DEATH APE DISCO
Find out more about Death Ape Disco
Death Ape Disco have become one of my favourite bands...
thanks to their great live ability and an awesome debut album. That
album is called "Supervolcano" and the first time I did any
photography for them was when I was asked to do the cover shot for it.
Their guitarist, Kit Brice, had a particular model he wanted to use...
a model of an apeskull. It ended up having orange paint splattered,
dripped and flicked at it by Becca Weight (who did all the excellent
paintings seen throughout the album artwork) while I tried to capture
just the right exploding lava type of effect. The final image used for
the cover can be seen further down the page.
That is the same apeskull model as the one you can see in my promotional
portrait of Death Ape Disco seen above and on the front page of this
FEATURED update. It is also in the July 14 issue of Metal Hammer magazine
accompanying a 'Hot New Band' feature on Death Ape Disco.
Incidentally, Metal Hammer also premiered their video for "10,000
Years" (created by Andrew
Marshall) in which the band play in the mouth of the same apeskull
while it is engulfed by lava from a volcanic eruption! Check it out
This image has been a part of my print portfolio since the start of
2014. I occasionally get comments about the story behind it - who is
the guy walking in the background? How did the giant apeskull get there?
Did it crash land? Is from another dimension? Or a relic from an ancient
time? What is the significance of the trail of smaller skulls? Are the
apeskulls around the band the remains of previously buried victims?
My answer is... buy the CD, read the lyrics, and see if it makes any
sense then. It might not, but then again it might, and at the least
you'll have some great new music to listen to.
So far 2014 has seen the band achieve some well earned recognition which
has led to them playing the Metal Hammer stage at Desertfest and with
the help of their very dedicated fanbase go on to win TBFM Magazine's
TBFM Factor. In doing so they have secured a release with Ripple Music...
a great label for a band like Death Ape Disco to be with. It looks like
exciting times for the band lay ahead.
More info on Death Ape Disco can be found via their facebook page at
Supervolcano can be freely downloaded from their bandcamp
page and if you want the full experience with artwork and lyrics,
etc. then buying a CD is a must. Get a T-shirt too while you're at it!
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