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Wednesday, 05 August 2020 00:00

Vancouver's Dead Quiet's Truth and Ruin Coming Sept 11!

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Stream new track "The Sign of a Sealed Fate" and pre-order the album, here:



From Vancouver, Canada, comes Dead Quiet. The third full-length album, Truth and Ruin, shows the band at its peak, delivering its arena-ready, proto-metal bacchanal with power and flair. Dead Quiet's dramatic, organ-heavy songs are saturated with respect for the hard rock and heavy metal titans of the late '70s and early '80s – there are traces of blazing Deep Purple jams and hellbent Judas Priest bangers – but the band rocks with a prowess all its own. Dead Quiet respects its elders while fully owning its own craft. It is a fine balance, which brings to mind Ghost, among others.

Vocalist Kevin Keegan, formerly of Metal Blade band Barn Burner, has range and charisma in spades – in 2018, Metal Hammer declared that he might be "the next great stoner rock visionary." In league with Keegan are guitarist Brock MacInnes, also of Anciients, newest member Mike Rosen on keyboards, and the rhythm section of bassist Mike Grossnickle and drummer Jason Dana.

Of new album Truth and Ruin, frontman Keegan states: "We just wanted to make a record that was relentless. On Grand Rites we took our time and meandered quite a bit but with Truth and Ruin it was more about 'point and shoot,' always keeping us and the listener on their toes. I love a good hook. I like the idea of a song that rips but also gets stuck in your head like a good pop song."

Of the album's lyrics, Keegan says: "I had a really rough year and the inspiration came from there. I was in a really unhealthy relationship, I had some friends pass away, and I experienced some real trauma in my line of work as a frontline worker dealing with the fentanyl epidemic. Brock, Dana, and I all work in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver as mental health, overdose prevention, and harm reduction workers."

Truth and Ruin was engineered and mixed by Jesse Gander (Japandroids, White Lung) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC. It was mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Chelsea Wolfe) at West West Side Music in Hudson Valley, NY.

Since its formation in Vancouver in 2014, Dead Quiet has toured with the likes of John Garcia (Kyuss) and Cancer Bats, and played festivals like Desertfest and Into the Void.

Recommended if you like: Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Graveyard, Witchcraft, Ghost.



1) Atoned Deaf

2) Forever Unsung

3) Of Sound and Fury

4) Truth and Ruin

5) Partial Darkness

6) The Sign of a Sealed Fate

7) Cold Grey Death

World Broadcast Premiere
Documentary Channel
June 28, 2020
9:00pm ET/PT 

Cutting the cheese means more than simply causing climate change in Albert Nerenberg (Stupidity, Escape to Canada, Let's All Hate Toronto, Laughology) andNik Sheehan's (No Sad Songs) documentary Who Farted? These two directors get to the meat of why it's important to understand what this complex compound of chemicals (which includes methane and sulphur) can do to the environment and what its role is in entertainment and also in saving the planet. Yes, it's possible to destroy the world because of a bunch of creatures big and small passing gas.

The absurd is hilariously examined and the highlight is with theWorld Fart Championships held in Utajärvi, Finland to which Nerenberg was invited to participate–or not. Dare he get personal? 

The societal impact is perhaps the most important. It's easy to hold it in when you know a fart is ready to erupt. Just how a person politely excuses themselves varies, and I found segment perhaps the most engaging since people of all ages and cultural identities are asked this question. Their varied responses are very telling. Plus, no corner is unturned and even Satan plays a role in this discourse. Saying too much is a spoiler.

Without the flora around the Earth to process the gas–a point not heavily examined in this documentary–I'm sure it's easy to assume the planet Earth is less likely to become another Venus and more like Uranus in due time. It's not always that bed of roses we smell in the end.

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