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Dead in 5

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Hard Rock


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"ALBUM REVIEW: Dead in 5"

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, I present to you the hottest thing to come out of Detroit since a 1968 Camaro Z28: Dead In 5.

Dead In 5 takes the best of what 70's, 80's, and 90's rock had to offer and hands it over to the listener to rock out to in a package that is uniquely a 21st century sound. To make another car analogy, imagine taking an old Vega and stuffing a Big Block engine into it. Fast, hard, loud, and dirty. Just like the music of Dead In 5. They've served their Detroit roots well, and I can't wait till their new album,"Wreck Your World" comes out on March 1. - Playing with Chaos

"Dead in 5 Live Show Revivew"

Dead in 5 are one of the finest modern hard rock acts on the scene today. They've got all the classic touchstones one would seek in a band; at tangible "street cred" image, stellar musicianship and a visually strong fan base. Highly entertaining, their songs contain memorable hooks and are vividly engaging. One to watch!” - Music Connection

"Dead in 5 CD Review"

This Motor City five-piece is an all out rock n' roll assault team! ...A well-oiled machine that is starting to create a real buzz on the regional and national circuit. This 7 song disc is filled with tunes that are cleverly conceived and engineered to perfection. Highlights such as "Pressure Head" leap out of the speakers with razor sharp production and soulful vocalizing from front man Robert Libres. "Burn My Eyes" is raw and out of control; churning up a cauldron of Ministry/Rob Zombie/Johnny Cash references. "Shadow of a Thin Man"is aggressive and over the top, while the closer "Outlaw Hellride #9" will resonate with you long after your mobile player of choice cools down! - Detroit Live Magazine

"Dead in 5 Live Show Review"

How did I love DI5? Let me count the ways: The band members are each strongly charismatic and compelling on stage, from the bald guitar-technician who settled in and wailed on his Gibson, to the towering mountain of a lead singer with the commanding voice, the corseted bass player with a sweet smile and a caustic sneer, the kilted drummer and the rhythm guitarist who I believe used a beer bottle as a slide at one point. They are a powerful group clearly having a blast on stage and not afraid to give a great show. Damn, the smoke machine made me a nostalgia-monkey for the days when a night at the Blind Pig meant my clothes would smell like an ashtray for a month. It’s quite a compliment that Dead in 5 could make a man as old as dirt feel like a kid again - (blog)

"Dead in 5 create a sound (and an album) that’s wholly original"

With a front man that sounds like Joey Belladonna mixed with Henry Font from NYC’s Pist.On and a sound reminiscent of the more brutal side of Southern heavies Texas Hippie Coalition and Rob Zombie, Dead in 5 create a sound (and an album) that’s wholly original, regardless of the comparisons. On their latest release, Schizophrenic Razor Project, this Detroit 5-piece go for the jugular with an album that undeniably proves “Rock ain’t dead!”

If the guitar onslaught that greets you once “Black Friday Holiday” begins doesn’t instantly hook you then you probably don’t like music. Or fun. For the rest of us inhabitants of Planet Earth, take “Black Friday Holiday” as a gateway drug if you’ve never heard the smooth sounds of Dead in 5 before and from there it just gets more real.

“Trippin On The Inside” is like something off of Coal Chamber’s debut until vocalist Robert Libre gets all creepy, channeling Tom Araya on “Dead Skin Mask” with his spoken word delivery. “Sliver” visits the industrial side a little bit driven by the enmeshing of Dana Forrester’s bass and James Trunko’s drums while “Still Remains” is a veritable riff factory fueled by Brent Hall and Peder Seglund’s dual guitar attack.

The remainder of Schizophrenic… offers “Maggots and Flies” which is a swirling cacophony of percussive beats, squealing guitars, and Libre’s impassioned screams and “Killing What’s Left of Me” recalling the sleazy vibe of ’80’s Motley Crue (Think “Looks That Kill” for this one). If Dead in 5 isn’t on your rawk radar yet then Schizophrenic Razor Project is the album that’ll put them there. - Rock and Roll Fables

"Dead In 5 are proof positive that rock n roll in rock city is very much alive and well."

You might know Dead In 5 yet. You should make it your business too get on board before everyone else does. Just tell em we sent you. Because, sooner or later, everybody is going to move their feet, leave their seat, and probably lose their minds over this bunch of outlaws from Detroit Rock City. 9.5/10

(Read entire review via link above) - Maximum Volume Music


Still working on that hot first release.



Motor City rock still has its hard and honed edge that was pioneered by the likes of the MC5, The Amboy Dukes, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Iggy and the Stooges and Grand Funk Railroad.  Born of this powerful legacy are melodic hard rockers Dead in 5.  This fierce five-piece performs with a raw energy and hunger that can neither be bought nor faked.  You either have “It” or you don’t.  And Dead in 5 has “It” in spades.


There’s no corporate sheen marring the honest, and downright dirty rock n’ roll played by Dead in 5.  The band grinds out intense musical gems with as much super-charged muscle as a new Mustang rolling off the assembly line. Turn the key, and FLOOR IT!  Dead in 5’s music is not just an assertion – it’s an absolute DECLARATION of the POWER of Rock and Roll!


Evoking a sonic mash up of Clutch, Soundgarden, White Zombie and Led Zeppelin, the band’s dirty outlaw rock will make you raise your fists in salute to their musical juggernaut.  It’s “Sons of Anarchy” meets “Fight Club” set in the post apocalyptic “Mad Max” environment of Detroit Rock City.

Since their debut show inside one of Detroit’s most notorious biker clubhouses in January 2013, Dead in 5 has become an in-demand live act headlining Metro Detroit’s top venues and festivals, in addition to support slots for national acts Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Texas Hippie Coalition and more.

In the band’s short time together, Dead in 5 has released 3 discs –including their self-titled debut EP and  a full length, “Wreck Your World” in 2013.  The latter disc saw 7 of its 11 tracks featured in the cult film “Pro-Wrestlers Vs. Zombies” (Troma Entertainment) starring WWE wrestling legends “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Matt Hardy, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Kurt Angle and Shane “The Franchsie” Douglas.

Now with the release of “Schizophrenic Razor Project,” produced, mixed and engineered by Chuck Alkazian (Soundgarden, Alter Bridge) at Pearl Sound Studios in Canton, Michigan, Dead in 5 is poised to knock down doors and penetrate ears with their undeniable Detroit fury.

Dead in 5’s music is now available on Itunes, Cdbaby and  For more information on Dead in 5 please visit: and

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