Frank Holby reviews the new single…..
Irelands groove-infused metalcore outfit “Dead Label” has been quiet on new releases recently. Their last offering was 2016’s full length “Throne of bones” A full on, in your face, relentless slab of heaviness. That doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy. Being highly active on the live circuit supporting the likes of Machine Head and Fear Factory with explosive performances at Brixton Academy supporting Gojira, has earned them rave reviews with slots at some of Europe’s top summer festivals including Metal Days and Bloodstock.
However, the global pandemic bought things to a premature halt. Booked to appear at Download and Wacken, festivals that could really put a band on the world stage were cancelled which understandably left a sour taste in the band’s mouth.
Not to be deterred, Dead Label started writing a follow up album, which is still very much in progress. But they are also set to release a six track E.P. simply called “Anthology” compromising of previously released singles and two new songs. The first of which is “Dead Weight” set to be released as a single on the 2nd of April, a week before the E.P.
No doubt about it, this track starts off full of angst, with its groove inspired riff and metalcore style vocals telling the story of shattered dreams and broken promises, it’s very angry and doesn’t hide it.
Claire Percival, Dead Labels drummer sheds light on the nature of the song saying “ Its very personal to the band its a response to some stuff that happened in the past, so we figured the best way to vent our anger is by turning it into something positive, we can’t wait to rip it out live.”
Now a four piece with the addition of ex “This Place Hell” guitarist Mick Hynes to add to the overall sound of the band, exciting times are on the cards for “Dead Label”
Dead Label – Deadweight release date 2nd April, Anthology release date 9th April.
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