Rising Bay Area Metal band Mudface have released “HellFoot”, the powerful lead single and video for “HellFoot” from their forthcoming album “The Bane Of Existence”.
Chris Dinsmore, the band’s lead singer, describes the song and video this way: “The song “Hellfoot” is about making the right choices in life… Too many times, we end up listening to that devil on our shoulder and it ends up proving fatal. The concept behind the “Hellfoot” video goes beyond making choices for yourself. It’s more about choices being made for you because you are not strong enough in your own head to fight off those devils… Like sheep being led to the slaughter. The video was shot in a studio in Santa Rosa, California byMike Sloat, who has directed videos for Exodus, Testament, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and American Headcharge. Many of our fellow musicians and fans did an outstanding job acting as extras in the video. Having them participate made it extra special for the band – we truly appreciate their support!”
Formed in 2005 by Chris Dinsmore and Ted Aguilar (Death Angel), Mudface has released 2 Self-titled EP’S, and one full length album titled “ANTI” that was produced by Tim Narducci (Systematic, Spiral Arms). “ANTI” received Metal Radio airplay all over the world. The current lineup of Mudface came together as a band over time while crossing paths in the Bay Area Metal scene. Magnetized by their shared musical influences of icons like Megadeth, Death Angel, Testament, Nine Inch Nails and Iron Maiden, among others – One by one, they were all drawn into the Mudface universe. Lead vocalist Chris Dinsmore is the only original and founding member currently with the band. Keyboardist Brett Crane came on board in 2009; Rob Kolowitz and son Grant are one of the only Father/Son teams in Metal and joined the band in late 2012. Bassist Jim Pegram joined during the writing of “The Bane of Existence” in early 2015. Drummer Tim Davis joined in late 2015 after the album was recorded, and the band’s current lineup was solidified.
The band has earned a reputation as intense and maniacal live performers in the Bay area and throughout the Western Half of the U.S. playing with Exodus, Death Angel, High On Fire and Otep, among others. The band has played on big stages: In 2013, Mudface won the “Headbang To The Highway” Competition sponsored by Sumerian Records and played the Mayhem Festival @the Shoreline Amphitheatre with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Mastodon, and Machine Head. The band has also performed on the U.S.S. Hornet and the legendary Queen Mary.
The new album “The Bane Of Existence” was produced bySahaj Ticotin (RA) & Bob Marlette (Atreyu, Coal Chamber, Rob Zombie, Seether) and will be released on March 18th, 2016. Tour dates are now being booked to coincide with the album release and will be announced in early March.