Zombina and the Skeletones is a horror punk band from Liverpool, UK; they’ve been creeping out people since 1998 and today they’re still on the run. The whole band revolves around the lead singer Zombina, who looks like she was born to be on stage and scream her heart out. Doc Horror is also a vital member of the band because he writes all the lyrics; the two of them also have another band with Ben Indigo, Zombina and the Skeletones drummer. The new band is called White Blacula and it was formed in 2013 and of course the horror theme remains, but the music is quite different: lots of sax, slow tunes, ghastly whispers and less punk fast beats. Their first album has just come out on the 19th of May: “The Great All Knowing White Blacula”.
The band was born from the friendship between Zombina and Doc Horror: they met at school in 1998 and immediately got along on their musical and general tastes. They both had a love for horror movies, b-movies, Halloween and 50s rock ‘n’ roll (Zombina’s look is often amazingly psychobilly). They first started a band called The Deformed, with which they produced a demo tape that contained some of the greates Zombina and The Skeletones successes (Braindead and Leave my Brain Alone for a start). Both bands created by Doc and Zombina remind of the early Misfits and The Cramps, and the music is a mix of horror punk and death rock. In 2005 they did also tour with The Misfits and The Damned; it was a great accomplishment for them, since they’re still not very popular, not even in the punk scene.
Nobody likes you when your dead.
It just ain’t right.
Just ’cause I’m biting on your head, there’s no need to be impolite,
An’ if I still had eyes, then I would surely cry,
Nobody likes you when you’re dead,
An’ that’s the story of my life.
Nobody Likes You When You’re Dead – Zombina and the Skeletones
Current line up:
Zombina: Vocals and Theremin
Doc Horror: Song writer, Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Ben Digo: Drums
Kal K’Thulu: Bass
Z-Ray Speck: Saxophone
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