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Dead and Divine

Dead and Divine live in 2008.
Background information
Origin Burlington, Ontario
Genres Metalcore
Years active 2003-present
Labels [ Distort Entertainment
Website Dead & Divine official MySpace page
Matt Tobin
Chris LeMasters
Kellan Lindsay
Sebastien Lueth
Kyle Anderson

Dead and Divine is a five-piece Metalcore band out of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.[1] Their success spawned from their 2005 EP What Really Happened At Lover's Lane on Verona Records (a label created by Shane Told of Silverstein and the band themselves).[2]



What Really Happened At Lover's Lane beat all expectations when in its first week alone it sold nearly 1000 copies nationwide, landing them a spot on the Canadian Billboard Top 200.[3] This was a huge accomplishment for the group since their original formation in 2003. The band then set off on an independently booked coast to coast Canadian headlining tour that following summer, playing in as many cities as they could.

A growing interest in the band's live performance has landed them spots sharing the stage with acts such as: A Textbook Tragedy, Alexisonfire, Poison The Well, Dillinger Escape Plan, Throwdown, Cavalera Conspiracy, Silverstein, Protest The Hero, Misery Signals, Cancer Bats, August Burns Red, Hopesfall, blessthefall, Darkest Hour, The Spill Canvas, illScarlett, and Moneen.

In the fall of 2006, the band took time off touring to begin work on their full-length album. Along with locking themselves in their jamspace for hours on end, they initiated the writing process, creating and fine tuning new tracks for their second album. Following their writing stint, Dead and Divine set out on several more self-booked headlining tours including a winter tour throughout Ontario during the month of January, a February-March east coast tour, and two more full Canadian tours spanning from April to August 2007. Finally taking some time off, the band spent five days at Drive Studios with producer Steve Rizun, completing pre-production for six songs on their upcoming full-length.

They spent most of December recording their Rise Records debut at Interlace Studios with producer Kris Krummet and have since completed all tracking for the album. The album is due out March 18 on Rise/Verona Records.

The band recently shot their music video for their single "Like Wolves", off their new record "The Fanciful" with director Ben Knechtel - (Hawk Nelson, Seconds To Go, Thousand Foot Krutch).

In July 2008, it was announced that Ryan Leger would leave the band in order to be with his girlfriend and newborn daughter.[4] The band has recently found a replacement, Kyle Anderson of Sydney. It was announced on their facebook page. Leger later joined Every Time I Die and is currently playing drums for the band.

In September 2008, the band signed with Distort Entertainment (Alexisonfire, A Textbook Tragedy, Cancer Bats, Architects, The Bronx, etc.) They went on to be a part of the Weight Of The World Cross Canada Tour with headlining band Misery Signals. Also on the tour were Haste The Day, Architects and Sights & Sounds.

The band then released "The Machines We Are" on August 4 and embarked on a Canadian tour with Straight Reads The Line and many other guest bands.[5] They again broke the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and hit #18 on the Canadian Neilsen Soundscan Hard Rock Charts, as well as landing #39 on the Canadian Neilsen Soundscan Alternative Charts. In August 2009, they shot their second video with Director Marc Ricciardelli (Alexisonfire, Bedouin Soundclash, Moneen, Cancer Bats) for their single "Neon Jesus". The video was released on September 18 2009.



Current members



  • Like Wolves
  • Neon Jesus


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