Origin: Brest, France  
Genres: Eclectic Metal, Doom Metal
Page online: February 19, 2019
Last update/review: February 19, 2019

The Von Deer Skulls

Here's one for the bizarro crowd. The Von Deer Skulls were labelled somewhere as "progressive post-doom". To be clear, this is not progressive, this is not doom, and this is not post-metal, but once you listen to this, you say to yourself, "yes, this is what progressive post-doom might sound like". It's an odd sound, bass-heavy, sparse, evoking a David Lynchian atmosphere (also referenced elsewhere, but oddly accurate), with scratchy spoken vocals and rather meandering song structures. The non-music aspects of the band are just as strange -- the members wear odd masks, apparently are from all over the world, with back stories either strange or fanciful (did the band really employ a twin brother/sister combo, both as drummers?). Yet to dismiss this as random weirdness would be a disservice, as their style is actually cool and intriguing.

Current Members

Peter Von Deer Skull

guitars/vocals/keyboards

Lana Von Deer Skull

bass

Stun Von Deer Skull

drums/bass

Former Members/Guests

Hektor Von Deer Skull

bass

Franz Von Deer Skull

bass/backing vocals

Freke Von Deer Skull

vocals/drums/programming

Freyja Von Deer Skull

vocals/drums/programming

Hektor Von Deer Skull II

drums/programming



Discography


It's Time To Paralyze  EP
2014
  1. Intro
  2. The Way To The Shadow
  3. From The Wood
  4. Interlude #1
  5. The Paranoid Rooms
  6. Interlude #2
  7. Memories
  8. Outro
  9. Bitches Of The Wood (Hidden Track)
  • Peter Von Deer Skull
  • Hektor Von Deer Skull
  • Freke Von Deer Skull
  • Freyja Von Deer Skull



The Damned Chapter - Remixes & Rarities  EP
2014
  1. From The Wood (Live in Schwarzwald 2014-10-02)
  2. Right In Two (Tool Cover)
  3. Memories (Remix by Umbre)
  4. The Paranoid Rooms (Remix by Exil)
  5. Bitches Of The Wood (Remix by Nequam)
  6. Outro (Remix by Peter Skull)
  7. To The Damned Part I
  8. To The Damned Part II
  9. To The Damned Part III
  • Peter Von Deer Skull
  • Hektor Von Deer Skull
  • Freke Von Deer Skull
  • Freyja Von Deer Skull



It's Time To Remixyze  EP
2015
  1. Intro (Remix by Peter Skull feat. Laurent Fievre)
  2. The Way To The Shadow (Remix by Umbre)
  3. Live From The Wood (Mix by Freke)
  4. Interlude #1 (Remix by Edgar Morella)
  5. The Paranoid Rooms (Remix by Exil)
  6. Interlude #2 (Remix by Edgar Morella)
  7. Memories (Remix by Umbre)
  8. Outro (Remix by Peter Skull)
  9. Bitches Of The Wood (Remix by Nequam)
  • Peter Von Deer Skull
  • Franz Von Deer Skull
  • Hektor Von Deer Skull II



The Rest Is Silence  
2016
  1. Strong & Fragile
  2. The Fall Of The Raven
  3. Twilight Of Innocence
  4. Birth Of The Freak
  5. Tabula Rasa
  6. The Fake Me
  7. Personal Hell
  8. Swan Song
  9. Ritual
  • Peter Von Deer Skull
  • Lana Von Deer Skull
  • Stun Von Deer Skull





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