Readers’ Bands: Next Stop, The Deadstation

The Deadstation

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when I receive email from bands, hailing GSA as the bomb, praising me for my honest take on things, and thanking me for the support. But I always am.

A lot of people who play metal read Gun Shy, and that’s sort of a badge of honor I wear proudly.

In addition to a lot of bands you know, there’s also a lot of bands you perhaps don’t who dig the GSA, and a few months back, I decided I would devote some space every week to saluting these bands, and giving them some much needed press.

Today, we meet progressive metal outfit The Deadstation. Hailing from Boston, the band actually just released an EP called Episode 01: Like Peering Into The Deepest Ocean Abyss, which was mastered by Jens Bogren (Devin Townsend, Symphony X, Opeth, James Labrie) and mixed by Peter Rutcho (who handled Revocation’s LP).

How awesome is that?

The EP also features Greg Murphy — a member of black metal group Obsidian Tongue — on drums.

“We were wondering if you would be interested in featuring/streaming the EP on Gun Shy Assassin?,” the band wrote to me, providing a link to their Bandcamp.

Well, how’s about we just feature you as one of our Readers’ Bands? That work?

You can sample some of The Deadstation’s music below, and trust me…as you’ll find, the music is fucking killer. Seriously. Check it out, and tell me you don’t dig it. I’m not a big fan of those vocals, but the music is certainly on point, and yes, I would rock their tee.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.