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DEAD IN 5 / Bio

Motor City rock still has its hard and honed edge that was pioneered by the likes of the MC5, The Amboy Dukes, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, Iggy and the Stooges and Grand Funk Railroad. Born of this powerful legacy are melodic hard rockers Dead in 5. This forceful five-piece performs with a raw energy and hunger that can neither be bought nor faked. You either have “IT” or you don’t. And Dead in 5 has “IT” in spades.

There’s no corporate sheen marring the honest, and downright dirty rock n’ roll played by Dead in 5. The band grinds out intense musical gems with as much super-charged muscle as a new Mustang rolling off the assembly line. Turn the key, and FLOOR IT! Dead in 5’s music is not just an assertion – it’s an absolute DECLARATION of the POWER of Rock and Roll!

Evoking a sonic mash up of Clutch, Soundgarden, Ministry and Led Zeppelin, the band’s dirty outlaw rock will make you raise your fists in salute to their musical juggernaut. It’s “Sons of Anarchy” meets “Fight Club” set in the post apocalyptic “Mad Max” environment of Detroit Rock City.

Since their debut show inside one of Detroit’s most notorious biker clubhouses in January 2013, Dead in 5 has become an in-demand live act headlining Metro Detroit’s top venues, in addition to support slots for national acts Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Candlebox, Pop Evil. Texas Hippie Coalition and Sevendust. In July 2013, the band took first place in reality TV show “American Talent Hunters” Detroit search. In August, Dead in 5 were invited to perform at the exclusive House of Harley Party - as part of Harley Davidson's 110th Anniversary Party in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dead in 5 also scored licensing deals with Measurement Arts (CBS), Bunin-Murray (MTV/VH1), in addition to a lucrative soundtrack deal for the movie “Pro-Wrestlers Vs. Zombies” starring WWE wrestling legends "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Matt Hardy, Jim "Hacksaw" Duggan, Kurt Angle and Shane "The Franchise" Douglas. The feature length film is now distributed worldwide via TROMA entertainment!

At the close of 2013 - Dead in 5 were honored in Music Connection Magazine's "Hot 100 Unsigned Live Bands" issue - featuring uber popular chanteuse Lorde on the cover.

Dead in 5 are currently touring in support of their newest CD "Wreck Your World."

Creating music amid a bankrupt and corrupt city, the band knows they have nothing to lose. It’s ALL or NOTHING- and Dead in 5 is playing for keeps!

Dead in 5’s music is now available on Itunes, Cdbaby and Amazon.com

General Info

Band Members
Robert Libres, Dana Forrester, Brent Hall, Peder Seglund, Ryan Schimming
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Hard Rock

Contact Info

Ferndale, MI
Dana Forrester

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