‘The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas’ Is The North Pole Punk Rock We Didn’t Know We Needed

Punk supergroup The Myrrhderers (as in, The Murderers) bring together prominent members of the North Pole underground scene for their debut album, The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas.

Al Frankincense (Dead Kringles), Elliott Gold (Prancid), and Bill Myrrhey (Sleigher) entered the studio in 2020 for an historic documentation of the North Pole underground Christmas culture.

Hard-hitting versions of classic carols like “Deck the Halls” and modern classics such as “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” pepper The Myrrhderers’ debut EP. The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas makes its worldwide debut November 20, and will be followed up by The Myrrhderers Sleigh Some More on December 11.

Discussing the first single, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ Elliott Gold says,

Making Christmas punk music is a bit of a balancing act – you need to give the songs some kind of twist to make them work in a punk context, but you also don’t want to push a song so far that it loses its original Christmas ‘feeling.’ This is one of the heavier tracks on the record, but we wanted to put it out first because we feel like it captures both sides of that equation, without compromising one for the sake of the other.

Our scene isn’t gonna be around forever. Since Bezos came along, there’s been a lot less work up here, so most of our friends have moved south looking for a better life, and not to mention, less melty terrain. We figured if we don’t document this now, it might never happen.

The Myrrhderers Sleigh Christmas is produced by land-based producers Jamie Hilsden of Man Alive (The Militia Group), Corey Ben-Yehuda of Usless I.D. (Fat Wreck Chords), and mixed by Vince Ratti (Bouncing Souls, Brand New, The Wonder Years, Tiny Moving Parts, Circa Survive). Visit their Bandcamp to pre-order the album.