Brandon Rike

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Brandon Rike
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Brandon Rike performing with Dead Poetic at Cornerstone Music Festival
Background information
Birth name Brandon Travis Rike
Born (1983-01-06) January 6, 1983 (age 35)
Genres Christian hard rock
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician (on hiatus), 1997-2006; Graphic Designer, 2000-present
Years active 1997–present
Labels Tooth & Nail Records (current)
Associated acts Dead Poetic, At Night, We Strike
Website [1]

Brandon Travis Rike (born January 6, 1983 in Dayton, Ohio) was a member of several rock bands and is now a full-time graphic designer. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio.

Dead Poetic[edit]

Brandon Rike has been in the band Dead Poetic for several years.[1] The band was formed at a local church in 1997. Rike has designed all of the band's t-shirts. Dead Poetic has released three albums and one Best of album. In 2006, the band released their final record, Vices. Since releasing the album, they have not toured or played a live show, and since November 20, 2007, no news regarding Dead Poetic has been publicly issued.

Rike has confirmed that Dead Poetic will release the final album on their contract, but will not continue thereafter. "We plan to record another album. We love making music. We do not plan to tour."[2]

Dark Collar[edit]

Since 1999, Rike has been a self-employed graphic designer. 90% of the work out of Dark Collar has been band T-shirts, logos, or merchandise. As of 2010, Rike has dropped the company name of Dark Collar and is now working under his name.

At Night We Strike[edit]

Recently, Brandon has teamed up with Ryan Sprague, and Lucas Starr formerly of Oh, Sleeper to create this new band. Their debut single, "Your Own Skin", from the upcoming full-length album produced by Andy Gomoll, was released on March 15, 2013 on their official website.


  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Biography: Dead Poetic". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Brandon’s Statement. I Am The Horse’s Mouth.; Myspace Blog - Nov. 16, 2007

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