Dennis Is Dead
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Dennis Is Dead

Union City, California, United States | INDIE

Union City, California, United States | INDIE
Band Metal Rock





DENNIS IS DEAD – Close To Home (Negative Progression): Negative Progression has had their fair share of heavier releases, but this is the label’s first release that’s all out modern metalcore. Close To Home is a six song debut EP that falls on the rougher side of bands like AUGUST BURNS RED, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, and any myriad of Rise Records screamers. That roughness is endearing, and while Close To Home isn’t exactly underproduced, it feels more like an intense live experience than a studio chemistry experiment. Melodic vocals are tastefully held-back, peaking through on just a few occasions (most notably on “The Atlas” and on the fifth track “Foundations”). With some work to cut down on lagging breakdowns and to sharpen up the band’s lyrics, DENNIS IS DEAD can be a band with a very bright future. -


"Situation Dire" (EP) (Self released) - iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3

"Close To Home" (EP)- Negative Progression Records - iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, national retail along with distribution in the UK and Japan.



Dennis is Dead from Union City, CA has released their best effort yet with the "Close To Home" EP. With three of the five members playing together since middle school, Dennis is Dead have been refining their sound for many years. What has emerged is an onslaught of some of the most brutal metallic hardcore out there today paired with an honest, energetic live show. While so many heavy bands are just going through the motions, posing, posturing, and practically choreographing their "moves" on stage, Dennis is Dead just explodes with energy live, letting the emotion that rages from the music take them close to the breaking point (and sometimes beyond). These boys have already shared the stage with great bands like CHIMAIRA, IMPENDING DOOM, THE ACACIA STRAIN, TERROR, EMMURE, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, OCEANO, ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS, and MISS MAY I. But what separates Dennis is Dead from the rest of the pack is their commitment to building community between them and their fans. The relationships with the people that enjoy their music extend beyond the show or the internet, but to face-to-face connections and friendships.