Deadguy releasing documentary, discuss plans for reunion shows & new music
We got very excited when we saw that metalcore legends Deadguy reunited for a photo earlier this year, and and today we learn that the photo was very much a tease of something more. There's a new Deadguy documentary in the woks called Killing Music, and the band also tell Decibel that -- once this whole pandemic ends -- they plan to play shows, and new music isn't out of the question either! "We want to play a few shows in the U.S. and then get over to play in Japan," they say.
"Deadguy never broke up, we just lost interest," said drummer Dave Rosenberg. "In mid-2019, I met a guy named Bill Saunders, who is a producer/editor for a lot of cable shows and a big Deadguy fan. Somehow he remembered that we were coming up on the 25th anniversary of Fixation. He suggested a documentary might be interesting and we started doing interviews in the fall of 2019 where it was basically me trying to wrangle the other guys. It took me a few weeks to convince [guitarist Chris] 'Crispy' [Corvino] but fortunately [vocalist] Tim Singer was on board immediately so that made it much easier to find [guitarist] Keith [Huckins]—he lives in waaay upstate New York—and Crispy knew where to find [bassist] Tim Naumann—teaching high school in New Jersey—and we had our first sit-down in 20+ years just a few months ago. In the meantime, we’ve been compiling photos, footage and interviews, which has been entertaining."
The doc was directed by William Saunders of Fourth.Media, who says, "The doc will be out in the fall with at least one theater premier, festivals and SXSW as the high bar."
"As we’ve gotten older, we’ve realized that a lot of the songs from the now 25-year-old Fixation on a Co-Worker album meant a lot to people and were important to the world of heavy music," Rosenberg added. "And we’re all actually happy to see each other and hang out! Who would have ever guessed?"
Tim Singer also adds, "I think the band is just as curious as anyone else as to how and why we did what we did — and why that seems to have had a lasting effect. We were really just a bunch of college age dorks who wanted to make loud music. I can safely say that when we formed, we weren’t all that interested in most of the music coming from the current 'scene' (of course there were a few exceptions). As for what it meant/means to anyone else, I guess that’s why you need to watch the documentary.”
Here's the trailer: