Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!) as they finally receive their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers. We have the second trailer and the official Draftouse Films poster for you to check out.
Before Bad Brains, The Sex Pistols or even Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death's music, and band name, too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album.
A Band Called Death follows what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first punk band to have ever ruled the earth!