New UK Hard Rock Hellraisers Dead Romantic Talk With Rock ‘N’ Load About Launching A New Band During A Global Pandemic
Guitarist & Producer Mike Komprass and Bassist Alice Bates of Dead Romantic join Rock ‘N’ Load to chat about starting an ambitious project during a global pandemic, the challenges and the new music on the horizon.
Hard melodic rockers Dead Romantic release new single ‘All Talk’ in a revamped and turbo injected, high energy re-release. “There’s a little bit of history in this song, but we really beat the shit out of it to make it our own.” the ever affable and highly engaging frontman Dan Taylor begins the tale, “We released a version as a teaser, a little surprise gift to the fans during the lead up to the release of previous single ‘Yesterday’ and it was pretty well received, but as our sound has matured and we’ve included some of our different influences in our sound we thought it necessary to revisit this tune and it’s all the better for it!”
The single is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Voices’, produced by multi-platinum record producer and guitarist Mike Krompass, which features collaborations with Zakk Cervini (Yungblud, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects), Emmy winner and six time Grammy Nominated songwriter Steve Diamond (Orianthi, Eric Clapton) & mastered by Ted Jensen (Mastodon, Korn) with additional singles mastering by Tim Turan (Bullet for my Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon).
Going on to explain the theme of the song, which will reverberate with many listeners, “This song is asking somebody who has been lied to and taken advantage of for a chance to show them that you’re not like everyone else and that you’re not a liar like the rest of them. Call it a shot at redemption that you’ll follow through on your promises.”
The hard hitting rockers deliver a hook heavy blend of alternative rock and pop metal in the form of their epic cliff top first single, ‘Yesterday’, which amassed 1.5 million views in its first 2 months and crashed into the Kerrang Radio top 10 video chart. The second darkly fire tinged single, ‘Kissed With A Lie’ hit 1 million views in its first month of release, this was followed by the post-apocalyptic and searing ‘Fight Me’ along with the creepy, skin crawling and head tilting ‘Waste of Who I Am’.
Although the modern UK based rock crew are only freshly formed, they have already amassed a dedicated fanbase of listeners, and it’s easy to hear why this band has true pedigree and so much to offer those who love songs that strike forward with melodic, thoughtful aggression. The core of the band consists of lead vocalist Dan Taylor, Alice Bates holding bass player duties, keyboards and soundscape effects in Sam Stoddard, along with multi-platinum record producer Mike Krompass handling lead guitar.
Expressing a sound that draws from the heaviest riffs to radio pop sensibilities, the band hit you with a sonic melting pot reminiscent of such acts as 30 Seconds to Mars, Bring Me The Horizon, Foo Fighters, Bad Flower and Architects.
The band emphatically states, “We’ve made the record we’ve always wanted to create, completely unchained, raw, filled with the best elements of everything we love about music. We’ve all come from different musical backgrounds that seem to work together. There’s a little bit of pop, a little bit of metal and a lot of rock that we hope can connect with people around the globe.”
With more singles on the way and festival appearances this summer, as well as the forthcoming album that is rammed with wall slamming ear candy, Dead Romantic are driving forward and poised to be one of the breakthrough bands of recent years.