The tour strikes on from the release of 2 gripping EP’s, ‘Prelude’ and ‘Prologue’ which both received rave reviews across the board. Opening for The Answer earlier in 2023 saw the band whetting appetites and wowing audiences; “Watching this band is an experience. The music is majestic and loaded with emotion which translates to an emotional performance.” Moshville Times, “Truly a spectacular and electric performance.” Maximum Voltage Music and “All are stunning songs showing the virtuosity of this trio.” Metal Talk.
Oli opens up, “When I started writing my next collection of songs, I had no idea what would come. My subconscious was about to make me more aware of what was happening in my mental health than my consciousness. I realised these songs would quickly take on a more significant meaning to my life.” Delving deeper, “After a series of traumatic experiences, which led to extensive therapy, I put the fragmented pieces into these new song lyrics. As I began to rebuild my foundations, for the first time as a singer, I could utilise the synergy between my heart and my voice, connecting the performance, expression, and vulnerability of the lyrics with brutal honesty. This is no longer about performing for the sake of performing; it’s a release of everything bottled in for too long, transformed into a monumental delivery.” Dark, haunting and with an epic scale cinematic scope, their songs traverse the depths of the human psyche with unflinching truth; this epitomises the band.
With sonic density and brutally raw performances, it is as if Soundgarden and Pink Floyd collided into a unified musical space with Planet Rock proclaiming after their rapturous set at Winter’s End festival, “There’s a sense of scale here, a windswept grandeur that elevates every move beyond the ordinary.”
Even in the darkest, heaviest moments of THE DEAD COLLECTIVE’s songs, there is a sense of hope and redemption, a light that shines through the cracks. Through the gravitas of their epic, anthemic rock, hung heavy in feeling and dramatic soundscapes, the DEAD COLLECTIVE‘s music and live performances immerse the listener in an unforgettable experience. Out with the old, in with the Dead.