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Dead Station

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
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The very first thing I found out about Gods and Ghosts was that their debut EP Lights was produced, recorded, and mixed by Kevin Butler at Test Tube Audio (Exeter/Magnet School). Once again, Butler has associated himself with a fantastic band, as Gods are Ghosts storm out the gate with dark walls of guitars, hypnotic poly-rhythmic drumming, and a powerful vocal performance that sounds unique with a degree of familiarity. The band have certainly listened to their fair share of Tool, but forge ahead with their own blend of alternative and progressive metal. - Exploding In Sound


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18. Gods Are Ghosts – Bloodstream (from the album Lights)

The very first thing I found out about Gods and Ghosts was that their debut EP Lights was produced, recorded, and mixed by Kevin Butler at Test Tube Audio (Exeter/Magnet School). Once again, Butler has associated himself with a fantastic band, as Gods are Ghosts storm out the gate with dark walls of guitars, hypnotic poly-rhythmic drumming, and an immensely powerful vocal performance that sounds unique with a degree of familiarity. The band have certainly listened to their fair share of Tool, but forge ahead with their own blend of alternative and progressive metal. You can download the entire EP for FREE at the band's bandcamp website. - Exploding In Sound


Discography

"Dead Station" LP
Release date August 23, 2011
Produced, recorded, mixed by Kevin Butler @ Test Tube
Audio (Austin, TX)
Mastered by Carl Saff @ Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL)
Art + Design by Rich Furry (Los Angeles, CA)

"A Violent Grace" EP
Released February 23, 2011
Produced, recorded, mixed by Kevin Butler @ Test Tube
Audio (Austin, TX)
Mastered by Carl Saff @ Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL)
Art + Design by Rich Furry (Los Angeles, CA)

"Lights" EP
Released May 4, 2010
Produced, recorded, mixed by Kevin Butler @ Test Tube
Audio (Austin, TX)
Mastered by Carl Saff @ Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL)
Art + Design by Douglas Marshall (Austin, TX)

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Dead Station is a four piece modern alternative rock group based in Austin, Texas. Their sound is characterized by hauntingly delicate melodic breaks pressed tightly against walls of guitars, a rising and emotional vocal performance, and an infectious rhythmic undertow that pulls you into the depths and holds you beneath the surface of its sound. The band is influenced by such artists as Deftones, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Circa Survive, Soundgarden, Middle Class Rut, A Perfect Circle, The Mars Volta, and Tool.

The self titled Dead Station LP was released on August 23, 2011 and is the product of writing and recording sessions that spanned more than a year. The release represents everything that makes the band special. The disc features feverish and fast paced rock anthems such as "I Will" and "It Won't Be Long" which place your head into motion from the onset. These succinct and to the point tracks are juxtaposed nicely against the sprawling and atmospheric numbers such as "Lights Warming Skin" where singer Morgan James Duplant takes an outside looking in approach to his personal shortcomings and failures as someone else writing the biography of himself. A story of a young man who hasn't actualized the expectations of those who knew him best. The track climaxes with Duplant screaming "you left us wanting more" over the swell of guitars and crashing cymbals. The band flashes its technical ability all over the record in a way that feels very tasteful and natural. Bryan Canatella's drumming is showcased on the track "Bloodstream" as the band flows in and out of alternate time signatures with ease, all the while sounding graceful and genuine without the least bit of pretense. There is plenty of fretwork on the Dead Station LP as well. Brothers Donnie and Tommy Miller create a frenzy beneath the pounding drums and soaring vocals throughout, seemingly always giving each track the atmosphere it longs for and deserves. The guitar and bass work on the tracks "A Violent Grace" and "Crawl To the Moon" are simultaneously as beautiful as they are intense and destructive. In the end, the Dead Station LP comes off as extremely polished and tight for a band that has been together for little more than a year. In a sea of digital and over processed music, we eagerly look forward to the future of this honest, young, and talented alternative rock band.
--GS