The duo added Jerry Montano on bass guitar and Billy Roan on lead guitar to round out the group. The foursome began playing hard-hitting shows in the late '90s with other California rockers like System of a Down and Coal Chamber. After creating a buzz with their live performances, the band signed a record contract with Electra Records in 1999, where they showed they were levels above the typical aggro band. They released their self-titled debut produced by Sylvia Massey in 2000 and followed that up with a stint on the Ozzfest 2000 tour.
Unfortunately, the band's success was short-lived. In early 2001, the group was dropped from their record deal with Electra and broke up due to constant internal fighting. One member even left one of the altercations with a broken jaw. Following this chain of events, each cohort went their own separate way.
Duke started a new musical project in California, while bassist Jerry Montano joined the heavy metal group Nothingface. There is also a pop punk/melodic hardcore band from Connecticut that go by the name Deadlights. They do not have a "the" before their name, but all scrobbles re-direct here. Check them out at: www.myspace.com/deadlights Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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