Rockford, IL based band, Forever The Living Dead, is the city's own crunkcore poster child. The have the beats, the synths, the screams, and the "I don't give a f*ck" attitude. The name came about when Ricki Weber was talking to Dot Dot Curve's own Spanky. "We thought Forever the Living Dead was a catchy name and would be good for us." Says Zero.
The band consists of Ricki Weber AKA Zero (rap vocals/scream vocals/production), Jospeh Myers AKA Green (rap vocals/scream vocals). Some of the band's influences include DIY crunkcore bands like Brokencyde, Dot Dot Curve, and Breathe Carolina.
The band is working on their first official EP. The I'll Never Be Mainstream EP will be introducing the band's on unique crunkcore sound. They hope to change people's idea of the music genre that everyone Loves to hate. The EP will introduce 5 tracks and they plan to release it early August at the latest.
After seeing the band on Facebook and Youtube, LoveTagLA, Baltimore-based apparel company, emailed the band about endorsement and the band respectfully accepted the offer.
Forever The Living Dead hopes to accomplish many things. "Our plans are to get our name out to as many people as possible and to change everyone's views on music and the genre of crunkcore. Along the way, (we hope to) play a lot of shows and meet lots of people who like our style. We would like to prove to people that Crunkcore is indeed a genre and not just Brokencyde and kids that wanna be like them."