Dead Ending is a no-frills 80’s influenced hardcore band featuring members of Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Articles Of Faith and the Bomb. Their very existence raises a few questions, namely: “Really? What the fuck? How have I not heard about this until now?” and “Who’s the awesome mastermind that was somehow able to unite members of some of the most beloved and popular Chicago punk bands from the last 30 years?” The answers to these questions are: “Yeah. I don’t know. I’m just hearing about this myself” and “the Dead Ending genesis story is actually a lot more organic than that, man.”
Here’s how it happened: On tour in 2006, Bomb guitarist Jeff Dean met and befriended Vic Bondi, the frontman of legendary Chicago punk heroes Articles Of Faith. They bonded over hyper aggressive 80’s bands and discussed the possibility of starting a band. When he got home, Jeff got busy and wrote some tunes, then recruited longtime friend, and Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant to help him lay the tracks down in Million Yen Studios, where Jeff works as an engineer. Vic liked the songs and signed on. Joe Principe of Rise Against came aboard on bass soon after that, and BOOM! Dead Ending was born.
Dead Ending made their live debut at Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas in 2012 and will do shows and potentially even small touring runs whenever their busy lives all align. They’re also in the beginning stages of writing a full length. So get out your spiky belt and your safety pins and tell your dentist to go fuck himself because Dead Ending is gearing up to bring the chaotic hardcore of the 80’s to you today with a quickness that would make Doc Brown shit his pants. Consider yourselves warned.