Today Jo Johnsrud from Shraphead tells us about "Nothingness" from their brand new album "Blind & Seduced". Here is the story:
Hi there crazy metalfans! This is Jo Johnsrud, guitar/singer in Shraphead.
We have just released our debut album. The song I am gonna talk about is "Nothingness". This is a very dark and emotional song for me. And I tend to get my anger and frustration out in the music.
That way I feel the music get's more value.. for me anyway.. The worst thing i know is music that is completely dead, and one dimensional. Anyway.. the song began to take form when i was at friends house, Andrι and Kim. We were sitting and watching something on tv, and me as always with the guitar on my lap. Suddenly, the verse riff came to my mind, and we all loved it instantly. It was natural to give it a dark theme feel. Because right then I had
a very difficult time in my life. And it felt like after we made the song, I could move on, and that helped me a lot.
It also sets a perspective on how much energy the song contains. The song is about how people in the society, have to add up to the expectations from the mainstream crowd with the "pop culture" attitude.. and if you for example are sitting alone over a period of time in your life, and maybe are afraid to step out, because of the cruel welcoming you know your gonna get. Well I can't blame them. I sing in the song: "Bringin on the storm just to be alone."
And i think that explains it all.
Where the influences comes from I have no clue.. probably from some of my old favorites like Metallica and Machine Head which I keep dear to my heart. But i think it would be incredible naive to rule out any other possible source of influences. Hope you enjoy the song that is nr. 8 on the album Blind & Seduced. Peace
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!