Local Licks @ Six: Dead By First Light
This week’s in studio guest for Z94′s “Local Licks @ Six” is Dead By First Light! They’re no stranger to the local metal / music scene and have been around in one form or another since 2007 The current line-up formed last year in 2011 Dead By First Light are much more than a hardcore / metalcore band. Drawing from several different metal genres and styles including: Trash, speed metal, hardcore, traditional old school metal, metalcore and list influences like: Exodus, Deicide, Arch Enemy, Slayer, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, All That Remains and more. Somehow they’ve managed to take all these styles and influences and mix it all together for a mind bending mix of metal that stands out and demands attention.
The complexity of their music and the arrangements are intense! Every track on their latest album “Cinefile” mixes a variety of tone, vocal style, tempo and texture. Not just track to track but within the songs themselves there’s rapid movement and incredible transitions that will leave you wondering “How the f#@k did they do that”. It’s certainly no secret that yours truly lives for the hard stuff and prefers metal to all other forms of music. Sure I’ll listen to about anything but when it comes to listening for pure enjoyment it’s gotta be hard, fast and aggressive. All the things that Dead By First Light brings to the table. This band is another fine example of label and category defiance. You can’t say they’re this or that…They’ve created a blend and style unique to themselves.
MEET THE MEMBERS OF DEAD BY FIRST LIGHT:
Dead By First Light is: Dean Larue VOCALS / Lance Sims GUITAR / Jason Santina BASS Raymond Chambers DRUMS
We had a hell of a lot of fun during our interview talking music, movies, books & all things metal. They also announced they’re looking for a new guitar player, if you’re interested hit them up on the official Dead By First Light Facebook page . Here’s the interview and all the tracks that were featured on the show, PLUS a bonus song “At World’s End” that’s definitely worth a listen.
LOCAL LICKS @ SIX INTERVIEW WITH DEAD BY FIRST LIGHT (02-17-12) ON Z94:
LOCAL LICKS @ SIX MUSIC “3FER MADNESS” WITH DEAD BY FIRST LIGHT ON Z94:
“21 Grams” TRACK #01
“The Young & The Reckless” TRACK #02
“Terror On Klandathu” TRACK #03
Exclusive web only BONUS SONG “At World’s End”
DEAD BY FIRST LIGHT CAPTURED LIVE:
During the interview the band talked about their trip to St. Louis to record. Here’s some behind the scenes footage of the band getting to work, screwing around and engaged in various forms of mayhem.
Here’s a video of the band playing “The Young & The Reckless” live at the Railhead in Lawton, OK.
I’d like to thank Dead By First Light for stopping by and hanging out with us. To stay up to date with the band, dates, music, merch and don’t forget their looking for a new guitarist. Visit them on their Facebook page, My space or Reverb Nation official site.