A Band of Orcs

A Band of Orcs

 Santa Cruz, California, USA

High fantasy death metal music written and performed by orcs. GWAR, Morbid Angel, and Slayer collide with Dungeons & Dragons and World of Warcraft to create a brutal gamer-geek's best nightmare!


What do you get when Morbid Angel collides with Dungeons & Dragons and Slayer crashes into World of Warcraft?

A Band of Orcs!

Yes, the oRcs are THAT kind of band. They did, indeed, used to be a war band, hunting and killing dwarves, elves and humans on the barren and blasted plains of their homeworld until I got a hold of them. Who am I, you ask? Humans call me Gruesom Grimp, Chaos Pundit and Manager for this musical battalion.

The oRcs have exchanged (or at least set aside for a while) their chopping axes to take up their shredding axes, and they are hell-sent on completely Dominating the frail human ear-drums of this realm with their spine-crushing sounds of blood and thunder.

I brought A Band of Orcs to your plane of existence one chaotic day when I was out cruising this dimension of the multi-verse and happened upon a group of kids playing role-playing Dungeons & Dragons. The GM was about to roll for a random encounter. The Grimp feeling a tickle from his ma's side of the family (the gremlin side) thought it would be hella funny if the next encounter the GM rolled actually came through to this side and scared the living' bejeebees out of the gamers.

Player1: "Do we encounter anything?"

Player2: "Yeah, like ogres or somethin'?!?!?"

GM: "Let me see (sound of dice rolling)...you encounter...A BAND OF ORCS!!!!"

Poor kids.

The orcs pretty much slaughtered them, ending their pathetic little lives. But then, as fate (otherwise known as Mother Chaos) would have it, the GM's older brother was up stairs listening to Slayer’s Reign in Blood in his room.

The orcs ran upstairs, intending to mutilate the poor shmuck, but stood entranced by the demonic sounds of the lords of hell metal. The oRcs of the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe told Jed they would spare his life, if he showed them how to produce such evil, vile, primal sounds.

Jed, fearing for his life, took all the Orcs down to the local Guitar Mart, where the Orcs, of course, proceeded to tear through the store with their battle axes, and...well, mostly break stuff...but they did manage to salvage some musical instruments and begin to learn how to play. Jed still lives on in the dungeon of oRc Tower as their music teacher!

I always know a golden opportunity to weave a mighty chaos in the Multi-verse, so I signed on to be A Band of Orcs manager and the rest, shall we say, shall become the stuff of legends.


"WarChiefs of the Apocalypse" EP available on i-tunes, Amazonmp3, Rhapsody, Lala, CDbaby, and Shockhound

"Into the Maelstrom" music video

Set List

Descent (Intro)
Into the Maelstrom
I, Gogog
Procreation (of the Wicked) - Celtic Frost Cover
WarChiefs of the Apocalypse
Hall of the Frozen Dead
When the Hills Run Red
Disassembly Line (Instrumental)
Bring Out Your Dead