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OriginNew Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
GenresMetalcore, mathcore
Years active1994–1997, 2021 (reunion)[1]
LabelsBlackout, Victory, Hawthorne Street
Associated actsHuman Remains, Kiss It Goodbye, Lifetime, Lord Sterling, No Escape, Playing Enemy, Rorschach
Past membersChris Corvino
Dave Rosenberg
Tim Naumann
Tim Singer
Keith Huckins
Tom Yak
Jim Baglino
Chris Pierce

Deadguy is an American metalcore band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band formed in 1994 and disbanded in 1997. The band is considered to have played an important role in the development of the metalcore genre, their sole studio album Fixation on a Co-Worker being cited as a classic within the genre by some.[2] In 2006, Decibel magazine included the album in its "Hall of Fame" list.[3]


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.[4] 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.[3]

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.[5] 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".

2021-Present: Reunion[edit]

On May 25th, 2021, Deadguy announced they would reunite the "Fixation on a Co-worker" lineup and are slated to play the 2021 Decibel Metal and Beer Fest. it's set to be their first show in 25 years.[6]


Final line-up[edit]

  • Chris "Crispy" Corvino - guitars, backing vocals (1994-1997)
  • Dave Rosenberg - drums (1994-1997)
  • Tim "Pops" Naumann - lead vocals (1996-1997), bass (1994-1996)
  • Jim Baglino - bass (1996-1997)
  • “Big” Chris Pierce - guitars (1997)

Previous members[edit]

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





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:[7]


  1. ^ Sacher, Andrew. "Decibel Fest back on for 2021, Deadguy reunion added! (full lineup)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  2. ^ n/a (2008-12-28). "Deadguy - Fixation On A Coworker". Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  3. ^ a b n/a (2006-07-01). "Deadguy - Fixation On A Coworker". Decibel. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  4. ^ "Deadguy". Retrieved 2007-02-14.
  5. ^ Ramirez, Carlos (2014-05-09). "Keith Huckins (Rorschach, Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye)". No Echo. Retrieved 2017-03-12.
  6. ^ Sacher, Andrew. "Decibel Fest back on for 2021, Deadguy reunion added! (full lineup)". BrooklynVegan. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  7. ^ Deadguy -

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