Hardcore “Nedal”

Hardcore “Nedal”

  Meet Okilly Dokilly, the world’s first Ned Flanders themed metal band.

  As strange as it may sound, Ned Flanders, the neighbor of fictional character Homer Simpson, is the inspiration behind this unique band. Established in 2015, this group from Phoenix, Arizona is the world’s first and only “Nedal” band, and swiftly became a phenomenon after releasing a few press photos and a 4-song demo.

    The members of this one of a kind group go by the names Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned, and Bled Ned, and perform wearing the iconic pink collared green shirts, manicured mustaches, and circular glasses worn by Ned Flanders in the T.V. show The Simpsons.

  Even though Ned Flanders is depicted as the ever nice, religious neighbor, any fan of The Simpsons knows that he started out as a little hellion. In the episode “Hurricane Neddy“, Ned loses his cool after a hurricane tears down his home, and returns to Calmwood Mental Hospital to seek psychotherapy. Here, he is visited by his childhood psychiatrist, Dr. Foster, who tells him about his childhood life as a completely out-of-control brat raised by beatnik parents who did not believe in discipline. Ned discovers that in his youth he went through the University of Minnesota Spankalogical Protocol, which involved eight months of continuous spanking, turning him into the hi-diddly-ho neighbor he later became.

  Okilly Dokilly is the perfect embodiment of Ned’s hidden inner rage, and seriously rocks the stage in doing so. The guttural screams, pounding drums, and fans crowd-surfing on inflatable Homer-style doughnuts make their stage shows a fu-diddly-un time.

  Before playing their first show, the band gained nearly 30,000 Facebook fans, and continues to grow in popularity worldwide with their unique songs; most of the lyrics being quotes of Ned himself. Their high energy shows weave together comedy and brutality, and have created the sub-genre of metal now known as “Nedal”. The genre is described by lead singer, Head Ned, as “Not as fast as Bartcore (a comical twist on hardcore punk), and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk”, (crust punk).

  Okilly Dokilly’s unlikely theme has exploded on the scene, and has been featured by numerous publications, including Billboard, Time, The Independent, BBC, Esquire, Vice, and many more. The growing interest fueled the fires of creativity, and in November of 2016 the band released their debut album, Howdilly Doodilly.

  The album is full of “Flanderisms, rushing guitars, and more than enough left-handed puns”.

  The band released their first official music video for the single White Wine Spritzer in November of 2016, which features the band getting lit off of white wine while tearing apart a Simpsons-esque living room, before beating a Flanders impostor in a circle stomp and burying him in a shallow grave. It’s brutal-inio.

  I love all things strange and unique, and you can’t get much more bizarre than Okilly Dokilly. From their attire to their lyrics, this strange new force is surely going far, and has plenty of shows ready to prove that fact coming up on their current tour.

  I can’t wait for them to come to a town near me, and if you’d like to see this hi-diddly-hardcore band for yourself, check out their tour dates here.



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