Evil Dead References: Music

Ash and the Necronomicons

There’s a NYC based indie band called Ash and the Necronomicons that sings about the Evil Dead. Check out their Myspace and official site!

Skinny Puppy

In the song “Who’s Laughing Now?” by the great Industrial band called Skinny Puppy, they use several samples from Evil Dead 2 including “Who’s laughing now?” “I hope you rot down there!” “God forgive me for what i have unleashed!” and “We are the things that were and shall be again!”


On Primus’ album Frizzle Fry the song “The Toys Go Winding Down” 1 min. 49 secs into the song Les sings: “C.G the mexican is a friend of mine. We used to sit around the house watching EVIL DEAD. Talking about the way it used to be…”


The Misfits have a live bootleg vinyl record called “Evil Dead IV”.

Skarmy of Darkness

There is a Monson Massachusettes based ska punk band called Skarmy of Darkness. Check out their Myspace.

Coheed and Cambria

On Coheed and Cambria’s first release Second Stage Turbine Blade, there is a clip from Army Of Darkness at the first of the song “Junesong Provision”.

Dead by 28

A detroit based band called Dead by 28 have a song called “A Thing Called Evil” i’m pretty sure it’s about Evil Dead, and it opens with a sample from evil dead 2. It can be found on there cd “The Spawning” through B4 Records

Foo Fighters

Their video for Everlong is chock full of Evil Dead references.


The death metal band Deicide wrote a little song entitled “Dead by Dawn…” check out the lyrics here:

Book of the dead, pages bound in human flesh
Feasting the beast, from the blood the words were said
I am unseen, dreamt the sacred passage aloud
Trapped in a dream of the Necronomicon

Seven lords of an evil and fatal force
Levitate through the secret and ancient doors
Unbegun, premenating bizarre
Swept away to the castle of Candar

Seeking the tomb, tried to possess
Immortal sleep, visions of death
Drank of the blood, water of life
Splendorous son, show me the sign
You are dead
Blanketing fear, unknown to man
Demons appear, death they command

(Dead by dawn, dead by dawn, dead by dawn

Blasphemate me

We are what once were, and shall be and rule again
Dead by dawn, chanting death the ancient hymn
This is not real! I am not the Chosen one!
Trapped in a spell of the Necronomicon

Torted pain, in the palace of dead
Recitate, through the passages I dreamt
Dead, dead by dawn
Dead, dead by dawn