The Dead Deads are comprised of two pairs of best friends who came together for a girls’ jam night that turned into much more. Audiences may be curious as they see four girls with X’s painted over their eyes appear on stage, but once the wall of sound washes over them, they are transfixed and spirited away into the dark and magical world of The Dead Deads.
Heads bang as metal and grunge riffs are beaten into submission by relentless, often bombastic rhythms. Sugary harmonies, brutal growls and finely crafted wordplay force unexpected stops and odd time signatures into undeniable hooks creating a new brand of drum-driven rock–brutal, silly and sublime. The Dead Deads explore sounds from 90’s bands like The Pixies and Pavement as well as modern alternative bands like Jimmy Eat World and Weezer, all while keeping their grunge/punk rock roots. The girls name Nirvana, Failure, Silverchair, NOFX, Black Sabbath, Helmet, They Might Be Giants, Beck and The Melvins in amongst their hugely diverse list of influences.
Since their unassuming beginnnings as a “for fun” band in 2014, they became much more almost over night. In December 2014 they wrapped their first national tour with Halestorm, which they scored simply by Lzzy Hale seeing them live. Their debut full-length record “Rainbeau” produced by Brian Carter at Paradox and mixed by Matt Mahaffey/sElf was recorded live to tape in three days and released in November to rave reviews calling the album, “the weirdest wonderland of accessible punk and rock you’ve heard in awhile,” and “one of the better albums of the year.” “Rainbeau” went on to win a Best Rock Album in the Nashville Music Awards.
Named by The Nashville Scene as a band to watch in 2015, the band continued to grow: They christened the new Nashville venue, Basement East, played a live on-air gig for WRLT at legendary listening room 3rd & Lindsley, broke crowd number records at Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, played a sold-out hometown show with Evanescence on their triumphant return, and partied down on Motorhead’s Motorboat cruise with the likes of Motorhead, Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Huntress, and Crobot.
In 2016, the band continued their winning streak, playing the ShipRocked cruise with 5-Finger Death Punch, Seether, Halestorm, and Helmet where they quickly became fan favorites. The Dead Deads also participated in the all-star band The Stowaways with members of All That Remains, Halestorm, Halo Method, P.O.D., Nonpoint, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Megadeth, Art of Dying and many more. Page Hamilton, of Helmet, thought the girls were “awesome,” and offered to produce their next record. “For Your Obliteration” was released in the fall of 2016 just after the girls finished a national tour with Bush and Chevelle. They briefly went home to Nashville to release it to a sold-out crowd, and then finished 2016 on the road, doing their first Canadian run, and putting 7000 miles on their van as direct support for Bush.
2017 got off to a crazy start with another trip on ShipRocked, direct support for Nonpoint, and a run with Alter Bridge. Currently, The Dead Deads are in the studio again, working on their third studio album. Fans can expect a single to be pre-released this summer.