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Formed: 1997
From: Schwarzenfeld, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Deadlock news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Deadlock Suffers From The "Backstory Wound"

Germany's Deadlock has returned with the new album "Hybris,"expected for release on July 8th via Napalm Records (pre-order the album now at this location). Today, the band teams up with Metal Underground.com to present the music video for the new track "Backstory Wound."

Deadlock have always been about extremes – and always will be! Fans love these Germans for every emotional force run through the raging depths of death metal, technical prowess, borderline pop-laden melodies, nods to classic metal, and casual flirtation with trance and beats. As expected, "Hybris" turns out to be a multi-faceted monster in terms of both shape and content – and at the same time painfully digs through the last events in the Deadlock camp.

Despite the tragic death of founder and drummer Tobias Graf (immortalized with a minute of silence on the album) and the departure of singer Sabine Scherer (now replaced by Margie Gerlitz), the megalomaniac creative urge could not be suppressed: 2016 sees Deadlock rising from the ashes, scarred, but heads held high. "Hybris" finds its inseparable counterpart in a 90 min DVD documentary 'The Longest Road' that translates the album concept to visuals. A gripping and blunt rollercoaster ride that sees light in the blackest night – and that is something only Deadlock can achieve!

The track listing for "Hybris" is:

1. Epitaph
2. Carbonman
3. Berserk (check out the music video here)
4. Blood Ghost
5. Hybris
6. Wrath / Salvation
7. Backstory Wound
8. Ein Deutsches Requiem
9. Vergebung
10. Welcome Deathrow
11. Uncivil Hands (Bonus Track)
12. Fight Song (Bonus Track) More...

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Deadlock Releases "Berserk" Video

Today Deadlock celebrates the release of new music video "Berserk," taken off the upcoming "Hybris" album due out July 8th. Deadlock shouter John Gahlert has this to say:

"The release of our first song 'Berserk' is not only a little dream came true, it also marks the end of a long journey, as well as the start of our future path. We've never put so much energy and passion in a music video ever before. This song is most important for all of us at Deadlock. 'Berserk' is the first official song with Margie Gerlitz as our new singer and we are very curious to see if our loyal supporters feel the same depth of her voice just as we do..."

1. Epitaph
2. Carbonman
3. Berserk
4. Blood Ghost
5. Hybris
6. Wrath / Salvation
7. Backstory Wound
8. Ein Deutsches Requiem
9. Vergebung
10. Welcome Deathrow
11. Uncivil Hands (Bonus Track)
12. Fight Song (Bonus Track) More...

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Deadlock Reveals New Album Details

Following news that Margie Gerlitz has been confirmed as the band's new singer, Deadlock now reveals details on an upcoming studio album.

"Hybris" is set to be released on July 8th via Napalm Records and turns out to be a multi-faceted monster in terms of both shape and content. At the same time it painfully digs through the latest events in the Deadlock camp. Despite the tragic death of founder and drummer Tobias Graf (immortalized with a moment of silence on the album) and the departure of singer Sabine Scherer (now replaced by Margie Gerlitz), the megalomaniac creative urge could not be suppressed.

Sebastian Reichl comments on the album: "'Hybris' is both powerlessness and hope, melancholia and confidence united, accounting for the past in the truest sense. The effort to meet your demons, to forgive and to find salvation with your own history. The release of dammed aggressions and wash away all fears. Put all wrath and anger in music and lyrics to fill with new passion. This is all what 'Hybris' symbolizes and you can feel it every second on the album. It was our longest trip. Giving up was never an option."

1. Epitaph
2. Carbonman
3. Berserk
4. Blood Ghost
5. Hybris
6. Wrath / Salvation
7. Backstory Wound
8. Ein Deutsches Requiem
9. Vergebung
10. Welcome Deathrow
11. Uncivil Hands (Bonus Track)
12. Fight Song (Bonus Track) More...

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Deadlock Recruits New Vocalist

After Sabine Scherer, female power frontwoman of Deadlock since 2005, took a break during her maternity leave, she has now decided to leave the band completely to have more time for her family and her two children.

But no need to worry - with Margie Gerlitz, Deadlock has found the perfect replacement. Her work as a vocal coach ties in perfectly with the quality and inventiveness of Sabine, without sounding like a simple copy.

