Back in 2006, guitarist Jeff Dean met and befriended Vic Bondi, the frontman of legendary Chicago punk band Articles of Faith, while on tour. The two bonded together over hyper-aggressive '80s bands and discussed the possibility of starting their own, and kept in touch over the years. Fast forward to 2011 and Dean began writing songs and recruited longtime friend and Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant to help him lay the tracks down in Million Yen Studios, where Jeff works as an engineer. Vic liked the songs and signed on. Joe Principe of Rise Against then came on board as bassist and Dead Ending was officially born. In addition to releasing their debut recordings, 2012 also marked the band's first show at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas and since, they've gone on to play strings of shows in the midwest and elsewhere when their busy schedules allow.
The band has released three EPs, the latest being their Bridge Nine debut, DE III. Following a pair of extended plays for Alternative Tentacles, it continues the Dead Ending's penchant for playing fast, stripped-down hardcore in the spirit of the early-to-mid-'80s. It also features guest appearances from punk legends Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers) and Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun, the Bomb).
Vic Bondi - Vocals • Jeff Dean - Guitar • Joe Principe - Bass • Derek Grant - Drums