Death of a Dream

Death of a Dream

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Metal




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Sentenced To Suffering (2021)

Sentenced to Suffering
The Man I've Become
The River
Moving Targets
All Hatred Aside


Birth of a Nightmare (2016)

No Safe Haven
An Act So Unforgiving
Birth of a Nightmare



DEATH OF A DREAM is an American metal band formed in Austin, Texas in 2015. The same year the five-man powerhouse debuted at the Live Music Capital of the World’s own DIMEFEST honoring guitar influence, “Dimebag Darrell Abbott.” A fitting origin for a band whose groove metal identity is driven by the group’s signature heavy weight dual guitar and low-end rhythm sound.

“DOAD” is comprised by Shaun Twyman, Trey Ybarbo, Shawn Young, Matt Storey, and Byron Gilmore.

Influenced as well by PANTERA, as a whole, LED ZEPPELIN, METALLICA, and MEGADETH, and birthed from the disintegration of no less than four regionally acclaimed bands that gave rise to Austin’s Heavy Metal scene throughout the 2000’s, DEATH OF A DREAM’s individual members bring a diverse stylistic range to the whole of their sonic sensibilities. That, coupled with a long-standing brotherhood, has translated to a musical chemistry that allows DOAD to easily cross sub-genre boundaries between thrash, metalcore, deathcore, and even death metal; leading to ongoing invitations to lend Texas support for the likes of renowned metal contemporaries such as SEVENDUST, TRIVIUM, JINGER, DEVILDRIVER, THY ART IS MURDER, PISSING RAZORS, and DECAPITATED to name just a few.

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