“Who is the most popular hard rock and metal band in Maine? Metallica? Korn? Godsmack? Nope, it’s Dead Season, founded by Oxford brothers Ian and Matt Truman. We expect that they will soon be banging heads nationwide.” – Downeast Magazine
“Although the ‘Carnival of Madness’ bands – national bestselling acts like Puddle of Mudd and Shinedown – got top billing, an informal survey of the Oxxfest crowd revealed Dead Season as an equal or more powerful draw for many fans.” – J.W. Oliver, The Lincoln County News
“This is the best hard rock band I have heard on Taxi in a LONGGG time—if not ever…” A&R #19 Taxi.com
About DEAD SEASON:
“Intensity, Integrity, and Inspiration”…these are the three words that best describe the band’s music, lyrics, and live show. DEAD SEASON is a household name in Maine and their popularity continues to grow nationally.
Founded by brothers Matt (guitar/back-up vocals) and Ian (lead vocals) Truman in 2003 and joined by drummer Andy Hackett (2006) and bassist Steve Church (2007), DEAD SEASON has sold over 20,000 cd’s, an amazing feat considering the band has done it all on their own w/out the help of a record label.
Over 20,000 cd’s sold (digital downloads not included)
“Down Again” 2004 (ep)
“The Fight” 2005 (ep)
“Rise” 2006 (lp)
“When Everything’s Lost…” 2008 (lp)
- Charted on Billboard Top Heatseekers chart (northeast) for 6 straight weeks.
“Life Death” 2009 (lp)
- Charted #1 on Billboard Top Heatseekers chart (northeast) 1 week and stayed on charts for 2 weeks.
“The Negative NUMBers” 2011 (ep)
- Charted 2 weeks on Billboard Heatseekers (northeast) chart/
“Rise” – Reissue w/ bonus tracks 2012 (lp)
Commercial Radio Airplay (full rotation)
2011, single "Zombie Man" added to rotation on 94.3 WCYY-FM (Portland, ME)- Achieves “Top 5 @ 5” most requested song of the day for several weeks peaking at #1.
2011, single "Every Day (Is Not My Day)" added to rotation on 94.3 WCYY-FM (Portland, ME)
2009, single "Everything" added to rotation on 94.3 WCYY-FM (Portland, ME)
2009, single "Cancer" added to rotation on 94.3 WCYY-FM (Portland, ME. Received 310 spins, #1 on Top 5 @ 5 for several weeks.
2009, won the 96.3 FM “The Bone” Battle of the Bands. Won $10,000 cash, single “This Depression” added to rotation.
2008, single "You Keep Me Alive" added to rotation on 94.3 WCYY-FM (Portland, ME). Made the Top 5 @ 5 multiple times.
2008, single "Never Decide" added to rotation on 94.3 WCYY-FM (Portland, ME), received 500 spins, made the Top 5 @ 5 multiple times, and was #33 in the top 55 songs played for the year.
2007, single “The End” added to rotation on 105.1 WTOS-FM.
2006, won 105.1 WTOS-FM Battle of the Bands for the 3rd straight year, won $1000 and rotation for 1 year. Single “The Mirror” added to rotation. “The Thunder Rolls” Garth Brooks cover 2nd most requested song of the year behind Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch”.
2005, won 105.1 WTOS-FM Battle of the Bands for the 2nd straight year, won $1000 and rotation for 1 year. Singles “Driven” and “American Nothing” added to rotation.
2004, won 105.1 WTOS-FM Battle of the Bands, won $1000 and rotation for 1 year. Single “The One” added to rotation.
Opened the Jagermeister stage at Rockstar Mayhemfest @ Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA in 2011 & 2012.
Chosen by Korn to replace Five Finger Death Punch for direct support to Korn at Korn’s Ballroom Blitz tour, Androscoggin Bank Colisee – Lewiston, ME 2010
Opened the Music as Weapon IV Disturbed Tour Glens Falls NY 2009
Played direct support to Papa Roach at Oxxfest 2009 @ Oxford County Fairgrounds – Oxford, ME
Performed with/opened for (by invitation) 2005-2012:
Slipknot, Godsmack (2), Korn, Disturbed (2), Stone Temple Pilots, Megadeth, Slayer, Motorhead, In Flames, Shinedown, Sevendust, Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Quiet Riot, Anthrax, Cold, Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Buckcherry, Saliva (2), Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint (2), Machine Head, 10 Years, Sick Puppies, Mushroomhead, Soulfly, Powerman 5000, Black Stone Cherry, Chimaira, HED pe, God Forbid, My Darkest Day, and more.
Misc. Awards / Achievements
2010, named Portland's most influential bands by Portland Phoenix.
2008, "When Everything's Lost..." #5 selling cd (including national bands) at Bull Moose Music retail chain in Maine. The cd outsold Disturbed's "Indestructable" and finished just behind Metallica's "Death Magnetic" and Kid Rock's "Rock & Roll Jesus".
2007, "Best Metal Band" Portland Phoenix “Best Music Poll”.
Jagermeister, Official “Jager band”