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 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 bands’ 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 in 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 bands next full length which they are still working on.
Drummer Claire Percival commented on the bands’ latest single: «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».
Commenting on the forthcoming album: «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 flavor to our sound, which 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! ».