MUSHROOMHEAD's JEFFREY NOTHING Discusses New Single
Vocalist Jeffrey Nothing of the Cleveland, Ohio art-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD recently spoke to Revolver magazine about "Come On", the first single from the band's forthcoming album, "Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children", which is scheduled for release on September 28 via on Megaforce Records.
Regarding the song's lyrical theme, Nothing said, "'Come On' is about how we, as a people, nation, a world for that matter, should have had enough a long time ago… And seriously how much more do 'they' think we can take lying down? Our collective refrain should be, 'Do you really wanna fuck with me?'"
On the topic of the track's writing process, Nothing said, "I came up with my verse first, personally. Waylon [Reavis, vocals] had a verse idea we were looking at and then I made mine and after first singing it I just started vibing into 'Come on, do you wanna fuck with me?' Skinny [drummer/producer Steve Felton] said, 'That's good, do more of that and add the word 'really.''
"My first verse was basically written from a serial killer's perspective. I mean, they are, for the most part, feeling invincible and unseen. Ted Bundy worked for a suicide-prevention line and was studying law by day… slaughtering by night."
"This was one of the last songs tracked [for the new album], much like '12 Hundred' was a last-minute song off of 'Savior Sorrow'. This song, along with 'Slaughterhouse Road', was a part of our post–Hed to Head tour's second wind. So we felt we had a good record going and with that momentum and those in attendance were pumped to make this one of our best works ever. In some ways it felt like it wrote itself, but there was some shifting around of parts and then it just grew into the beast before you now."
"Come On" is available for streaming using the audio player below.
Director David "House" Greathouse and Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps recently completed the filming of the "bloody" video for "Come On". The clip is expected to make its online debut soon.
As one of the leaders of the alterna-metal movement since its inception in 1993, MUSHROOMHEAD is one of the more unique and adventurous hard rock bands on the planet today. It’s also one of the most DIY units. The septet has written, produced and recorded its own music, conceived and designed all of its album artwork and photography, stage shows, props and merchandise and also produces, directs, films and edits all of its music videos and DVDs. The band's extreme performance style has garnered it an enormously devoted cult following and its cornucopian sound — a forceful yet melodic, underground yet accessible merging of hard rock, heavy metal, hardcore punk, industrial and soundtrack-worthy ambience — has seen it move upwards of 900,000 records worldwide.
MUSHROOMHEAD has headlined arenas the world over and shared the stage with metal magnates such as OZZY OSBOURNE, ROB ZOMBIE, SLAYER, DEFTONES, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED, MESHUGGAH and DOWN. The band has had multiple Top 50 Billboard debuts, with 2006's "Savior Sorrow" landing at #50 and 2003's "XII" rocketing to #40 in its first week of release.
"Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children" track listing:
01. Come On
03. Slaughterhouse Road
04. I'll Be Here
05. Burn the Bridge
06. Holes in the Void
07. Harvest the Garden
08. The Harm You Do
09. Your Demise
10. The Feel
11. Darker Days
12. Do I Know You?
The cover artwork can be viewed below.
In celebration of the new record's impending release, MUSHROOMHEAD has announced a fall U.S. headlining tour. The massive five-week trek will kick off on September 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and run through October 23 in Columbus, Ohio.
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