Band Line Up 2014
Playing: Saturday, 9th August 2014
Stage: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Band Photo Gallery
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 in to existence.
In the following years the slowly band relocated to Nottingham evolving 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. Previous band members may have been left behind but they’re not forgotten, the influence of Hymen the Unbreakable, Nemesis, Frenzy G. Spinesnap and Papa Bongo have all helped to create the unique sound and style of Evil Scarecrow.
The band have two full albums “Crowcifiction” and “Sixty Six Minutes Past Six” with the “Hell Dog” EP being released between the two. Two official videos have been released, the ever popular “Robototron” and fan favourite “Blacken the Everything”.
2012 sees them starting work on the as yet untitled third album which will be the first recorded with the current line up. As ever the album will include influences from across the metal genre melded together with the inimitable Evil Scarecrow humour and just a smattering of some rather more imitable dance moves.
It is in the live arena that the band have 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 and as mammoth as the main stage at Bloodstock Festival. 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 support of fans saw Evil Scarecrow win the Bloodstock Unsigned Competition in 2008 and they were featured in Terrorizer’s best unsigned band readers’ poll at the end of the same year. Since then the band have leaped from strength to strength expanding their following and catching the eye of the critics. In 2011 they made a triumphant return to Bloodstock playing a set to a packed to bursting second stage tent and a quite astounding number of robot dancers.
Demand for the live show has never been stronger and the band show no signs of slowing down their gigging schedule. Amongst some of the higher profile shows they played in 2012 were Hammerfest Festival, the Hard Rock Hell Ibiza Road Trip and as part of the pre-party for the prestigious Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Are you ready for the Evil Scarecrow live onslaught? When they’re invading a stage near you, it's not to be missed!
"If you havent seen Evil Scarecrow (9) 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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Band Line Up 2014
- HATE BREED
- DIMMU BORGIR
- FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
- BLOODSHOT DAWN
- CHILDREN OF BODOM
- LACUNA COIL
- ORPHANED LAND
- BALLS DEEP
- ZERO ZONIC
- DE PROFUNDIS
- DEALS DEATH
- ROTTING CHRIST
- SISTER SIN
- OBSIDIAN KINGDOM
- ALONE WITH WOLVES
- JACKKNIFE SEIZURE
- DOG TIRED
- NO SIN EVADES HIS GAZE
- GOAT LEAF
- ABHORRENT DECIMATION
- CONVINCING CLEARITY
- ALL CONSUMED
- THE CANYON OBSERVER
- BORN OF THE JACKAL