Lollipop Lust Kill is an aggressive band that combines Pantera and goth to craft music of dark resonance and evil imagery. Closest in spirit to Tool, the band dresses in black suits because, as bassist D. Human has explained, "scary people in the real world look like you and me. They look like the boy next door. And next thing you know, you're living right next to one."
Though D. Human and guitarists Pill and DeadGreg have been playing together since 1994, the Toledo, OH, band officially formed in 1996 when they discovered frontman Evvy Pedder. After adding drummer Knits and keyboardist Killer K., the band released a three-song EP called Candy Canes and Razor Blades in 1997.
In 2000, Lollipop Lust Kill self-released their full-length debut, Motel Murder Madness, after considerable success at gaining fans via the internet. Their sophomore album, My So Called Knife, released on Artemis Records in June of 2002, presents brooding songs of murder and mayhem inspired by revenge, the violent video game Doom, child abuse, and Stephen King's novel The Shining. The record even includes a cover of Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus." ~ Charles Spano, Rovi