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Dreaming Dead

Formed: 2006
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Dreaming 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.

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Dreaming Dead Posts "Midnightmares" Music Video

Los Angeles based melodic death metal band Dreaming Dead posted a new music video for the track "Midnightmares," the title track of the band's latest effort (self-issued in 2012). The video was directed by Pete Leininger and features the band's newest member, guitarist Chris McCarthy (Murder Construct), who joined the band after the album's release.

Check out "Midnightmares" here:

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Dreaming Dead Announces New Guitarist

L.A. act Dreaming Dead has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

"After many tiring years of continuous search, we are very pleased to announce the addition of guitar guru and long time friend Chris McCarthy to Dreaming Dead's line-up. We feel his contribution will take the band's live sound and songwriting to new and exciting levels. Expect devastating new material in 2013!"

Dreaming Dead released the band's second full-length album "Midnightmares" on April 20th, 2012. More...

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Dreaming Dead Streaming Entire New LP

Los Angeles based melodic death metal band Dreaming Dead are streaming the band's sophormore LP "Midnightmares" for a limited time (heard below). The album is set for release on April 20, 2012. The stream will be available until Saturday April 21, 2012 at 3:00pm EST.

The track listing for "Midnightmares" is as follows:

1. Wake
2. Midnightmares
3. Overlord
4. Corpse Mtn
5. In Memoriam
6. Lapse
7. Into The Abyss
8. Exile
9. Departure

Check out "Midnightmares" here:

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Dreaming Dead Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Progressive/melodic death metal band Dreaming Dead has launched a campaign on Kickstarter.com to help raise funds for the pressing of its forthcoming sophomore album, "Midnightmares." The band is looking to fans and supporters of underground metal to help with the costs involved with pressing the album on CD and vinyl. To help Dreaming Dead reach its goal and to check out the video clip directed by Peter Leininger, visit this location.

This Kickstarter campaign will run until Saturday, April 21st at 2:59 AM EST. Dreaming Dead has set April 20th as the release date for its sophomore effort, "Midnightmares." Cover artwork for the album was done by renowned artist Travis Smith (Opeth, King Diamond, Devin Townsend, et. al.). Dreaming Dead is also working with directors Thomas Mignone and Peter Leininger (known for their work with Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Megadeth and many more) on a video for the track "Corpse Mountain," and details on the video shoot will be forthcoming.

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Dreaming Dead Reveals Album Release Date

Los Angeles-based progressive/melodic death metal act Dreaming Dead has set April 20th as the release date for its highly anticipated sophomore effort, "Midnightmares." The follow up to 2009's "Within One," "Midnightmares" melds elements of black, death, thrash and progressive metal."Midnightmares" was recorded in part at the band's home studio, with vocals, drums and mixing completed at North Hollywood's Architeuthis Sound.

Cover artwork for "Midnightmares" was done by renowned artist Travis Smith (Opeth, King Diamond, Devin Townsend). Dreaming Dead are working with director Thomas Mignone and Peter Leininger (known for their work with Morbid Angel, Sepultura and Megadeth) on a video for the track "Corpse Mtn." Details on the video shoot are forthcoming.

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Dreaming Dead Pushes Back New Album Release

California death metal trio Dreaming Dead, which was scheduled to release the new full-length "Midnightmares" this past Halloween, has postponed the street date to sometime in 2012. "Midnightmares" is the follow-up to the previously released "Within One" (reviewed here).

In the meantime, the band recently posted a new live video from a performance at the House of Blues in Hollywood opening for the legendary Morbid Angel. Check out the clip at this location.

Commented vocalist and guitarist, Elizabeth Schall: "After months of recording, mixing and all together adding the final touches to our second album Midnightmares, we have decided to push the release to an unknown date. In the meantime we'd like to offer a live video performing 'Lapse.' Please enjoy!"

Midnightmares features cover art by renowned metal artist Travis Smith, known for his striking work on records from Death, Sadus, Katatonia, Opeth, King Diamond and so many others. Updated release details will be revealed in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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Dreaming Dead Posts "Lapse" Live Video

California's Dreaming Dead has posted a live video clip of the song "Lapse," which was performed at The House of Blues while the band was opening for Morbid Angel on September 29th, 2011. Check out the clip below.

"Lapse" is taken off the band's new album "Midnightmares." The track listing is as follows:

1. Wake
2. Corpse Mountain
3. Overlord
4. Exile
5. In Memoriam
6. Lapse
7. Into The Depths
8. Midnightmares
9. Departure

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Dreaming Dead Reveals "Midnigthmares" Details

California death metal trio Dreaming Dead is readying to unleash a new full-length entitled "Midnightmares." The follow-up to the 2009 "Within One" opus was recorded from June through September of this year. All guitars and bass were tracked at the band’s own studio in downtown Los Angeles, while the drums and vocals were tracked at Architeuthis Sound, (where "Midnightmares" was also mixed). As an added bonus, "Midnightmares" features cover art by renowned metal artist Travis Smith, known for his striking work on records from Death, Sadus, Katatonia, Opeth, King Diamond and so many others. The artwork can be viewed below.

