Dead City Dealers are a working class rock 'n roll band from New Castle, PA. Their music has been described as Oi!, streetpunk, "rural streetpunk", "dirt track punk", "working class punk", streetrock, and even horrorpunk.
The band formed in August of 2007 in New Castle, PA. The original lineup was Sam Sinister on vocals, Chris Vermin on bass, Mario Sapanero on guitar, and Ryan Bower on lead guitar. Several drummers were tried out, until finally Mario's brother, Tony Sapanero, took on full time duty behind the kit.
Ryan left shortly thereafter, and was replaced by Andy Fabich in February of 2008.
Tony and the rest of the band parted ways in September of 2008, and many "fill-in" drummers were used, including Brandon Mohr, Luke Puke (both of Youngstown's Violent Offense), Brian Brenner (Reel-a-Peel), and Nikki Nightmare (Nightmare Mode). The spot would be filled for quite a stretch of time by Black Casket singer/guitarist E.S. Casket, until finally "coming back full circle" to Ryan Bower in 2009.
Sam, Chris, and Ryan left the band in January of 2011, and were replaced by former drummer E.S. Casket (now on vocals), Geo Lohr (bass), and Tom Coffin (drums).
Currently, Dead City Dealers is:
E.S. Casket (vocals), Mario Sapanero (guitar), Geo Lohr (bass), Tom Coffin (drums), and Andy Fabich (lead guitar/backing vocals).
Dead City Dealers is a non-political band. Their song lyrics focus mainly on beer, work, pride, class, and their home town. Most of the band members originally come from rural settings, hence their song "Rural Streetpunk", and a few songs are even inspired by horror movies ("(She's a) Zombie", "Lonely At the Top", and "By the Candlelight"). They have played over a hundred shows since their formation, in multiple cities throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio, and even played the 2008 East Coast Oi! Fest in Allentown, PA.
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