A Band Called Death

Jul 19, 2017

Before there was punk, there was a band called Death. In their family's spare bedroom, three teenage brothers formed a band in the early '70s, began playing a few local gigs, and pressed a single in 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 was never given a fair shot, disbanding before it even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles 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.