The heavy metal band scene is always something that should be taken with a grain of salt, because alongside some of the biggest rock legends there are so pretty weird bands out there, that embrace some of the oddest themes ever in the name of rock. But just when you thought you’ve seen it all, the Phoenix-based band Okilly Dookilly comes along and makes it quite clear that we can still be quite surprised by the creativity of metal bands.
Okilly Dokilly is the first ever Ned Flanders Inspired heavy metal band in the whole wide world. All five members wear Ned Flanders costumes, and each of them has their very own Ned name. The leader of the band is, obviously, Head Ned and the rest are Red Ned, Thread Ned, Bled Ned, and Stead Ned. And they really look amazing, because they have the innocence of Flanders’ look but when they start singing, it is clearly not what any of us would expect, because there is nothing Flanders-like about their sound, as they stay truthful to the heavy metal genre.
The band members said that they were actually looking for a cutesie name for their heavy metal band and somehow there was nothing better than Okilly Dokilly, because it’s something that all Simpsons fans know and love. Then they realized that the Flanders look just might be the perfect look for them and that they should all be their own Flanders.
“In reality, this is all just an over-the-top attempt at getting Matt Groening’s autograph, even if it comes on a cease and desist letter.” said Head Ned, making the band look even more weirdly appealing.
And the best thing about the Ned Flanders band is that they actually sound really good. Despite their humorous look and hilarious onstage personas, Okilly Dokilly is a very serious metal band. They describe their sound as somewhat less fast than “Bartcore”, “a little cleaner than Krusty Punk” and not quite as downright heavy as”‘Homer J.ent”.
Okilly Dokilly will have their first ever show on September 5th in Phoenix and it looks like it’s going to be one amazing night for everybody who makes it to the concert.
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