Rock band out of LA formed in 1977. Their style incorporated blues rock, punk, death rock/goth rock and jazz, and later sped up the style
(dubbed "speed metal esoterrorica"). John Doe of the seminal LA punk/roots rock group X played with the Flesh Eaters in their early days (doing
their own version of the X song "Cyrano de Berger's Back" on their first album).