Travis of North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF recently conducted an interview with NOTHING MORE guitarist Mark Vollelunga and bassist Daniel Oliver. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On the oftentimes "intense" nature of NOTHING MORE's live shows:
Mark: "We put a lot into our live show. We kind of pride ourselves as being one of the bands that when you come out and see us, we just don't play through our album. If you just want to listen to music, you can listen to it in your car, but I got into welding about a decade ago and would build all of these onstage contraptions that everyone can see when they come out to the show. We have two fantastic drummers in the band; we've been known to do some drum circle-type stuff. A crazy bass solo where we're all playing on it. Then this tour will be featuring the newest thing, which will be the 'Scorpion Tail', which is kind of the world's first dub-step machine on steroids."
On whether the band feels any pressure in recording the follow-up to 2017's "The Stories We Tell Ourselves":
Mark: "I'm thinking the same way you expect the next book from an author, but it's just kind of what's next for us. I don't know about the other guys, but I don't really feel that pressure. I'm just writing music and telling stories kind of like what we do. That's one of my favorite things to do. I'm just really excited with a lot of the new material we have going on and just ready to get back in there. We've set up a horrible type of jam room in these dressing rooms or locker rooms of hockey arenas on this tour already, and it's been fun just making noise again. It's time to create."
On their plans for 2020:
Mark: "We're 100 percent focused on the next record. We're excited. We did, I forget how many shows last year, I think it was over 150. We were gone about 250 days. We played most countries that speak English, so the tours have been an awesome experience. It's going to feel great to finally put that down and put all of our attention on what's to come."
The San Antonio four-piece is currently supporting GHOST on the Swedish act's fall 2019 North American tour. The trek kicked off September 13 in Bakersfield, California, and wraps on October 26 in Glens Falls, New York.
"The Stories We Tell Ourselves" was released in September 2017 via Better Noise Records.