DEAD QUIET: VANCOUVER HEAVY METALLERS RELEASE “ATONED DEAF” SINGLE FROM NEW ARTOFFACT RECORDS ALBUM “TRUTH AND RUIN”
Dead Quiet’s new single “Atoned Deaf” is now streaming on all platforms. The song is the opening track on the Vancouver band’s upcoming new album Truth and Ruin, available September 11th on Artoffact Records.
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With burbling organ, dual guitars, and the soaring vocals of frontman Kevin Keegan (whom Metal Hammer declared in 2018 to be “the next great stoner rock visionary”), “Atoned Deaf” worships at the altar of late ’70s Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Deep Purple, and rejuvenates the genre with modern-day power.
“If I lie like this, I can live like this forever / But I’ve got this demon to contend with / If I’m high like this, I’ll die like this / I don’t think I can live forever,” Keegan sings on the song, inspired in part by things witnessed at his day job as a frontline worker dealing with the fentanyl epidemic in Vancouver.
On the new album Truth and Ruin, Dead Quiet respects its elders while fully owning its own craft. It is a fine balance, which brings to mind Ghost, among others. Keegan is flanked by guitarist Brock MacInnes (of Juno Award winners Anciients), newest member Mike Rosen on keyboards, and the rhythm section of bassist Mike Grossnickle and drummer Jason Dana.
Truth and Ruin was engineered and mixed by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver. It was mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Chelsea Wolfe) at West West Side Music in Hudson Valley, NY.
“One of the most imaginative but reassuringly bludgeoning examples of post-millennial Iommi-worship currently available to human ears… Veering from full-throttle metal riffing to swirling, woozy psychedelic squalls with the ease of intuitive masters.”
“Organ-laced heavy blues met with post-hardcore crush…”