Legend of the Black Shawarma

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Legend of the Black Shawarma
Studio album by Infected Mushroom
Released September 8, 2009
Recorded Infected Mushroom Studio
Genre Psychedelic trance, trip hop, industrial, psychedelic rock
Label Perfecto Records
Hom-Mega Productions
Alternative Distribution Alliance
Producer Amit Duvdevani
Erez Eisen
Infected Mushroom chronology
Vicious Delicious
(2007)Vicious Delicious2007
Legend of the Black Shawarma
Army of Mushrooms
(2012)Army of Mushrooms2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Legend of the Black Shawarma is the seventh studio album by psychedelic trance duo Infected Mushroom released on 8 September 2009. The album is named after a shawarma, a Middle Eastern wrap/sandwich; the equivalent of the döner kebab in Turkey or the gyros in Greece. The title was also inspired by Shawarma Hazan, a shawarma restaurant where Erez and Amit used to eat in their hometown, Haifa.


Infected Mushroom had originally intended for the album to be a concept album, the concept being a food diary of the group's favorite restaurants. Thus came the first tracks written for the album, named after the restaurants Poquito Mas, Saeed, Franks, and most notably Shawarma Hazan. However, the group eventually decided to break off from this concept, with songs such as the lead single, Smashing the Opponent.


  1. "Poquito Mas" (Spanish for "Little Bit More" [sic]) – 3:39
  2. "Saeed" (سعيد, Arabic for "Happy") – 7:03
  3. "End of the Road" – 6:47
  4. "Smashing the Opponent" (Vocals: Jonathan Davis of Korn) – 4:10
  5. "Can't Stop" – 7:23
  6. "Herbert the Pervert" – 7:17
  7. "Killing Time" (Vocals: Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction) – 3:04
  8. "Project 100" – 9:38
  9. "Franks" – 8:05
  10. "Slowly" – 9:00
  11. "The Legend of the Black Shawarma" – 7:11
  12. "Riders on the Storm" (Remix of song by The Doors) – 4:29
  13. "Bust A Move" (Infected Mushroom Remix) – 9:10 (iTunes Bonus track, appears at 7th track on the album)



  • Brian Porizek - art direction, design
  • Jeff McMillan - cover artwork
  • UZIgraphics - design (logo)
  • Paul Oakenfold - executive producer
  • Infected Mushroom - performers

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
U.S. Billboard 200 172 [3]
U.S. Billboard Top Electronic Albums 9 [3]
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 32 [3]
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 8 [3]
Top 100 Mexico 55 [4]


  1. ^ Shim, Dave. Legend of the Black Shawarma review Retrieved on 2009-10-13.
  2. ^ "Infected Mushroom - Legend Of The Black Shawarma (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Music Charts, Most Popular Music, Music by Genre & Top Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-07-19). "Infected Mushroom - Legend Of The Black Shawarma". mexicancharts.com. Retrieved 2011-07-08. 

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