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Allentown, PA | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Allentown, PA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Metal


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Keep On (2013)
1. Someone Like You
2. Another Year
3. Wasted Away 
4. LTD
5. I'm Not Afraid
6. Backed Against The Wall

No Name (2016)
BattleScars (cover 2014)



Matt (then drummer) created Dead:Stop in December 2012 as just an idea and shortly solidified the band with heterosexual life M8 Cooper. After theorizing the band’s future, they knew they were missing a key element in their fellow life-long friend and musician, Brendan James. Not even a month passed before it was clear there was something fresh and innovative on the rise. The band decided this was to be a completely new experience, taking their sound in a heavier direction than any of their previous musical endeavors… it felt good; it was real. Fueled by their new sound, they are determined to take the band to greater heights. 

The band's music is greatly influenced by the music the friends grew up with such as Linkin Park, Story Of The Year, Breaking Benjamin and Rage Against The Machine. After about a year, in January 2013 Dead:Stop decided to make an addition to their live performance and gain a new guitarist, Pat Fox. and together finished recording a studio EP called “Keep On” at King Studios with Justin Mitchell of I Am King. The band released it on July 4th 2013 and in that same year, D:S played consistently in and around Philadelphia, becoming acquainted with the scene and making friends with some of the local bands and promoters. 

In late 2015 D:S decided to make a serious lineup change and bring Matt from behind the drum set to the front of the stage as our new lead singer and frontman. With the new change in motion Dead:Stop  needed a new drummer. Many auditioned but didn’t seem to click with everyone. After months of searching the guys stumbled upon a Beast from the Middle East, who hailed by the name of Aviv Roziner. They started practice up again and once he was familiar with the set, they set off once again to pursue their dreams. In December 2015, Pat had to leave the band for personal reasons. The foursome set out to rock 2016 like no other year. We are Dead Stop; we come before you modestly and whole-heartedly. Through 2016 the band focused on making their new sound true to their origins while capitalizing on our new inspirations. Opening for Otep, Mushroomhead, and Palisades all within 6 months of each other in their hometown were some highlights of the year. 2017 is looking promising starting off the year with new material to record and release in summer. 

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