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Sydney, Australia (1979 – 2008)

An Australian electronic group formed in Sydney, Australia in 1979, Severed Heads have released albums ranging from to influenced music.

The original members were Richard Fielding and Andrew Wright, and were soon joined by Tom Ellard. This later changed to Garry Bradbury, Paul Deering, and Tom Ellard; Ellard has been the only one to remain throughout the group’s career, with changing lineups throughout its two and a half decades of existence, later working mainly with Stephen Jones. Robert Racic was an integral part of the band during the late eighties/early nineties.

Severed Heads performed a final concert in Sydney in January 2010. Tom Ellard uploaded a farewell video of Sevs In Space to Youtube, which may be considered as a requiem of sorts.

In early 2008, Ellard added the following text to the bottom of the official site’s front page, “Severed Heads do not have a MySpace page. It is a fake. The band is dead,”. (


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  • ProjectPickaxe

    I can't wait to see them live!

    16 Apr 4:43am Reply
  • porcelain_tree

    Yeah, it's strange how an important band like this can fall through the cracks as the years pass. And then you have Skinny Puppy, who seem fairly well know today, but in the 80's when I mentioned them, people would just stare blankly.

    27 Mar 10:50pm Reply
  • Snerdly

    I can't believe after 10 years of listening to "industrial" etc, this month is the first time I had ever heard Severed Heads. Finding "Come Visit the Big Bigot With Dead Eyes Opened" on vinyl was my musical high point of 2014. Best thing I've heard this year really.

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SillyKateFace

    YES. <3

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SillyKateFace

    Damn, this is cool. O_O

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ketamineface

    Spastic crunch is their best track IMO.

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Razielek

    They were underground electronic band, exprimented with noise and sampling (like other industrial bands), they appeared on comilations with industrial music so they were industrial. If they were not, no one were.

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lailamb

    Mango my Virginian

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • littlealvagirl

    "it was a part of a joke. severed heads is such a dumb name. i hate it by the way. we were trying to fool people to think that we were industrial, and it worked."

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
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    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Ron242

    As they probably (not) meant it to be the 'Dead eyes opened' does what Severed Heads projected in their ideas/goals. Make way for the other Sevcom works. It does that, but might take decades for some people to understand.

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ToneLeMoan

    I'm pretty sure I didn't hear Dead Eyes Open when it was originally released. A few years ago I chanced upon Come Visit the Big Bigot and it's become one of those albums I just crave a listen to every now and then. Best sound to come out of Oz apart from half of Dead Can Dance?

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
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    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • NicDowse

    Just don't google *Severed Heads*. Ugh.

    19 Oct 2012 Reply
  • sonofpfunk

    i love you tom

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • greylenses

    truly great band

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • PitFiend

    J. G. Thir.. who? Tom Ellard for most innovative Australian ever

    26 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ZombieXBoy

    Brilliant band, brilliant name. [2]

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • MissUmbria

    This is ̶g̶o̶d̶ good!~

    24 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Kill9O

    I love this band so much, you guys. Oh man.

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
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