Commented Schall and Mike Caffell (drums, vocals), of the release: “With Midnightmares, we wanted to record an album based around the concepts of night and, obviously, nightmares. We shaped our lyrics as such, and wrote music to capture both the violent, chaotic nature of dreams and the quiet tranquility of the night. We also crafted the album to flow as a whole, symbolizing the progression of an evening into night, and then into dawn; as if the songs couldn’t exist without one another. And, yes, we’re still bringing the speed and brutality.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Wake
2. Corpse Mountain
3. Overlord
4. Exile
5. In Memoriam
6. Lapse
7. Into The Depths
8. Midnightmares
9. Departure

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Dreaming Dead Finishing New Album

California melodic death metal legion Dreaming Dead is currently putting the finishing touches on the band's upcoming new full-length. The follow-up to "Within One" (reviewed here) is set for release later this Fall, with further details to be unveiled shortly. In the meantime, check out the demo version of “Midnightmares” through the band's Facebook profile.

In celebration of the upcoming release, Dreaming Dead will be playing two special shows this fall - one opening for Morbid Angel in West Hollywood later this month and another at the Goregrowler’s Ball in San Antonio alongside Deceased, HOD, Lair Of The Minotaur and many others. Details are as follows:

09/23/2011 The House Of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA w/ Morbid Angel, Sadistic Intent
11/19/2011 The Goregrowler’s Ball @ The Korova – San Antonio, CA

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Woods of Ypres Drops Off Goregrowler's Ball

Due to contract obligations with their record label, Woods of Ypres is forced to cancel their appearance at this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The band will be writing and recording a new album instead and apologizes to their fans for this cancellation and promised to make it up.

Replacing Woods of Ypres on this Metalunderground.com-sponsored festival will be Dehumanized, who has not played a live show in nearly ten years.

Tickets for the fifth annual Goregrowler's Ball are on sale now. The event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas on November 18-20, 2011.

The latest bands confirmed are as follows: More...

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Dreaming Dead Posts New Music Video Online

Los Angeles melodic death metal act Dreaming Dead has posted its new music video online. The video was shot for track "Overlord," which appears on the band's forthcoming full length release titled "Midnightmares." You can view the video below:

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Dreaming Dead Issues Tour Recap

Los Angeles melodic death metal band Dreaming Dead has posted the following update:

"We have recently returned from our epic 6 week tour with Nile, Immolation, and Krisiun. It is difficult to put into words just how honored we are to have shared the stage with these giants of extreme metal every night."

"The tour was a great opportunity for us and provided us the best chance we have yet had to share our music with people across the nation. The tour was not without its tough moments though. For the most part we were lucky with the weather, but there were quite a few dangerous nighttime drives on snow and ice-covered roads. We also drove ourselves and therefore had many sleepless nights on our way to the next venue. But that’s rock and roll baby. We wouldn’t endure the hardships of the road if we didn’t love it." More...

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Nile And Immolation Tear Down The Trocadero

Nile’s first big US tour in support of their latest album, “Those Whom The Gods Detest,” rolled its way through Philly on January 17th. Immolation, Krisiun, and Dreaming Dead provided support, ensuring that a night of brutal death metal was on the menu. A dreary, drizzle-soaked night made for a perfect accompaniment to the reign of terror that was on display from the time the doors of the Trocadero opened to the bitter end. While the lack of Abigail Williams, who had to drop off the tour due to a band injury, was disappointing, the rest of the bands held their own and put on a show that left many necks aching from all the headbanging going on. More...

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Enemy Reign Announces To Open for Nile

Denver, CO extreme metal band ENEMY REIGN will play a hometown show with death metal bands Nile, Immolation, Krisiun and Dreaming Dead on Monday, January 25, 2010 at the Bluebird Theater [3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO]. View tour poster here.

In related news, the band will release their "Means To A Dead End EP" in Europe through Neurotic Records. The EP was recorded by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio (Cephalic Carnage, Martriden, Cobalt et al) in 2008 and, until now, was self-distributed through the ENEMY REIGN online webstore. The European version of this EP will contain one newly recorded exclusive bonus track entitled "If The Truth Hurts...Suffer," as well as exclusive art work. More...

