Dead Horse Trauma
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Sony Music Distribution company The Orchard has signed Des Moines, IA based outfit Dead Horse Trauma to a worldwide distribution contract.
The Orchard will handle U.S. and international distribution for Dead Horse Trauma’s upcoming release, "Life." Vocalist Eric Davidson comments:
“We’re beyond excited to finally get our debut worldwide release under our belt with one of the largest distribution outlets in the world. With our newly-assembled development team and now the means to put LIFE out into ears around the globe, we couldn’t have asked for a better situation. Huge thanks to our team and all our fans for helping us make this happen.”
Des Moines, IA-based band Dead Horse Trauma just released a short documentary on the recording of upcoming release "Life." on RevolverMag.com.
The documentary lets you step right into the studio and see just how things progressed and it captured the relationship with the band's new bassist in his first couple weeks on his interview process. "Life" is coming in February 2017.
The band is currently on a headlining tour, which will conclude on December 17th at BFE Rock Club in Houston, Texas before taking a break for the holidays. Catch these Dead Horse Trauma tour dates:
12/02 | Blue Lamp - Sacramento, CA
12/03 | Sparks Lounge - Sparks, NV
12/04 | Tackle Box - Chico, CA
12/05 | Broken Spoke Western Saloon - San Jose, CA
12/06 | TBA -Bakersfield, CA
12/07 | Blacklight District Lounge - Long Beach, CA
12/10 | Wild West Metal Fest - Tuscan, AZ
12/11 | TBA - Gallup, NM
12/13 | TBA - Albuquerque, NM
12/14 | My Place- Abilene, TX
12/15 | Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
12/16 | Clicks Live - Tyler, TX
12/17 | BFE Rock Club - Houston, TX More...
Des Moines, Iowa metal band Dead Horse Trauma has announced "The Road Rage To Revival" tour with Sacramento, California band The Alpha Complex (featuring former Motograter and Riven vocalist Michael "Angel" Woodruff).
Following a handful of solo dates, the tour will begin on November 29th at Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood, California and conclude on December 17th at BFE Rock Club in Houston, Texas. Catch Dead Horse Trauma live on these upcoming dates:
11/18 | Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE
11/19 | Bigs Live - Sioux Falls, SD
11/20 | The Chesterfield - Sioux City, IA
11/25 | Herman's Hideaway - Denver, CO w/Arson City
11/27 | The Chief Theatre - Pueblo, CO More...
Des Moines, Iowa metal band Dead Horse Trauma today releases an official music/lyric video for the single “Left Unsaid."
The video by Squared Studios was recorded at Crisis Labs Studios and produced by Rick Lander, with mixing and additional production by Brad Lambert. Check it out below, and be sure to catch the band live:
9/22/2016 Prohibition Hall Kansas City, MO
9/23/2016 Lizard Lounge Wichita, KS
9/24/2016 89th St Collective Oklahoma City, OK
9/25/2016 Renos Chop Shop Dallas, TX
9/28/2016 Lucky Lounge Austin, TX
9/30/2016 Boneshakers Corpus Christi, TX
10/1/2016 18th St Pier San Leon, TX
10/2/2016 Fitzgeralds San Antonio, TX
10/5/2016 Nate's Corner Pub Slidell, LA
10/7/2016 Rain Dog Jacksonville, FL
10/12/2016 Riffhouse Pub Chesapeake, VA
10/14/2016 GroundZero Spartanburg, SC
10/15/2016 The Wizard Hickory, NC
10/20/2016 5th Quarter Lounge Indianapolis, IN
10/21/2016 Texas Long Branch Danville, IL
10/22/2016 Val Air Ballroom West Des Moines, IA More...
After crashing their tour vehicle in late June, the lads from Dead Horse Trauma are finally back on the road to finish out a summer tour and are now checking in to wish fans a happy 4th of July. Be sure to catch the group live on these remaining tour dates:
7/06 | Los Angeles, CA - Skinny’s NoHo
7/07 | Barstow, CA - Pit Stop
7/09 | Albuquerque, NM - The Co-Op
7/10 | Farmington, NM - Studio 18
7/13 | Pueblo, CO - Rainbow Bar
7/14 | Denver, CO - City Hall Events Center
7/15 | Hutchinson, KS - The Rusty Needle
7/16 | Des Moines, IA - Woolys (FREE SHOW!!) More...
Dead Horse Trauma has been out on the road for a summer tour, which is now postponed as the group was recently involved in a a collision. The band comments:
"ATTENTION: We've been in an accident. Totaled the van. Everyone is okay. I repeat, everyone is okay. We're gonna need some help to get back on the road. Stay tuned. Please comment some positivity below."
Coldcock Whiskey and Ernie Ball present "The Cock n' Ball Rock Tour" featuring Dead Horse Trauma & Lydia Can't Breathe (on select dates). DHT vocalist Eric Davidson comments:
"Dead Horse Trauma is super-excited to join forces with Coldcock Whiskey and have been religiously spreading the word. It's great to be partners with such a supportive company that gets how hard bands work, and will support them to the fullest. Cheers!"
