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Origin New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Metalcore, hardcore punk
Years active 1994–1997
Labels Blackout, Victory, Hawthorne Street
Associated acts Human Remains, Kiss It Goodbye, Lifetime, Lord Sterling, No Escape, Playing Enemy, Rorschach
Past members Dave Rosenberg
Chris Corvino
Tim Naumann
Tim Singer
Keith Huckins
Tom Yonyack
Jim Baglino
Chris Pierce

Deadguy was an American metalcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band formed in 1994 and disbanded in 1997. The band is considered to of played an important role in the development of the metalcore fusion genre, their sole studio album Fixation On A Co-Worker being cited as a classic within the genre by some.[1] In 2006, Decibel magazine included the album in its "Hall of Fame" list.[2]


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.[3] The group issued two 7-inch extended plays that year alone: Work Ethic and White Meat. 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.[4] 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 renowned acts such as The Ergs and used his old Deadguy connections to get "Pops" to do guest vocals on their song "Maybe I'm The New Messiah" while recording their benchmark album "Dorkrockcorkrod".


Final Line-Up[edit]

  • Dave Rosenberg - drums (1994-1997)
  • Chris "Crispy" Corvino - guitar, vocals (1994-1997)
  • Tim "Pops" Naumann - bass, vocals (1994-1997)
  • Jim Baglino - bass (1996-1997)
  • Chris Pierce - guitar (1997)

Former Members[edit]

  • Tim "Swinger" Singer - vocals (1994-1996)
  • Keith Huckins - guitar (1994-1996)
  • Tom Yak - guitar (1996-1997)





  • White Meat 7" (Dada/Popgun Records, 1994)
  • Work Ethic 7" (Engine/Blackout Records, 1994) (CD edition, featuring White Meat tracks, released through Blackout in 2002)
  • Screamin' With The Deadguy Quintet (Victory Records, 1996)

Live Albums[edit]

  • I Know Your Tragedy: Live at CBGBs (Hawthorne Street Records, 2000)

Related Bands[edit]

Since Deadguy's break-up in 1997, members have moved on to the following bands:[5]

  • 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


  1. ^ n/a (2008-12-28). "Deadguy - Fixation On A Coworker". Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b n/a (2006-07-01). "Deadguy - Fixation On A Coworker". Decibel. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Deadguy". Retrieved 2007-02-14. 
  4. ^ Ramirez, Carlos (2014-05-09). "Keith Huckins (Rorschach, Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye)". No Echo. Retrieved 2017-03-12. 
  5. ^ Deadguy -

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