Things looked kind of rough for Mushroomhead when it was revealed both guitarist Tommy Church and vocalist Jeffery "Nothing" Hatrix quit the band earlier this year. But it seems like the band has bounced back and is ready to get back to business. Fan-filmed footage of the Mushroomhead's March 17 concerts at Music Lynzz in Ohio shows the band performing with new vocalist Steve Rauckhorst and guitarist Tommy "Tankx" Shaffner.
So far, the band hasn't made an official announcement regarding these new members. It's unclear whether they are Hatrix and Church's replacements or fill-ins for upcoming live shows.
Hatrix, who co-founded the band in 1993, announced his departure at the beginning of March. He said his reasons for leaving are best "for me as an artist and musician at this juncture in my career." He went on to praise the music he made with the band as "a once-in-a-lifetime privilege."
The following day Church revealed his departure and released the following statement: "It is with a heavy heart tonight I announce that I have left Mushroomhead. I will miss all the crazy, loyal and most amazing fans and family I have made over the years and you will always have a special place in my heart. I wish Mushroomhead well in turning the page to this new chapter of life. It was an amazing adventure!"
In response to the news, the band released a video titled "Thanxx for Nothing" teasing a new vocalist. Mushroomhead announced a tour with Vyces, Gabriel and the Apocalypse, VentanA, Align the Tide and Blood Sun just last month. The band assures fans that all the shows and the tour will continue as planned.