Cleveland, Ohio-based metal band MUSHROOMHEAD will release its new DVD, titled “Volume III”, the follow-up to the widely acclaimed DVDs “Volume 1” (2005) and “Volume 2” (2008). The DVD is set to hit retailers on August 17 via Megaforce Records and will feature over 90 minutes of new material — including stunning new music videos, backstage antics, and exclusive never-seen-before content.
MUSHROOMHEAD has release a brand new, terrifying, cinema-quality music video for the alternate version of the track ‘We Are The Truth’, taken from the band’s most recent album, “The Righteous & The Butterfly”. The track and video feature Jackie Laponza of UNSAID FATE on guest vocals.
Impressively, the video is a complete DIY production, featuring sets the band built themselves and shot in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.
“As you can imagine, the entire MUSHROOMHEAD camp is heavily into Horror films,” says producer/drummer/founder Steve “Skinny” Felton. “So, we decided to do an ‘Evil Dead’ tribute. Dr. F, Stitch and myself were responsible for all set designs. I think the end result is very creepy and a lot of fun.”
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 Steve “Skinny” Felton.