Orlando punk rockers Call In Dead promote their latest full-length album Deepest Condolences with a new single called Melanoma. The album is out now via Wrecking Crew Records, and you can purchase it HERE.
Scott Pasch (drums) said about the track: “Like all songs it’s open to interpretation or interpolation, but I do know it’s not about literally about melanoma or cancer of any kind. Our old singer, Jaeh, always had his own idiosyncratic reasons for song titles, and he rarely shared them.”
The band is made up of four veteran punk rockers, one from DC, and the other three from FL. With the oldest at 47 and the youngest at 31, they bring their different music experiences and styles together to make a sound that should be familiar to fans of hardcore punk while also giving it the uniqueness that comes from blending their past together into the present. Fitting on shows with pop punk bands, old school hardcore bands, psychobilly bands and metal bands is just one example of how it’s been difficult to pin down the answer to the perennial question: What band do you sound like? Five years into playing shows they have released a CD EP, The EP, via Violent Breed Records, a set of digital singles, a live split 7” with 2AMature via DCxPC Live and in October of 2022 a full-length vinyl album, Deepest Condolences, via Wrecking Crew Records. The band’s first tour was canceled due to Covid, but they’ve used that time to put on various live streams, start a record label (DCxPC Live), raise over $2,000 for mental health and for the LGBTQ Center of Central Florida, plus get voted Best Punk Band in Orlando by Orlando Weekly readers in 2020 and 2021!
In the nascent stages of the band we were still searching for a guitarist to replace Chris who had moved far enough away that he briefly quit the previous incarnation of the band. One brief potential guitarist had texted that we should all go to a Darkest Hour show, but like the aging punks we are, we all said we had work in the morning. He responded to “Call in Dead”. Since we have all spent time in jobs where we have felt like we’d rather be dead than go to work, we thought it was a perfect name.
The first full length, Deepest Condolences, is being released by Wrecking Crew Records and comes out December 2nd. It features their original singer, Jaeh Peck, and while he left the band last December to focus on family, the band stands behind and loves this album. It is the culmination of all their time together. The album has an option of two covers: The death angel cover by https://jonathangrimmart.com/ who has done a lot of Call in Dead’s t-shirts or hooded death by www.alexfine.com whom Call in Dead’s drummer called the Ray Pettibon of Baltimore for all the flyers, shirts, and album covers he’s done over the decades for punk, hardcore, ska, psychobilly, etc. bands. Not to mention his current work for The Atlantic Newsweek and even a Golden Girls Coloring Book!
This summer they have just released a digital singles of an original song, “Patriarchy”, and a cover of The Subhumans song, “Religious Wars” with their new singer, Ripley, and they are stoked to record more songs and to play live and let people hear how dope the band sounds now with a female vocalist. They had Rats Ass Records make 25 hand lathe cut 7” of the two songs for tour and sold out of all of them on tour.
Call in Dead has shared the stage with national touring acts Iron Reagan, Doyle, The Virus, The Casualties, Bloodlet, The Gutter Demons, The Nekormantix, and more. Shows with Field Day and Pro-Pain were canceled due to Covid. As shows returned in 2022 they have played with Black Tusk, Year of the Fist, Koffin Kats, The Nekromantix and Escape from the Zoo.