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Nile Announces Latin American Tour Dates

NILE has announced more tour dates on the band's ongoing world tour in support of "Those Whom the Gods Detest," adding a run of Latin American tour dates. The newly announced tour dates are:

NILE "Those Whom The Gods Detest" Latin American Tour 2010
3/5/10 Monterrey, Mexico (venue TBA)
3/7/10 March 7th.- Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
3/10/10 March 10th.-Santiago, Chilie (venue TBA)
3/13/10 Caracas, Venezuela (venue TBA)
3/14/10 Bogota, Columbia (venue TBA)

Catch NILE on their North American headlining tour with label mates IMMOLATION, as well as KRISIUN, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and female fronted blackened/deathsters DREAMING DEAD. More...

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Master Announces Brazilian Tour Dates

Legendary death metal band MASTER recently returned home from the “Slaves To Society US tour.” With support from Ibex Moon recording artists, Dreaming Dead and Goreaphobia, the tour kicked off on July 2nd in New York City and ran through 19 cities before winding down on July 31st at the Central Illinois Metalfest in Urbana, IL. MASTER mainman Paul Speckmann comments on the tour from his home in the Czech Republic, "It was great to experience the American dream one more time. I had a great time once again meeting up with the many people that came to support the tour. It was cool to hook up with the many legends that graced us with their presence on tour including Chris Reifert from Autopsy, Joe Caper from Righteous Pigs, Jim Martinelli from Burnt Offering, Alex Olvera from Funeral Bitch, Sammy Duet and Ben Falgoust from Goatwhore and a of course Mark from Impetigo. These are the legends that keep the underground alive. It was an honor to work alongside Goreaphobia and Dreaming Dead as well. I'd like to thank Matt Bishop for booking the tour and of course the legendary John McEntee and his wife Jill of Ibex Moon Records for the support as always." More...

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Dreaming Dead Drops Off Master Tour

Los Angeles death metal band, Dreaming Dead, has announced that they are dropping off their tour with Master and Goreaphobia. The band issues the following message regarding their early return home:

"Our van broke down on our way to Salt Lake City, Utah. Thus we have decided to turn around and head back home cancelling the remaining dates on the Master/Goreaphobia tour. We're very sorry for those of your looking forward to our performance and hope to see you this coming January-February on tour with Nile/Immolation/Krisiun/Abigail Williams."

"We're currently in the process of piecing together a video tour blog along with a proper recap of this tour and proper announcement of our next one. Please keep in touch and until next time..."

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Spun In Darkness Announces Show Tonight w/Master

Las Vegas based band Spun in Darkness has announced that they will be playing a live show tonight alongside Master, Goreaphobia, A Reason To Whisper, and Dreaming Dead. The details are as follows:

Saturday, July 25, 2009
Cheyenne Saloon
3103 N. Rancho Drive
Las Vegas

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Nile Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Death-metal masters Nile are announcing their first USA tour dates in support of their new album scheduled for this fall on Nuclear Blast world wide.

The tour commences on January 15, 2010 and will unite Nile with their long time friends Immolation and Krisiun as well as Abigail Williams and Dreaming Dead. This promises to be a great heavy package for those cold winter nights.

Tickets go on-sale through www.enterthevault.com on July 15, 2009 and will be exclusively on-sale through there till Aug 13, 2009 when they go on-sale everywhere else.

Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dreaming Dead Upates Upcoming Tour Dates

Ibex Moon Records has issued the following announcement about Dreaming Dead updating their tour schedule:

"After destroying the East Coast with death metal maniacs, Monstrosity, Dreaming Dead are now onto the second leg of their US trek; now alongside the legendary Master and labelmates Goreaphobia. Don't miss this summer's most brutal tour. Dates are as follows."

7/11 Nite Caps - Chicago, IL
7/12 Mac’s Bar - Lansing, MI
7/13 PNA Club - South Bend, IN
7/14 The Muse - Nashville, TN
7/15 Rubber Gloves - Denton, TX (w/o Master & Goreaphobia)
7/16 Bottom's Up Bar - Laredo, TX
7/17 Walter’s - Houston, TX
7/18 Gold Crown Billiards - San Marcos, TX
Jul7 19 The Rainforest - Las Cruces, NM (w/o Master & Goreaphobia)
7/20 The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
7/21 UB’s Bar - Mesa, AZ
7/22 The Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA
7/23 The Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA
7/24 Annie’s Social Club - San Francisco, CA
7/25 The Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
7/26 Club Vegas - Salt lake City, UT
7/28 Knickerbockers - Lincoln, NE
7/29 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
7/31 The Canopy Club/Central Illinois Metalfest 2009 - Urbana, IL
8/1 The War Legion Underground - Amarillo, TX (w/o Master & Goreaphobia)

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