Messer (Album Release)

Messer (Album Release)

Secret of Boris, The Leader The Legend, The Drop Deadlys

Fri, April 20, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:15 am)


This event is all ages

MESSER means "knife" in German, and the Dallas, Texas band expects to cut a memorable swath through the Rock world in 2018, starting with new single "Make This Life". The song is going for adds now at Active Rock radio and available everywhere for streaming and download on January 19th.

The band's cutting edge modern rock sound was born through serendipitous connections in the thriving Deep Ellum music scene of Dallas, an area that has given rise to iconic Hard Rock and Metal bands like Pantera, Drowning Pool, Hell Yeah, and King's X. Dereak knew he wanted to pursue singing as a career while in High School in Iowa and started honing his chops with local bands. After high school he moved to Dallas to pursue his music career professionally. His first
contact was with Dallas native Javier, who was making a name for himself playing in
Jagermeister sponsored bands Mudflap and Pimpadelic. The two bonded at a show and became the genesis of Messer. While looking for a place to get his hair cut, Dereak walked into Maddox’s Hair salon on a whim. The two struck up a conversation about music and another connection was made. Kenny was traveling from his home in Canada to an audition in Phoenix when his car broke down in Dallas. He ended up staying in town and found success playing with the band Strangleweed, who made an appearance on the nationally televised Courtroom show "Eye for an Eye". That caught the attention of the members of Messer, and Kenny became part of the family. Donnie was playing in various Dallas bands and gaining attention as an award-winning Tattoo artist. Maddox would play Donnie tracks the band was working on and in turn, Donnie would play music he was recording at his own home studio. As Messer continued to develop as a band, they knew they wanted to add an additional guitar player, and they all agreed
that Donnie was a great fit. The lineup for Messer was solidified.

The band grew their fan base locally, and began to branch out regionally and nationally, opening for notable bands such as Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Hinder, Vince Neil, Black Stone Cherry, Lynch Mob, Drowning Pool, Local H, Trapt, Metallica, Dokken, Scott Stapp Of Creed, Avenged Sevenfold, and Buck Cherry. It was on one of these tours that the band caught the attention of Los Angeles based writer/producer, Chad Gendason. The band felt an immediate comradery with Chad and a lasting bond was made. Messer started writing with Chad, and their first
collaboration became "Simple Man". Fan favorite "Whiskey" soon followed and the songs started to flow into what would eventually become their self-titled debut album "Messer", which will be released on 4/20/18 on Maddpants Records. The album was mixed by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed) and mastered by Tom Baker (Papa Roach, David Bowie, Motley Crue).
The band's desire for creative expression and to touch as many lives as possible is what drives them forward. 2018 is shaping up to be the year that Messer cuts through the noise and clutter of the Rock world and makes it mark.
MESSER is a band that is building a brand of new rock that blurs the line between nostalgia and modern art, leaving the listener with a sound that is not only familiar but also NEW and ADDICTIVE.
Secret of Boris
Secret of Boris
Secret Of Boris has emerged from the Dallas, TX music scene with a uniquely heavy yet hauntingly beautiful hard-rock sound. Their debut record Your Ghost was produced by Harder Beat 2009 Producer of the Year, Alex Gerst (Seasons After, Fair To Midland, Slow Roosevelt). "An infectious blend of catchy hooks, snappy rhythms and aggressive riffage… heavy music's weighty crunch and even sugary 80's of Dallas' most promising talents," says Jerry Rutherford of LIT Monthly. Melodic, progressive, Indie, mainstream, metal, pop – it's like being turned on to the best stuff you've never heard with the comfortable familiarity of the stuff you've heard a million times" says Robert Miguel of Robert Miguel Presents.
Having gained a rabid following throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, Secret Of Boris is currently touring surrounding cities and states throughout the southwest, increasing their army of loyal fans. On their way to world domination, Secret Of Boris has shared the stage with Black Light Burns, Hed(pe), F5, Underoath, Ugly Mustard, Fair To Midland, Anberlin, God Forbid, Boondox, and Hopesfall.
The Leader The Legend
The Leader The Legend
A four piece metal group based out of Fort Worth Texas.
The Drop Deadlys
The Drop Deadlys
Lead singer Curtis Patoni and Bassist Johnny Finn were members of a band called Vicious Vance in which Curtis played the bass and sang lead vocals while Johnny played the keyboard and sang background vocals.

Curtis and Johnny opted to go in a new direction and started a new band called Lips of Velvet, bringing in Curtis's brother Kary as the drummer. Kary's drum skills brought a whole new sound to the band opening up a lot of new ideas. Curtis loves being the front man and he gives the audience the performance any good lead singer should. With Curtis picking up the lead vocal role, the bass duties went to Johnny, as well as the background vocals.

Curtis, Johnny, and Kary were eager to have their good friend Colton Bishop join the band and eventually Colton joined them as the lead guitarist and provided additional back ground vocals. Colton is a extremely skilled guitar player who builds his own guitars in his spare time, and plays the same guitars on stage.

With Colton on board, the line up was complete and VAGRANT was formed. They are a close knit band with heart felt dedication to each other and the band. Even though Curtis and Kary are brothers by birth, the four of them are true brothers at heart.

As of February 2012 the band added Brandon Wall as their rhythm guitarist. Brandon is a long time friend that not only was a big fan of the band, but was a great supporter as well. Brandons guitar skills have brought a new fuller sound to the band, which in turn also allows Colton more time to play some lead riffs in the songs. Brandon has been a part of the DFW music scene for quite somitetime, and fits in with the bands attitude and personality perfectly.

After a 2 year hiatus to deal with personal issues, the band decided it was time to evolve into a heavier more modern sound. They decided to put their old school rock sound aside to pursue a heavier genre leaving behind the name Vagrant and the old songs. Reinventing themselves as The Drop Deadlys

The band is just as close knit now as they ever were. If you have not been able to make it out to see the show you are in for a full set of awesome original metal.

Come join the ever growing crowd of Dead Beats!
Venue Information:
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226