Ireland's emerging metal scene is set to receive a steel-toecapped kick in the behind this year with the arrival of Celbridge, County Kildare three-piece Dead Label, whose ferocious blend of old-school influences and modern metal precision sees them take up the challenge set by their countrymen Gama Bomb and English headbangers Evile.
You think you've heard metal played fast and hard? Think again. Dead Label's new album Sense Of Slaughter redefines the modern thrash metal template, with the advance single 'Self-Immolation' landing at Number 15 on the CMJ (Metal) Chart and receiving heavy radio and internet exposure in the UK, Europe, Stateside and Japan.
Dates with heavyweights Machine Head in 2012 have already established Dead Label's reputation, boosted further by their crushing performance at the Oktoberfest Festival in Okinawa, Japan and the band are now poised to take the next step with their new home, Nuerra Records.