Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:
DEAD|LOVE (US) Punk | Hardcore | Rock
After almost a decade on the road singing for Skarhead and/or Danny Diablo’s solo endeavors, Ceekay left the hardcore scene and has spent that time exploring different styles and genres of music. Having found great success as a songwriter and producer, he has toured the world and amassed a large musical resume in many places within the music industry.
In early 2019, thoughts of returning to the hardcore/punk music scene was something becoming more and more real in his mind. After reaching out to a few longtime friends, Greg Thum and former bandmate/best friend Norm Cutliff, the band DEAD|LOVE was formed. Having spent lots of time working together on various projects the three of them quickly gelled to make the sound that is now a reality with their forthcoming debut EP entitled The Hunger Builds.
Intentionally raw and unapologetically real, DEAD|LOVE is a blend of both hardcore and punk music, taking from both genres and blending the sound into a hard driving mashup. Drawing from both life experience and the current state of affairs, the topic matter of DEAD|LOVE gives you both the inner mental state of vocalist Ceekay, as well as the observations of the world around the band and himself.
Written and recorded in Taos NM (Home to the Band), the EP is a great return to the scene for Ceekay Jones and in a time of over polished/over produced music, this is certainly a musical retort to the current state of the music industry. DEAD|LOVE is a fresh and real take on todays hardcore/punk scene where authenticity and real grit has been lost to the machine of the business.
Long time associates Sliptrick Records will be releasing The Hunger Builds worldwide on CD and all major online platforms while the first taste of the bands work can be heard with the digital single The Wolf, released on September 27th.
The Wolf (SI) | Released on September 27th, 2019 on Sliptrick Records
The Hunger Builds | Released on TBA on Sliptrick Records
Ceekay Jones – Vocals | Greg Thum – Strings | Norman Cutliff – Drums