Dead Label return with brand new single “Deadweight”, out 2nd April, and details of upcoming EP Anthology, set for release on 9th April. Keep your ears open on the better radio stations (online and off) and you might hear the single before the release date!
Despite the impact of the global pandemic, Dead Label have been busy working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Throne of Bones’ (which is still very much underway) and have broken the silence of 2021 with their first blistering new single/video, “Deadweight”.
Fans will be familiar with a slew of singles that followed over the years from “Pure Chaos” to “False Messiah”, “Triggered” and “Dystopian Complex”. Now, for the very first time, and by
popular demand, all previous singles can be found on the band’s forthcoming new EP, Anthology.
To celebrate the release of “Anthology”, the EP features two new tracks that have never been officially released and have only been heard through the bands live performances over the years with “Deadweight” being the lead single. Following their critically-acclaimed performances with Gojira at London’s Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo back in the Summer of 2019, Dead Label have been attracting the attention of metal fans across the globe, all the while influencing booking agents and media alike, thanks to their distinctive, extreme heavy groove-based sound.Having toured with Fear Factory, Machine Head, Gojira, Jinjer and graced the stages of Metal Days, Bloodstock Festival, Boomtown, Download, 2020/2021 was set to be a huge year for the Irish-based four-piece.
Scheduled performances at Wacken Open Air, Resurrection, Download, Ireland’s Sunstroke, as well as some other (yet-to-be announced) tours had to be shelved leading to a huge creative surge for the band’s next full length which they are still working on.
Drummer Claire Percival commented on the band’s latest single and the forthcoming album:
“Deadweight” is a track that’s very personal to Dead Label. It’s a cathartic 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. This has been a very liberating process and we can’t wait to rip it out live.
When the lockdown first impacted us back in March 2020, we just put our heads down and started writing like we’ve never done before. We explored so many ideas and arrangements, which opened-up a rich vein of creativity.
You have to remember, also, this is our very first time writing as a four-piece. Mick [Hynes] has brought a certain flavour to our sound, that ultimately has made it bigger, heavier, and well…. It just crushes!
To say that we’re excited about these new songs is an understatement. They have been written with the passion [and frustration] of our pent-up energy and longing to be back on stage once again. Each song is its own skyscraper…loaded with concrete. The new material is sounding super heavy!
Dead Label will feature on Ireland’s national TV network RTE, as part of a special feature on Metal Music in Ireland on Monday, March 29th. You can access My Tribe via RTE One or on RTE Player for residents outside of Ireland.