Artists

Crush The Sublime Gods

Biography

Thrash metal is probably the no.1 genre within the manifold subgenres of heavy music closest to the
essence of “all things metal”. From its rabid aggression, its maelstrom of palm-muted crunch and
high speed riffing to its raw vocals and manic drumming, every goddamn metal head on this planet
likes minimum one, most likely all of the genre’s greats. From the Teutonic masters like Kreator,
Sodom, Destruction over US legends like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Megadeth, Exodus,
Overkill to cross-over acts like Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., S.O.D., Nuclear Assault – thrash has
always been the beating heart of pure, unpolished and honest metal since the early 80’s. Even now,
legions of youngsters keep thrashing hard, start their own bands and gather new kids to the cause.
Sweden’s DR. LIVING DEAD! were obviously influenced by many of the acts mentioned above,
wearing the mark of 80’s thrash proudly on their sleeves, ignoring experimentation and forced
innovation in favor of simply kicking ass and writing memorable songs.
 
Starting out in ’07 DR. LIVING DEAD! turned into skull-mask and bandana wearing thrash monsters
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.
 
While looking like the undead version of Suicidal Tendencies and new 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, except for ballads, “Crush The Sublime Gods”, DR. LIVING DEAD!’s debut for Century Media
Records offers a wide array of mid-tempo stompers (“Another Life”, “Force Fed”), slayerized fast
tracks (“Civilized To Death”, “Scanners”) grooving, melodic numbers (“No Way Out”) and mounts in
the 6min long closing epos “Wake Up…Join The Dead” that unites all elements of their multi faceted
sound.

Recorded at Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden in September 2014 and featuring former vocalist
Dr. Ape’s trademark artwork, the band is confidently promising its finest hour to date: “On the first
albums we were still somewhat searching; the new album has a more refined sense of direction and
shows a definitive style for the Doc. The songwriting has been collaborative and our new members
Mania and Slam gel perfectly with Toxic’s and Rad’s patented riff-fests. The new album was inspired
by all of our experiences together during the last two years and it definitely pays off.”
 
Renowned as an energetic live band, DR. LIVING DEAD! already wreaked havoc upon festivals like
Wacken, Hellfest, Tuska, Summer Breeze, Brutal Assault, Rock Hard etc., supported Suicidal
Tendencies and Slayer in Sweden, toured Brazil and left audiences sweaty, happy and overwhelmed
by a sudden love of skulls. Confirmed to conquer Europe with Suicidal Angels and label-mates
Angelus Apatrida in February/March 2015, DR. LIVING DEAD! are again perfectly set up to present
their new album to the masses. DR. LIVING DEAD! comment: “All members bring their A-game on
“Crush The Sublime Gods” and can’t wait to get the fuck out on the road and tear it up!!!”
 
So, thrashers worldwide, get ready, the Doc is back in town, so you’d better mosh around!

Line-Up:

  • Dr. Mania: Vocals
  • Dr. Toxic: Guitar
  • Dr. Rad: Bass
  • Dr. Slam: Drums

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Discography:

  • Crush The Sublime Gods

    Crush The Sublime Gods
    [2015]

  • Radioactive Intervention

    Radioactive Intervention
    [2012]

  • Dr. Living Dead!

    Dr. Living Dead!
    [2011]