The Swedish veteran moshoholics F.K.Ü. know perfectly that horror and metal go hand in hand and now they're back to prove it with their 3rd studio attack. Showing special affinity towards the Freddy Krueger flicks (and having Robert Englund himself as a special guest), they spice up their old school and catchy brand of thrash with specific sense of humor. If you miss the best days of EXODUS, OVERKILL, S.O.D. and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, don't think twice - this album will send you into moshing frenzy! Get ready for a healthy dose of good, friendly, violent fun!
The moshing beast we know as F.K.Ü., short for Freddy Krueger’s Ünderwear, first raised its ugly head back in 1987. In those days they were more or less pure S.O.D. die hard disciples, to say the least, and after a handful of something that was supposed to be rehearsals but more bore the resemblance of cheap beer and pizza fights, the band fell into a hiatus.
It wasn't until confronted with a strange guy called Larry in early 1997 that the band considered bringing the slumbering beast back to life again. After the overwhelming response of the 20-song demo "Beware Of The Evil Ünderwear" recorded in 1998, the guys decided to put some more effort in. Come 1999 and the horror metal men spend nine days in Dugout Studios with engineer Daniel Bergstrand to lay down the classic tracks that would come to complete their moshing magnum opus "Metal Moshing Mad". Released on Pat's own label, Head Mechanic Records, the 22-track mosher showed the world that it’s still possible to have good, friendly, violent fun and create music that makes you diving to get to the nearest mosh pit! After the release and some successful festival gigs at Dist and 2000 Decibel, as well as a lot of unforgettable club gigs together with bands like THE HAUNTED, ENTOMBED and MESHUGGAH, among others, the band slowed down the pace as the members also paid their dues in other metal acts, taking up more and more of their precious moshing time.
In 2004, Larry (throughout the years member of: DARKANE, ANDROMEDA, ENEMY IS US, SCARVE), Pete (LOST SOULS, VALLEY OF THE DEAD), Pat (MIDAS TOUCH, LOST SOULS)and Ted (LOCH VOSTOK, FLAGELLATION, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, MAYADOME) realized that what the world really needed was another dose of their patented Horror Metal Mosh, and so began the making of their sophomore moshing masterpiece "Sometimes They Come Back... To Mosh" (Head Mechanic Records). Once again inspired by '80s thrash and horror movies and of course, old issues of Metal Forces and cheap beer, "Sometimes They Come Back... To Mosh" thrashed and slashed its way into the metal fans' veins and once they tasted this hot dish of destruction... they ended up begging for more! Their unholy return led to some great tours including the now legendary "Weapons of Mosh Destruction" tour in the US together with GHOUL and ENGORGED and a short but intense visit to Italy with HYADES.
2008 saw the pretaste of bigger things to come: "Horror Metal Moshing Machine" single and "Twitch Of The Thrash Nerve" (a split with the mighty HIRAX) were released to quickly quench the hunger of the rabid moshoholics worldwide and make them crave for more. The same year F.K.Ü. invaded UK for the first time for 2 shows as well as played at Sweden Rock Cruise, alongside CANDLEMASS, DEMON, DISMEMBER, EVERGREY and PRETTY MAIDS.
And now, due to massive demand from all the dedicated moshoholics around the globe, it's time for the mighty Horror Metal Moshing Machine's third, most furious effort to date; "Where Moshers Dwell". Recorded in the boiler room of Ted's own Blueflame Productions studio, mixed by Larry in his Great Scot! Audio studio and mastered by Mats Lindfors (Candlemass, 220 Volt, Torch...) at Cutting Room, Stockholm, this is the release that's going to set a new standard for horror and metal for decades to come. You will be taken on a trip on the "Highway To Horror", feel a "Twitch Of The Thrash Nerve" and get to know the story about "The Pit And The Poser". Featuring the exclusive narration by Robert Englund himself (Freddy Krueger character) and growl vocals courtesy of Jörgen Sandström (Krux, Vicious Art, ex-Entombed, ex-Grave) and 16 pages booklet adorned with killer cover art and a 10 pages comic by master of horror, Jeff Zornow. This is prime neck-breaking, horror-inspired, sing-along thrash madness - out in June 2009 on Metal On Metal Records! So, once again, dear Moshoholics, it's time to unite and mosh as one!
Sweden (Uppsala), 1987
Larry Lethal (vocals)
Pete Stooaahl (guitars)
Pat Splat (bass)
Dr. Ted Killer Miller (drums)
• "Beware Of The Evil Ünderwear" (1998)
• "Metal Moshing Mad" (1999)
Full-length, Black Diamond Productions
• "Maniac Cop" (2003)
• "Sometimes They Come Back... To Mosh" (2005) Full-length, Head Mechanic Records
• "Horror Metal Moshing Machine" (2008)
Single, Torture Garden
• "Maniac Cop" (2008)
Single (split w/Hirax), Black Devil/Deep Six
• "Where Moshers Dwell" (2009)
Full-length, Metal On Metal Records