Theory of a Deadman

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BIO

Vancouver, Canada's Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001. Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar) reportedly slipped a copy of the band's demo to Kroeger at a post-concert party and the two were soon collaborating on songs together. One of these, "Invisible Man," was used as the B-side for 2002's wildly successful Spider-Man theme, "Hero" (a Kroeger collaboration with Saliva singer Josey Scott), and anticipated Theory of a Deadman's self-titled debut of the same year. Also featuring Dave Brenner (guitar), Dean Back (bass), and Tim Hart (drums), the album's hook-laden, emotional hard rock sounded very similar to their celebrity benefactor's band -- almost disturbingly so, actually. But a healthy touring workload and simple maturation ultimately helped Theory of a Deadman break out of that confining stylistic box for their more varied and distinctive sophomore effort, Gasoline, which was recorded with session drummer Robin Diaz. The trio later tapped veteran journeyman Brent Fitz (formerly of Union and Vince Neil's solo band) as their new permanent touring drummer. Theory of a Deadman returned to the studio in 2007 to record their third album, Scars and Souvenirs, which was produced by Howard Benson. The album was released in April 2008.

News

Sep 18, 2014
CBS LocalTasha's To Do ListCBS LocalThis Saturday (9/20)…it is Theory of a Deadman at the Dallas House of Blues. I hear these guys and it takes me back to my first semester of college. Come to think of it, they are the only thing I remember about…
Sep 17, 2014
Hot ticketsAtlanta Journal ConstitutionHunter Hayes with Dan + Shay and the Railers. 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Gwinnett Arena. $35-$45. www.axs.com. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cecile McLorin Salvant Big Band Holidays. 8 p.m. Dec.…
Sep 17, 2014
Performers embrace Cariboo Idol experience100 Mile Free PressNorton plays guitar. He sang something by Theory of a Deadman at the fair, and he's working on one of his own songs to take to the studio. “[Cariboo Idol] was educational. It definitely…
Sep 12, 2014
Theory of a Deadman Ready to Get Into the Ring With Chris Jericho's FozzyLoudwireTheory of a Deadman have been touring off and on throughout this year in support of their newly released 'Savages' album, but things are picking up as we head…
Sep 4, 2014
Theory of a Deadman performs Sept. 11 at Toyota Arena in KennewickMid Columbia Tri City HeraldKENNEWICK -- Canadian band Theory of a Deadman returns to the Tri-Cities for a night of post-grunge rock 'n' roll. The four-man band performs Sept.…
Aug 29, 2014
Theory of a Deadman Talk About Teaming Up With Alice Cooper on 'Savages'LoudwireTheory of a Deadman recently stopped by the Loudwire studio to discuss their new album, 'Savages,' and we had to ask them about working with the legendary…
Aug 28, 2014
Preservation Hall Jazz Band; Journey; Yanni; Theory of a Deadman; BroodsMilwaukee Journal SentinelPreservation Hall Jazz Band plays at 8 p.m. on Friday at Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. 4th St. Tickets are $29.50 at the door; the Pabst Theater box office,…
Aug 26, 2014
Center Stage: Theory of a DeadmanJournal TimesYORKVILLE — Route 20 Outhouse, 14001 Washington Ave., will hold a Rock 'N Roll Luau Friday, Aug. 29, with the the Canadian quartet Theory of a Deadman headlining. The outdoor show begins at 6:30 p.m.…
Aug 22, 2014
Theory of a Deadman Discuss 'Savages' Album, Calling Out Chris Brown + MoreLoudwireTheory of a Deadman are back on the scene with their fifth studio album 'Savages' and it marks a bit of a departure for the group, who opened up the scope…
Aug 20, 2014
Timmins PressTheory of a Deadman create a buzzTimmins PressJim Wells/QMI Agency Vancouver rockers Theory Of A Deadman will rock Smooth Truck Fest 2014 in Smooth Rock Falls this Saturday night. The band includes Dave Brenner, Joey Dandeneau, Tyler Connolly…

Fun Facts

Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001.
Theory of a Deadman is from Vancouver, Canada.
Their third album, Scars and Souvenirs, was produced by Howard Benson.