8/23 - Spokane, WA - The Pin
8/24 - Boise, ID - The Shredder
8/25 - Preston, ID - Riverdale Resort (Lala-pool-ooza)
8/26 - Denver, CO - Black Sky Brewery
8/28 - Des Moines, IA - Lefty's
8/29 - Chicago, IL - LiveWire
8/30 - Indianapolis, IN - Taps Live
8/31 - Canton, OH - Buzzbin
9/1 - Queens, NY - Blackthorn 51
9/2 - Norfolk, VA - RiffHouse
9/3 - Asheville, NC - Odditorium
9/5 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick
9/6 - New Orleans, LA - Barataria Live
9/8 - Austin, TX - The Lost Well
9/9 - Albuquerque, NM - Burt's Tiki Lounge
9/10 - Scottsdale, AZ - Rogue Bar
9/11 - San Diego, CA - Tower Bar
9/12 - Long Beach, CA - Blacklight District Lounge
9/13 - Oakland, CA - Golden Bull
9/14 - Eugene, OR - Black Forest
9/15 - Portland, OR - Rock Hard PDX
9/16 - Seattle, WA - Southgate Roller Rink (Rat City Recon)
Death Always Wins was released on June 2. Purchase and/or stream the album at:
The album can also be purchased through iTunes at the link that follows.
With an unexpected combination of thrash and melodeath elements reminiscent of the Gothenburg Sound (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, et al), DEAD ASYLUM's Death Always Wins is one killer listen! The songs on Death Always Wins range from thrashy headbangers, to technical compositions, and chantable, heavy metal anthems. While it might seem like their sound covers the spectrum of metal, everything is tied together by brutal dual vocals and melodic leads. Lyrical themes include revolution and political uprising, the apocalypse, and-as the band name alludes-twisted facets of the human psyche. The band's famously intense live shows are about to get fiercer when the new material is left beaten and bloodied on the stage!
Death Always Wins was tracked at Jam Factory Studios in Port Coquitlam, BC; recorded and edited by Roger Mowat; and mix/mastered by Chris Holmes. Pierre-Alain (3mmi Design) was responsible for the album art.
"DEAD ASYLUM'S Death Always Wins is definitely one of the best death metal albums I've heard this year." (9/10)
"If the incredibly brutal-yet-melodic-without-being-too-melodic music Of Dead Asylum is the soundtrack to our society, well, you can kiss your sorry ass goodbye, cause, in the end, Death Always Wins." (8.5/10)
- Brave Words
"Dead Asylum possess the aggression, musicianship, and songwriting dynamics necessary to make waves beyond local borders. For those who like a fiery cocktail of melodic death, brutal thrash, and spirited lead work, this is razor sharp to cut deeply." (8.5/10)
- Dead Rhetoric
"The music is just flat-out heavy. Death Always Wins is an excellent record." (9/10)
- Amps and Green Screens
"This is one thrash metal trip every metalhead is gonna wanna take." (4/5)
- Bloodrock Media
"Dead Asylum have a winner on their hands. Record companies, better take note."
- Angry Metal Guy
"A creative scourge relentlessly harassing body, senses, and imagination but rewarding each in return. A band to take real notice of."
- The RingMaster Review
"The four piece bring a blend of groove metal, death metal and thrash metal to the table and it is rather delicious sounding. Think Dark Angel meets the Gothenburg sound."
- Ave Noctum
"Load up a game of General Chaos with your best friend and blast this album (it deserves to be blasted) while you drink, party and have a good time." (8/10)
- The Grim Tower
"Ear Crushing , Mind Melting Heavy Metal is what Dead Asylum is all about."
- Behind the Scenes
"Great brutal and heavy groove."
- Moshpit Radio
Dead Asylum is:
Mike Lister - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Roger Mowat - Vocals/Bass
Eric Morrison - Lead Guitar
Samantha Landa - Drums