Des Moines-based outfit Dead Horse Trauma will drop new album "Kill The Precedence" on June 27th, 2014 via 660 Records.
This album - the follow-up to last year's "Vi Ops" release - was recorded at 660 Studios in Des Moines, Iowa with producer Donnie Mengwasser (Butcher Babies, Otep) at the helm.
To support the album, the band will be embarking on a coast-to-coast tour beginning July 10th with Straight Line Stitch. Dates are available at this location. Dead Horse Trauma also comments on the new album:
“We’ve worked harder than ever to make this our best release to date; all killer and no filler. Ten songs that are going to grab you and move you, whether it be emotionally or physically. This release has bigger riffs, bigger vocals, and an overall highly-polished and original sound.” More...
Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:
"Some of you observant people may have noticed a sixth member in our picture. Please welcome Dead Horse Trauma's newest member, Jayson Kempf!
"You may know Jayson and his guitar work from Mindrite, The Boston Hell Mask, Eyes Last Glance and other projects. We happy to have him on board and can't wait to incorporate him on the stage soon! Come celebrate w/us this weekend."
See the band live on these dates:
Friday 5/30 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Otis' Tailgators
Saturday 5/31 - Burlington, IA - The Washington More...
Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following announcement about canceling tonight's Spring Lake Park, Minnesota show due to weather conditions:
"This is probably worst post I've had to write. The interstate north of us is closed in multiple places preventing us from making it to Minnesota. The governor has just declared it a national emergency. Everyone had been instructed to stay off these roads.
"This is the first show DHT has ever had to cancel. We are sorry and we will be back up there to rock your Minnesotan faces as soon as we can.
"Unfortunately this also means we won't be making it to Fargo either as we've flown in our engineer for studio time Sunday.
"The last thing we want to do is let down any of our fans, we're sorry we won't be joining you, but there is still an amazing line up we encourage our fans to go see." More...
Des Moines’ rockers Dead Horse Trauma have released a music video for “Reckoning Day,” which is the first single off their new album "Vi Ops" (set to release 04/20/2013). The video was filmed in Des Moines, IA under the direction of H&Y Design. Check out the clip below. The track listing for Vi-Ops is as follows:
1. The Murder of Crows
3. Reckoning Day
4. The Virus
6. The Head of The Snake
9. Daffodils More...
Locusic.com, THC : MUSIC, and Dead Horse Trauma have teamed up to broadcast the World premiere of the band's new release, "Vi-Ops," in its entirety before the official release on April 20th, 2013.
Hosted by Des Moines radio personality Benny Black from New Rock 105.1, the hour-long event will be broadcast at this location on February 17th, 2013, with special thanks to the support of Locusic.com, Crave Tattoo, inc, Wayback Records, H&Y Designs, OKTOthreads.com and Color Works Tattoo. For more info, visit the Facebook event page here.
Dead Horse Trauma will release "Vi-Ops" on April 20th, 2013 through 660 Records and distributed by THC: MUSIC via Ingrooves/Fontana. The album was recorded at 660 Studios inside the band's native Des Moines, Iowa with producers Donnie Mengwasser (Curse of Hail, Mindrite, The Boston Hellmask) and Ari Mihalopoulos (Destrophy and Otep) at the helm.
Dead Horse Trauma has confirmed the band will be kicking off a Spring tour in February, 2013 where the group will debut "Vi-Ops" tracks to audiences throughout the Midwest. DHT has also confirmed a 4/20 hometown CD release celebration with special guests Nuisance (MN) and Pinwheel (MN). Vocalist and songwriter Eric Davidson, states “We're going to bring them the best Dead Horse Trauma show they've ever seen. Get ready. It begins soon…"
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Iowa act Dead Horse Trauma will release new album "Vi-Ops" on April 20th, 2013. "Vi-Ops" will be independently released via 660 Records and distributed by THC: MUSIC via Ingrooves/Fontana. The album was recorded at 660 Studios inside the band's native Des Moines with producers Donnie Mengwasser (Curse of Hail, Mindrite, The Boston Hellmask) and Ari Mihalopoulos (Destrophy and Otep) at the helm.
Dead Horse Trauma is sharing a free download of "Vi-Ops" track "Coercion," at this location, giving listeners a sneak peak at the band's evolution since previous release, 2011’s "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus" (reviewed here).
The bands second full-length album, "THC," debuted at #6 on CMJ’s “Most Added” chart, and has received national airplay through college and commercial stations nationwide. Sold nationwide by the Hot Topic chain, the first single “Disbelief” featured Myke Terry (of Bury Your Dead fame).
Recorded in late 2012, "Vi-Ops" takes Dead Horse Trauma to a new level of creativity and overall sound. The band states, “We’ve worked harder than ever and the results are obvious that this will be our best release to date; all killer and no filler. Six songs that are going to grab you and move you, whether its emotionally or physically. This release has bigger riffs, bigger vocals, and an overall highly polished and original sound.” More...
On October 28th, 2012 Stone Sour will be hosting an intimate release party for latest CD "House of Gold and Bones Part 1" at Wooly’s in downtown Des Moines, IA. Stone Sour has chosen to reach out to fellow Des Moines band Dead Horse Trauma to kick off the festivities.
