“Kicking Mayhem off this year was Dead Season. Contagious and aggressive power-rhythm started the show off right, serving up for the crowd a first course that whet everyone’s appetite for more.”

“This is the best hard rock band I have heard at Taxi in a LONGGG time-- if not ever... and my screener number should prove that I have been around a LONGGG time myself! Keep up the fantastic work- with the song writing and the stuff this band has going on radio and live show wise..... Labels kill to get their artists in the Heat Seekers chart--- VERY impressive indeed man!”

A&R #19 - Taxi

“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. ”

“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.”

“DEAD SEASON Wins the 2009 106.3 Bone Bash Battle of the Bands...$10,000 cash!”

“DEAD SEASON named one of Portland's "Most Influential" people for 2010.”