Cleveland, Ohio-based metal veterans MUSHROOMHEAD will release their new DVD, "Volume III" — the follow-up "Volume 1" (2005) and "Volume 2" (2008) — tomorrow, August 17. The DVD features over 90 minutes of new material, including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content.
Following up on their terrifying, cinema-quality music video for the alternate version of MUSHROOMHEAD's track "We Are The Truth" (which has garnered over 1.7 million views since its release in early July), the band is thrilled to reveal another new music video cut from "Volume III" and its most recent album, "The Righteous & The Butterfly", this time for the track "Devils Be Damned". Watch the video below.
The clip is a complete DIY production filmed on location at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio — known as one of the most haunted buildings in the country and the main setting of the 1994 cinematic classic "The Shawshank Redemption", starring Hollywood legends Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins.
In a recent interview with Ultimate Guitar, MUSHROOMHEAD producer/drummer/founder Steve "Skinny" Felton explained: "'Devils Be Damned' [was filmed at] the Mansfield Prison [Ohio State Reformatory] which is also the prison where the movie 'The Shawshank Redemption' was filmed. So there's a cool backstory there. There's a scene [in the video] where the little girl is crawling through the tunnel — that's the same tunnel that Tim Robbins crawled through at the end of the movie; you know, the whole 'Andy Dufresne who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side' line — that's the same tunnel she crawled through."
MUSHROOMHEAD will headline the inaugural edition of the "Summer Of Screams Tour" presented by Scream Factory and Dread Central. Joining MUSHROOMHEAD on the tour will be POWERMAN 5000 (on select dates), THE BROWNING, PSYCHOSTICK (on select dates), KISSING CANDICE, UNSAID FATE, VOODOO TERROR TRIBE (on select dates), and EARTH CALLER (on select dates).
The "Summer Of Screams Tour" will run for 25 shows across North America, beginning on August 17 and running until September 15.
MUSHROOMHEAD's March 17 concert at Music Lynxx in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio marked the band's first appearance with new vocalist Steve Rauckhorst (bassist of PITCH BLACK FORECAST) and guitarist Tommy "Tankx" Shaffner (also of VENTANA).
Guitarist Tommy Church announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD on March 9. The musician had been with the band since 2012.
Church made his recording debut with MUSHROOMHEAD on the band's eighth studio album, "The Righteous & The Butterfly", which was released in May 2014 via Megaforce Records.
Church's exit from MUSHROOMHEAD came only a day after co-vocalist Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), said he was leaving the Cleveland, Ohio metal band he co-founded in 1993 with Felton.