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New Brunswick, New York NJ, United States (1994 – 1997)

Deadguy were a metalcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey and active from 1994 to 1997, when they recorded for a number of labels including renowned hardcore label, Victory Records.

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One night in the summer of 1994 Dave and Crispy went to CBGB’s in NYC to go see Cows and Unsane. It was hot. Cows (for those of you who aren’t familiar) are pretty entertaining, in fact I’d say they should have been much more popular than they were. Unsane had just reformed with Vinnie on drums and the other 2 original guys still playing. They were so unbelievably heavy (and loud) and so unlike the crappy bands in New Brunswick, New Jersey it seemed only natural to go buy all their records and start ripping off the cool parts and making a band around it. Admittedly this might seem kinda lame, but who cares, we just wanted to rock. No one ever believes this story but it is literally how the band started, if there had been something better on TV that nite, none of this would have ever happened.

So you’re thinking, “Yeah, I guess they sounded a little like Unsane, but not really.” That’s true, we found that Unsane songs although cool and heavy weren’t very hard to play, that’s when we discovered a band from Tennessee called Today Is The Day (I had bought the cd a few weeks earlier), who we could rip off even more than Unsane. The first TITD album, Supernova, is still one of my favorite records of all time. It’s so heavy and evil and the music is so crazy that there wasn’t even anything to compare it to.


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  • Chao-G

    Sounds like a more metallic Unsane. Pretty good.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • silenceissexy77

    Fixation on a Coworker! ♥

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • JokineAugustus

    The Deadguy Quintet ep is amazing, almost as good as FOAC.

    12 Jul 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    These guys were the shit, 'Fixation on a Coworker' is amazing!!!

    18 May 2014 Reply
  • PeacefulDeath

    Riot Stairs blew my mind.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Schindlers_Fist

    the Deadguy Quintet ep is kind of whatever, not that great honestly. The closest thing to a followup to Fixation is that Kiss It Goodbye lp which had Tim and Kieth and also Andrew from Rorschach.

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Forced_Life1983

    Metallic Hc, not Metalcore

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • supostat

    Man, sooooooo ahead of their time - both them and Kiss It Goodbye.

    7 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ManBearPig1028

    This is what Metalcore is actually supposed to sound like. Fuck this A7X or BFMV 00's shit!

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • noisefiend

    what Jimsonisolation said. 90s metalcore is where it's at. fuck all this new age crap.

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • tricksterc

    Great band...Fixation on a Coworker...ahead of it's time. As was Deadguy, truth be told.

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Jimsonisolation

    Yeah for the fallen dreams & all that other fantastically generic & trite metalcore you listen to is way better.

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • dolemite29

    so are the cubs you sports fag...

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • benAddiction

    this band is and was fucking crap...

    13 Aug 2011 Reply
  • toddriverz

    Naff artwork? Get a life, their art style was spot on, I hate generic shit

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Smirnon

    easy with the all-caps laddies.

    19 Aug 2010 Reply
  • fordmarkII


    12 Jul 2010 Reply

    If theres one thing we can all agree about Deadguy, is that they probably had the most naff artwork ever.

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • twelfth_stroke

    Screamin' has their best songs, but I listen to Fixation more for whatever reason. Probably just out of not wanting to have to change the record after fifteen minutes.

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • Jimsonisolation

    "really good, overlooked oldschool metalcore" Of course an 18 year old who just found out about them in some magazine publication WOULD say this. If entirely honest, they're not overlooked at all, Many people speak about them and will continue to do so, to gain points in the bullshit namdropping circus we call life, stick to wonderfully unremarkable music like Brand new.

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
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