THE PIT presents 'A Band Called DEATH' - Available now on the THE PIT VOD !

THE PIT presents 'A Band Called DEATH' - Available now on the THE PIT VOD !
05 May 2024

"We realized we'd done the best we could with Death. We stuck it out from 1973 to 1980, dealing with rejection of our name, rejection of our music, rejection that we were black and played rock 'n' roll, rejection that our music was too fast. So many rejections."
As new addition to its list of programs, THE PIT VOD platform presents 'A Band called Death', a documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they recoreded their music and then disbanded.
More than 30 years later, somehow, the story continues...
The full documentary is available right now on the platform with a 7-days FREE trial.

Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. 
Record companies found Death's music—and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album.  
Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger.  Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.  




Born 1969, grew up with the NWOBHM sounds, musically educated with cult french magazines that were ENFER and METAL ATTACK, definitely nailed to the style when "The Number Of The Beast" by IRON MAIDEN was released... From 1982, it was clear life would never be the same ! Young & getting wild to the HEAVY sounds of SAXON, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, Young Fab also discovered thanks to school mates the NOISE, FILTH & FURY of Hard-Core/Punk bands like G.B.H, DISCHARGE, BROKEN BONES but also CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, FUGAZI... and later on, through the 90's, everything that was ALTERNATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL, GRUNGE, INDUSTRIAL (SONIC YOUTH, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS)... Passion & curiosity grew up as years went by ... Fate was SEALED... no turning back ! No Music = No Life !

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