Hot on the hells of their Evil Dead-inspired music video for “We Are The Truth”, we’ve got an interview with Dr. F, bassist of the wickedly awesome industrial metal band Mushroomhead in anticipation of this season’s Summer of Screams tour! In our interview, we get Dr. F to tell us about the status of a new new album, some of his favorite horror movies, and what his dream Mushroomhead set would be if he had to choose a few songs from each album!
The tour is being presented by us here at Dread Central as well as the amazing folk over at Scream Factory.
DC: Tour festivals are a common thing but they can be something truly special for a lot of fans. What makes Summer of Screams stand out to you?
Dr. F: It’s always a great pleasure to be apart of a festival tour such as this! The dynamic musically will offer a lot to everyone in attendance. As they say, “Variety is the spice of life.”
DC: Mushroomhead are known to bring a killer set to every show. What are you all going to do this time around to really get the crowds going?
Dr. F: Without giving to much away, you can expect a high-octane, in your face set, chock full of songs running the gamut of the ‘shroom catalogue. With a few surprises up our sleeves, of course!
DC: We’re all really desperate to know about new music. Can you give us any information on when a new album might surface?
Dr. F: We are well underway on the new record. As you can imagine, when touring as often as we do, it takes a bit of time to hammer out. We are shooting for early 2019 for the release, which we cannot wait for the world to hear.
DC: If you had to pick three songs from each Mushroomhead album to make your dream setlist, what would they be?
Dr. F: Man that’s not an easy question. There’s quite a bit of music…
Mushroomhead – “Simpleton”, “43”, “Slow Thing”
Superbuick – “Bwomp”, “The Wrist”, “Never Let It Go”
M3 – “Before I Die”, “Solitaire Unraveling”, “Born of Desire”
XIII – “Sun Doesn’t Rise”, “Nowhere To Go”, “Destroy the World Around Me”
Savior Sorrow – “Cut Me”, “Simple Survival”, “12 Hundred”
The Righteous & the Butterfly – “QWERTY”, “Portraits of the Poor”, “For your pleasure”
DC: This festival is called the Summer of Screams, so I’ve gotta know what some of your favorite horror movies are!
Dr. F: We are all hardcore movie buffs, especially in the horror genre! While there are too many to name, a few of my personal favorites are Phantasm, The Gate, Halloween, Event Horizon, Hellraiser II, and American Psycho.
8/17 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater^´
8/18 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater^´
8/19 Toronto, ON – Rockpile West^´
8/21 Manchester, NH – Bungalow^´
8/22 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance^´
8/23 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s^´
8/24 Spartanburg, SC – GroundZero^´
8/25 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall^´
8/26 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall^´
8/28 Houston, TX – Houston Underground^´
8/29 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live^´
8/30 Laredo, TX – Ethos Live^´
8/31 Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club^˚
9/2 Los Angeles, CA – 1720*˚
9/4 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk*˚
9/5 Portland, OR – Dante’s*˚
9/6 Seattle, WA – Club Sur*˚
9/7 Billings, MT – Pub Station*˚
9/8 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*˚
9/9 Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater*˚
9/11 Merriam, KS – Aftershock*˚
9/12 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s*˚
9/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre*˚
9/14 Ringle, WI – Q & Z Expo Center*˚
9/15 Chicago, IL – Patio Theater*˚
^ – featuring Psychostick
* – featuring Powerman 5000
´ – featuring Voodoo Terror Tribe
˚ – featuring Earth Caller