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Ever hear of the motto, work hard, play hard? Well, in this case there has never been a more truthful expression. One of the hardest working bands in the Irish metal scene, DEAD LABEL, have been confirmed to join FEAR FACTORY and ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader’s new band ONCE HUMAN! Find out more below.

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What a year 2015 has been for Dead Label. The Celbridge three piece have been working their fingers to the bone, achieving a list of milestones that would put most established touring bands to shame!

Adding to the bands list of accomplishments will be the opening band for the forthcoming Fear Factory European tour, which kicks off on November 15th in Portugal and will be hitting  Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria and Belgium, before returning to Ireland for shows in Dublin and Belfast, and finally, a string of dates in the UK finishing up in London’s Forum on December 13th.


This will be the bands most extensive European tour and will no doubt put Irish metal on the map for legions of metal fans across mainland Europe. When asked about the tour, drummer Claire Percival commented, “I’m just itching to get out on the road and smash it night after night! We have been working so hard for something like this and for this to now become a reality, is amazing! It’s just such a great opportunity for us and we’re going to grab it with everything we’ve got!”

A run of Summer European dates saw Dead Label’s Salvation in Sacrifice, (see below) getting picked up by SCUZZ TV and creating a huge amount of interest for the band. Their continuous rise in popularity saw them take to the Sophie Lancaster stage at this years Bloodstock Festival, causing a huge amount of talk amongst industry professionals and fans alike.

Following their crushing Bloodstock performance, an invitation to join the mighty GOJIRA on their Summer Irish dates at the end of August, presented itself to the band, inspiring the release of the much talked about title track from the bands yet to be released Throne of Bones opus (see below),which was recorded by producer Chris Rakestraw (Megadeth, Danzig, Soulfly, Deftones).

Dead Label will be joining Fear Factory on the following dates:

November 15 2015 Paradise Garage Lisbon, Portugal

November 16 2015 Arena Madrid, Spain

November 17 2015 Razzamatazz 2 Barcelona, Spain

November 19 2015 Paloma Nimes, France

November 20 2015 Le Gueulard Nilvange, France

November 21 2015 La Trabendo Paris, France

November 22 2015 Epic Metal Fest “Klokgebouw”, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

November 24 2015 Colos-Sal Aschaffenburg, Germany

November 25 2015 Backstage Halle Munchen, Germany

November 26 2015 KIFF Aarau, Switzerland

November 27 2015 Magazzini Generali Milan, Italy

November 29 2015 Arena Vienna, Austria

November 30 2015 Meet Factory Prague, Czech Republic

December 1 2015 C-Club Berlin, Germany

December 2 2015 Markthalle Hamburg, Germany

December 4 2015 Essigfabrik Koln, Germany

December 5 2015 La Laiterie Strasbourg, France

December 6 2015 Vooruit Ghent, Belgium

December 7 2015 Bierkeller Bristol, England

December 9 2015 Ritz Manchester, England

December 10 2015 Academy Dublin, Ireland

December 11 2015 Limelight Belfast, Northern Ireland

December 12 2015 The Garage Glasgow, Scotland

December 13 2015 The Forum London, England

For more information on DEAD LABEL, hit this link.


Catch DEAD LABEL’s hometown show, with FEAR FACTORY and ONCE HUMAN in Dublin’s Academy on December 10th! Tickets on sale NOW!! For more details check DME PROMOTIONS or just hit this link.


Photography – Down The Barrel (Live colour) © 2015 | All other shots – Fiaz Farrelly © 2015