Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment conducted an interview with Jeffrey Nothing, the haunting voice behind Cleveland’s pioneering alterna-metal collective MUSHROOMHEAD, before the band’s May 6 concert at Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska during the “Hed 2 Head 3” tour with (HED)P.E.You can now watch the chat below.
MUSHROOMHEADs new album, “Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children”, sold over 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 44 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Savior Sorrow”, opened with 17,000 units back in September 2006 to land at No. 50.
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 venues 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.