Death Pill, are an all-female hardcore punk power trio of considerable muscle, combining metalcore, punk rock and (like labelmates ‘Shooting Daggers’) oodles of ‘Riot Grrl’ vibe.
It’s significant how many female punk bands are using the stance and attitude of the ‘Riot Grrl’ movement as a touchstone for what they are about, but it doesn’t end there. From the classic punk of Black Flag, The Distillers and Circle Jerks, to modern outfits like Axe Rash and the thrash metal of Nervosa and Exodus, there’s a nod to all of this in Death Pill’s visceral sound. Full on and fully formed on their self-titled debut album.
That aside, what makes them even more pertinent, is that Mariana, Anastasiya and Nataliya are from the Ukraine, whose troubles are well known to all of course, but naturally enough have hit the band very hard.
But there is hope, and as their debut album amply demonstrates, plenty of fighting spirit.
Death Pill are
Mariana Navrotskaya, guitar and lead vocals
Anastasiya Khomenko, drums and backing vocals
Natalya Seryakova, bass