DEADSY, the Los Angeles-based band featuring frontman P. Exeter Blue I (a.k.a. Elijah Blue, son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman), will release their long-awaited sophomore album, "Phantasmagore", on August 22 via Elementree Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Commencement" was recorded at Korn, Henson Recording, and The War Room studios in Los Angeles and was produced by Exeter Blue, with assistance from C. Bost and Brian Humphrey.
"Phantasmagore" track listing:
01. Razor Love
02. Carrying Over
03. Babes in Abyss
04. Paint It Black
05. Better than You Know
06. Book of Black Dreams
08. The Last Story Ever
11. Health & Theory
Download an unmastered version of "Better than You Know" at this location.
DEADSY's debut, "Commencement", landed in Billboard's Top 100 first week of release and went on to sell over 100,000 copies based solely on "word of mouth." The band's fanbase grew as DEADSY hit the road, sharing stages with the likes of KORN, PAPA ROACH and MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE, as well as taking part in the 2001 Family Values Tour. Upon completing this record cycle, the band quickly retreated to begin work on a follow-up, ultimately heading into the studio to start recording in 2005.
Enter 2006 and DEADSY returns with their signature sound, termed "undercore," yet has taken their musical odyssey to another level. Their ability to create a perfect dichotomy between eerie and beautiful is most apparent on "Phantasmagore", with its grinding guitars, dense synth and distortion, coupled with beautiful melodies and undeniable hooks. "Razor Love", a modernized synth-induced jam, complete with sing-a-long chorus and dueling guitars introduces the album and quickly takes a surprising turn with "Carrying Over", a 12-string acoustic-driven pop song, hinting at "Labyrinth"-era DAVID BOWIE. And although they tread into new musical territory, DEADSY fans fear not: songs like "Better than You Know", "Health & Theory" and the title track, "Phantasmagore", will sound familiar.
Commented KORN frontman Jonathan Davis: "This band makes important music. This is a breakthrough record."
DEADSY has been confirmed for the second stage of the upcoming Family Values Tour, which is scheduled to kick off on July 27 in Virginia Beach. In addition to headliners KORN, the tour's main stage features DEFTONES, STONE SOUR, FLYLEAF and Japanese act DIR EN GREY. Other acts featured on the second stage are DROID, 10 YEARS, BULLETS AND OCTANE and BURY YOUR DEAD.
Exeter - Vocals, Guitar, Synth
Nner - Synths, Vocals
Megalodon - Z-Tar, Synths, Guitar
Creature - Bass
Püre - Drums and Percussion