Zombie Crash to Release New Single ‘Hardcore on Tour’ on 18th May 2015

Zombie Crash, learning disability metal band, Devour Boy Band in New Music Video

Hardcore On Tour Single Released 18 May

If Finland can do it, so can we‘ That’s the rallying cry from Ryan O’Donovan of Zombie Crash, the UK’s hardest rocking learning disability metal band.

In May’s Eurovision Song Contest, Finland is represented by learning disabled punk band PKN (Pertti Kurikan Nimipiavt) who toured with Zombie Crash in 2013. Could there be a time when such mainstream acceptance and appreciation of learning disabled artists happens here? It’s what Ryan and his band have been working towards for years. They have broken loose of the usual gigs and events that learning disabled artists get to play, supporting bands Hey Colossus, Jett Black and Sauna Youth, and storming the Supernormal Festival.

Zombie Crash now make their biggest stab for stardom with the release of the music video ‘Hardcore On Tour’, premiered on Louder Than War. “The story of the video” says lead guitarist Ryan “is that we [Zombie Crash] are doing a homecoming gig at the end of a hard tour and find that a boy-band has been given a slot on our stage. We don’t take kindly to this.  Zombie Crash has no time for manufactured pop niceness.” Watch it below…

Zombie Crash – Hardcore on Tour:

Drummer David Briggs adds “It’s been brilliant making the video. We’ve done some great stuff as a band but people can really see and understand us from the video. It’s all about the music and the attitude.”

Zombie Crash will release ‘Hardcore On Tour’ as part of a triple A-side CD on 18th May.

Audiences in Brighton can watch ‘Hardcore on Tour’ on the big screen at The Duke Of York’s cinema, along with PKN’s film The Punk Syndrome on Wednesday 27th May 2015 starting at 6:30pm.

Zombie Crash


The video was produced by LAE, headed up by award winning learning disabled filmmaker and Zombie Crash guitarist, Luc Anthony Eisenbarth. It was filmed in The Green Door Store, Brighton’s most radical music venue.

Zombie Crash are part of Carousel, a Brighton-based arts organisation that that puts learning disabled people in control of their art in film, music, performance and production. Carousel challenges expectations of what great art is and who can create it.


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!