Parody bands have come and gone through the years, with Weird Al Yankovic serving as the ambassador of the fashion. While Dread Zeppelin and Beatallica are nonetheless doing their thing, newer bands comparable to Mac Sabbath, Metalachi and Phoenix-based mostly demise/punk band Okilly Dokilly — whose picture and idea is absolutely based mostly on the character Ned Flanders from the animated TV collection “The Simpsons” — has emerged with its personal self-dubbed model of metallic referred to as “Nedal.”
Consisting of members recognized only as Head Ned (lead vocals, guitars, mandolin), Dread Ned (drums), Shred Ned (guitar, vocals, triangle), Bed Ned (bass) and Zed Ned (synth,vocals), the bespectacled five-piece — complete with matching inexperienced sweaters, pink polo shirts and real mustaches — create some fascinating and numerous musical compositions.
On its second full-size album, “Howdilly Twodilly,” (set to launch March 29), eleven tracks are crammed with raging punk/hardcore breakdowns, mosh-worthy riffs, guttural demise metallic barks and a great deal of silly Ned-isms.
When the band initially shaped in 2015, it was based mostly off a operating joke between Head Ned and their unique drummer.
“We never meant on beginning a band out of it, however we have been simply imagining the heaviest, most brutal, crazy metallic band … however with the worst, most unfitting identify,” Head Ned stated during a current telephone interview. “Certainly one of us stated ‘Okilly Dokilly,’ (and) from there we talked about what if the lead singer was Ned Flanders. Then, what if all the members have been Ned Flanders and what if we referred to as it ‘Nedal.’ We just took it and went means overboard with the Ned Flanders theme.”
Amazingly, Okilly Dokilly’s reputation shortly blew up earlier than even enjoying its first show, reaching YouTube viral phenomenon standing after releasing a number of press photographs and a 4-track demo.
That’s when the band really took off.
“We thought the thought was humorous and that we’d just play a couple of small pub exhibits, however it ended up being more widespread than we thought,” Head Ned stated. “We thought that we had such a niche viewers that it wouldn’t really connect with anyone. But as soon as we put press photographs on-line and a couple of demos, rapidly, the web sort of went nuts. And we had a lot more individuals in our odd little demographic than we thought.”
With future releases, the fivesome is blessed with a wealth of fabric to acquire from with 30 seasons (and counting) of “The Simpsons.”
“I watched 10 seasons of the present and ended up writing about 20 songs,” Head Ned admitted. “However only 11 of them made the document, so we virtually have another document value of songs. Plus, there’s another 20 seasons of exhibits. I assume it is dependent upon how far…