Songwriter Sebastian Reichl comments on the line-up change: "I am extremely thankful for everything Sabine did for this Band and I am happy that she issued the blessing to Margie. She is a fantastic singer, performer and she fits perfectly with the team. Please welcome the great Margie Gerlitz as the new female singer of Deadlock."

Margie Gerlitz states: "I'm very happy to have the chance to join Deadlock on the female vocals. Sabine and the boys formed a great band over the past years and I'm happy to be a part of it from now on. I'm looking forward to the future!" More...

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Deadlock Posts Tribute To Tobias Graf

A full year has gone by since Deadlock founder and long-term drummer Tobias Graf passed away last September. Tobias left the band due to private reasons earlier that year and sadly lost his battle against cancer on September 2, 2014 at the age of 35.

Even after some time has passed, it still seems hard to find the right words for this tragic loss. Under these sad circumstances the band has now released a memorial video, which can be watched below in loving memory - farewell Tobi!

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Vinegar Hill Posts Entire New Album Stream

Austrian melodic death metal outfit Vinegar Hill is offering a full pre-release album stream of the upcoming new effort "Monophobia."

You can also pre-order the "Monophobia" digipack including 2 bonus tracks on vinegarhill.at or purchase the new album as digital download on iTunes / Amazon.

Check out now the entire album "monophobia" below. More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 29

Break out your tissue box and keep those cyanide tablets handy (just in case): you’re in for a bummed-out train wreck of an episode this week on the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast. Stay tuned to the end, however, to see if your opinions match up with those of your silver-tongued co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure).

Before we begin, yet another reminder of our upcoming ticket giveaways at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First comes The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th.

If interested, please fire an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading and your full name (matching your ID) in the message body.

Additionally, if you’re an unsigned metal band with a kickass song you’d like to hear featured as our weekly intro music, we’d like to hear it! Please contact us via the email address above.

Now, time to get depressed. Mike bids solemn farewell to an underrated talent in the global metal underground: Tobias Graf, founding drummer of German melodic/symphonic death metal group Deadlock, who this week passed away for undisclosed reasons at the young age of 35. Graf left the band in April of this year, but played on all releases since the band’s 1997 formation.

Next… here come the Thought Police! We wish it were a joke, but a Kentucky youth has indeed been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism threats… for posting Exodus lyrics on Facebook. The Bay Area thrashers’ 2010 album “Exhibit B: The Human Condition” featured a song titled “Class Dismissed: A Hate Primer,” which told of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting spree through the eyes of the deranged killer. The absurdity of this incident speaks for itself, but that doesn't stop us from commenting on it.

We all saw this coming over the course of the week, but still, it seemed to happen so damn fast. In the ultimate case of déjà vu, frontman Mark Hunter of Chimaira has been completely deserted by his bandmates en masse for the second time in three years. This time, he’s decided to throw in the towel, effectively putting an end to fifteen years and seven albums of cutting-edge American metal. Stay tuned for our thoughts on the matter.

Finally, we react to Swedish metal veterans In Flames’ new studio album “Siren Charms,” due for a September 9th release and currently streaming. Considering our devotion to this band through thick and thin over the years, our frustration in discussing this lackluster and disappointing new release is palpable, and it ain’t pretty.

If you make it through this episode without losing the will to live, then by all means, subscribe via iTunes and RSS feed. We hope to bring you some happier thoughts soon!

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Former Deadlock Drummer Dead At 35

Lifeforce Records has issued the following brief statement:

"Today we come to you with very sad news, long time dear friend Tobias Graf and founding member of Deadlock passed away at the age of 35. We can hardly express the sadness in our hearts and we wish his family all possible strength in these dark hours. Farewell Tobi and may you have a safe journey!"

The cause of death was not specified. Graf co-founded German melodic/symphonic death metal group Deadlock in 1997. He left the band in April of this year. Deadlock's multi-disc collection of re-recordings, "The Re-Arrival," was released on August 15th and is available now through Lifeforce.

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Deadlock Releases "Awakened By Sirens 2014" Video

German modern metal act Deadlock released a new music video for the track "Awakened By Sirens 2014." The song is the re-arranged version of the original track that appeared on the 2005 album "Earth.Revolt." The track will appear on the upcoming new compilation release "The Re-Arrival,"
which features new tracks, re-arrangements of older material, demo tracks and rare material. The album drops August 15th (G/A/S), August 18th (EU) and August 19th (USA) via Lifeforce Records.

