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Modesto CA, United States (mid-90's – present)

Depswa is Alternative Metal band from Modesto, California who were formed in the mid-90’s.

The beginnings of Depswa came together in the mid-90’s with vocalist Jeremy Penick and bassist Ryan Burchfield, under their original band name “Carcinogen”. By the late 90’s, Penick and Burchfield had moved to Los Angeles and added guitarist Dan Noonan. The band would then rename themselves as “Depswa”.

The band released their debut EP in 2000 titled Faithless, and by October 2001, had added drummer Gordon Heckaman into the fold.
Depswa had generated some significant interest around a number of major record labels. Ultimately they decided to sign with Geffen Records.

The band went to work recording their debut album with renowned producer Howard Benson. A second guitarist in James Mills also joined the band at this point.
Depswa released their debut album titled Two Angels and a Dream on June 3, 2003. The band was part of Ozzfest 2003, as a second stage act. Also, Their song, “This Time”, was featured in EA Sports’ NASCAR Thunder 2004 in two forms, the original with lyrics, and an instrumental version. “This Time” was also sampled by Krayzie Bone on the track “Don’t Know Why” from the album Gemini: Good vs. Evil.
As of August 13, 2003, Depswa had sold 9,060 copies of their debut album in the United States (according to Nielsen SoundScan). At this point, it was rumoured that the band had been dropped off the remaining part of the Ozzfest tour, due to Geffen withdrawing their tour support of the band.


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  • MystCall

    Nobody told me Hoobastank had a kid - I guess I can't blame them ;)

    27 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mattimek

    + Needles +

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Krakker1994

    Очень интересная и нестандартная группа.Энергичная музыка и очень сильный вокал,к сожалению не могу сказать того же про альбом 2010 года.

    17 Nov 2012 Reply
  • ReznikXXXVII

    miss you guys, much love. the JD filter is the way to get the money tracks, jeremy knows.

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • DetoxScission

    Anyone looking for the Faithless demo, look no further:

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • aestheticskies

    woah, my ears are turned on

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • lyooonya

    the best guys \m/

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    listening to the song "Down In A Hole" and interesting thing is that the vocalist reminds me of the vocalist of From Zero somehow. And no it's not a bad thing. I think that voices like both have / had are fitting good in nu metal music.

    16 Apr 2011 Reply

    RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

    16 Sep 2010 Reply
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    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • butterflyvic

    Goreforpassion -Noone makes you listen to the monotonous music so go and comment elsewhere...

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • GoreForPassion

    Nice vocal , nice riff's , but monotonously

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • lifesanocean

    new album is lacking one crucial ingredient: howard benson.

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • miqsh

    wth .. where is Hold on?!! why isnt it on top 15?? That is one of their best songs dammit!

    25 May 2010 Reply
  • Epyx77

    The new album is better than the average post-grunge band thanks to vocalist Jeremy Penick. Good job dude!

    12 May 2010 Reply
  • jasonrawles

    Distorted American Dream is a lot of fun. It's Depswa just being Depswa, and I think it's a great release. Jeremy Penick is still a really interesting vocalist and the music is creative enough, while still retaining that unmistakable sound. I'm satisfied with this album and glad they've returned. There's nothing stunning here, but it's well rounded. The title track is great.

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • kevinknoll

    Just listened to the new album! Definitely doesn't disappoint.

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • lolokard

    New album 5/10

    13 Mar 2010 Reply
  • mariettiel

    “ PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • thenewreview

    Hey guys! We've posted our review of Distorted American Dream here: Check it out and let us know what you think!

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
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