EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE is a metal band formed in Dallas, TX. ETDLAP began life when friends, guitarist, Braxton Henry and drummer Clint Litton decided they had wanted to get back to their original metal roots; a band with simple crushing riffs, huge drums, in your face vocals, a straight forward METAL band.
Braxton and Clint started sharing their ideas and riffs for the project with bassist, Stevie Benton (Drowning Pool). Drummer, Clint recalls "When, Braxton and I brought up the idea of the project to Stevie, he was all about it. Drowning Pool has made a respectable mark in the Metal world, and Stevie has poured and continues to pour his heart and soul into the band. However, after Stevie heard how raw and heavy of a musical direction ETDLAP was pursuing, it was enough to catch his interest. As artists, music is a strong form of expression, which is why we jump at the chance to create in as many fascists as possible that help us express.”
When it came time to find a person to share guitar duties, Matt “Mattador” Raffaele was the obvious choice. Stevie states “I thought Matt would be a perfect fit for what we were trying to accomplish. He and I had discussed starting a heavy band in the past, so it was time to join forces and dominate the world." These four guys had spent countless tours and years together on the road working/playing for Drowning Pool and were already a brotherhood, so the decision was a no brainer.
With the core of ETDLAP firmly in place the search for the missing piece began. They all agreed they needed a person whose voice could match the fierce intensity of the music, a front man whose lyrics would paint a macabre picture for the listener; like a “Grindhouse” horror flick that sticks with you, a lyrical boogeyman who is real, relevant and in the now.
After meeting with and auditioning several potential frontmen to no avail, guitarist, Raffaele discovered Jordan Condery. “After listening to his vocals and reading his lyrics which were dark as fuck, we had found our singer.”
Since the bands line up has been completed they've nurtured a brotherhood which is very evident
in their unholy live show. Touring most of 2013 all over the US and Canada sharing the stage with such acts as Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Drowning Pool, Eye Empire and many other heavy hitters in the genre. ETDLAP have proven their accomplishment of creating the music they set out to do from the beginning.
With a whole slew of new songs demo'd and ready to be tracked EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE are poised to bringing the HEAVY back to fucking metal and testing God’s patience along the way with their lyrics and general irreverent bravado to make an impact on the music scene for years to come.
Even The Dead Love A Parade is
Jordan Condery - Lead vocals
Braxton Henry - Guitars
Matt Raffaele - Guitars
Stevie Benton - Bass
Clint Litton - Drums