KcaveMen is an Australian Metal band founded in 2005 and based in Adelaide, South Australia. They perform a style of Experimental Metal known as Shock Rock mixed with comedy themes and skits.
The band has released two full-length albums, Gondwanaland (2010) and Evolution (2021) and released them independently. They are well known by their viral video of a Metal cover to the Spongebob Square Pants theme song, released for the Nickelodeon kids choice awards competition.
All though KcaveMen had an 8 year hiatus after their first album, the band was explained to be a side-project for the members in which fell behind in priority until its revival in 2020 following the ten year anniversary of Gondwanaland. They've been open about making an impact with the return with hopes to keep the band alive.
65 Million Years ago, Australia was connected to the Antarctica, otherly known as Gondwanaland. A rift developed a breakup separating the islands. Many cavemen lost their friends and family but these four cavemen found each other during those dark times, however became frozen without shelter after the “big bang thing” made a lot of noise and fire which destroyed everything. In 2010 Archaeologists discovered a cave deep within the South Australian outback, these four cavemen were discovered and defrosted to be studied however moments later the cavemen killed and cannibalized the archaeologists. Ever since they have been attempting to blend in with the new world while making music about their past life and the troubles with society today and the rules they need to adapt to. Here by leaving you with, kcavemen.
KcaveMen was originally created as a comedy musical skit group which converted into a studio project in 2010 when (King Parrot / The Berzerker) drummer Todd Hansen joined the cave rave. Before their first album (Gondwanaland), KcaveMen was a viral success capturing audiences online through the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards competition in 2006 to cover the Spongebob Square Pants theme song in which they remixed into a metal cover. The song and video gained over 500k views on Myspace, 300k on YouTube and recently gone viral on TikTok. While the band was not intended for a younger generation and lighter topics, doing cover songs to capture a wider audience outside of the more serious spin of the characters has been a plus for the band.
In 2010 they released their first studio album "Gondwanaland" followed by an Australian Tour with Headkase, they also featured at Toddfest in Brisbane and opened for Devolved (USA) in Adelaide. The band announced they went back in the freezer in 2012 with plans to return in the future.
In 2020 they released a "10 year anniversary edition" of Gondwanaland on Vinyl and then released two new singles "Death From Above" and "The Bone Collector" which came with an announcement of a new album "Evolution" which was released in May 2021 with 18 new songs. Limited to touring; In October, they headlined at The Northern Sound System "Escape The Average" Halloween Event in Elizabeth, followed by a benefit show in November to help save The Enigma Bar venue in Adelaide from closing due to the pandemic.
- KcaveMen (2005)
- Return For Snack (2006)
- Gondwanaland (2010)
- Gondwanaland - Vinyl (2020)
- Death From Above - Single (2020)
- Evolution (2021)
- Dong (KidCrusher) - Vocals / Producer (2005-present)
- Plop (Todd Hansen) - Drums (2010-present)
- Plop Plop (Matt Holmes) - Live Drums (2021-present)
- Zorg (Matt Ford) - Live Guitar (2009-2010, 2021-present)
- Bort (Norwood Grimes) - Live Bass (2009-2012, 2021-present)
- Linkavitch (Daniel Morrow) - Live Bass (2020-present)
- Zero (Beau Cluff) - Live Guitar (2020-present)
- Glob (Peter Because) - Vocals (2005-2009)
- Oogah (Zeke Sporn) - Guitar (2010-2012)