1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never
heard of you before?
DEADLANDS was formed in the summer of 2010 by Brian, Michael, Kevin, Steve, and Dan. All of us are longtime friends who hail from Sacramento, California U.S.A. and are experienced musicians who decided to get together to form DEADLANDS. Our goal was to write and produce our own brand of Heavy Metal, while utilizing our combined past and present influences as a foundation and inspiration for our musical direction.
2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Heavy dynamic Thrash Metal!
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores
with the music?
Topics such as humanity, government corruption, greedy pharmaceutical companies, prostitution, war, drug abuse, patriotism for our soldiers and spiritual warfare are all covered.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
Our name is tied in with the idea of a post apocalypse world. It âs a very diverse topic and we all have that inner fear of an apocalypse, so we think the name will stick strong with people!
5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and
how would you describe your stage performance?
We've have played several BIG shows with the likes of Exodus, Death Angel, etc.
We were also invited to Play Gary Holts (Exodus/Slayer) Wedding which was a great time.
During our performance we interact with the crowd on and off the stage on a personal level to make fans feel like they are a part of our heavy metal ride.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
We have been inquiring and speaking with other groups and outlets about getting on tours in the U.S. or Europe. Deadlands goal for 2013 is to tour and play festivals worldwide, as much as possible, in support of our debut record Evilution.
7. on a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans
of power and thrash metal?
We have only received very strong good feedback. The people that are discovering our brand of metal seem to be embracing it nicely!
8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
Full speed ahead! haha
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
For now we will have to wait and see. We are writing what comes natural to us!
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your
music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We have definitely been influenced by a lot of European Metal (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Judas Priest, Accept, Helloween, etc.). We still listen to the same stuff but do embrace a lot of the newer Metal that is going on.
11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Snowboarding, Hiking, Camping, traveling, gambling, and of course woman! haha I kid ;)
12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Yes, please visit our website www.DeadlandsMusic.com and pick up our new album "Evilution" and a T-Shirt! You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeadlandsMusic stop by and say hi to us! We'll see all of you Metalheads out on tour!