We’ve already got Thoreau black metal, Orwellian death metal, one garage band that utilized a clever play on Poe’s name, and one band that took the post-war angst of The Catcher in the Rye, channeled it through fuzzed out 60s rock, and named it after Salinger’s most famous character.
Posted by Jason Diamond I think I’ve figured something out: when metal bands take names from the literary world to name themselves, they tend to be more straight forward. Prior examples examined on this very website include, ORWELL, Thoreau, and yeah, Wuthering Heights…the band. Garage/surf rock bands from the 60s seemed to have a bit more fun playing around, and weren’t as serious as bands today are. Example: Edgar Alan & The Po Boys.
I just want to point out that I’ve seen Liturgy, and I really like Liturgy. In the spirit of my obsession with literary references in metal and liking of Liturgy, I present to you the press release for my favorite metal band in Brooklyn. NYC’s transcendental black metal artists LITURGY kick off their month and a half long U.S. tour today in Pittsburgh. The band will play this weekend’s Scion Rock Fest alongside Pelican, Shrinebuilder and more, then blast their way […]
“Wisconsin’s given birth to a potent and proud young metal beast which answers to the name ORWELL. Escaping current “for the moment” musical trends, this five-piece attack squad execute massive hooks with extremely professional precision and prowess on their self-released debut full-length Endeavors. While somewhat reshaping melodic Swedish death metal as mastered by In Flames and Soilwork into a more American style in the vein of Black Dahila Murder or All That Remains, moments of Endeavors also bleed with a bit of stoner metal one might attribute to Corrosion of […]