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Minneapolis, United States (1999 – present)

Book of Dead Names were a band formed in Minneapolis in the Spring of 1999 by Jamie Munsen and Travis Bos (Song of Zarathustra and Chariots), with an ever evolving lineup (originally consisting of Andy Richardson (The Crush, Infinity Dive), Eric Newberg and James Russell (Cadillac Blindside, The Cardinal Sin).)

Within months they had recorded a seven song demo which eventually became a split 7” w/Remingtin: West Fucking Triad (Blood Of The Young Records) as well as a 5” split w/Jerome’s Dream (Witching Hour Records). The releases were followed by a US tour which featured shows alongside the likes of The Locust, Reversal of Man, Combatwoundedveteran and Bread and Circuits. While on this tour, the band also recorded a seven song live set at WFMU which is yet to be released.

The Fall of 1999 saw the departure of bassist Jamie and drummer Eric, with Seth Johnson (formerly of Infinity Dive and 1919) taking up bass duties and Mark Jorgenson (Song of Zarathustra) taking a seat behind the drums, while Matt Rezak (Floodplain, Monarques) was also added to the lineup on keyboards and backing vocals.

Before long, Song of Zarathustra had agreed to reform and Book Of Dead Names looked set to record a final 7” for Blood Of The Young Records. With studio time booked, new members Seth and Mark both quit the band, with Matt Rezak moving to bass duties and Jon Ness (The Crush, Die Electric) joining on drums.

Over the course of a year, BODN changed their minds on the 7” format and agreed to write extra songs, enough for a proper LP release. The 27-minute, 13-track album The Story Unfolds was released by Blood of the Young in July 2002.

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  • youmayberight77

    BOOK OF DEAD NAMES https://www.facebook.com/TheBookOfDeadNames

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rown10

    aw yis new stuff

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • legavin

    I'd like to hear these songs.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • nickoftheyoung

    Very excited for this. VERY excited.

    12 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    New stuff? Awesome! I wish I could see them play a show, that'd be amazing.

    10 Oct 2012 Reply
  • youmayberight77

    Four new songs as of this week as well as some ideas brewing. Made a list of old songs to play for our first few shows. Thinking November in the Twin Cities.

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JeromesDream

    Also, cant wait for new stuff

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • JeromesDream

    pretty sure its remington ichhabeversagt9

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • youmayberight77

    Two new songs have been written as of last night. Deciding on what old songs to play as well

    1 Aug 2012 Reply
  • youmayberight

    BODN will be writing once again. Andy and James will still hold down guitars, Travis on vocals, Mark back on drums and new comer Tim Holly (International Espionage/Manplanet/(ALANS) on bass.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Ichhabeversagt9

    @JeromesDream Remington? Are you sure it isn't Remingtin: like it says in the biography?

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • JeromesDream

    Discography : Split with Remington West Fucking Triad Split with Jeromes Dream The Story Unfolds Lp, that's all trust me.

    26 Apr 2012 Reply
  • oneupsalesman

    This is sooo good. Since they play at random, I wish we could get some more material.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • legavin

    Damn, that song actually "This One Has the Alternate Ending"

    23 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    The repeating part to "And it Never Ends" reminds me of that background guitar riff in "Luau" by Drive Like Jehu that goes on for like the whole song.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Sad_florenthine

    I Love The Math Is Complicated

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • legavin

    more like CTTS and Cobra Kai

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    I didn't know if the album would live up to all this hype but it totally did. It's a fantastic album, like a mix between Raein and Drive Like Jehu

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • legavin

    The Story Unfolds = epic shit, a must-have for evrey skramzz library.

    25 Dec 2011 Reply
  • BurialHex

    nobody knows this band, but everyone who has listen to "the story unfolds" will love it!

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
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