THE DEAD END KIDZ(DEK) are a 5 piece band that hail from New York. DEK was formed in the mid 1990's and have been rocking ever since. DEK has recieved favorable reviews in such prestigous magazine's as BILLBOARD and THE VILLAGE VOICE in the US, and other publiactions World Wide such as BURNN! in Japan. Combining the influences of hard rocking legends like KISS, Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Rush and Ted Nugent with lessor known, but well respected bands like UFO, Thin Lizzy, Saxon, Riot, DEK has formed a hard rocking sound that will satsify any rock or metal fan.
THE DEAD END KIDZ were formed out of the ashes of a copy band called BASKET CASE. When 2 members of BC left for other musical ventures, founding members Scott Carlson(Guitar) and Tom Mahalko(Drums)decided to stay with vocalist John Erigo(who, by the way, is a co-founder of the legendary heavy metal fanzine from the 80's known as KICK ASS MONTHLY)and started writing songs. Shortly after that DEK had finalized their line-up with Michael LoBianco on Guitar and Kevin Edell on Bass. Now, THE DEAD END KIDZ were ready to show the World that true rock n roll was still alive!
Now, in the 21st Century, DEK finds themselves using the internet to gain even more fans. With tens of thousands of plays on their myspace page, DEK is about to release their second cd titled UNFINISHED BUSINESS. The cd was recorded/co-produced and mixed by MICKY JAMES who is known for his musical work with the CRISS ANGEL show. Micky was a perfect fit for the DEK sound.
So, be on the look-out for THE DEAD END KIDZ and remember our motto--if it's too loud.............TOO BAD!