Paul Chain invented the name "Death SS", with the double S in pure punk spirit (so nothing to do with nazism), while Steve Sylvester had the idea of dressing up each member as a horror movie character: lead vocalist as a Vampire, guitarists as the Death and a Zombie, bassist as a Mummy, drummer as a Werewolf.

In the same period Steve was the leader of a satanic sect, while Paul was the priest at black masses.