**SOUTHSOUNDS METAL SHOWCASE**
D.R.E.A.D. is an American Thrash-Groove 100% Heavy Metal band reigning from the swamps of Mobile, Alabama. Formed in 2008 by vocalist/front man and original drummer, Jason Few, the band has developed a very unique crossover sound of Thrash and Power Groove Metal. Influenced by life and the tribulations that come with it, the band takes pride in being able to appeal to metal fans of all ages. With over 300 shows under their belt D.R.E.A.D. has become noted for their high-energy, non-stop, in-your-face performance - every member leaves it all out on the stage with every show. While always taking time to make new friends and fans with every show, D.R.E.A.D. has toured the country six times and released four full length albums. They have also toured or played with acts, such as: D.R.I., Sepultura, Anvil, Bam Margera, Crowbar, GoatWhore, Green Jelly, All That Remains, Overkill, Iron Regan, Toxic Holocaust, Soulfly, Hellyeah, In This Moment, Lich King, Machinage, Wayne Static / Static X, Venom, and countless more.
With their ever growing nationwide fan base and their 'success is the only option' attitude D.R.E.A.D. is . . .
Jason Few (Vocalist), Justice Young (Drums), Travis Hamlett (Bass), Ted Copeland (Guitar) and John Rainwater (Guitar).
From the ashes rises DARK STAR COVEN, a new-yet familiar twist on the underground sounds of the past & the present, creating a nihilistic powerhouse of apocalyptic revolt.
DARK STAR COVEN mixes years of road worn experience & classic underground influences to rise from the blackened abyss, spewing vile disdain for the powers that be & organized religious dogma. Taking influences from thrash, crust punk, black metal, death & doom, DSC takes the metal / punk crossover idea to a new level, swinging from one hellish tempo to the next, unleashing their brand occult fueled blasphemy on the complacent masses.
Vocalist Shane Reneaux (Parabellum, Wulfshroud, Blount, Defiance), a long standing member of the Gulf Coast underground music scene, is known for his lyrical duality & chameleon-like vocal changes, swinging from guttural sociopolitical chastising barks & blood curdling sacrilegious screams to end-time sorrowful serenades. His lyrical content embraces anti religious & political opinions, social unrest, as well as demonology, satanism & end-time prophecies.
Guitarist Jerry Mathew Dunn (Gnorcah), summons the demons of classic thrash, death & doom, forging the mayhem & disdainful riffs that DSC are known for.
Bassist Eric Sisk, (Reverend Jenkins) brings the thundering cadence of Armageddon to the mix, while drummer & d-beat extraordinaire, D. Ed Lee (Guns To Fire), gives the ghost of Keith Moon a run for his money.