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    Deadstar Assembly

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    1Insurrection lyrics
    2Therapy Scares Me lyrics
    3Unsaved Pt1 lyrics
    4Naive lyrics
    5Perfectly Destroyed lyrics
    6Bled lyrics
    7Death Wish lyrics
    8Darker Now lyrics
    9Precious Nothing lyrics
    10At Both Ends lyrics

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    1Deadstar Assembly [2004]
    2Unsaved [2006]


    Deadstar Assembly is -
    Dearborn - Vocals, Distortion, and Orchestrated Mayhem
    Mubo - Synthesizer, the Anti DJ, Electronic Messiah, Circuitry
    the Dro - Bass, Vibrations, Subsonic Tremors, Pyro, Shocking Innocent Victims
    Cygnus - Percussion and Blood Sucking
    DreGGs - Crunch Guitar and Organized Pornography

    Sunny South Florida has a dark side,Deadstar Assembly; a troupe of musical
    avant-gardes who float like demented seraphim and deliver a sinister sound that burns.

    ACT I
    The bleak and barren landscape that is the modern music scene isn't news to
    America's youth, it looks, sounds and smells like commercial accountability, and there
    are a growing number of alienated audiophiles that aren't buying into it. The industry
    has breast-fed a generation of entertainers so enthusiastically willing to sell themselves
    that any inkling of artistic integrity is muffled by the sound of their endorsements. Rap
    -metal suburban warriors, Gap-tastic cloud kissers, plastic pop divas, and costumed
    clowns, they make great marketing fodder, but seldom great songs. Everyone seems to
    be scrambling for a hook, and the hook never seems to be the music. Enter Deadstar

    DSA knows what they're not: the butterfly band that is born, lives, and dies within the
    confines of a record label's fiscal quarter. DSA knows what they are: a primal, soul-
    scorching nightmare machine built for speed, and possessing the sonic tools for
    staying power.

    ACT II
    South Florida is notorious for its chaotic decadence, and nowhere more so than Miami's
    South Beach. Deadstar Assembly looked to South Beach as their empty-headed muse,
    late nights prowling its streets and clubs proved fertile ground for creative inspiration.
    Lead singer, Dearborn, recalls the band's formative days, "We would usually start early
    evening at the studio with some sort of chemically-driven creative session, Emerging from
    the studio late night into the heart of South beach was an experience. If it's even possible,
    think L.A. with less brains and more drugs. We would head to the 24 hr. Cuban diner, stepping
    over scene-zombies decked out in their latest SeanJohn gear, soaked in GHB vomit. The place
    is a strange kind of crazy,a tiny peninsula packed with psuedo-moviestars and wannabe
    rockstars,ultimately deadstars,whence the name,it just fit." Dearborn's unorthodox formula
    for the band: seek out a pioneering techno producer, collaborate on a rich 13 song demo,
    package the product professionally, assemble a band of like-minded pros to breathe life into
    the sound, release a track that would win immediate acceptance, and then promote. The
    return has been tremendous. DSA has garnered an enthusiastic and dedicated following of
    loyal fans and curiosity seekers, fueled, in large part, by the bands skewed version of the 80's
    hit "Send Me an Angel" receiving significant airplay in South Florida goth, metal and strip clubs,
    and a guerilla marketing campaign featuring highly visible print collateral and merchandise.

    The summer of 2001 was DSA's Big Bang; it was when Dearborn and famed techno producer
    Luis Duran collided, forming a powerful creative synergy that would serve as the wellspring
    for the DSA sound. Duran was riding a buzz vibe that had seen his techno black magick spun
    on varied releases by artists ranging from Sandra Collins to Sasha and Digweed, to the Global
    Underground Series. He is no metal keysman or push-button sampler. His orchestrations are
    refined and sophisticated, sonic glimpses of something dark and transcendent, and add a deep,
    textured layer to the DSA sound that lifts it beyond passé Nu Metal chord-crushing and anemic
    Emo meanderings.

    The summer of 2001 also marked the start of Dearborn's search for live musicians that would
    complement DSA's sound and attitude. Renowned industrial synth master, MUBO, formerly of
    the Basic Humans, had been high on Dearborn's list for months, but circumstances prevented
    any type of meeting. That summer, the planets aligned and the two converged. Dearborn says
    of MUBO, "He's amazing,the way he interacts with his keyboard -- it's violent, erotic. It's unfor-
    tunate that he wasn't in on the initial recording of the demo,he has added so much more to
    the songs." Realizing they shared a common creative vision, MUBO and Dearborn partnered to
    assemble the remaining pieces of DSA. Driving bass for DSA is The Dro, a 19 year-old Brazilian
    native with fallen-angel looks and devilish chops. At his first audition, he was immediately
    recognized as a kindred spirit and asked to join the DSA family. Jay added massive riffage which
    complemented Dearborn's guitar style. An old high school pal, he proved to be instrumental
    in transitioning the record from a polished studio effort to a massive live sound. Gary Norton,
    the latest addition to the band, is not your typical hard-rock drummer. His cool, Frankensteinian
    shell belies a hard-driving skin beater with subtle sophistication. He provides the percussive
    backbone that drives DSA, exhibiting a sensibility that lends much to their collective pulse.
    Dearborn's powerful and tortured vocals are the anchor that keeps the cacophonous DSA crew
    grounded. Equal parts undead troubadour and manic shaman, he is equally adept at bemoaning
    innocence lost and delivering raw, primal screams of self-actualization. In songs like "Normal"
    and "Just Like You", he creates a synapse-synch with youth lost in themselves, delivering an
    answer to misguided prayers, while songs like "Breathe For Me" appeal to deeper loss and self-
    loathing. The band's visual image is polished and pro, competing with or surpassing those of
    well-known national acts.

    Dearborn brings the same creative passion to the band's brand as he does to the music. Every
    piece of marketing collateral passes through his hands and he has successfully managed to keep
    the DSA look unified and true to he and Duran's original vision. The DSA mark, a stylized
    pentagram and a tribute to the band's earlier influences, is becoming a badge of honor for local
    music aficionados.

    For a growing legion of alienated youth looking for relief from commodified hipness, looking for a
    voice that won't be co-opted by Volkswagen, a teen-angst anthem that doesn't sell product,
    Deadstar Assembly is a twisted savior. They are an explosive exploration in aural alchemy; sonic
    salvation that is equal parts dark, metallic dissonance, early 80's synth-pop, crushing percussive
    rhythm, and trance-progressive techno bombast. A genre-bending juggernaut poised to be res-
    pected by disillusioned youth and emulated by future artists.

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