Pod People

pod_peoplePod People are a doom metal band from Canberra, Australia that formed in 1991. The band has since recorded six releases, playing a blend of stoner and sludge traits, with lyrics typically covering themes relating to either cannabis in their early days to topics themetically based around The Divine Comedy. During 1993-1996 founding members shifted drastically altering not only the make up of the band but their sound too. They began from the then thriving local heavy music scene that began in the very healthy underage youth centre all ages shows and as the generation came of age centred around the Terrace bar, a beloved venue that closed in 1995. Other Canberra bands of note that were around and some who continue now include Armoured Angel, Alchemist, Psychrist, Slug, Precursor and Exceed to name a very few.

Their recent album is entitled Mons Animae Mortuorum, latin for “Mountain of the souls of the Dead” and was release in 2008.

Other Information

  • Origin: Canberra, Australia
  • Genres: Doom metal, Stoner metal
  • Years active: 1991-present
  • Label: Rise Above Records
  • Associated acts: Blood Duster
  • Website: http://www.podpeople.com.au
  • Members:
  1. Brad Nicholson – vocals
  2. Melinda Walker – guitar
  3. Josh ‘JJ LaWhore’ Nixon – guitar
  4. David ‘DD’ Drynan – bass
  5. Damian ‘Maggs’ Saunders – drums


  • Pod People (1995) – EP
  • Swingin’ Beef (1998) – EP
  • Soil (2000) – EP
  • Doom Saloon (2001)
  • In the End (2005) – Split
  • Mons Animae Mortuorum (2008)



~ by molco on June 29, 2009.

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