Toronto, Canada / Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative
It’s not often a platinum selling band with a #1 song in the US announces they’re going on hiatus, but that was the case when MY DARKEST DAYS singer MATT WALST was given the opportunity to front Canadian hard rock legends, THREE DAYS GRACE .
“DEADSET SOCIETY (originally named NEVER SAY DIE ) started in the front passenger seat of the MY DARKEST DAYS BandWagon… we had a relentless tour schedule,” says REID HENRY (Lead Vocals/Guitar).
“During overnight drives I’d squeeze through a small window to the front of the bus and stay up writing, singing, and occasionally wedging my laptop on the dashboard to record.”
Over the next year, what eventually became DEADSET SOCIETY remained a studio project of Reid and MY DARKEST DAYS bandmate, BRENDAN McMILLAN (Bass).
In early 2016, Reid’s demos caught the interest of Producer/Engineer ( EVANS BLUE, PARABELLE, SCARLET WHITE ) and drummer ( AGE OF DAYS ), MIKE LANGFORD . The band began recording an EP that grew into an album. With the addition of Mike’s long time tourmate, DANE HARTSELL (guitar/vocals), what started as a dream for Reid, DEADSET SOCIETY has quickly become a reality.
With their debut album [Destroy + Rebuild] released early 2017 (as NEVER SAY DIE ), their single ‘Like A Nightmare’ peaking at #3 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown, closing in on 1,000,000 streams on Spotify, and approaching 100 shows since hitting the road January 2017, it’s apparent DEADSET SOCIETY has positioned themselves to continue where MY DARKEST DAYS left off.
Brendan McMillan (Bass), Reid Henry (Lead Vocals / Guitar), Mike Langford (Drums), Dane Hartsell (Guitar/Vocals)