Richard Moll, the actor known to millions as the hulking but loveable 6 foot 8 bailiff on the 1980s television show Night Court, has become the new face of one of the most iconic bands in all of heavy metal. Starting in the Fall, Moll will be touring as the vocalist of legendary extreme metal outfit Napalm Death.
The news comes on the heels of the announcement by singer Barney Greenway that he’d be stepping away from the band to become the Northeast Regional Communication Director for American Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Greenway will rejoin the band after the election, but asked his close friend Moll to take over vocals until he’s ready to return.
Moll, who is a diehard Napalm Death fan and even worked an occasional reference to the album ‘Utopia Banished’ into several Night Court episodes, has been doing a good deal of voice acting work and playing bit parts on television since the show ended. In his free time however, he along with former Night Court stars Markie Post, Marsha Warfield and Harry Anderson, occasionally play gigs around Los Angeles in their Anthrax cover band “We Are The Law”.
The Moll fronted version of Napalm Death will be hitting North America starting in Charlotte, North Carolina in September. They plan on devoting their hour long set to playing their seminal album ‘Scum’ 17 times in a row.
The band also will be going into the studio with Moll sometime in early February. They plan on going back to their grindcore roots and releasing a 14-minute, 986-song album tentatively titled “GHRRUSTLEREEDZZZZBRRR”. It will include a 6 second rendition of Jethro Tull’s entire “Thick as a Brick” album as well as a 932 nanosecond remix of Sugarhill Gang’s epic “Rapper’s Delight”.
#1 by Dick Knibbledeebitz on August 3, 2015 - 6:24 PM
Bull is brutality incarnate! I seen him do Agothecles and Assük covers live before. One time he even did like four fuckin Gut songs in a row, kid! Oh and this one time I seen a We Are The Law show where Harry had that actor come on stage who was on the show a few times once with a buncha fuckin pool balls stuck in his mouth, another time it was a big ass harmonica. anyways Harry brought him out with a bass harmonica in there again and he did the bass lines for “I want some milk”. It was wicked fuckin cool dood! Everyone went batshit.
#2 by thom on January 3, 2016 - 11:31 PM
Wtf ! Lol trying to find a part of this tha isn’t a complete surprise!! Lol
#3 by Mike Reseigh on August 3, 2015 - 6:32 PM
that was funny
#4 by Top 100 Metal Albums on August 4, 2015 - 9:03 AM
…which is actually an interesting turn of events given the release of Harry Anderson’s doo-wop album last year entitled “In The Night Court Eclipse”…
#5 by Keith Spillett on August 4, 2015 - 9:08 AM
#6 by Jamorth the Ungulate on August 4, 2015 - 12:50 PM
You dumb dummy. The name of his doo-wop album was
“In The Still of The Night Court.”
#7 by Top 100 Metal Albums on August 4, 2015 - 3:21 PM
No… no. THAT was the title of the Whitesnake tribute album that Markie Post and John Larroquette recorded back in ’89.
#8 by natego on January 4, 2016 - 9:37 PM
Is this true?
#9 by BradyBunchFan on April 7, 2017 - 6:04 PM
Is this even real?