In recent years, bands have been taking things into their own hands more so than ever in getting the word out about their music. Internet activities, particularly My Space and Pure Volume, aiding greatly in their works to assist bands from round the globe to find and develop a nurturing audience. In the case of Tuscaloosa-based Dead Man in Reno, their unstoppable quest to reach their now sizeable fanbase (over 40,000 to their active My Space page) is what struck the attention of Abstract Sounds, imprint for Candlelight Records. Not soon after, band and label united as one.
Dead Man In Reno have played every show allowed them since their genesis three short years ago. Diehards to the core, they epitomize the blood, sweat and tears/DIY ethic. Teaming with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Through the Eyes of the Dead) at Basement Recording Studios in Rural Hall, North Carolina, the band meticulously laid down their self-titled debut in a quick but intense 10-day session. The results showcase the quintet’s complex duel guitars, double bass drum fills, hardcore growls and screams with classic hardcore/metal breakdowns captured to perfection. With shows booked throughout the summer and touring plans sorting for the fall, Dead Man in Reno is sure to cross your path.
01. To Attain Everything
02. From Here I Can See The Shore
03. She’s Tugging On My Heartstrings
04. Given A Season Of Sun
05. Goodbye Tomorrow, Hello Dead Letters
06. The Devil Made Him Do It
07. He Said, She Said
09. Even In My Dreams