Green Day drummer Tré Cool’s Icelandic death metal band release new EP

It's called 'You're Welcome'

Tré Cool has dropped a brand new EP with his Icelandic death metal side-project.

The Green Day drummer goes by the name Bjorn Roarkson in the Dead Mermaids, and performs as the group’s drummer and the lead singer.

He joins guitarist Magnus “The Halibut” Magnusson, bassist “The Silver Fish” Grimsson and back-up vocalist Njall “The Wolf” Njalsson on the group’s new EP, ‘You’re Welcome’.


The Dead Mermaids released their debut self-titled EP in 2014. Listen to their new EP below:

Meanwhile, Green Day were this week called “turgid” by John Lydon.

Discussing the state of punk rock with The New York Times, the former Sex Pistols singer said: “How many bands are out there like Green Day now? I look at them and I have to laugh.

“They’re coat hangers, you know. A turgid version of something that doesn’t actually belong to them.”


Earlier this year, Cool joined members of Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy for Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘mean tweets’ feature

One Twitter user wrote: “I left more talent in my toilet this morning than Green Day has ever had,” to which Cool replied: “I’m glad that you’re thinking about us while you’re taking dumps. We’re doing something right.”