Dead End Irony
Dead End Irony is a modern heavy metal band from Finland. The band has been influenced by genres such as NWOBHM and power metal. Through these genres DEI has created a style of it's own with solid guitar riffs, crunching vocals and striking choruses.
Dead End Irony's tale started 2010 in Imatra with five young guys, Simo Jokela, Antti Vainio, Valtteri Backman, Jori Kauppinen and Mika Kauppinen and with a dream to create an awesome heavy metal band! Unfortunately in 2012, after just one live show and handful of songs created, Valtteri had to focus on his studies as a sound engineer and the band had to find another singer. During the year 2014, after a run of many candidates DEI found Riku Kamunen to take place behind the microphone.
Dead End Irony released it's first EP Wounds That Never Heal in March 2015. The EP received a great feedback and all of the copies were sold out within a week. Soon after that DEI won the biggest South-Carelian metal band competition named Rälläkkä.
At the end of 2015 band's lineup changed so that Riku’s and Mika’s ways parted with the band. Luckily Valtteri was done with his studies and was eager to come back to his rightful place as a lead singer. At the very same time a longtime friend, Kristian Valkama joined the band to take control of rhythm guitarists place.
Like a Phoenix 2016 Dead End Irony emerged from ashes once again with a new drive to conquer the world! At the beginning of year 2017 DEI participated to Tuska-Torstai band competition among with 99 other bands from all over the Finland. Through many successful gigs and with stadion sized choruses DEI reached it's place in the finals with 3 other bands.
For now on Dead End Irony is grinding new songs to perfection and starting the recordings of the new EP.