Check out "Awakened By Sirens" here:

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Deadlock Releases New Music Video "Renegade"

German modern metal act Deadlock released a new music video for the track "Renegade." The song will appear on the upcoming new release "The Re-Arrival." "Renegade" has been re-arranged from the original piece that appeared on the 2011 release "Bizarro World."

"Re-Arrival" is a compilation containing new tracks, re-arrangement of older material, demo tracks and rare material, which will be released August 15th (G/A/S), August 18th (EU) and August 19th (USA) via Lifeforce Records.

Check out "Renegade" here:

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Deadlock Posts Lyric Video

In anticipation of upcoming album "The Re-Arrival," Deadlock has revealed a lyric video for the brand new track "An Ocean’s Monument," which can be seen below.

"The Re-Arrival" is due out on August 15th (G/A/S), August 18th (EU) and August 19th (USA) via Lifeforce Records. You can also catch the band live on these dates:

25.07.2014 Rotenburg (DE), Metal 4 Splash Festival
26.07.2014 Lörrach (DE), Baden in Blut
15.08.2014 Dinkelsbühl (DE), Summer Breeze
30.08.2014 Litvinov (CZ), Open Air
12.09.2014 Berlin (DE), Kesselhaus / Metal Hammer Awards
27.09.2014 Cham (DE), L.A. Eventhalle
25.10.2014 Herisau (CH), Metalvetia Festival More...

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Deadlock Details New Release "The Re-Arrival"

German act Deadlock will release the new double album "The Re-Arrival" on August 15th (G/A/S), August 18th (EU) and August 19th (USA) via Lifeforce Records. The album contains new tracks, re-arrangement of older material, demo tracks and rare material. A preview clip from the release can be viewed below.

The track list for "The Re-Arrival" is:

CD 1 (New Songs*, Re-Recordings/Re-Arrangements **)

1. An Ocean's Monument (*)
2. Code Of Honor (feat. Marcus Bischoff/HEAVEN SHALL BURN) (**)
3. Earthlings (**)
4. The Brave / Agony Applause (**)
5. Dark Cell (**)
6. Virus Jones (**)
7. A New Era (*)
8. We Shall All Bleed (**)
9. Renegade (**)
10. Martyr To Science (**)
11. Awakened By Sirens 2014 (**)
12. To Where The Skies Are Blue (**)
13. Htrae (**)
14. End Begins (**)
15. The Arsenic River (*)

CD 2:

1. Petition For Mercy - Insist Demo Tape (1998)
2. Broken Mirror - Insist Demo Tape (1998)
3. What´s The Use - Insist Demo Tape (1998)
4. Face To Face - Insist Demo Tape (1998)
5. Ignorance - Insist Demo Tape (1998)
6. Deprivation - Insist Demo Tape (1998)
7. The One Who's Silent Seems To Consent - unreleased track from Deadlock 7" (1999)
8. Picture - unreleased track from Deadlock 7" (1999)
9. A Song Full of Abhorrence in a World Without Feelings... - I'll Wake You When Spring Awakes (EP) (Winter Recordings 2000)
10. With a Smile on My Face - The Arrival (Winter Recordings 2002)
11. The End Of The World - Deadlock/Six Reasons to Kill Split (Winter Recordings 2003)
12. 10.000 Generations In Blood - Earth.Revolt (2005)
13. When Time Runs Out (Running Wild Cover) - ReUnation Sampler- A Tribute To Running Wild (Remedy Records 2009)
14. Awakened By Sirens - Unreleased Acoustic Version

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Deadlock Finishes Work On New Album

The German metal outfit Deadlock has finished work on a new album, and label Lifeforce Records comments:

"With 'The Re-Arrival," Deadlock present their fans an impressive overview of their past work, which goes much further than the usual 'Best-Of' releases. Within the 30 tracks on 'The Re-Arrival' you’ll find some pretty rare and previously unreleased demo tracks from the very early days of the band’s history, complete re-arrangements of Deadlock classics and 3 brand new tracks with the new drummer and wunderkind Werner Riedl, which marks another step in the band’s evolution and which shows again, that guitarist Sebastian Reichl is a highly gifted songwriter if it comes down to hit potential of the tracks."

