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Origin New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Metalcore
Years active 19941997
Labels Blackout Records
Victory Records
Hawthone Street Records
Associated acts Human Remains
Kiss It Goodbye
Lord Sterling
No Escape
Playing Enemy
Past members Dave Rosenberg
Chris Corvino
Tim Naumann
Tim Singer
Keith Huckins
Tom Yonyack
Jim Baglino
Chris Pierce

Deadguy was a metalcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.


Formed in 1994, Deadguy took inspiration from bands like Unsane and Today is the Day. The band took their name from a line in the John Candy movie, Only the Lonely,.[1] Although not as widely known as some of their peers, Deadguy has proven to be very influential on modern hardcore and metal as evidenced by their only proper studio album, Fixation on a Co-Worker being inducted into the Decibel magazine Hall of Fame in July 2006.[2]

The band embarked on a fateful US tour in support of Fixation On A Co-Worker that was plagued by horrible booking and lack of funds. The band splintered during the western leg of the tour as Keith Huckins and Tim Singer left the band and moved to Seattle, Washington to form Kiss It Goodbye. The remaining members (Tim Naumann, Chris Corvino and Dave Rosenberg) then recruited Tom Yak and Jim Baglino (on second guitar and bass respectively). After the line-up changes, Deadguy wrote and recorded Screamin' with The Deadguy Quintet. A US tour with Bloodlet ensued in support of the EP. The tour was gruelling but successful and Tom Yak left the band shortly thereafter, and the rest of Deadguy recruited Doc Hopper member Chris Pierce to replace him. They played their last show in New Brunswick, NJ in 1997. Pierce later ran a recording studio in New Brunswick called Technical Ecstacy which recorded many locally legendary acts including The Ergs and used his old Dead Guy connections to get "Pops" to do guest vocals on their song "Maybe I'm The New Messiah" while recording their benchmark album "Dorkrockcorkrod".


  • Dave Rosenberg - drums
  • Chris Corvino aka Crispy - guitar & vocals
  • Tim Naumann aka Pops - bass, later vocals
  • Tim Singer aka Swinger- vocals
  • Keith Huckins - guitar
  • Tom Yak - guitar
  • Jim Baglino - bass
  • Chris Pierce - guitar



  • White Meat 7" (Dada/ Popgun Records, 1994)
  • Work Ethic 7" (Engine/ Blackout Records, 1994)


  • Work Ethic (Blackout Records, 1994, Rereleased 2002, CD release that features White Meat 7" & Work Ethic 7")
  • Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet (Victory Records, 1996)


Related Bands[edit]


  • Doc Hopper - Chris Pierce
  • Human Remains - Jim Baglino
  • Kiss It Goodbye - Keith Huckins, Tim Singer, Thom Rusnak
  • Lifetime - Chris Corvino, David Rosenberg
  • Lord Sterling - Jim Baglino
  • No Escape - Tim Singer
  • Rorschach - Keith Huckins


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