3000 AD (Sam Pryor, Scott Austin, and Hellmore Bones) is a thrash metal band from New Zealand who got together so they can fuse their passions together, which is their love for thrash metal and 80’s punk rock, along with a unique futuristic imaginary of a society that is undesirable and frightening.
Listening to their heavy and dark self-titled track, “3000 AD,” off of their debut album The Void, you’re instantly taken on a journey through their take on a bleak dystopian future.
With lyrics like, “This is life on Earth / The year 3000 AD / This is the fate of us and the shape of things to be” “Watch as the people hide in their cities of debris / Watch them try to shield themselves from the phantom powers that be / Chaos reigns in the cities of Earth where the people have lost their way,” and “(Storm coming, future bound) / It’s the decay of all we see / That leads us on – 3000 AD,” you’re lyrically shown a vision of an civilization that is on the brink of collapse in a desolate and hostile environment from a different time in the world, hence the time stamp, AD.
AD stands for Anno Domini, which is Latin for “in the year of the Lord,” referring to the birth of Jesus Christ.
Listen to “3000AD” below:
What did you think of “3000AD”?