Infected Mushroom—Erez Eizen and Amit Duvdevani (aka Duvdev)—has been the leading group within the global psy-trance scene for nearly a decade. Incorporating pumping, bad-ass grooves and infectious melodies and vocals into their songs, they’ve performed live—a feat that many of their DJ peers aspire to accomplish—for millions of people around the globe.
The band’s energetic live show has triumphed at some of the world’s biggest and most important music festivals, and they continue to regularly sell-out top clubs such as the Brixton Academy in London, Toronto’s Guvernment, and Avalon in New York and Los Angeles. Their success as an electronic music band on the global concert circuit has translated into record sales in excess of 150,000 albums over the course of six acclaimed independent albums.
One could easily scour pages of the Internet in vain to find the epic level of music history defining the Infected Mushroom “kingdom.” Their most notable achievements include: 1999 breakthrough debut album, The Gathering, which gained immediate attention on club dance floors and in the hands of Psy-Trance DJ’s.
Fast forward to 2007 and their critically acclaimed and highest-grossing album Vicious Delicious, catapulted the duo onto new levels. The success of that album was met with high anticipation for another which was dropped in 2009 with the The Legend of the Black Shawrama. The album included noteworthy hit track, Smashing the Opponent, for featuring guest vocals by legendary Korn lead singer, Jonathan Davis. By no coincidence on the title, did Smashing the Opponent album-hit #8 on the Billboard charts.
Adoring fans continue to congregate en masse for Infected Mushroom’s 120/year jaw-dropping live shows including psychedelic visuals that lay as the backdrop for enigmatic vocals, hypnotic arrangements, and psy-trippy synthetic rhythms. All walks of life gather in attendance for the same reason: to experience Infected Mushroom, the world’s greatest Psy-Trance band of the decade.
Their latest project, Converting Vegetarians II, was released on September 11, 2015. A followup to 2003’s inaugural Converting Vegetarians release (which was the outfit’s most successful, fan-favorite LP to date), the series serves as Infected Mushroom’s platform for pushing past their traditionally psy-trance productions and into a world brimming with song-based, mid tempo vocal material that manages to retain its psychedelic edge. The fifteen-track offering is an experimental meditation on expertly layered synths, live instrumentation with guitars and piano, and low-key drum fills, weaving a brooding narrative with a sense of proportion one rarely experiences outside of the cinema. The album’s lead single “Fields of Grey” features an intriguing vocal turn from star of both adult film and television (HBO’s “Entourage”), Sasha Grey.