Okilly Dokilly
Okilly Dokilly live
Okilly Dokilly live
Background information
OriginPhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Years active2015–2022
MembersHead Ned
Zed Ned
Dread Ned
Past membersRed Ned
Stead Ned
Shred Ned
Thread Ned
Bed Ned
Bled Ned

Okilly Dokilly was an American metalcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, that played "Nedal" music; a subgenre of metal music themed around the animated character Ned Flanders from the television series The Simpsons. All band members performed dressed as Flanders, and the majority of the lyrics to their songs are quotes of his.

The band members go by the pseudonyms: Head Ned, Shred Ned, Zed Ned, Dread Ned and Bed Ned. The unusual concept behind the group has resulted in worldwide attention. The lead singer, Head Ned, said that Nedal music is "Not as fast as Bartcore, and a little cleaner than Krusty Punk", references to hardcore punk and crust punk, respectively.

As of June 3, 2019, the band has acquired over 66,000 likes on Facebook.[2][3][4][5] The band's first studio album, Howdilly Doodilly, was released on November 11, 2016.[6][7] They announced their first nationwide tour via YouTube on February 5, 2017. On March 3, the band announced on instagram that Stead Ned and Thread Ned would be replaced on the upcoming tour by Dead Ned and Cred Ned on lead guitar and bass, respectively.

On July 31, 2018, the band announced that Bled Ned, Red Ned, Cred Ned and Dead Ned left the band and will be replaced by Shred Ned (guitars), Dread Ned (drums) and Zed Ned (synth) with the only remaining original Member being Head Ned. The band also announced in the same news that they are working on their second studio album, titled Howdilly Twodilly, which was released on March 29, 2019. In October 2018, Okilly Dokilly introduced Bed Ned as their new bassist.

On April 7, 2019, the band appeared during the end credits of The Simpsons episode "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say D'oh".[8] After the release of their second album, Okilly Dokilly spent the remainder of the year touring the United States and Europe. In early 2020, they released the single "Slaughterhouse" and toured in Australia, but the COVID-19 pandemic made further touring impossible. The When the Comet Gets Here Tour that was planned for April and May 2020 had to be postponed twice, at first to 2021 and then to 2022. On November 2, 2021, the band announced that the tour was renamed to Tourdilly Do '22 and that it would be the last tour before an indefinite hiatus. In March 2022, a trailer for the tour announced two new supporting members, with Led Ned replacing Shred Ned on lead guitar and Bloodshed Ned taking the place of Bred Ned on bass.

The tour, and along with it the band's activities, ended on May 7, 2022, in Austin, Texas.[9] In their seven years of existence, Okilly Dokilly performed a total of 239 shows all across the world. In August that year, they announced an additional farewell show for October 29, 2022. They also called for all fans to come dressed as Ned Flanders or other Simpsons characters, in an attempt to break the current world record of Most People Dressed Like Characters from The Simpsons in One Place.


Final lineup




Title Details
Howdilly Doodilly
  • Released: November 11, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
Howdilly Twodilly
  • Released: March 29, 2019
  • Label: Self-released


Title Details
Okilly Demos[10]
  • Released: August 11, 2015
  • Label: Self released


Title Year Album
"White Wine Spritzer" 2016 Howdilly Doodilly
"Reneducation" 2019 Howdilly Twodilly
"Bulletproof Glass"
"Slaughterhouse" 2020

Music videos

Title Year Director
"White Wine Spritzer" 2016 Justin Humbert[11]
"Reneducation" 2019 Nick Mills[12]


  1. ^ Conde, Chris (February 27, 2019). "Pay Tribute to Ned Flanders and Catch Metalcore Outfit Okilly Dokilly at Paper Tiger". San Antonio Current. Retrieved May 16, 2023.
  2. ^ "There's a Ned Flanders Metal Band Called Okilly Dokilly". Time.com. August 14, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Vincent, Peter (August 14, 2015). "The Simpsons' Ned Flanders inspires heavy metal band to create 'Nedal' music". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Say "Howdilly Doodilly" to Okilly Dokilly". Nbcsandiego.com. November 23, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  5. ^ "Ned Flanders-themed band Okilly Dokilly reveal they are writing 'an ode to the Leftorium'". Nme.com. August 18, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Music News, Views And All The Latest From Junkee". Junkee.com. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "That Ned Flanders-Themed Metal Band Okilly Dokilly Are Releasing An Album". Musicfeeds.com.au. November 1, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  8. ^ ""They Started a Ned Flanders Metal Band. Then 'The Simpsons' Called"". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Okilly Dokilly Announce Diddly-Dang Dissolution | Exclaim!". exclaim.ca. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  10. ^ "Okilly Demos, by Okilly Dokilly". Okillydokilly.bandcamp.com. Retrieved October 6, 2020.
  11. ^ "Okilly Dokilly – White Wine Spritzer (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Okilly Dokilly – Reneducation (Official Music Video)". YouTube. Retrieved February 13, 2019.