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Formed: 2002
From: Orlando, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Former Dead Nervous system singer, Strain formed the band with Drummer Chris (ex-Undercore), guitarist Alex, and bassist Matt (Mortem A.D. and Equinox). They started off with a song called “Mosh" that was made for the Monsters of the Midday on 104.1FM. Unfortunately the song wasn’t exactly the direction they wanted musically, but it was able to get their name out there. After writing new songs in a much different style and achieving a steady fan base playing numerous shows, they recorded a demo at Audiohammer Studios.

Latest 5 Billion Dead News

Below is our complete 5 Billion Dead 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

5 Billion Dead Posts New Live Video Online

Orlando metal band 5 Billion Dead has posted a live video of the song, "Can't Save Me," on MySpace. The video features the live debut of the band's new vocalist, Chuck Boyer. More...

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5 Billion Dead Posts New Song Online

Orlando metal band 5 Billion Dead has posted a new demo song, "Can't Save Me," on their MySpace page. The song marks the debut of the band's new vocalist, Chuck Boyer.

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5 Billion Dead Announces New Vocalist, Chuck Boyer

Central Florida metal band 5 BILLION DEAD has announced the addition of a new vocalist CHUCK BOYER (Enigmatic/Carnevil).

"The band never broke-up", claims bassist Mattdaddy "We've been hard at work the entire time. Having gone through several lineup configurations, at long last we are very excited to announce 5 BILLION DEAD are back and better than ever! Guitarist Alex V., drummer Chris B. and myself had already made a conscious decision to return as a 3-piece, and actually booked a show as a part of the METAL 4 TANYA benefit concert Friday, October 23rd at the Haven Lounge. It wasn't until after we began preparing for that show we found out that Chuck became available, so of course we asked him to audition. Familiar with his previous work, it was no surprise that his vocal power and stage presence fits perfectly with the intense musical direction the band has taken." More...

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Dead Mens Dreams Post New Song Online

DEAD MENS DREAMS, the new side project of Strain, singer of Florida based metal band 5 Billion Dead, have posted a song entitled "Machines Will Take Our Souls" on their myspace page. The band also features, Jim, drummer, of Response Negative, Claudzilla from Stillkept, Response Negative, & Slang on guitars and Matt on Bass from 5 Billion Dead and Equinox.

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5 Billion Dead Seek New Guitarist

5 BILLION DEAD are now auditioning for a new guitarist in light of Alex Vieira joining the Boston band Cannae and touring with them for the past 6 months. "5 BILLION DEAD would like to wish their former guitarist Alex Vieira good luck for the future" the band said in a statement. "5 BILLION DEAD were waiting patiently for Alex, but 5BD could wait no longer."

If you would like to audition to be the new guitar player for 5 BILLION DEAD please go to their website or their Myspace page for further details.

The band were auditioning for a second guitarist back in November, stating "Alex V. remains a full time member of the band, and this is in no way an attempt to replace him, 5BD are simply seeking to add another dimension to thier already crushing sound."

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5 Billion Dead Announce Search for 2nd Guitarist

Central Florida Metal Monsters 5 BILLION DEAD are now accepting audition applications for a 2nd guitarist to join the group full time. Alex V. remains a full time member of the band, and this is in no way an attempt to replace him, 5BD are simply seeking to add another dimension to thier already crushing sound. Potential candidates must meet a strict criteria, be 100% focused, dedicated, and ready to take their game to the highest level.

Requirements include:
- Pro Gear
- Amazing Chops
- Stage Experience
- 100% Professional Attitude
- Unstoppable Desire and Dedication

Furthermore, 5BD have additional requirements that will be disclosed only to potential candidates who can provide 5BD with evidence of their past history, and/or ability. Rehearsals are in the Longwood, FL area Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

For samples of 5 BILLION DEAD's music, please visit our myspace page at:
http://www.myspace.com/5BillionDead More...

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4Q Radio - Launch New Episode - Featured Artists

4Q RADIO out of England have loaded up another show, filled with giveaways, interviews, and other bits and pieces. Artists appearing on the most recent episode include:

Hell Within
Walls Of Jericho
Eternity Void
The Mighty Nimbus
Heaven Shall Burn
Devil Driver
5 Billion Dead
A Life Once Lost
Iron Maiden

You can grab the episode at http://www.4qradio.com.

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5 Billion Dead Launch Debut EP

5 Billion Dead, the new American metal band featuring EQUINOX singer/bassist Matt Wagner and DNS (Dead Nervous System) singer/artist Strain, have just released their debut EP. The CD was produced and mixed by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer studios (Trivium, Adrift, Monstrosity, Capharnaum) in Sanford, FL and was mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound. MP3 clips of the tracks "Parts" and "Hate the World" are available for download in the "Media" section of the group's official web site.

The complete track listing for the EP is as follows:

01. Parts
02. Buried in Sand
03. Hate the World
04. Reality Filter

Live Videos (enhanced CD)

01. It Was Never
02. Buried in Sand
03. Parts

5 Billion Dead will perform with the Florida-based death/thrash metal band Response Negative, featuring former Overkill/Grip Inc. guitarist Bobby Gustafson, on July 16 at the Kelsey Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

5 Billion Dead were interviewed on 101.1FM WJRR's "Extreme Saturday Night with Vegas" on July 4. The interview is available for download at the group's web site.

Read the full article at Blabbermouth.

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