Pale Horse was a death metal band that was popular during the 1970s and 1980s. The band's lead singer was Red D'Eath and the group was followed by many Knot Tops.

Biography Edit

Final concert and deaths Edit

Pale Horse held a concert in Madison Square Garden on November 2, 1985, in which they were supported by another band named Krystalnacht. It was a sold out show, and attended by several Knot Tops. However, this was the same night that Adrian Veidt's "alien monster" was teleported into New York City. At midnight, when the monster arrived, the band and every other person in the audience was killed by the psychic backlash.

Legacy Edit

Following the band's demise, the group remained popular with many fans alternative and metal music. A space rock group named themselves Sons of Pale Horse in honor of the their predecessors. The events of 11/2 inspired the Stephen Spielberg classic Pale Horse which won several Academy Awards.

In the graphic novelEdit

In many back alley scenes the graffiti can be seen to contain the 'tag' of "pale horse" beneath phrases such as "Who Watches the Watchmen?"

The knot top approached by Dan in Happy Harry's has a Pale Horse logo on his jacket.

In the Nova Express interview of Ozymandias, Doug Roth mentions Red D'Eath's name alongside those of real life musicians Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen, suggesting that Red's career dates back at least to the seventies.

Significance of nameEdit

The band name, "Pale Horse," refers to Revelation 6:8 which is about the release of the fourth seal of the apocalypse.

7 When the lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Go!” 8 I looked, and there was a pale horse! Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given authority over one-fourth of the earth to kill people using wars, famines, plagues, and the wild animals of the earth.~ Revelation 6:7-8

The name D'Eath is pronounced Dee-Ath, but is spelled like "Death". Red's name is a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death, a story about people partying in the face of disaster and being struck down in the middle of their revels, much like the concert goers when the monster appears..

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