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London, United Kingdom (2000 – 2005)

Million Dead were a London-based punk band that formed back in late 2000 through out of work associations, mutual friends and in the case of vocalist Frank Turner and drummer Ben Dawson from their previous band Kneejerk and ended after a farewell UK tour in September 2005.

The combination of original guitarist Cameron Dean’s diverse and intricate guitar riffs along with the powerhouse combination of Julia Ruzicka’s bass lines were the perfect backdrop to Turner’s often upfront and outspoken views on UK politics and society as a whole.

They released two full length records, firstly ‘A Song To Ruin’ in 2003 to critical acclaim. The band went into a brief hiatus after losing Dean on guitar to be replaced by friend of the band Tom Fowler who at the time was also playing twin-bass punk monoliths Palehorse with drummer Ben Dawson. After two years from the first album the band returned with what was their second and final LP ‘Harmony No Harmony’ in 2005.

The second album did not garner as much acclaim from the public as before, perhaps because of changing tastes and perhaps due to the change in sound that the band had taken. It was still Million Dead but to some it was different. If asked about the drop in show sizes and attention any member of the band would tell you it galvanised them into accepting and relishing the prospect of being a working punk band once more, without the hype and expectations of success that had been lavished on them before (and which they themselves had fallen prey to believing).

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  • imgarrett

    for the love of god, the reissue of a song to ruin is impossible to find. Somebody send it to me pleaseeeee!

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Christophogo

    almost entirely fantastic lyrics.

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • SuitcaseLife

    Like a firework: beautiful while they lasted but gone before you knew it. [2]

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Acrophis

    Like a firework: beautiful while they lasted but gone before you knew it.

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ensvalt

    miss you guys

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • mikeinbed

    Franks first EP was pretty good, Thatcher Fucked the Kids, great track. Everything after that is a bit "mreh". Hundred Reasons and Hell is For Heroes reformed recently, I think it's high time for him to drop the acoustic guitar and reform Million Dead.

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LewisofEngland

    Totally underrated, cannot wait to hear more Hardcore stuff from Frank!

    7 Sep 2012 Reply
  • knight_88

    Miss them so fuckin' much.

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Sperm_Brain

    I miss Million Dead. Would love to see them live just once more.

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mauriciocaton

    this is real punk

    18 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Fl0z

    awesome.

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • Nix42

    Underrated band, big time.

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • Siberiandreamer

    Was great? Still pretty excellent to me.

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Petahhhh

    awesome.

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Patricl{

    correction frank turner's solo work "was" great.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • R-Dixxon

    Let me clear a few things up for those who don't know. Frank Turner's solo work is great and both Million Dead albums are great.

    20 Jan 2012 Reply
  • CrackmanJesus

    Harmony No Harmony is definitely better than A Song To Ruin

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Patricl{

    I still can't get other the guitar work on harmony no harmony, the tone and everything is pretty spot on.

    28 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Mycodenameis

    Saw them 7/8 years ago, one of the most intense bands I have ever seen, simply incredible.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Jonzo67

    I'm 18. But I'm 19 on tuesday. Speaking of being all studenty and liking Million Dead, I used them as an example of Iambs in lyrics the other days - "Charlie and the Propaganda Machine." "Wil-ly Won-Ka Was A Cap-ital-ist Con-Fid-ence Trick-ster etc". HOWS THAT FOR NERDY

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
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