American Murder’s high-energy stage show, thought-provoking lyrics and contagious pop-punk anthems have earned them a legion of fans. The band has headlined major venues and been featured in smaller venues along the East Coast and Mid-West.
Winners of the 2015 Independent Tone Band of the Year Award, American Murder has shared the stage with regional and nationally-known acts including Alien Ant Farm, We Are Harlot, Nile, Sardonica, Nightmare Sonata, Hed P.E., Graveyard Boulevard, Dirty South Revolutionaries, Die Cast, Superbob, Elysium, Take The Fall, Another Lost Year and Michale Graves, former frontman of the horror punk band, The Misfits.
After receiving overwhelming support from fans following the release of their first EP ‘Coming Home,’ American Murder, formed in 2005 by Dustin McBride (lead vocals/guitar) and Rob-O (bass/backing vocals), began performing in clubs and venues near their Concord, NC base.
The following year the band released its debut album, ‘Chapter 1: We Pledge Allegiance ...’ and inked a label deal with Creepsville Entertainment.
After touring for more than a year,‘Chapter 1’ was followed up by the EP ‘1,000,000 years’ and a development deal with DBM Records in 2008.
On their second full-length album, ‘After Yesterday’s Disaster,’ AM worked closely with award-winning engineer and producer Wayne Homes (Kenny Loggins, George Duke). The album was released on Wastebasket Records in 2012, when drummer Jim Saj (NIHM), joined the band.
In 2015, the band released its third EP entitled ‘The Hope and The Hopeless.’While maintaining the band’s signature catchy, powerful rock melodies, the lyrics on this album are deeper and reveal the struggles of life as a musician.
Staying true to their motto of ‘We’ll play anywhere and everywhere,’ AM has played shows in large clubs, festivals, backyard barbecues, Game Stop video release parties and parking lots from the East Coast to the Mid-West.
Befitting their working-class background, American Murder has given back to its community of fans by playing at benefits for charities including Children's Miracle Network, St Jude's, Toys for Tots, and the ALS Research Foundation.