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OriginSydney, NSW
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1992 - 2000
LabelsMushroom, ATI, Stubble
Associated actsThe Screaming Jets, Truck, Boom Crash Opera, 21 Guns, Uncanny X-Men, Cattletruck
Past membersScott Kingman, Andy McLean, Cameron McKenzie, Mick Vallance, Craig Waugh

Band members

  • Line-up
    • Scott Kingman (guitar)
    • Cameron McKenzie (guitar)
    • Andy McLean (vocals)
    • Mick Vallance (bass)
    • Craig Waugh (drums)

Band information

Horsehead's music was strong and energetic metal-edged heavy rock, drawn from a love of the classic rock tradition, then injected with subtle melody and blended with a sublime commercial sensibility. All the players had extensive previous experience as session musicians with bands that included Uncanny X-Menand Boom Crash Opera. The band made an impact instantly and were soon being courted by labels at home and abroad but a tour to support the album was stalled when McLean injured himself on stage and Horsehead was forced into hibernation until 1996. Onism reflected a subtle change in direction towards a modern heavy rock sound and the band virtually vanished shortly afterwards.

A year later they toured nationally, first with Live and then Alice Cooper, then opened for Metallica a few months later at the last minute after the original support act was cancelled. Once again, however, the band seemed to disappear as soon as their third album was released.



1993 Horsehead ATI
1996 Onism Mushroom
1999 Goodbye Mothership Stubble


1993 Oil and Water ATI
1994 Sun ATI
1996 Strange Mushroom
1996 Shine Mushroom
1996 Ever Mushroom
1998 Century Stubble
1999 She Fell to Earth Stubble


1997 The Golden Cow Collection Stubble