The Rock City archives: 2016

Evil Scarecrow, Rock City Main Hall

  • Saturday 30th January 2016
  • Supported by: RSJ

Evil Scarecrow are a Parody Metal band from Nottingham, England. Their current line up is the 5th generation of crows since the band started out life in Boston, Lincolnshire at the turn of the millennium, previous line ups included Frenzy G. Spinesnap on the drums, Nemesis on bass and Hymen the Unbreakable on Keyboards ex member Papa Bongo distinguished himself by having played Keyboards, Bass and Drums for the band during his time in the band.

Evil Scarecrow are:
Dr. Rabid Hell - Vocals/Guitars
Brother Dimitri Pain - Guitars
Kraven Morrdeth - Bass
Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist - Drums
Princess Luxury - Keyboards

Official Biography July 2015:

Evil Scarecrow are the finest parody metal band from Nottingham to have written a song about a robot… probably.

Many years ago in a desolate Lincolnshire town, a band of dubiously termed musicians of Nordic heraldry with a fondness for sticky back plastic decided to go their separate ways, but as a phoenix rises from the ashes a new and perhaps even more glorious band emerged from the dying embers of Thor’s Children (widely regarded as the greatest Blue Peter Metal band of all time) and thus Evil Scarecrow triumphantly exploded into existence.

In the following years the band relocated to Nottingham and evolved through several line-up changes to become the monstrous and stunning apparition that you see today. The current incarnation of the band is version 5.0, featuring Dr Rabid Hell, Brother Dimitri Pain, Kraven Morrdeth, Princess Luxury and Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist. It is in the live arena that the band has really proved their worth. They have gigged relentlessly around the UK for a number of years, captivating and sometimes rather surprising audiences from venues as small as the local pub, as legendary as Nottingham Rock City, as mammoth as the main stage at Bloodstock Festival and as exclusive as a boat sailing down the Thames on the way to the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Everywhere they play they win new fans. Their passion and enthusiasm ensures they always connect with their audience, who in turn spread the word far and wide.

The unwavering support of their fans has seen Evil Scarecrow win the Bloodstock Unsigned Competition and feature in Terrorizer’s best unsigned band readers’ poll. The fans have also stepped up for each Pledge Campaign the band have run, funding both a live DVD and the 3rd album “Galactic Hunt” in a matter of days from launch.

The band shows no signs of slowing down their gigging schedule. Following their triumphant appearance at Download 2015 they will be hitting the road for a full UK tour at the end of the year. When they’re invading a stage near you, it’s not to be missed!

“If you havent seen Evil Scarecrow yet then it feels unfair to ruin the surprise. An affable blend of Pythonesque absurdity, artfully drawn from an evident love of metal, they have the crowd in the palm of their collective claw from Sixty-Six minutes past Six.” Metal Hammer


“Praise be, then, for Evil Scarecrow…Novelty bands don’t last long on stage, everyone’s tired of the joke by the third song in. Evil Scarecrow break the mould by being damned competent musicians as well as piss funny.” The Rock City Review

"… those who camped surely felt the repercussions, as did the festival itself as tooled-up monster magnets Evil Scarecrow found themselves taking to the stage a little later than scheduled. That didn’t stop the enthusiastic crowd giving their melody-laced extreme metal their full attention, and their performance was surprisingly engaging.” Powerplay Magazine

“This quintet command the big stage surprisingly well, suppressing all the apprehensions I had … Despite my usual hangover, I walked away from their set with an amused grin.”Metal Team UK

“It’s well thought-out and delivered metal … and frighteningly hilarious crowd interaction – creating a chaotic mix that sees Evil Scarecrow win many hearts and become perfect main stage openers.”Planet Loud

“Evil Scarecrow is the only unsigned band appearing on the main stage and they certainly earn the crowd’s respect by putting on a very decent show. Fans have clearly turned up and know all the moves and lyrics by heart.”Subba Cultcha

“Festivals are all about being blown away by bands you know almost nothing about and for me at HRH Evil Scarecrow managed just that. Another unforgettable set and a band I definitely have to see again.”Cack Blabbath