Nothing says metal quite like a green sweater, pink shirt and spectacles, and nothing says Nedal like the Ned Flanders-inspired band Okilly Dokilly.
The Phoenix-based quintet -- Head Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned, Stead Ned and Bled Ned -- calls itself "the world's only Nedal band," a claim that's difficult to dispute. "Most of our songs are direct Ned quotes," states Okilly Dokilly's Facebook page.
But where does Nedal fall within the broader tapestry of Simpsons-inspired metal? “Not as fast as Bartcore, and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk,” Head Ned told Rip It Up. “Not as heavy as ‘Homer J.ent’ – Nedal is a happy medium in the Simpscene.”
If that doesn't answer all of your questions, perhaps a listen to Okilly Dokilly's demo (below) will. They'll have their first show Sept. 8 at The Trunk Space in Phoenix.