Even The Dead Love A Parade / Press

“EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE, the Dallas, Texas-based metal outfit featuring DROWNING POOL bassist Stevie Benton, has signed with EMP Label Group, the label owned by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE will release its debut EP digitally on May 13. The official video for the EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE song "Heart Poacher" can be seen below. EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE began life when friends, guitarist Braxton Henry and drummer Clint Litton, decided they wanted to get back to their original metal roots: a band with simple, crushing riffs, huge drums and in-your-face vocals. Braxton and Clint started sharing their ideas and riffs for the project with Benton, who almost immediately signed on, and the musical core was completed with the addition of second guitarist Matt "Mattador" Raffaele .They were four guys who had spent countless tours and years together on the road working/playing for DROWNING POOL and were already a brotherhood.”

“The night started with Even The Dead Love A Parade. They came out fast and heavy, which was exactly what the crowd needed to get the long night going. These guys came out and ran the stage as if they were the final act of the evening and totally owned their set.”


“If you’ve ever wondered what rock stars and road crew do when they’re killing countless hours on the road between cities and shows, load in and load out, the truth is it’s a lot of boredom, a little sleep, and usually a ton of great moments and memories with close friends. At least that’s the way it is in the Drowning Pool camp. Sometimes amidst all the rock and roll revelry and empty beer cans a song is born, and less frequently, a new band. Such is the case for Even the Dead Love a Parade. You can listen to our full interview with Matt and Stevie below. Discover more about how the band came together, their songwriting process, the making of the “Heart Poacher” video, when fans might get their hands on a debut album or EP, and what question they might ask Udo Dirkschneider. We even wandered off into a few warped topics of conversation like Honey Boo Boo, Dexter, and fisting… Check it out.”

“Powerful, raw, heavy and in your face, this final track was my personal favourite of the 4 on offer, and a track that I’ll be playing to a hell of a lot of people. Melodic vocals combine with the hard hitting mix resulting in a sound which harks towards early Deftones at times, and almost Bury Your Dead style stuff at other moments. Reaching the conclusion of the track I’m left with one issue – there’s only 4 on offer and I want more.”

“Dallas, Texas offers up another grinding metal onslaught in the form of Even the Dead Love a Parade.”