Mudhead comes from Germany and are a really interesting hardcoreband with some elements from metal. Here they finally have answered my questions in May 2018.


Please tell me a little bit history of the group? 
-So, Mudhead's history is rather short. We started writing songs in early 2017 without having a drummer or second guitarist. In the same summer our drummer Takki completed the lineup. The second guitarist's post changed three times and sadly never worked out, so we decided to continue as a 4 piece. Rehearsal and recording went pretty well and now our first EP is out and loads of gigs to come.

Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands?  Other bands on the side?

-Muddin (Guitar) is 28 and the oldest member of Mudhead. He works with handicapped people. He's a sick riffing machine constantly dropping killer songs and ideas.

Takki our drummer is 24 and he works with handicapped people too. (no... for real...) He's a little bit of our band and tour manager. He also got the nickname of  giglord” because 90% of all our gigs are on him. Kante our bassplayer (25) is passionate about just one thing: BASS. He's literally changing his setup every week on a quest for the ultimate bass sound. He's also responsible for most of our social media activities. And then there is me. I'm Berry (23) the voice of Mudhead. I write most of the lyrics and some riffs. I also produced and mixed the Get Mud EP. I'm a student in media technology at the moment and I play in some other Bands. I'm also working on some movie scores. We all played in various Bands before, some being a little successful some not. Muddin and Kante are cousins by the way.

I can hear much different influences but mostly hardcore and some metal etc? Favorites from the past? 
-Yeah, Thrash and Hardcore. That's obviously what THRASH HARDCORE is all about. We all love groove and aggression and some trashy lyrics from time to time. Bands like Municipal waste, Ignite, Havoc, The Casualties and Dr. Living Dead have great impact on our music and you can clearly hear that. But we all like many different styles of music.

Mudhead are you satisfied with the name? How did it came up?  You weren’t afraid that some other band would be named like this?? Which is the best bandname you know?
-It just came up and we liked it. So that's what we call our Band. We actually didn't care if there's another band with that name. And if so we are way cooler. Do they have this interview or is that us?

What´s the best thing with playing live?
-Energy! Just raw energy. In the crowd and on stage. Sweat dropping from the ceiling, Beer spilled everywhere and The Smell of weed in the air. That's just the optimal vibe for Mudhead to play a live show.

And where is best to play? And the worst place?
-We like crowded basements, small clubs and bars. The more intimate the better. Festivals are cool but as a small band like us it's kind of frustrating to see 100 people in a 1000 people venue.

How is to play this sort of music in Germany right now? Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?
-It's great! Since we launched our page and our EP people went pretty nuts and we get a lot of attention and gigs of course. I guess in 3 months we already played more shows then most of our previous Bands in a year. The German scene is pretty cool. Especially around Hamburg there's a lot of punk and metal. We have shows coming with both hardcore/punk and metal bands. We get some credits from outside Germany too. Especially Latin America and even the USA.


How would you describe your music in three words?

What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-I think we do have very different opinions on this one. I see punk as a lifestyle. An almost dead one though. I don't meet a lot people I'd consider real punk.


How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?
-That's a tough one. Digital downloads and streaming as most things have two sides. On one hand it's some great and easy way to get your music out there and spread it to a wide range of people. On the other hand you hardly earn any money with that which makes it impossible to live from it. But there's still plenty of people who like to have CD's or LP's on the shelf.

How is it to live in Germany right now? Politically?   Fascists?
-Living itself is pretty good. I mean we get more than we need and in many cases there's still something left. Politics suck. There's hardly a difference to see between Parties so we mostly get to vote the lesser evil. Many people really got fucked in their heads lately so we got the racist and fascist AFD into our parliament who brainwash with propaganda and through the media. We still don't get that but there's a lot of fear and hate against refugees in Germany. That's one reason why many people suck around here.

Is there any good bands from Germany now?  Is the punkscene/hardcorescene /metalscene big? How is it in your hometown?

-Germany's got a pretty decent metal scene, right now there's Dust Bolt really getting around the world and there's loads of cool bands rocking Germany and Europe. Our hometown is dead. There's about 25k inhabitants and like 2 metal bands. It sucks.

What do you know about Sweden? 
-It's beautiful. Everyone listens to metal. Beer is very expensive. Artists of any kind get a lot of support and girls are stunningly pretty.

Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?
-Yes sir, a lot! In Flames, Soilwork, Satanic Surfers, ABBA, Witchcraft...

Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you?  Is it easier to do lyrics now or was its easier to do it when you was younger? Who´s gonna drink your piss as you sing in Suck Drink Eat Repeat?
-Writing lyrics is a bit like lottery. It's all about the right idea in the right mood and having a little time to sit and write it down. We all do writing lyrics. And for me personally it's easier today because I got a lot more routine and there's more fucked up shit to write about.

Suck Drink Eat Repeat is all about making ones own way in life without listening to other people too much and making ones own mistakes. “You tell me I can't live on making music. Fine! But I didn't ask you. So if you don't shut up you might as well drink my piss.” It's about not giving up dreams too. Just enveloped in a pissed hatespeech.


Is there any subject that you never will write anything about? The last song on the CD which isn´t named, how did it came foreward?
-We're open to many things but probably you will never here a love song from us. Maybe a weird ironic one.

The 'secret' Track is a full song now and it's called Mindfuck. It's great fun to play it.

Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?  Which is your most political song?
-Politics and music always go hand in hand in some way. Every form of art is a contemporary product and a mirror of its time even if it just expresses that music industry is shit. So you can't really avoid that. We don't want to be too political. It happens but we really don't want to force it. Our most political song might be Brainfart or maybe Progress. I guess everyone needs to choose for himself.

Best political band/artist?
-Feine Sahne Fischfilet are very polarizing in Germany. Gojira have some very passionate songs about environment and climate change too.

Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?
-Yes it does. At least if you're playing music yourself every song or artist you like has influence on your playing and writing. And some lyrics really make you think a lot about. I guess that's where it starts. I don't think that one particular song can change a whole life but the whole of it sometimes will in a drastic way.


Your cover on your CD looks really nice, is it important to have a record cover which shows people which type of music you play? Your favorite recordcover?  Who does your covers?  And do you have any good recordstores in your hometown?

-Thanks! Well, a cover art should reflect the whole record which means of course the type of music but also some content related stuff. The "Get Mud" cover is pretty basic and we made it ourselves simply for financial reasons. So we did with the whole recording, mixing and production. But we're looking forward to have some really great and powerful covers. In other bands we worked with an artist called  "All Things Rotten" from Croatia who does some really great work. Since I'm living in Hamburg there a some pretty good record stores in our Bands hometown there's nothing like that.

Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not? Vinyl, CD, cassette, what do you prefer if you could choose whatever?

-I think it is. See, most people buy CD's or LP's on concerts when you're a small band. And you need that to get remembered. How often do you listen to a small band you saw in an underground concert or as support on spotify? But when you spend that 5 bucks and you find that CD somewhere in your backpack you at least turn it up that one time. We are all big fans of vinyl and we will hopefully get some stuff out that way. Cassettes are cool too.

Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?

-Muddin the parking assistant. He has to jump out every parking lot even if it's an easy one just because his moves and his dedication is hilarious. We'll all be sitting in the bus and laugh our asses off.

How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?

-Our audience looks like a mixture of hardcore and metal people which is just the audience we aim at.

Please rank your five favoriterecords, five favoriteconcerts and five most important things in life?


-With A Vengeance – Maintain (Kante)

Art Of Partying - Municipal Waste (All of us)

Against The Grain - Bad Religion (Muddin)

Black Hollywood - Wiz Khalifa (Takki)

Crack The Skye – Mastodon (Berry)


Ignite -

Billy Talent - Hurricane 2008

Machine Head -  Wacken 2010

Revocation - Hamburg 2012/2013 (dunno)


Things In Life:





First, last and most expensive record ever bought?

-I really don't remember the first one but my taste in music was quite shit back in the days. Probably some mainstream 90s pop sampler. The first cool record would be some good old German hip hop stuff but don't ask which one in particular.

Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews??

-It depends on the questions. It's always cool to go deeper into the music and the personal stories behind it. So you're doing great right now. And this is the first interview we do with Mudhead! So no, it's not much.

If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen?

-Municipal Waste

The Dillinger Escape Plan

80's Metallica

'99 Slipknot


Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nicer person outside the music??

-It is! Focus on all the pain and hatred inside of you and let it out. Singing really get's me to that. Especially in a live situation where you can find loads of people to shout into their faces. Not because I hate our fans but to encourage them to do the same in any possible way. (Preferred with starting circle pits)

Which is the oddest question you ever have got in an interview?

-This one.

Which is the question you want to have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?

-Q: How high are you?       A: Yes!

Futureplans for the band?

-Gigs gigs gigs! Records records records! We're just getting started. There are so many songs to get out there. We really would love to go on tour either on our own or as a support band.

For yourself?

-Right now? Getting stoned and jam off some riffs. For the future? Hoping to not need a regular job anymore and doing music all day.



-Do your thing and don't mess around with haters.


Anything more?

-No, sir.