DEAD was founded in Nuremberg by Dany Dead (g/v), Uwe Dead (w/v) and PK Ripper (d/v) as a pure gore-grind band early May 1990.
Musical role models were particularly Carcass, Pungent Stench, and Autopsy.
After the publication of the first demo in 1991, the band got immediately signed at "Poserslaughter Records" (Berlin) who released the first 7’’ EP within the same year.
A split-CD and the first two full-length albums followed later on in continued cooperation.
As DEAD was not contractually bound to this label, further 7 "and split 7" EP's were simultaneously also released by other underground record companies.
Since the second EP "Slaves to abysmal perversity", the band changed their textual orientation.
Gore lyrics were now completely replaced by pornographic contents - filled with black, nasty/filthy humour.
(According to Wikipedia, DEAD is entitled “as the initiator of the so-called Porngrind”)
After the appearance on the “Fuck the Commerce 2"-festival, DEAD disbanded in May 1998 due to the quit of Peter K.
3 years passed and in 2001 they started to rehearsal once again their old material for just one single gig ( under the pseudonym “Les Stars Du Rock Porno” ) before they decided to revive DEAD in 2004, by a new signing at the Japanese label “Obliteration Records" - who also organised the first mini-tour in Japan in the same year.
PK Ripper left the band one year later once again and was immediately replaced by Ali Dead (drums for MAGGOT SHOES) as a new permanent band member.
In 2005 a second tour in Japan followed, next to important appearances at e.g. the Party-San-, Obscene Extreme Festival, and the "Maryland Death Fest" in the United States.
Towards the end of 2008, Uwe decided to leave the band due to differing personal interests.
But as the two remaining members had a suitable successor just available (Volker Dead), the exchange proceeded without neither problems nor delays.
With the new line-up they immediately signed at "War Anthem Records" for the next album “In the bondage of vice” which was released mid of June 2009.
2 years later DEAD next full-length album “Hardnaked...but DEAD!” was released via FDA Rekotz on 18th NOV 2011.
DEAD is 100% Grinding Sleaze Metal Music!!!!
Dead is a band from old school bizarre and repulsive death/grind/gore in the scene extreme around the fucking world!
Here a sick and twisted with Daniel Ringer (Bestial vocals/Guitar)
Well, …November is coming..and the weather completely sucks ass..
2.Dany return to 90s how is the sickest and destructive death/grind/gore scene in your city/country? please explaim a little more about this.
You mean how is it nowadays?
Well, I’m completely outdated as I do not really follow the “scene” anymore to be honest.
I don’t have the time and interest anymore to check every new release or new band, but all I can say is that there’s a shitload of new Death Metal bands who worship the “Swedish Old School Death Metal”. I don’t know how long this “new” trend will last, but it’s better than Metalcore-bullshit.
Last year we recorded 11 songs for an upcoming new album and a split 7”EP with Undergang which will be finally released next year for sure. The title of our new record is “A dirty mind …is a joy forever!”.
The new material is going back to the roots again, concerning speed, grinding parts and filth.
In former times: old Carcass, old Pungent Stench, Teresa Orlowski and Autopsy.
Today: Die Antwoord, alcohol, happy life, tits, and lame jokes.
What is a band named “DEAD” - who is playing Death/Grind - supposed to write lyrics about ?
Hehe..well, it’s definitely nothing about Gore, Death, Satanism, Depression or political point of views at all.
Our lyrics are only dealing with the REAL Rock’N’Roll in life:
Interpersonal relationships (man/women, man/man, man/vacuum cleaner, etc..), alcohol, flatulence, drugs and tits.
Ali Dead is still kicking the drums in “Maggot Shoes” and “Satan Verreck”. Around 6-7 years ago I also joined “Necropsy” (http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Necropsy/13333) for vocals only, but we split up. Too many “Necropsies” out there…LOL… As I am not that young anymore and still haven’t the time & energy to join other projects DEAD is my “one-and-only Baby”.
7.Which is your opinion about the actual extreme scene around the world?
I do not really care about it.
I still love my “heroes” and do not really need new ones in addition. Many split up already (like us in 1998), but returned with “new gasoline” in their veins..these are always good news.
8.Dany you know some from the extreme scene from Southamerica? maybe Perú?
I only know old bands from the 80’s & early 90’s such as Masacre, Confusion, Krisiun, Sepultura, Mystifier, Atomic Aggressor & Pentagram (Chile) – I saw them live last year in my hometown…awesome!
Currently we still have some shirts, patches (printed or woven) and a handful of LP’s left on stock.
All our merch is nearly sold out, but next year there will be new stuff,of course.
Anyone can check our “Shop” at www.dead-slaves.com & contact us for further details if interested.
Our new upcoming album “A dirty mind …is a joy forever!” + the split 7”EP with Undergang.
Then – becoming Mega-Superstars (and VERY rich by the total sell out of our merch and sales) to abandon our jobs.
11.Dany thanks for your time in this interview,last words!
Thanks for your interest in DEAD and the interview.
Keep on grinding in a not free world!!