Here’s a list of the top twenty most gruesome band names-
What do all these names have in common? Violence. Explicit or Implicit Violence. These names all give us insight to the band and offer a brief introduction into their musical dynamic. They are the first things you hear when we talk about the new up and coming musicians of the world. Therefore, their names are an important aspect of their band character. I mean let’s just take a look at some of the bands that toped this list- diSEMBOWELMENT, Revolting Cocks, and Alien Sex Friend (hilarious and violent) all compose a great deal of weird ass violent material.
The funny thing for me was the fact that the large majority of the violent band names were everyday, big time bands. Army of Pharoahs, Alien Ant Farm, and Audioslave are all big name bands (and I didn’t have to look past the A’s in my iTunes Artist column). All of these household names are incredibly violent and gruesome by nature.
Regardless of whether the bands are big time names and concert rockers or small time bands like Birdmonster, a common theme runs throughout the music industry. Just like in any other realm of media-people love violence. And incorporating violence into your band name is a key way to gain notoriety and fame. So I’ll ask the audience- What’s the most gruesome band name not on the list? and What’s the most gruesome band name in your iTunes?