrushing beasties and uncover the treasure they protect. The group’s foray into gaming continues with a free featured download of their single in the game Tap Tap Revenge 3. Additionally, the group recently ended an innovative cross-promotional campaign with the Southeastern pizza chain Mellow Mushroom which launched the delicious "Legend of the Black Shawarma" pie topped with shawarma and offered customers a free INFECTED MUSHROOM MP3 download.
Thanks to INFECTED MUSHROOM's genre-pushing songs and incendiary performances, the adventurous duo has become one of the biggest live electronic bands on the planet. Their schedule has proved as relentless as their juggernaut jams. From the Ultra Music Festival in Miami (which drew over 100,000 attendees this past March), Coachella, the Virgin Festival in Baltimore, Mexico’s OMIX, Brazil’s Ipanema Beach and Melbourne’s Metro Club, INFECTED MUSHROOM has averaged about 120 live performances per year. Twice ranked among the world’s 10 best DJs by the bible of the scene, the U.K.’s DJ magazine, they routinely whip crowds of all cultures into the same whirling froth.
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