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DEAD IN 5 / Press

“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, I present to you the hottest thing to come out of Detroit since a 1968 Camaro Z28: Dead In 5. Dead In 5 takes the best of what 70's, 80's, and 90's rock had to offer and hands it over to the listener to rock out to in a package that is uniquely a 21st century sound. To make another car analogy, imagine taking an old Vega and stuffing a Big Block engine into it. Fast, hard, loud, and dirty. Just like the music of Dead In 5. They've served their Detroit roots well, and I can't wait till their new album,"Wreck Your World" comes out on March 1.”

“I got a chance to give this CD a listen and I am in love with it. If you love pure rock, you will love this bad ass music. It’s tight, angry, and full of power. ‘Burn My Eyes’ kind of made me think of Rob Zombie, in some ways. The band, however, doesn’t sound “just” like any other band. They have a unique sound that is all their own. The guitar work will have you drooling. My favorite song was…. all of them. This band is seriously just a rock-fest of talent. Here is the apt description from their bio, CD Cover “Evoking a sonic mash up of Clutch, Soundgarden, White Zombie 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.” Nope, there are no lies here. If you forgot what REAL rock is…. you need to listen, now!”

“Dead in 5 are one of the finest modern hard rock acts on the scene today. They've got all the classic touchstones one would seek in a band; at tangible "street cred" image, stellar musicianship and a visually strong fan base. Highly entertaining, their songs contain memorable hooks and are vividly engaging. One to watch!”

“This Motor City five-piece is an all out rock n' roll assault team! ...A well-oiled machine that is starting to create a real buzz on the regional and national circuit. This 7 song disc is filled with tunes that are cleverly conceived and engineered to perfection. Highlights such as "Pressure Head" leap out of the speakers with razor sharp production and soulful vocalizing from front man Robert Libres. "Burn My Eyes" is raw and out of control; churning up a cauldron of Ministry/Rob Zombie/Johnny Cash references. "Shadow of a Thin Man"is aggressive and over the top, while the closer "Outlaw Hellride #9" will resonate with you long after your mobile player of choice cools down!”

Eric Harbadian - Detroit Live Magazine

“How did I love DI5? Let me count the ways: The band members are each strongly charismatic and compelling on stage, from the bald guitar-technician who settled in and wailed on his Gibson, to the towering mountain of a lead singer with the commanding voice, the corseted bass player with a sweet smile and a caustic sneer, the kilted drummer and the rhythm guitarist who I believe used a beer bottle as a slide at one point. They are a powerful group clearly having a blast on stage and not afraid to give a great show. Damn, the smoke machine made me a nostalgia-monkey for the days when a night at the Blind Pig meant my clothes would smell like an ashtray for a month. It’s quite a compliment that Dead in 5 could make a man as old as dirt feel like a kid again.”