Deadsoul Tribe

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Deadsoul Tribe
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Deadsoul Tribe at Metalcamp, Tolmin, Slovenia, 2007
Background information
OriginVienna, Austria
GenresProgressive metal
Years active2000−2009
LabelsInsideOut Music
Associated actsPsychotic Waltz, The Shadow Theory
MembersDevon Graves
Adel Moustafa
Roland Ivenz
Roland "Rollz" Kerschbaumer

Deadsoul Tribe were an Austrian progressive metal band founded by Devon Graves (known as 'Buddy Lackey') from Psychotic Waltz.[1]


Deadsoul Tribe was formed by Devon Graves in 2000. Graves was originally the vocalist for another progressive metal band, Psychotic Waltz, where he was credited as Buddy Lackey, but departed from the group in 1997, claiming that he felt himself to be the band's "weakest link". In Deadsoul Tribe Graves serves as the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist as well as the producer on all of its releases. The remainder of the band consisted of Adel Moustafa on drums and Roland Ivenz on bass, with Roland "Rollz" Kerschbaumer, who joined the band in 2002, providing additional guitar work. The band's sound is characterized by heavy usage of tribal rhythms, dark atmospherics and unusual time signatures. Several Deadsoul Tribe tracks, such as "Black Smoke and Mirrors" on A Murder of Crows and "Toy Rockets" on The January Tree feature Devon Graves on flute, an instrument he picked up largely due to his admiration for Jethro Tull mainman Ian Anderson.[2]

The band's fifth studio album, A Lullaby for the Devil, was released on September 11, 2007.

On November 20, 2009, the band split up.[3]


Studio albums[edit]


  • Devon Graves − vocals, guitar, keyboards, flute (2000− 2009)
  • Adel Moustafa − drums (2000− 2009)
  • Roland Ivenz − bass guitar (2000− 2009)
  • Roland "Rollz" Kerschbaumer − rhythm guitar (2002− 2009)

Former members[edit]

  • Volker Wiltschko − guitar (2000−2004)

See also[edit]

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Related bands[edit]


  • * "Deadsoul Tribe Official Homepage". Official Homepage. Retrieved October 27, 2006.
  • "Metal Storm - Deadsoul Tribe - Biography". Metal Storm. Retrieved October 27, 2006.

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