Dr. Living Dead
First off, is that a killer band name or not?!
The band is Swedish, plays Thrash and does it by means of a brilliant concept that they carry through and through in everything they do. Their Thrash is of a clear old-school type and they bring it as Dr. Ape (vocals), Dr. Toxic (guitars), Dr. Rad (bass) and Dr. Dawn (drums) and dressed up with huge awesomely cool skull masks when they play live. It’s just fuckin’ brilliant to watch!
Kudos to motig for tipping us on this one!
Dr. Living Dead isn’t the most technically accomplished band on the planet. In fact, as is the case with most Thrash, their riffs are pretty straightforward. You know, a lot of quick steady strumming with a majority of open string chords. But it doesn’t fuckin’ matter man! The fact that Dr. Living Dead took a concept a sticks with it, plus the massive amount of energy contained within the music will make this very much worth your while.
And theirs, as they go across the globe with their shit! There is footage of live performances in friggin’ Brazil online! They also supported Slayer. Clearly the band must be doing something right to get fans all over the globe and play before one of the Big 4, particularly considering the band only formed in 2007 and should definitely be considered underground!
The band recently – August 15th – self-released its self-titled debut album. It contains sixteen songs of Thrashery and the equivalent of a medium-sized nuke worth of energy.
We’ve got three clips lined up for you that oughta display this accurately. We’ll start with the album’s opening song, as is on the record. It’s titled World War 9 and it’s the least cool clip in this post. Serves just to give you an idea what they sound like recorded.
The next, really cool, clip is the band performing live in Stockholm, at a skate park with quite the audience. I have no details on this performance, but it looks the shit! The song’s called UFO Attack and the video was shot from the band’s perspective. Pretty cool viewpoint for a change!
And lastly there’s a clip I came across by accident which doesn’t even feature the band itself. It’s a Canadian fan doing a home cam cover of the track I Need Thrash (Not You). Nothing too special – though not that I could do it – but just a clear and proper view on the riffage that’s on display. For those that have still got time to spare.
Alright, I’ll leave it at that. Just know that you can visit the band’s official Facebook profile here. Cheers!