Sebastian Reichl comments: "The recordings for the new album have been a travel back in time for all of us and especially for me as the last remaining founding member of Deadlock. Browsing through old recording-tracks, sorting out and partly re-arranging was more than an emotional experience – keeping in mind I play more than half of my life in this band. Feelings such as pride usually don’t have all too much impact on what I’m doing, but exactly that feeling comes most close to what I felt. It was simply amazing to touch our old hits again and to pack them in a new up-to-date sound – thanks to the whole Deadlock family for the past years and the years to come!"

"The Re-Arrival" once again was produced simultaneously in different studios: aside the band’s own Slaughter’s Palace studio the band hit the Chemical Burn Studio in Bad Kösen again as well as for the first time the history-charged Chamäleon Recording Studios in Hamburg. More...

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Deadlock Checks In From The Studio

Deadlock is currently in the studio working on new material, which will follow the 2013 album "The Arsonist." The band has now checked in with the following brief recording update:

"Yesterday's recording night shift was a blast...and Sabine is up to come. Feels great to hit the buttons again....and again."

Deadlock is:

Sabine Scherer - Vocals
John Gahlert - Vocals
Tobias Graf - Drums
Ferdinand Rewicki - Guitar
Sebastian Reichl - Guitar

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Deadlock Posts Guitar Tutorial Video

Deadlock guitarist/keyboardist Sebastian Reichl teamed up with Ibanez and Meinl Distribution to present a series of videos that provide some insights into the new Deadlock Album "The Arsonist," which is out now via Napalm Records.

In this, video Reichl presents a tutorial on some of the riffs and solos from the song "Dead City Sleepers." Check it out here:

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Deadlock Posts Guitar Tutorial

Deadlock recently released new album "The Arsonist" via Napalm Records. Throughout the recording process the band shot instructional videos for different tracks from the album, and today the video for the song "Dead City Sleepers" is available online.

Check out the video clip below, thanks to GuitarWorld.com. Deadlock's new music video for the song "The Great Pretender" can also be viewed at this location. More...

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Deadlock Releases New Music Video

Deadlock recently released new album "The Arsonist" via Napalm Records, and today the band has partnered up with RevolverMag.com to release a video for the song "The Great Pretender."

Check out the video clip below. You can also find a listing of the band's upcoming European tour dates, and watch the previous video for "I'm Gone," at this location.

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Deadlock To Embark On "The Arsonist" Tour

Deadlock released new album "The Arsonist" last month, and now the band has revealed a string of tour dates in support of the release. "The Arsonist" 2013 tour is presented by Metal Hammer, Monster Energy, Peta2.de, and will feature the following shows:

03.10. – Berlin, Magnet
04.10. – Hamburg, Logo
05.10. – Köln, Underground
06.10. – Frankfurt, Nachtleben
10.10. – Dortmund, FZW
11.10. – Weinheim, CafeZentral
12.10. – München, Backstage
13.10. – Nürnberg, Hirsch
01.11. – Jena, F-Haus
08.11. – Dresden, Puschkin
16.11. – Annaberg, Brauerei
13.12. – Schwäb. Hall, Kantine More...

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Deadlock Releases "I'm Gone" Music Video

German symphonic death metal act Deadlock released a music video for the new track "I'm Gone." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "The Arsonist," which is due out on July 26, 2013 via Napalm Records.

The track list for "The Arsonist" is:

1. The Great Pretender
2. I'm Gone
3. Dead City Sleepers (see lyric video)
4. The Arsonist
5. Darkness Divine
6. As We Come Undone
7. Hurt
8. The Final Storm
9. Small Town Boy (Bronski Beat-Cover)
10. My Pain
11. Dead City Sleepers (Erode-Remix)(Bonus Track)
12. As We Come Undone (Philip Abbas-Remix) (Bonus Track)

The video was produced by Carlo Oppermann for Ambitious Films. Check it out here: More...

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Deadlock Posts "I'm Gone" Teaser

Deadlock has checked in with the following announcement about posting a new music video teaser trailer online:

"As you probably know we shot a video with Ambitious Films not long ago - the final outcome will be premiered tomorrow Tuesday, at 10 a.m. CET, at EMP's Facebook page! Don't miss it! Meanwhile here's a teaser to shorten the wait."

The track "I'm Gone" comes off the band's new album "The Arsonist," due out July 26th, 2013. You can also watch the lyric video for new song "Dead City Sleepers" at this location.

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