DEADIRON

DEADIRON

 Lakewood, Ohio, USA
BandMetalRock

True. American. Metal. Powered by the mythos of Thor, these "street vikings" in DEADIRON collect and reassemble elements of Classic, Thrash, Folk, Hardcore, Melodic, Power. DEADIRON represents a return and re-imagination of classic heavy metal with the crushing gain and aggression of the modern.

Biography

Born on the storm-battered industrial-wasteland of Lake Eries shores, Cleveland metal titans Deadiron find themselves on the precipice of change. Since their inception in 2010, the five-piece endured struggles that would have broken many. Dire economic conditions, line-up changes, and a political climate rife with tension have torn apart many a band, but those elements only forged members Alexander Van Ness, Tyler Harvey, J Bennett, Thomas Walling, and Kenny Streza into a unit bound and determined for musical domination. Those caustic ingredients, married with the varied music influences and shared discipline of the quintet, have given birth to Deadirons signature sound: a thunderous blend of hope and ferocity as melodic as it is pummeling. Charging down a path the likes of which only they can tread, Deadiron stands poised to lay siege to the music scene wherever their banner will sail.

Lyrics

Underdog

Written By: Deadiron

Born in a trailer park in Cleveland's east side
From the first day of birth, he'd wished he'd died
His father fought in Vietnam, wished his son a better life
Give the kid a comic book, said heroes conquer strife

Hey kid, you've always been the underdog
Yet you walk on, in spite of it all
Through all the pain, the suffering and woe
Just like a comic book hero

Kid grew into a man on the streets that are so cold
Bottle was his only friend, left him worn and old
Women and love are not real life so the kid tried suicide
Somehow before the end, he found a reason not to die

Hey kid, you've always been the underdog
Yet you walk on, in spite of it all
Through all the pain, the suffering and woe
Just like a comic book hero

Kid's always down to fight when honor's on the line
Never did see him cry till the day his father died
Somehow he finds the will to always carry on
When the night is cold and dark you can hear him hum this song

Hey kid, you've always been the underdog
Yet you walk on, in spite of it all
Through all the pain, the suffering and woe
Just like a comic book hero

On the Line

Written By: Deadiron

On the line
Hours inch by,
years gone,
time passes by,
You try, reply,
but you can't remember now why.

As the winter months come,
and you see your work done,
not enough can be saved,
work your bones to the grave,
Can you still provide,
for a family who tried,
the hours you slave
for a poor man’s worst trade

Your back's to the wall,
will you stand will you fall,
this is your time
Now - arise

Their news fed you lies,
that eveything’s fine,
your wage is your worth,
their reign is unearthed!
No more will we cower,
this is the hour,
we'll suffer no more,
you're the face of the poor

Rise now stand tall,
will you stand will you fall
This is the call, on the line - stand tall

Work for yourself, not anyone else,
let labor be that,
to bring joy and wealth back,
don’t bite on the line,
that pay is worth time,
when life has elapsed.

Under the Midnight Stars

Written By: Deadiron

We set out on the road to find out what it holds...test the fabric of our souls and to realize
We planned for distant goals, couldn't wait to go but the feeling inside it was volatile
We set out from our home determination grown believing infinity was possible
Learning as we roam, from the river's undertow to swim with the flow of the waters

Under the midnight stars of California’s desert
Pondering paths so far - they seem forever
Making tomorrow ours
the scars of yesterday will guide us through the unknown
and we never plan to stop

We dream of a better day, of the old ways back home
we seem only to let them fade into memories long gone
These dreams will slip away they are here today, then they're gone
we seem only to let them fade into memories long gone

On mountains afar...we're forgetting who we are the altitude helps us see farther
The watershed of life, dividing like a knife, separates the past from the future
We're speeding afar and fast, no we're never turning back - our dreams are becoming reality
We're never going home - forever on our own
But we'll never forget where we came from

Under the midnight clouds of Cuyahoga weather
Honor our friends so proud - they stand together
Making tomorrow ours ,the dreams of yesterday
will guide us through the unknown
and we never plan to stop

Every one of us in this town looks for a way out
Something to change the hopelessness and doubt
All roads have a gutter that looks to the sky
I never knew that more then on the day you died

And at your wake
I remembered that long drive
We had a dream
You're gone yet I still thrive

Turk's Song

Written By: Deadiron

Turk’s Song

Turk was a thug at sixteen
Wouldn’t listen to anybody
He gives his all, day to day
Ran with the older boot boys
Rumbling the blocks and bar fight
Boots and braces make the might

Turk was a skinhead
Never knew what lay ahead
Uncertainty and drunken dread
If he stayed in town, he’d wind up dead

Turk had a way with them hooks
Ran through broads like crooks
Always alone on the inside
Late nights and fist fights starting
Skank shows and Mosh pits starting
Till She walked in and stole his Heart

Turk had a skinned head
Never knew what lay ahead
Uncertainty and drunken dread
If he stayed in town, he’d wind up dead

Turk joined the USMC to fight for love and county
Thought he’d buy a ring with his pay
but things don’t work out some days
A tour is a long time to be away
The Letter came on Monday
Gunny called out Turks name
He never said quite what is contained
Turk read it slowly and walked away
He just read is slowly and walked away

Last time I saw Chris come home
The young man I’d known was grown
With jaw set firm and soldiers eyes
I asked him how he’d been
Said he was fine just living
Said pain has a way to make you wise
Oooh
And they called him Turk

Stand Alone

Written By: Deadiron

Stand Alone

You claim to be a man of honor; that’s not who you are
You’r e not true. The man you say you are, is not you.
Pack mentality, ten on one to fight a single guy
You let me down. You’re a failure in my eyes.

Stand Alone
Take back my home
Said you were down
Where are you now?

Brotherhood, I thought we were something men should be.
Now I see, what you were was nothing like me.
I never changed, I started this to do something brave.
To stand true, defend my neighborhood, my friends, and you.

Stand Alone
Take back my home
Said you were down
Where are you now?

Now, I’m still here
growing stronger every day.
and where are you,
you faded away.

You said I changed,
I’m still the same.
A warrior,
you only claimed.

I will guard to the end,
these streets are my home
I will stand here on my own.

Remember there were those who needed us
We had a job to do the work that’s rough.
What are you? Mindless thugs who think you’re tough.
Cowards! Alone, I stand up.

Stand Alone
Take back my home
Said you were down
Where are you now?

Discography

Out of the Rust and Ruin - (LP)(2012)
Underdog - (2012 Single)
Deadiron - (3 Song Demo)

Set List

30, 45, 60, 90 minute set lists. Songs contain zero profanity and can be performed "clean".