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Gets you all of the girls (in Scandinavia)
Origins Scandinavia
Genre(s) Death/Thrash Metal
Members Dave Bjornborg
Dave Olafstenston
Schenkel McDoo
Discography "Moving Very Slowly" (2003)
"The Decoupage" (2005)
"Brother In A Jar" (2007)
"Shady Missionaries" (2007)
"Poison the Dragons" (2007)
"Trudgemank" (2008)
Producer Mort Dougland
Label Crample-O Stow Records

Taranchula is a Scandinavian death metal band. The members of the band are Dave Bjornborg, Dave Olafstenston, and Schenkel McDoo; Matt Chapman portrays Bjornborg and McDoo, while Mike portrays Olafstenston.

Initially mentioned in the Strong Bad Email band names, the first song from the band featured in the Homestar Runner body of work was "Moving Very Slowly", released on Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits (although an early version was briefly played during the email fingers). The music video for the song, directed by Teeg Dougland, was later included as a bonus feature on strongbad_email.exe Disc Two. Rock-rap collaboration "Trudgemank" featuring Peacey P (for which The Cheat animated a music video) was recorded for the "Trudgment Night" soundtrack. Their most recent song is The Troghammer from the Trogdor!! The Board Game Rulebook Album.

Snippets of other Taranchula songs heard include "The Decoupage" (with music video directed by Mort Dougland and reminiscent of the video for "Sober") and "Brother In A Jar" (composed for Strong Bad's would-be funeral).

Products endorsed by the band include the Taranchula Black Metal Detector (from Videlectrix Kidx) and Cold Ones Dry.

Lead singer Schenkel McDoo has performed "Moving Very Slowly" live alongside Limozeen in 2008 (McDoo was also possessed by Strong Bad, who performed several additional songs) and twice more in 2016.


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  • Taranchula
  • Shady Missionaries
  • Poison the Dragons
  • Trudgment Night Soundtrack

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  • "Bjornborg" is a play on Swedish tennis legend Björn Borg.
  • "McDoo" shows Gaelic influence.
  • "Schenkel" may be a reference to Scorpions rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker and/or his brother Michael Schenker.
  • The fact that there are two Daves in the band may be a reference to frontman Dave Mustaine and former bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth.
  • In Baddest of the Bands, Bubs was originally going to loan Strong Bad a game called "Taranchula's Rockin' Rampage" while the FunMachine was under repair, although the minigame never got past the writing stage. The game would have involved defeating wolverines and protesters.

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