Win tickets to Theory of a Dead Man and Big Wreck
Enter to win a pair of tickets to see Theory of a Dead Man and Big Wreck on December 16 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Honesty is always the best policy. Theory of a Deadman adheres to that age old adage on their fourth album for Roadrunner/604 Records, The Truth Is…
The platinum-selling Vancouver quartet builds arena-ready hooks around hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between. “Lowlife" is a raucous anthem celebrating simple pleasures. Meanwhile, "The Bitch Came Back" gives a hilarious send-off to a bad ex with roaring guitars and flourishes of horns. "Hurricane" stirs up a storm of emotions over an orchestral hum of guitars and massive chorus. Then there's "Head Above Water", which delivers an uplifting, contemplative message encased in mid-tempo rhythms. Theory of a Deadman—Tyler Connolly (lead vocals, lead guitar), David Brenner (rhythm guitar), Dean Back (bass), Joey Dandeneau (drums)—are telling the whole truth and nothing but the truth, like it or not.
For The Truth Is…, Theory of a Deadman preserved the sound that fans worldwide have grown to love on Scars & Souvenirs (2008), Gasoline (2005), and Theory of a Deadman (2002), while expanding, enhancing, and evolving their approach. The band solidified their place at the top of modern hard rock by exceeding Platinum sales with their breakthrough Scars & Souvenirs and radio hit "Bad Girlfriend."At the same time, other singles, "So Happy" and "By The Way", became crowd favorites on tours with everyone from Mötley Crüe and Godsmack to Daughtry and label mates Stone Sour. For The Truth Is…, the band stuck to what works best and are taking it to the next level.
"Musically, not too much changed," says Connolly. "We had a bit of an epiphany when it came to songwriting though. We've been a band for over a decade now, and we realized what we're doing makes sense. There was a lot more confidence. I was able to dig in lyrically and be wide open. When I write, I either want to kiss someone on the lips or punch them in the face. Anything in between is boring."
To capture those two ends of the spectrum, the band hunkered down once again in Los Angeles' Bay 7 studio during January 2011 with Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, 3 Doors Down).
"Lowlife" pulsates with stadium-sized energy, and it tells a clever tale in the process. Theory sneak in some humorous jabs on "The Bitch Came Back," a song that exudes a theatrical swagger with a rousing chorus and propulsive riff. The song began in a fashion that saw Theory reaching way back.
- A pair of tickets to the concert on December 18 at 8 p.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Contest Deadline: December 6, 2012 Event Date: December 18, 2012