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Metal News for May 28, 2006

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Interview

An Interview with Dan Palmer of Death By Stereo

I recently had the chance to interview Dan Palmer of Death By Stereo. The name Death By Stereo was taken from a scene in the movie The Lost Boys. In 1998, Death By Stereo signed to Indecision Records and released its first album the following year. Shortly after the release of the band's Indecision debut, Dan Palmer (formerly of Southern California hardcore band Eyelid) joined the band. In the winter of 1999, while Death By Stereo was on the road with Straight Faced and Ignite, Brett Gurewitz of Epitaph Records approached Death By Stereo, interested in signing the band. 2000 saw the band sign to Epitaph Records. In January of 2001 Epitaph released the band's second album, Day of the Death. Since the release of Day of the Death, Death By Stereo has gone on to release two more full-lengths: Into the Valley of Death and it's most recent album, Death for Life.

Known for blurring the lines between punk rock, hardcore and metal, Death By Stereo's sound is noted for its originality in a scene that some say has become stagnant in recent years. The band's sound has also evolved over time, with If Looks Could Kill I'd Watch You Die leaning more in the direction of punk rock/hardcore, while later albums — including Death for Life — bring more metal elements to the mix.

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