STARTING OUT IN ’07, DR. LIVING DEAD! TURNED INTO SKULL-MASK AND BANDANA WEARING THRASH MONSTERS ( A tounge in cheek tribute to the venice crossover scene of the 80's) OVER THE COURSE OF TWO DEMOS - “THRASH AFTER DEATH” (2007), “THRASHING THE LAW” (2008) – AND THE MUCH-LAUDED ALBUMS “DR. LIVING DEAD!” (2011) AND “RADIOACTIVE INTERVENTION” (2012). THE LATTER EVEN SCORED ALBUM OF THE MONTH IN GERMANY’S METAL HAMMER AND THOUGH THRASH IS A GENRE CROWDED WITH NEW ACTS, THE DOC’S APPROACH AND ESPECIALLY VISUAL IMPACT QUICKLY MADE THEM ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED NEWER ACTS WITHIN THE GENRE. Late 2012 saw the exit of founding member and vocalist dr.ape, and the recruitment of old friend dr.mania in his place. The band soldiered on and hit the road and major european festivals to promote their latest album. In early 2014 drummer dr.daun announced his departure and the band enlisted the phenomenal dr.slam in place, never missing a beat. Having garnered yhe attention of many major labels, The band finally signed with century media records in 2014, and released "Crush the sublime gods" (2015) to much critical acclaim.
WHILE LOOKING LIKE THE UNDEAD VERSION OF SUICIDAL TENDENCIES AND SINGER DR. MANIA’S MELODIC VOCALS RESEMBLING MIKE MUIR AS WELL, THE “BIG FOUR” ARE PROBABLY TO BLAME FOR THE DOC’S MUSICAL FUNDAMENT OF DIVERSE RIFFS, SMART GUITAR LEADS AND HIGHLY DYNAMIC ARRANGEMENTS. ADD TO THAT, LYRICAL AND CONCEPTUAL REFERENCES TO 80’S HORROR/SCI-FI FLICKS, THE DOC ARE IN FACT A PERFECT VINTAGE SKATEBOARDING SOUNDTRACK AND FIND MASSIVE SUPPORT ALSO BEYOND GENRE FREAKS. ALWAYS WORKING BY THE SONIC FORMULA THAT AGGRESSION DOES NOT NEED TO RULE OUT MELODY OR SURPRISING INSTRUMENTAL TWISTS AND TURNS.
RENOWNED AS AN ENERGETIC LIVE BAND, DR. LIVING DEAD! HAVE ALREADY WREAKED HAVOC UPON FESTIVALS LIKE WACKEN, HELLFEST, TUSKA, Rockavaria, SUMMER BREEZE, BRUTAL ASSAULT, ROCK HARD ETC., SUPPORTED SUICIDAL TENDENCIES AND SLAYER IN SWEDEN, TOURED BRAZIL two times AND LEFT all AUDIENCES SWEATY, HAPPY AND OVERWHELMED BY A SUDDEN LOVE OF SKULLS.
2017 WILL SEE THE RELEASE OF THE FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM BY DR.LIVING DEAD! AND THE BAND PROMISES TO DELIEVER ON ALL POINTS.
The recordings took place in Studio Rovljud in Örebro, Sweden as well as in Dr.Slam's home studio, and was again helmed by Martin Jacobsson and Anders Alexandersson who both worked with the band on the previous effort "Crush the Sublime Gods".
Comments DR. LIVING DEAD! : "This album is way overdue and we are proud to announce that this is finally happening. We promise a hard hitting and dynamic piece of crossover in your ugly faces. If not, we strongly encourage you to bitch about it online. A big thank you to everyone who supported us up until now, you know who you are and we look forward to unleashing new music for your ear pleasure!"
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