Jeffrey Nothing Takes On Addiction In New Single, Video

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Jeffrey Nothing is taking on drug addiction in his latest single and its companion video.

The former Mushroomhead singer debuted his new single, ‘The Outage’ and its companion video Friday. The single is available to stream and download through Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon. It features a musical arrangement that is immediately comparable to works that Jeffrey Nothing helped craft during his time with Mushroomhead, down to the rich vocals, guitars, and bass and drums.

Jeffrey Nothing talked about the song’s familiar lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“So many trash their bodies and minds and feel they just get to wake up from whatever mistake they just made no matter what,” he said. “It is so heartbreaking to watch a generation be wiped out because they truly believe they are invincible. We are not. Risking oneself for that ever-elusive first high destroys far more than the singular self. Parents never want to outlive their children. You are not that invincible person who will beat any challenge, just because. Stop for one second and be that miracle baby again. Not the almost adult who crushed everyone’s dreams, all because you wanted to escape a temporary nightmare. Death is the end, not a new beginning. Ever.”

Jeffrey Nothing continued, “We all come with an expiration date. From our first breath, till our last, we are a miracle in motion; full of emotion, fears, and an air of invincibility. How we treat our fellow man and our life matters. Other than love, you sincerely can’t take it with you. Above is a place I pray to one day be, not a circle I put myself in as I traverse this lifetime. Freedom means everything. All complexes aside, we have no owners. Dream big and share your soul… I, for one, will be listening.”

Ian D. Sniesak also provided vocals to Jeffrey Nothing’s new single, and expanded on Jeffrey Nothing’s comments with his own thoughts.

“Life is full of hardships, challenges, tribulations… It can be difficult in the moments of pain to see through to the other side, that there’s a way to come out victorious,” he said. It can be easy to compromise or give in to something that offers a moment of relief; a temporary solution to a problem that might turn into a permanent consequence. It can be easy to think that you will remain in control but more often than not what we think we control ends up controlling us. Pain and trauma are the real gateway drugs and until we learn to face the pain and overcome we will continue the cycle of abuse, be it substance or other. If we don’t, addiction ends up being in control. It destroys what’s beautiful, and then dances and parades what remains around for all the world to see.

Sniesak continued, “It can be easy to become ensnared in the prisons of our mind. If we take a close look at ourselves in the midst of our addiction, it can seem as if we are suffocating, wrapped in the fake plastic of the lies we believe that have now led us to the predicament we are in.  Acknowledging there is a problem is the first step. Then we must fight, for our freedom and for our lives, one day at a time.”

While Jeffrey Nothing’s new single clearly takes on addiction — specifically drug addiction — the video does not exactly have a connection to the subject. The video is a very dark presentation. It features images of people with deformities, along with Jeffrey nothing and company in full theatrical costume as they perform the single. Just as with the song’s musical arrangement, the visuals are another direct throwback to the video styles that Mushroomhead did during his time with the band.

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Ellefson Films Announces Home Release Date For New Found Footage Horror Flick

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Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson’s movie company Ellefson Films (Amped/Alliance) will release its new horror movie, Dwellers to home platforms this fall.

The found footage flick is scheduled for release Oct. 12 on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital combo pack. Ellefson produced the movie while Drew Fortier wrote, directed and starred in the story. The movie has garnered a handful of awards since making its cinematic debut. Its awards are noted below.

Best Feature (Screamwriting Festival)

Best Director (The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest)

Best Horror Feature (Mad Monster Party Film Fest)

Best Documentary (Hollywood Blood Horror Festival)

Most Disturbing Scenes (Horror Bowl Movie Awards)

Dwellers‘ plot follows a film crew that is investigating a disappearance in city’s homeless community. In the process, the crew itself goes missing. This leads to an allegedly scary secret beneath the city’s streets.

Along with Fortier, the movie also stars James L. Edwards (Her Name Was Christa), Douglas Esper (The Nutshell), and Omar Baig (Let’s Make a Movie). Former Mushroomhead vocalist Jeff Hatrix (a.k.a. Jeffrey Nothing) and Ellefson himself make guest appearances.

Dwellers will be screened March 20 as part of the HorrorHound Film Festival’s Midnight Madness Feature. A Q&A session with the cast members will follow. Tickets for the screening are available here.

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Jeffrey Nothing Debuts ‘Never Enough’ Lyric Video

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Former Mushroomhead front man Jeffrey Nothing is back with a new single.

The vocalist (a.k.a. Jeffrey Hetrick) debuted the lyric video for his new single ‘Never Enough‘ Wednesday.  The mid-tempo rocker was co-produced and co-written with fellow former Mushroomhead member Thomas Church.  Church previously played guitar with Mushroomhead.

Hetrick talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a recent interview.

“Throughout life, people or situations will try to tell you that you are a follower and you should be quite content in that role. There is no such thing as give and take. You give and they take. But for all your efforts, the things you contribute, the things you create are just OK. They can be made into something! Freedom is an incredible feeling. You dream again, believe again and feel like… you truly could fly. Rise above. Be you. ‘Fly High Above, Nothing’s Ever, Never Enough!”

Church added his own thoughts to the discussion.

“I really enjoyed writing ‘Never Enough.’ It brought out some emotions that had been hiding in plain sight for a moment. The interlocking of melodic and moving melodies mixed with aggressive and emotional passages comes thru as a true representation of the human soul.”

‘Never Enough’ is available to stream and download here.

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