Driller Killer
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Background information
OriginMalmö, Sweden
Genres
Years active1993-2009[1]
LabelsOsmose Productions
Associated actsAnti Cimex
Members
  • Cliff Lundberg
  • Christoffer Larsson
  • Johan Gummesson
  • Charlie Claeson
Past members
  • Andy Rydell
  • Adam Andersson
  • Svend
  • Henke
  • Christer
  • Selle
  • Asp
  • Charlie Claeson

Driller Killer was a Swedish extreme metal band. They were formed in 1993 in Malmö[2] and are named after the Abel Ferrara film The Driller Killer.[3] They are signed to the French record label Osmose Productions and have released seven full-length albums, and a variety of split releases to date.[4] Their style has been described as heavy punk,[5] hardcore punk,[6] crust punk[7] and D-beat.[8] They are also strongly influenced by the sound of Discharge.

Driller Killer was one of the first bands to implement death metal sound into a crust punk formula.[9] The popularity of the crust punk and death metal fusion cemented when Osmose Productions created the Kron-H imprint for the main purpose of signing Driller Killer, Disfear, Loud Pipes and Dellamorte.[9] While the tenure with Kron-H did not generate major financial success it gained praise from underground critics.[10]

Members

Current line-up

  • Cliff Lundberg - vocals (1993−2009), guitar (1993−1996)[11]
  • Christoffer Larsson - guitar (2009), bass (2005−2009)
  • Johan Gummesson - bass (2009)[12]
  • Charlie Claeson - drums (2005−2009)

Past members

  • Adam Andersson - guitar (1999−2009)
  • Andy Rydell - guitar (1996−1999), bass (1993−1996)[13]
  • Robert „Lefty“ Jörgensen - bass (1996−1997)
  • Svend Ruelökke- bass (1997−1999)
  • Henke - bass (1999−2005)
  • Christer - drums (1993−1996)
  • Selle - drums (1996−2000)
  • Asp - drums (2000−2005)

Timeline

Discography

  • Brutalize (1994) LP/CD
  • Total Fucking Hate (1995) LP/CD/PD
  • Fuck The World (1997) LP/CD[14]
  • Reality Bites (1998) CD[15]
  • And The Winner Is… (2000) LP/CD
  • Cold, Cheap & Disconnected (2002) LP/CD[16]
  • The 4Q Mangrenade (2005) LP/CD
Compilation albums
  • A.I.R vol. 1 and 2 (1998)[17]
EPs

Fuck The World and Reality Bites were released on vinyl in 2019.[18]

References

  1. ^ Kelly, Kim. „Raw Punk Godfathers Anti Cimex Are Dead But Still Angry“. Vice Media. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  2. ^ Masuri, Antonio. Antblog. p. 386. ISBN 9781326208165.
  3. ^ Staff (May 15, 2017). „D-Beat Mondays: Driller Killer“. Blow the Scene. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  4. ^ Maximum Rocknroll. University of Michigan: Maximum Rock ’n‘ Roll. 1999. p. 7.
  5. ^ Bergmeier, Hinrich (2001). Le sacre: Musik, Ritus, Religiosität : anlässlich der Biennale Neue Musik Hannover. Pfau. p. 215. ISBN 9783897271371.
  6. ^ Staff (January 20, 2008). „DRILLER KILLER Is Back With New Lineup“. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  7. ^ „The 4Q Mangrenade - DRILLER KILLER“. Blabbermouth.net. 9 April 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  8. ^ Yardley, Miranda (18 May 2010). „Lautstürmer/Driller Killer veterans pound out their crust punk top five“. Terrorizer.com. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  9. ^ a b Ekeroth, Daniel (2008). Swedish Death Metal (new, illustrated ed.). Bazillion Points Books. p. 266. ISBN 9780979616310.
  10. ^ Ekeroth, Daniel (2008). Swedish Death Metal (new, illustrated ed.). Bazillion Points Books. p. 340. ISBN 9780979616310.
  11. ^ „Cliff Lundberg (Driller Killer/Anti Cimex) :: T.C Crew“.
  12. ^ „Driller Killer Announce New Lineup“. Komodo Rock. 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  13. ^ „ANDY RIDELL – METALBROTHERS.ES – Todo el Metal – All about Metal“.
  14. ^ „Fuck the World“.
  15. ^ „Reality Bites“.
  16. ^ Staff (Sep 23, 2002). „DRILLER KILLER“. Rockzine. Archived from the original on 2 October 2020. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  17. ^ Giffin, Brian (2015). Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal. p. 2298. ISBN 9780994320612.
  18. ^ Athayde, Luiz. „Driller Killer: odiosos do Crust/Punk relançam discografia em vinil“. Class of Sounds (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2020-10-02.

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