MADAME MAYHEM who is currently on tour supporting Mushroomhead and promoting her new record Now You Know, made a stop at the Syracuse famed Lost Horizon this past Monday evening for an intimate performance. The 14 track release features an all-star powerhouse collaboration consisting of some of rock’s most talented musicians including Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), who not only produced the album but played on it as well, Ray Luzier (KoRn), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Russ “Satchel” Parrish (Steel Panther), and Corey Lowery (Saint Asonia, Stuck Mojo, Eye Empire).
Madame Mayhem who is the direct support on the current Mushroomhead tour is definitely a must to check out. Mayhem and the band delivered their set with in-your-face attitude and no shortage of NYC style swagger. Their set had many notable songs including her newest single “Left For Dead,” which delivers a melodic yet intense punch to the gut. It will be hard to forget their performance of “Monster,” especially if you are a fan of bands like Lacuna Coil and Evanescence. After a dominant 30 minute performance, one can easily say that Madame Mayhem acquired many new fans in Syracuse.
Prior to the show I had the opportunity to sit down with Madame Mayhem. Despite the terrifying spiked gloves she had on, she was very laid back and easy to talk to. It was a pleasure chatting with her about the video for “Left For dead”, her musical influences and what she likes most about touring.