Dead Country
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Dead Country

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Portland, Oregon, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Metal Hardcore




"Song of the day “Rope around my neck”"

Outside of the fact that they're based out of Portland, OR, that's all the info I have on Dead Country.

What I can tell you is that their demo track, "Rope Around My Neck" is a banger of the filthy hardcore variety. There's thrashy riffing, tempo shifts, and all-around moshy goodness going on in the song.

Though not full-on Entombedcore like Skinfather and Gatecreeper, there's also a certain death metal vibe to some of the guitar parts, especially during the last section of the song that works nicely. I will say that this is a killer song for Dead Country to introduce themselves to the public and I look forward to hearing more from the PDX crew. - No Echo

"Please welcome Dead Country to the BR family"

The world of hardcore has morphed over the years in so many directions and styles that the actual feel of the music tends to get lost in translation. Rarely anymore do you find something that works so well that it almost works TOO well. The Pacific Northwest may be inundated with artists from all walks and genres, but we here at Blackhouse have teamed up with a band that truly stands on its own for their debut full length release, and the pairing couldn’t be any more perfectly timed.

Enter Portland, Oregon’s blackened hardcore machine, DEAD COUNTRY.

Portland, notorious for hit TV shows, donuts, and being the import/export hub to and from Japan that it is, lurks an intricate community of DIY-based bands building community through their efforts. Not just by way of composing and executing amazing audio, but by putting on shows, raising political and social awareness, holding charity and volunteer events, and, at the heart of it all, releasing some seriously amazing music. Featuring ex-members of local Oregon and California State legends Those Who Lie Beneath, L.I.A.R., and Whore Monger DEAD COUNTRY does just that, bringing some of the most brutal hardcore the area has to offer, but doing it without going overkill. The complexity is just right, and the hooks will make you want to listen over and over again until your stereo melts. That’s why DEAD COUNTRY works so well. They are abrasive, well-crafted, and REAL.

We here at Blackhouse cannot wait to unleash DEAD COUNTRY’s debut album out and into your hands, and it will hit faster and harder than you may expect it. Stay tuned for pre-order and release dates, tour dates, and more news down the line.

It’s going to be an amazing winter at BHHQ. Stick around. - Blackhouse Records


Dead Country - Demo(n)s
(January 2017 self released)

Dead Country - S/T full length 
(November 2017 Blackhouse Records)



Dead Country is a 4 piece crossover band hailing from Portland, Oregon on Blackhouse Records. Blending the best elements of hardcore, thrash, and punk DC has already taken the Pacific Northwest by storm. Their debut full length album is available digitally on their bandcamp, and physical copies are available at Blackhouse Records Inc.

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