“Modern metal is alive and well with DEAD LABEL.” – Joel McIver, Author / Editor at Bass Guitar Magazine
“If you want something new that will absolutely blow you away, look no further than DEAD LABEL. It’s impossible to sit still while listening! This is a band that gives you a proper kick in the ass! DEAD LABEL is everything you want in a metal band—heavy, fast, and catchy—wrapped up in a neat, no-gimmicks package. Check these guys out!” – Gabby Canella, Music Choice
Irish modern thrashers DEAD LABEL are back with a vengeance this fall – announcing a brand new album, Throne Of Bones, and kicking off a full U.S. tour!
The band’s new album, Throne Of Bones, is set to hit stores via Nuerra Records in early 2015. Tracking for the album was just completed at EastWest Studios and Sonora Recorder’s in southern California. Throne Of Bones is produced by Michael Phelan with co-production from Chris Rakestraw (Danzig, Parkway Drive, Bring Me The Horizon/also credited as head engineer) and DEAD LABEL. The album is set for mixing by Ben Grosse (Disturbed, Slipknot, Filter) at The Mix Room in Burbank, CA.
The first single, ‘Salvation in Sacrifice’, will be released to radio soon!
“I may be biased here, but this album is the best thing we have put down,” states singer Dan O’Grady. “I feel like this is the first real DEAD LABEL album, something that is starting to sculpt our sound. Everyone, from the band to the production team, has gone above and beyond the call of duty and I personally want to thank everyone for their dedication to this project. I think with this record we have created a mile stone that will withstand the test of time. You cannot hide a good record and this is exactly that. I’m so proud of what we have created and I cannot wait to share it with the world.”
Throne of Bones Track Listing:
1. Throne of Bones
2. Salvation in Sacrifice
3. Exhume The Venom
4. The Birth of Suffering
5. The Cleansing
8. The Gates of Hell
The band promises that their upcoming album will be a fresh update to the sound heard on their 2013 Nuerra Records release, Sense Of Slaughter. You can purchase Sense Of Slaughter in full here, or stream it via Spotify. You may recognize the biggest single from Sense of Slaughter, entitled ‘Self-Immolation’, which landed at #15 on the CMJ Loud Rock chart, receiving heavy radio and internet exposure in the UK, Europe, Stateside and Japan.
In addition to their album announcement, DEAD LABEL will kick off a full U.S. tour beginning this Friday, October 3rd in San Diego at The Merrow. The tour continues through mid-November, coming to a close in Colorado Springs, CO at Sunshine Studios. See below for a full listing of tour dates!
DEAD LABEL U.S. Tour Dates:
10/3 The Merrow, San Diego, CA
10/7 Complex, Glendale, CA
10/8 Billy O’s, Ventura, CA
10/9 Eli’s Mile High Club, Oakland, CA
10/10 Wandering Goat, Eugene OR
10/13 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
10/15 Shredder, Boise, ID
10/17 Hall of Champions, Casper, WY
10/18 Seventh Circle Music Collective, Denver, CO
10/20 Rogue Bar, Scottsdale, AZ
10/21 The Dive Bar, Las Vegas, NV
10/25 Animal House, Frankfort, IN
10/27 The Bug Jug, Rochester, NY
10/28 Sammy’s Patio, Boston, MA
10/29 O’Brien’s Pub, Allston, MA
11/1 The Haven, Orlando, FL
11/3 Diamond Jim’s Saloon, Arlington, TX
11/7 Stages, Texarkana, TX
11/8 Levee, Longview, TX
11/9 Private Birthday Party, Marshall, TX
11/13 Malarky’s, Albuquerque, NM
11/14 The Wreck Room, Amarillo, TX
11/15 Sunshine Studios, Colorado Springs, CO
“We are so excited to get out on the road in the US for the first time,” adds singer Dan O’Grady. “We are a live band, always have been. From day one it’s been what we enjoy most about being in a band, and on the road is where we truly shine. We cannot wait to share our music with the American people. See you on the road!”
Earlier this year, DEAD LABEL released their brand new single, ‘It Burns Within’. The track appears on the band’s currently untitled full-length release, coming soon. You can purchase ‘It Burns Within’ on iTunes here, or stream it via Soundcloud here. ‘It Burns Within’ is mixed by Brian Virtue (All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Nonpoint).
DEAD LABEL comes from modest beginnings, but are anything but quiet. Shortly after forming and winningthe All Ireland Battle of the Bands “The Crypt Trials” in 2009, DEAD LABEL released a self-titled EP in October 2010. They quickly began performing at festivals and events around Europe— appearing in Belgium and Czech Rep., with a recent appearance at Aggressive Music Fest in 2013.
Traversing even farther from home, DEAD LABEL was invited to perform at “Rocktoberfest” in Okinawa, Japan, where they played to a crowd of 8,000 people in the first year. This marked the band’s biggest performance yet! The second year that the band was invited, the US Government experienced their wide shutdown, which indirectly caused the festival to be cancelled. Regardless, the band travelled the distance to Okinawa and fulfilled their performances to local fans in several area clubs. Now that’s dedication!
In addition to those performances, DEAD LABEL also supported metal heavy weights Machine Head in their home country last year. Check out a fan-filmed live performance in Dublin with Machine Head here: http://youtu.be/Y4pJS0xk0HY
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Dan O’ Grady–Bass and Vocals