Fronted by outspoken singer Matt Koruba, Program the Dead is a hard, heavy rock band from LA that rails against conformist, mass-media culture. Whilst the groups messages are clear and aggressive, their music on greater listening reveals variety and depth. Their songs range from the anthemic to softer funk-style sounds all with a futuristic feel and stem from influences like Iggy and the Stooges, MC5, Depeche Mode, and U2.
Their self-titled first album cover was inspired by the verichip, a microchip made in the 2000's. It could be implanted in the human body and send out radio information, and was the basis therefore of the electronic tagging of prisoners and of truant children. The children complained that wearing the chip was an infringement on their civil liberties.
Program The Dead released two albums 'Program The Dead' in 2005 and 'Ginger' in 2006.