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Murder City Devils was a rock-'n-roll band active between 1996 and 2001.
The band's original lineup, consisting of Spencer Moody, Dann Gallucci, Derek Fudesco, Cody Willis and Nate Manny, formed in Seattle, Washington in 1996. Within a year, the band had released two singles Three Natural Sixes and Dance Hall Music and signed with the "Die Young Stay Pretty" label, a subsidiary of Sub Pop. The self-titled debut album was released in 1997.
In 1998, the band released Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts, its second full-length album. In the same year they recruited Leslie Hardy, a former member of Hole, before commencing a year long tour of North America. During that tour, they played with Built to Spill and At the Drive-In.
After a short break, the band released In Name and Blood, with photos in the liner notes notoriously depicting every member as a murder victim. The band released the Thelema EP in 2001 before breaking up later that year due to circumstances surrounding Hardy's departure from the band.