Dallas Taylor (vocalist)

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Dallas Taylor
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Background information
Birth name Dallas Taliaferro Taylor
Born (1980-05-17) May 17, 1980 (age 34)
Origin Ocala, Florida
Genres Southern metal, metalcore, post-hardcore, deathcore
Occupation(s) Vocalist
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Ferret, Takehold, Tooth & Nail, Solid State, Mono Vs Stereo
Associated acts Underoath, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, The New Tragic, Everett

Dallas Taliaferro Taylor (born May 17, 1980) is an American musician who is the vocalist for the southern metal band Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. He is the former vocalist and founder of the American metalcore band Underoath. He performed on three Underoath albums: Act of Depression, Cries of the Past, and The Changing of Times. In 2003, Dallas left Underoath, and was replaced by Spencer Chamberlain.[1] He was born in Ocala, Florida.

Although no longer a member, Dallas has said in an interview that he is very good friends with the Underoath lead vocalist Chamberlain and was in a video with some Underoath members having fun at a recording studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

In mid- to late-2004 Dallas re-emerged with a new band, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster. They released an album, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster on October 25, 2005, and signed with Mono Vs Stereo. After the release, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster signed to Ferret Records.[1]

Dallas has been quoted as saying, "I am so fed up with people acting like cowards, and so tired of the many things I've lived for in the past. I feel like it's time to get back to where I was when I was young. This band is proud of who we are as people, what we believe, and where we come from. I feel like so much of music today, especially those who come from a Christian background, spend so much time hiding who they really are, or being ashamed of their beliefs, trying to be 'scene' or to sell records. I want every kid to know I am not going to change who I really am to sell records. I mean, I absolutely hate shoving things down people's throats, but hiding who you are is just as bad."[2]

Dallas divorced his wife Allison in early 2010. They have a son, Corgan Taliaferro Taylor, who was born on January 29, 2006.

Dallas was part of a two-person piano-based side project, The Everett, with his long-time friend Patrick Copeland from The Glorious Unseen. The Everett recorded a four song EP, Destination, that is no longer available.



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Absolute Punk Video Interviews
  2. ^ Hardcore Sounds Interview with Dallas Taylor