Rock/metal trio MUDSHARK have released a lyric video for their brand new single ‘NONCHALANCE’, a glimpse into their upcoming debut EP ZLV. The track came to life as a one-playthrough jam, resulting in the very first song that MUDSHARK wrote together. 

Check out the lyric video for ‘NONCHALANCE’ here:

Carrying the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll, MUDSHARK combines grooving guitar riffs with soaring, soulful vocal melodies.

Singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Hagen Brüggemann and A. STR▲NGR have been making and producing music since they were kids.

STR▲NGR started professional vocal training at the age of seven, playing guitar from age nine and raised funds for the Tsunami crisis as London’s youngest busker that same year. STR▲NGR started playing in bands at age 10. As a professional performer, he made multiple West End theatre appearances from the age of 12.

Hagen started professional guitar training at the age of four, playing in many different projects from age seven. Four years later he also started professional drum, vocal and piano training. Hagen is a certified audio engineer, educated by Music Academy Germany and producing music since the age of 13. From the ages of 11 to 13 he made multiple national television appearances playing guitar and presenting for children’s TV shows – up to 12 million viewers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hagen is also the youngest artist to have ever played Wacken Open Air, the biggest metal festival in the world. It was during this time Hagen started writing songs for what would become MUDSHARK.

STR▲NGR and Hagen‘s former band, I Talk To Strangers, released a self-titled EP in 2016. The debut song ‘Welcome To Life’, taken from the same EP, was featured in the Netflix documentary The Legend of 420 (directed by Peter Spirer and starring Henry RollinsMellisa EtheridgeJason MrazTommy Chong and many more). The band promoted their EP with headline shows at multiple London venues, including The Garage. Due to logistical issues the band split up and the duo reconvened a while later to form the group MUDSHARK. The name arose during their experience of Download Festival 2019, nicknamed “Drownload” or infamously “Brownload”. Mud up to your ankles, mud in your tent, the only thing that could have made it worse was if a shark swam up from the deep and pulled you below the surface. The name further stands as a metaphor for MUDSHARK‘s musical mission: cutting through the noise of the music industry. MUDSHARK‘s mission is to deliver fresh and catchy heavy music to a current mainstream audience and younger generation, hitting the sweet spot between rock and metal.

MUDSHARK started as a remote project at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, using the global lockdown to write two EPs and one full-length album. Currently there are three MUDSHARKs ruling the oceans: A. STR▲NGR (vocals), Hagen Brüggemann (guitar) and Sebastian Richards (bass). MUDSHARK are collaborating with various drummers, including Jack Wrench (Arcane RootsJamie LenmanSalem) for studio drums and Jerry Sadowski (ATAN and many more) for live drums.

MUDSHARK have recently finished their debut EP ZLV, working with Neil Kennedy (CreeperBoston Manor) as recording and mixing engineer and Gene ‘Machine’ Freeman (Lamb of GodClutchEvery Time I Die) as mastering engineer.

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