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.
Stevie states: “I thought Matt would be a perfect fit for what we were trying to accomplish. He and I had discussed starting a heavy band in the past, so it was time to join forces and dominate the world.”
With the core of EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE firmly in place, the search for the missing piece began. They needed a frontman whose voice could match the fierce intensity of the music andwhose lyrics would paint a macabre picture for the listener; like a “Grindhouse” horror flick that sticks with you, a lyrical boogeyman who is real, relevant and in the now.
After auditioning several potential frontmen to no avail, Raffaele discovered Jordan Condrey. “Listening to his vocals and reading his lyrics which were dark as fuck, we had found our singer,” the guitarist said.
Since completing the lineup, EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE has nurtured a brotherhood which is very evident in its unholy live show. The band has played a number of shows all over the U.S. and Canada, and has shared the stage with such acts as FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KORN, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, DROWNING POOL, EYE EMPIRE, SEVENDUST, NOTHINGMORE and HELLYEAH.
EVEN THE DEAD LOVE A PARADE is:
Jordan Condery – Lead vocals
Braxton Henry – Guitars
Matt Raffaele – Guitars
Stevie Benton – Bass
Clint Litton – Drums