Dead By Wednesday

DEAD BY WEDNESDAY’s fourth release Death of the Rockstar, on Ear One Productions record label, is a powerhouse 5-Song EP – their best songs and production yet. This CD leaves you wanting more. It’s in one sense the death of one long chapter of the band’s history due to the loss of long-time guitarist Ross Ragusa, who is still playing on this CD, but is also the rebirth of a hardworking, independent metal band that has morphed into a “real” unstoppable international act with the addition of touring guitarist Joey Concepcion on guitar. Along with band veterans Christian Lawrence on drums, Mike Modeste on bass, and Joe Morbidelli on vocals, these guys are a tight unit live and in the studio A band that can be put up on the same stages with any of the top metal contenders “of the now.”

With this CD release and a national tour with Shadows Fall the band has done a video for “When In Rome”. A big summer for DBW. Throughout the years they have toured relentlessly, and in doing so have found their own sound and style, creating a fierce loyal fan base along the way. Now, with all the right members in place, they have all the pistons of this metal turbo engine running full throttle, and are without a doubt a serious force to be reckoned with. The Death of the Rockstar is also a metaphor for the dying music industry of today. This is not in regards to the art or creation of music by our fellow musicians (even though we do feel it’s slightly over saturated), but rather the negative impact that the corporate politics involved has had on the currentscene.

“When In Rome”

Past Band History:
In 2005, Dead By Wednesday made their first mark by releasing their debut CD Democracy is Dead on Jasta of Hatebreed’s Stillborn Records. Then in 2008 came The Killing Project, the highly anticipated sophomore full length CD on Eclipse Records. The Killing Project demonstrated with a punch to the face, New Haven CT’s very own aggressive hybrid of metal, punk, and real hard core. While still considered just a metal band, DBW’s older sound was once called “cross-over”. With songs of urgency and importance regarding ideas on religion, current world affairs, race and equality, The Killing Project, was destined to make an impact. And it did – with 13 bone-crushing songs, including a memorable guest performance by Carley Coma of Candiria on “The Chosen”, as well as bonus tracks, a free CD sampler and more.

Shortly after, the video for the single “Pawns” by Grammy nominated producer David Brodsky of My Good Eye, NYC, went into rotation on MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball, Music Choice and Havoc TV On Demand, Liquid Metal, Rock Band, and UFC. In 2011, the band worked on all new brutal material and went into the studio recording their important junior LP with long time friend and producer Enoch Jensen at East Lake Recording Studio’s in MA. Dead By Wednesday was focused on making “their Master of Puppets” dubbed The Last Parade, and they succeeded in doing so. The release of The Last Parade was followed by a full U.S tour with Straight Line Stitch and Defiler, sponsored by the clothing line Hatewear, Inc. Dead By Wednesday went on to snag the “Best Metal” award two years in a row at the Connecticut Music Awards.