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Stellar Corpses / Bio

Stellar Corpses is a hard working, high energy, DIY rock band from Santa Cruz, CA with a catchy concoction of punk and old-school rock n' roll that appeals to people of all ages and lifestyles. What's their secret to attracting such a diverse fan base? "Everyone has a dark side that's just waiting to get out..." says singer, Dusty Grave "We just provide a safe and fun way to release that inner hellraiser!"

Stellar Corpses' brand new album Dead Stars Drive-In was produced by Joe McGrath (AFI, Tiger Army, Alkaline Trio) and features guests spots by Hunter Burgan (AFI), Jade Puget (AFI) and Michale Graves (Misfits).

Stellar Corpses hail from Santa Cruz and have become a fixture in its hard rock music scene. This is no overnight success story. Stellar Corpses met in high school and have been constantly touring, building a loyal base of DEADicated fans who are already sporting Stellar tattoos and painting their faces like the band's highly recognizable skull logo with a star eye.

Stellar Corpses’ songs cover all sorts of subjects: “The title track, ‘Dead Stars Drive-In,’ is about the dark side of Hollywood and how some of its brightest stars, like Elvis, Marilyn, Bela Lugosi and Vampira eventually burned out. But to this day, their lights shine as bright as ever, and we will go on loving them always,” Dusty explains. Emilio reveals, "’Teenage Witchcraft’ is about being different…it’s simple, really. ’One More Day’ is about living your last day on earth to the fullest with no regrets and no apologies. ‘So Long Goodbye’ is a parallel of death and the end of a relationship.” “’Vampire Kiss’ is a nod to our hometown Santa Cruz, where the movie The Lost Boys was filmed. Its a powerful sing along that would frighten any glittery vampire out there, Dan quips.

The band’s live show is dynamic and interactive with the fans. Emilio says, “We are like human buzz-saws live, we tear through our set with raw energy. I'd say get ready to sing with us, most of our songs are very anthem like and require the crowd to sing along. Its my favorite part, when the crowd actually knows the song and is singing along in my face…its the best payoff ever.”

General Info

Band Members
Dusty Grave, Dan Lamothe, Emilio Menze, Kyle Moore
Artist Name
Stellar Corpses
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Punk / Psychobilly

Contact Info

Santa Cruz, CA

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