Rob Roy – Vox
Opus - Drums
Kyle Leary – Guitar
Mike Modeste - Bass
In 2005, Dead By Wednesday made their first mark by releasing their debut CD Democracy is Dead on Jasta of Hatebreed’s Stillborn Records which sold 3K out of the box with it’s debut. Then in 2008 came The Killing Project, the highly anticipated sophomore full length CD on Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, Scum of the Earth). The Killing Project demonstrated with a punch to the face, New Haven CT’s very own aggressive hybrid of metal, punk, & real hard core. While considered a metal band, DBW’s older sound was once called “cross-over”. With songs of urgency & importance regarding ideas on religion, current world affairs, race & equality, it was destined to make an impact. And it did. Shortly after, the video for the single ‘Pawns’ by Grammy nominated producer David Brodsky of My Good Eye, NYC, went into rotation on MTV2’s former show ‘Headbanger’s Ball’, as well as Music Choice, Havok TV on Demand, Sirius Liquid Metal, Rock Band, Touch Tunes, and even placed in UFC. Then in 2011, the band worked on all new brutal material & went into the studio recording their equally as important junior LP with long time friend & producer Enoch Jensen. Dead By Wednesday was focused on making “their Master of Puppets” dubbed The Last Parade, and some believe they succeeded in doing so. The release of The Last Parade was followed by a full U.S tour with Straight Line Stitch and Defiler, sponsored by the clothing line Hatewear, Inc. Two of their music videos from the album were featured on Comcast on Demand, one of which was screened at various film festivals across the country. Dead By Wednesday went on to snag the “Best Metal” award two years in a row at the Connecticut Music Awards. Their fourth release in 2014 was a short but sweet five song powerhouse EP entitled Death of the Rockstar, that leaves you wanting more. Following its release, Dead by Wednesday went on a US tour with the Grammy nominated metal band Shadow’s Fall, playing sold out shows across the country. Next they did an American East Coast tour with power metal legends Flotsam & Jetsam, as well a short run with Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.).
In 2015, DBW had to part ways with their frontman, Joe Morbidelli, due to personal issues. In response to his heartbreaking departure, the band recorded their newest album, Darkest of Angels. Each song features a guest singer from a prominent metal band of the past decades, including Brian Fair of Shadow’s Fall, Carley Coma of Candiria, Rob Dukes of Generation Kill/ex-Exodus, Waylon Reavis formerly of Mushroomhead, Jon Arch of Fates Warning, AK of Flotsam & Jetsam and many more. The theme of the album is addiction, as an ode to their former frontman. The album will be released in the spring of this year.
After months of auditions, DBW finally found their newest singer, 6’5 powerhouse Rob Roy from Ma. Together with Kyle Leary on guitar, Opus on drums (who also plays with Marc Rizzo of Soulfly) and Mike Modeste on bass, the band has morphed into a “real” unstoppable international act. They are a band that can be put up on the same stages with any of the top metal contenders “of the now.” Throughout the years they have toured relentlessly, and in doing so have found their own sound and style, creating a fierce loyal fan base along the way. Now, with all the right members in place, they have all the pistons of this metal turbo engine running full throttle, and are without a doubt a serious force to be reckoned with.
Dead by Wednesday has recently rocked the stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, along with White Chapel, King Diamond and Slayer. They played Rock & Shock Horror Festival several years in a row, with Life of Agony, GWAR, Hatebreed and Soulfly. At the New England Metal Festival they played along with Battlecross, Goatwhore, Dillinger Escape Plan and Opeth. This March they will share the stage with death metal titans Revocation at The Providence Tattoo & Music Festival.
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