At A Loss Recordings will release Deadbird`s second album, Twilight Ritual, on June 24. Recorded by Chuck Schaaf and mixed by Billy Anderson, this is the first full length in nearly three years. In support of the Ritual, the band will get back on the road for the first time since 2006. Check out myspace.com/atalossrecordings or myspace.com/deadbird for more info.
Additionally, an mp3 of the track "Death of Self" is now posted as a teaser for the full album at this location.
Brothers Schaaf (Chuck and Phil) formed Deadbird in 2002. Chuck had been playing in Little Rock`s own Rwake at the time but decided to head back to Fayetteville, AR to start Deadbird with his brother. They released The Head and the Heart in 2005 on Codebreaker/Earache (originally self-released in 2003). Many tours and a few lineup changes later saw Deadbird completed their second full-length, Twilight Ritual. This was with the help of new bassist Reid Raley (also in Rwake). Firmly rooted in the underground heavy sound coming out of Arkansas these days (see also Shitfire, Seahag, etc.), Deadbird`s strong metallic riff-centric edge manages to sneak hardcore and punk elements, lots of Southern rock melody and even a few vocal harmonies into their tracks.
06/14/08: Memphis, Tennessee – The Buccaneer, with Seahag
06/15/08: Nashville, Tennessee - Springwater
06/16/08: Chicago, Illinois – The Note
06/17/08: Indianapolis, Indiana – Melody Inn
06/18/08: Kent, Ohio – Club Khameleon, with Rue and TBA
06/19/08: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 31 Street Pub, with Serious Grind
06/20/08: NYC, New York – Knitting Factory, with Harvey Milk, Bloody Panda and Growing
06/21/08: Cambridge, Massachusetts – The Middle East, with Only Living Witness, Hackman and Bury the Needle
06/22/08: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Millcreek, with Intergalactic Incense Burners and Nightprowler
06/23/08: Baltimore, Maryland – Talking Head, with Wooly Mammoth
06/24/08: Richmond, Virginia - Wonderland, with Hail!Hornet and TBA
06/25/08: Wilmington, North Carolina - Reggies, with Sourvein and Black Tusk
06/26/08: Atlanta, Georgia – Drunken Unicorn, with Zoroaster and Black Tusk
06/27/08: Orlando, Florida – The Haven, with Black Tusk
06/28/08: Tampa, Florida – Transitions Skate, with Black Tusk
06/29/08: TBD - any suggestions?
06/30/08: New Orleans, Louisiana - TBA
07/01/08: Houston, Texas - Rudyards
07/02/08: San Antonio, Texas – Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
07/03/08: Austin, Texas - Red 7, with Mala Suerte, Scavanger, Mammoth Grinder and Faithhealer
07/04/08: Dallas, Texas – Red Blood Club, with Mala Suerte
07/05/08: Little Rock, Arkansas – Downtown Metal, with Mala Suerte