Evil Scarecrow – Thursday 31st January 2019
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.
Evil Scarecrow are an awesome live act. What more can we tell you other than ‘come and see for yourselves’. Actually, we’re not finished there. Here’s what some of the biggest media moguls in the business have to say…
“…we made our way to the main stage for one of the most anticipated sets of the weekend; the elevation for the mighty Evil Scarecrow (10/10) to the main arena… Scarecrow hit the main stage at pace and led by Dr Hell proceeded to spend 40 minutes laying waste to the main arena with their comedic black metal. Now they are as funny as hell but don’t forget that they are exceptionally talented musicians with great songs. Of course the usual sight of 10,000 (estimated) people scuttling left and right to Crabulon, the robotic movements during Robototron and the homemade ‘grass poppers’ all added to the fun…airing a new track for first time in a good while ‘Space Dementia’, complete with the new improved robot was excellent and whets the appetite for the new album.” Musipediaofmetal.com
“When do you get over 10,000 poeople scuttling around like crabs at breakfast time? When Evil Scarecrow(KKKKK) make their Bloodstock main stage debut apparently. They take more piss than a urinal block but there’s no denying their awesome crowd reaction” Kerrang
“what is there not to love about watching 15,000 metal heads moving crab-like across a field during the brilliant ‘Crabulon’? ‘Robototron’ is equally brilliant with two robots appearing out of fake Marshall stacks at the rear of the stage. Gloriously silly.” Ghostcult mag
“If you haven’t 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 “…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 “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
“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
“They perform their soul ripping metal tracks with such passion it’s hard not to stand up and take notice. That and their set is also one of the most wildly aggressive and downright entertaining sets of the entire festival so far.” AltSounds
Special guests on the night will be Manchester’s fast and furious Ten Foot Wizard and also Footprints in the Custard.