Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names? Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it. We’re hitting the streets (aka. “Internet”) to find the origins behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names in the scene. Every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back on a different band and this week it’s Orange county hardcore kings Death By Stereo.
According to legend (aka: the internet), the band’s name was inspired by the 80’s cult classic vampire movie The Lost Boys. During a scene in the movie a vampire is electrocuted by a stereo after which point Corey Haim’s character utters the line “Death by Stereo!” The clip from the movie can be viewed here.
Check out last week’s Band Name Origin story: Operation Ivy