We’re an original hard rock/heavy metal band based in central, upstate New York. We started out as a cover band playing modern rock and classic metal, mostly B-side songs that were less popular but surprisingly, it went over pretty well.
Over the years, we’ve had a few different drummers and when skin basher Mike Lampert joined the band in 2014, we decided to make the transition into writing and recording original music. There is definitely an old school metal style due to Mike, Dave and Doug’s influences but with a modern edge due to Jamie’s background and musical tastes. It’s good to have at least one young dude in the band!
We released a self-titled EP in 2016 and have released our first full length album, Under a Burning Sky in September of 2018. The scene for original metal music is not what it used to be, and that goes for pretty much everywhere but we are currently involved with some true believers that seek to resurrect the dying scene and revive the excitement of live, local music.
Essentially, we are a bunch of adrenaline junkies, heavy metal misfits with very different backgrounds that have found common ground in the desire to play loud, heavy music and destroy eardrums. What makes this band such a tightly knit unit is that we are all like brothers; there are no over-inflated egos that get in the way of creating, going deaf and having fun and we enjoy our time together.
Our fans and supporters are among the finest people that you could ever meet in this world and we are grateful to each and every one of them! Keep it loud and heavy maniacs!
A Dying Breed proudly uses and abuses the following:
DW, BBE, Fender, Electroharmonix, Snark, Schecter, Seymour Duncan, MXR, Carvin, Jackson, Crate, Gibson, ESP, Ibanez, Marshall, Zildjian, DiMarzio, Ernie Ball, Morley, Line 6, Shure, Dgitech, Boss, Genz Benz, Bugera, Bud Light and Tabasco Slim Jims.