LIVING DEAD GIRL is:
Molly Rennick — vocalist of Toronto-based modern metal band Living Dead Girl — was born to perform. At four years old, she confidently informed her parents that she was going to be a rock star one day.
While still relatively unknown outside of her native Canada, the talented 21-year-old Rennick performs like a seasoned professional. The aptly titled band name has real-life connotations, as the vocalist came into this world with grayish-blue skin and not breathing. By the exact medical definition, Molly was stillborn.
“My mom basically told me that when I was born, there were no signs of life,” she explained. “When I was 15, I formed my first band. I just thought that Living Dead Girl was so perfect because it was both personal to me as well as a good representation of what kind of music it is. I think right off the bat when you hear Living Dead Girl, you know it's a female-fronted metal band.”
Formed in 2017, Living Dead Girl has released three singles independently, while performing shows throughout the Toronto area. Living Dead Girl’s musical stew is a unique amalgam of genres including goth, rock, metal, industrial, pop and punk rock.
Rennick slyly reveals that she may have two different personalities.
“One wears baby pink and Hello Kitty and listens to pop music,” she begins. “And the other one is a goth girl in fishnet stockings who listens to Marilyn Manson.” The contrast between the two extremes is highly intriguing.
In addition, the dichotomy between Rennick’s amazing vocal range sees her seamlessly switching from taunting, high-pitched croons, to menacing, harsh barks, to haunting growls with relative ease.
Recently, Rennick just completed recording her highly-anticipated debut full-length album entitled, Exorcism, with prolific producer Mitchell Marlow (In This Moment, All That Remains, New Years Day).
Working with Marlow was an eye-opening experience for Rennick.
Initially heading to L.A. in September of 2019 to record a couple of singles just to see how things went, Rennick soon realized that she needed to do a full album with Marlow.
“Working with him was incredible,” Rennick enthused. “Mitch has a home studio, so we would spend all day there. It was a very chill, casual setting, so it made it really easy to write. Some songs we had written and recorded all in one day because Mitch and I seemed to read each other’s minds.” Given Marlow’s track record of band’s he has previously worked with, he approached Living Dead Girl with the same edgy, modern production values.
On Exorcism’s 11 banging tracks, Rennick channels her inner “goth girl gone bad” attitude. From the raging, down-tuned riffs of the title track and “Worship Me” to the infectious, singalong chorus of “Villain,” to the enticing, taunting melody of the album's first radio single, “Alive”, Rennick commands your full attention.
One thing’s for certain, Rennick’s journey to stardom has been promising so far, proving that the new breed of modern metal is alive and well in Living Dead Girl.
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