Dead Horse Trauma has been touring the Midwest promoting the band's most recent release “Tellus Hodiernus Caducus” (reviewed here) and was featured on Lazer 103.3’s annual Lazerfest Events in both 2010 and 2012. The band made the announcement about opening Stone Sour's release event while on stage during an opening gig for Hed P.E. on October 17th. The following press release was issued about the currently unsigned act:
"Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Dead Horse Trauma is a regime of 5 men. The group showcases a unique, militant, well-articulated metal sound. Its plague-like pandemic of die-hard fans and nationally recognized achievements are only rivaled by the insane energy-packed live shows showering the region.
"Since the band’s conception in 2006, Dead Horse Trauma has worked persistently and the hard work shows through their many accomplishments. Dead Horse Trauma dominated Lazer103.3’s LazerFest Battle of the Bands with the majority of 9000 votes and aggressively took 1st place allowing them to take part in Iowa’s largest music event in history. Along with their new album THC being sold in Hot Topics nationwide, the band has been featured in magazines and publications such as Revolver, Hollywood Music Magazine, Juice, CityView, Lyric X-press, and continues to gather attention from all over the world."
Today in the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day, which honors the men and women in our armed services and those who have given their lives to protect us. Metal bands across the U.S. have been commenting on the holiday, and here you can see a variety of statements posted online from different groups.
To all our veterans, young and old, and to all actively deployed U.S. troops, thank you so much for the sacrifices made on our behalf both for this generation, those before us, and the ones yet to come. Enjoy your freedoms today and time with friends and family, for that freedom came at an unimaginable cost. So, once again, thank you Vets!!! We honor you all today and give you our support and appreciation.
We appreciated and respect EVERY Veteran every where, go thank a Veteran today.
We at Castle Dischordia would like to thank the brave men and women (and their families) who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Thank you.
Scythe Of Dante
For all the soldiers that fought and died for both you and I, We salute you.
Take time today to remember those who sacrifice for country and cause. Remember those who do the hard work of the armed forces when they're tired, when their family lives are taxed, and when things look darkest. Thank you all.More...
Each week we chat up bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite pit stories and tales from live shows. This week's story of alcohol induced mayhem comes courtesy of Dead Horse Trauma, which recently released the new album "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus" (reviewed here). Below is vocalist Eric Davidson's retelling of a fan's run in with the police at a show in Fargo.
First thing that comes to mind was a show at The Nestor Tavern in Fargo, ND. We didn't know it at the time, but we were having some really uncomfortable conversations with this shady drunk guy, who had minutes before stabbed his roommate for taking his liquor. I didn't notice the blood on his shirt while he was talking to me, but my band mates saw it. Cops were swarming the house next to the venue, and eventually this guy ended up getting slammed against the back of our RV and arrested. Made for some sweet footage that we used on our video for "No Recollection."
Check back again next Tuesday as we continue to share more pit stories from metal fans and musicians.
Dead Horse Trauma has posted a video clip online for the song "Disbelief," which features Myke Terry (ex-Bury Your Dead). You can check out the clip below. The song is taken off the band's new album "Tellus Hodiernus Caducus."
Iowa's Dead Horse Trauma has issued the following statement about performing at the upcoming Lazerfest:
"Dead Horse Trauma will play Lazerfest! Thanks to all of your help, we took first place in the Lazer103.3 LazerFest Battle of The Bands. We will now be on the 'Avoid the Stork' stage @ noon! Our label mates Mindrite will be on the 'Scion' stage (how appropriate..lol). This will be, by far, the biggest show we've had to pleasure of taking part of. We truly appreciate all of your time voting, getting others to vote, and just plain telling your friends about our band."
The upcoming Dead Horse Trauma tour dates are as follows:
5/16/2010 LAZERFEST, Indianola, IA
5/22 2010 Up By 1 Fairfield, Iowa, US
6/12 2010 South40 Bike Rally Leon, Iowa, US
6/26 2010 The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa, US
7/9 2010 Roberts w/ NUISANCE Mounds View, Minnesota , US
7/16 2010 The Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival (The Beach) Lake View, IA
7/17 2010 w/ Verdict @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa, US
7/23 2010 Sidekicks Saloon Federal Heights, Colorado , US
7/24 2010 REX Lounge Denver, Colorado , US
8/28 2010 The Canopy Club w/ Verdict Urbana, Illinois , US
Iowa's Dead Horse Trauma have updated their tour schedule with the following upcoming dates:
3/24 2010 UNEARTH, CARNIFEX, and more @ The Rave Milwaukee, Wisconsin
4/10 2010 w/ Junk Poet @ Headliners Ames, Iowa
5/1 2010 w/ INDEX CASE @ the House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
5/22 2010 Up By 1 Fairfield, Iowa
6/12 2010 South40 Bike Rally Leon, Iowa
6/26 2010 The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
7/17 2010 / Verdict @ The House of Bricks Des Moines, Iowa
Dead Horse Trauma has posted a brief teaser trailer online for their latest album "Infestation." The video clip can be viewed below.