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When a Stephen King novel influences a band’s name, one knows they must be hard and heavy. Such is the case with the Southern California quartet The Deadlights. Their name signifies the name of the lights at the end of the tunnel after a near-death experience. The band was created by vocalist Duke and drummer Jim Falcone. The duo added Jerry Montano on bass guitar and Billy Roan on lead guitar to round out the group. The foursome began playing hard-hitting shows in the late ’90s with other California rockers like System of a Down and Coal Chamber. After creating a buzz with their live performances, the band signed a record contract with Electra Records in 1999, where they showed they were levels above the typical aggro band. They released their self-titled debut produced by Sylvia Massey in 2000 and followed that up with a stint on the Ozzfest 2000 tour. Unfortunately, the band’s success was short-lived. In early 2001, the group was dropped from their record deal with Electra and broke up due to constant internal fighting. One member even left one of the altercations with a broken jaw. Following this chain of events, each cohort went their own separate way. Duke started a new musical project in California, while bassist Jerry Montano joined the heavy metal group Nothingface.

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  • Shav2008

    NU METAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    10 Feb 2013 Reply
  • KBD39

    and people, let's don't forget: There's Deadlights and The Deadlights. So blame last.fm for mixing both Bands together on the same page.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • KBD39

    v shut up and die yourself.

    3 Jan 2013 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    Let the "nu metal" label die. That phrase carries so much bad weight that it's a "four letter word". Just call it metal.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Shav2008

    Great nu metal!

    27 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Matando_Gueros

    Wait, the crap ass band who are trying to ride to coat tails of Duke actually have fans? Let those losers wrapped in toilet paper go the way of shitty music. Still one of the best metal bands period. Long live the legitimate Deadlights. [2]

    8 Sep 2011 Reply
  • JDBusch

    Wait, the crap ass band who are trying to ride to coat tails of Duke actually have fans? Let those losers wrapped in toilet paper go the way of shitty music. Still one of the best metal bands period. Long live the legitimate Deadlights.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    last.fm has a bad habit of combining coincidental band names together. For example, here we have 2 bands called The Deadlights. Obviously most are only a fan of one or the other. Me, I'm here for the metal band.

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • spikeyben

    what a shame that the punk band have been muddled in! as they are gash and the deadlights are excellent

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • disasterhead

    when im heree on my own!

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ScreamsClown

    Как вам такое http://www.lastfm.ru/music/SCREAMS ? ( Metal Horror Shock)

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • The_DarkNeSSS

    Junk!<3

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • INFIDELIT

    awww man i was excited (theres only one deadlights!)

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hardknoxxx

    we have two different bands called The Deadlights in one band description here. the first one is alternative/nu-metal band, and the second is punk. looks like someone tied em up by mistake. someone has to correct it!

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • RemedyzKid

    Last.fm messing up the Deadlights scrobbles.

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • skankandmosh

    lmfao. Deadlights is a band from CT. The Noisy Shore is their release. I don't know who "The Deadlights" are..

    25 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Vandalheart

    The noise shore makes me happy a bit! =)

    9 May 2009 Reply
  • OcellNuri

    These free downloads from this other band are muddying up an otherwise excellent track list.

    5 May 2009 Reply
  • DetoxScission

    *** http://www.myspace.com/numetaltribute ***

    3 May 2009 Reply
  • OutOfTime

    pretty awful if i may say...

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
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