Death Match Union
METAL from Vancouver BC
Death Match Union
Born of the near-Bible belt of Abbotsford, British Columbia (Canada). Death Match Union (D.M.U.) burst forth from the territory in 2008 with some of the most awe-inspiring, invigorating rock the world had ever heard. Funneling their collective psyche not only through their songs, but also through their visual performance and even their fans and the culture they inhabit, D.M.U holds nothing back. The depth of their expression is matched by that of their musical prowess---this cyclone is laser-guided, and fellow musicians, critics, and fans know that D.M.U are deadly serious about their art. Thus, after countless pre-album reviews by several Underground Metal Stations we come to await Death Match Union’s ultimate extraction and 1st release: Superficial Death Cult
The idea behind Death Match Union remains a powerfully simple one. "To amalgamated forces with 3 unsurpassed musicians.” explains guitarist/front-man Machine. "We set out to make music we enjoy and can feel proud of playing--music that people we like and want to listen to. As soon as you start thinking other than that, then you start fitting in with somebody else's format and you suddenly lose the map. So D.M.U just do what we do, and try to have a cool time doing it."
Everything you've heard about Death Match Union is true. This is the band that brings together three former and current members of some of Vancouver’s killer rock groups. Wreckin Crew/Cornucopia— Guitarist/front-man Steve “Machine”, Inside It Failed Bassist-(Producer) Brett “2-Sticks” Nussbaum and from Angel Down--Drummer Lyle "LT" Thistlethwaite.
While Death Match Union inevitably offers a few echoes of its members' illustrious pasts, their sound is defiantly forward-looking and truly fresh in all senses of that word. Combining a mixture of monster grooves, explosive vocals, and Machine’s instrumental flavors. “Machine displays just how versatile in styles he is capable of playing, from all-out wizardry comparable to Satriani and Vai to the classical flamenco style he first cut his teeth on at age 12 back home in Madrid.”…Crave Magazine. "Our music is very aggressive," says D.M.U. "There's always that 'F*ck you' element to it. Really that's all we know how to do. We can't play nice or play radio candy”. To us, this is the first “Working Man’s Band” that's come around in a while, truly aggressive. People are going to say, “Join the Union” We really hope to bring some chaos back into the whole world of rock."
"This is the real deal," says Brett. "This is a Powder Keg ready to blow!!." ”Anyone got a match?”