'Twilight Ritual' hits stores on June 24th, and an mp3 of the track "Death of Self" is now posted as a teaser for the full album.
Brothers Schaaf (Chuck and Phil) formed DEADBIRD in 2002. Chuck had been playing in Little Rock's own Rwake at the time but decided to head back to Fayetteville, AR to start DEADBIRD with his brother. They released 'The Head and the Heart' in 2005 on Codebreaker/Earache (originally self-released in 2003). Many tours and a few lineup changes later saw DEADBIRD completed their second full-length 'Twilight Ritual'. This was with the help of new bassist Reid Raley (also in Rwake). Firmly rooted in the underground heavy sound coming out of Arkansas these days (see also Shitfire, Seahag, etc.), DEADBIRD's strong metallic riff-centric edge manages to sneak hardcore and punk elements, lots of Southern rock melody and even a few vocal harmonies into their tracks. Look for DEADBIRD to hit the road again in June with more news to follow shortly.
Twilight Ritual track listing:
Into The Clearing (7:34)
Death Of Self (9:18) www.atalossrecordings.com/DeadbirdDeathofSelf.htm
Rule Discordia (7:23)
Feral Flame (5:41)
The Riverbed (8:25)
Twilight Ritual (8:49)