Dearly Departed

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Dearly Departed
Dearly Departed Band Photo 1.jpg
Background information
OriginLong Island, New York, United States
GenresAlternative rock
progressive rock
Years active2001-present
LabelsBlack Tide Records (Current), One Day Savior Recordings
Associated actsDredg, Codeseven
MembersMike Mallamo
Joe Rubino
Jon Cox
Jeff Bodzer
Derek Sessions
Danny Lopez
Past membersRyan Albrecht
Ryan Luken (Live)

Dearly Departed are a rock band from Long Island, New York.[1] They are said to be similar to bands Dredg, Codeseven, Sunny Day Real Estate and Mineral,[2] and have appeared in Good Times Magazine.[3]


Formed in late 2001, they consisted of vocalist Mike Mallamo (formerly of Inside), bassist Joe Rubino (of Tension and the Jett Blackk Heart Attack), guitarist Jon Cox (also of Tension, and the Jett Blackk Heart Attack Earthling Massive and From Autumn to Ashes), guitarist Jeff Bodzer (from Helen of Troy), and drummer Danny Lopez (of Scarab). They released their first album produced by Jonathan Florencio[4], "Believing in Ghosts", in February 2003, after which the band toured and supported acts such as From Autumn to Ashes, Avenged Sevenfold, NORA, and Superstitions of the Sky.[5] Between releasing Believing in Ghosts and What Awaits Us, the band had undergone many changes in lineup. The band even broke up briefly in 2005 when Bodzer moved to Florida, and Mallamo focused on his new band, Novena.[6]

Recently, Dearly Departed has returned to the original lineup and become a 6 piece added guitarist Derek Sessions.[3]


Critic Rafer Guzman praised Mike Mallamo's "high, spooky vocals" in a concert review.[7] In a generally positive review of the album Believing in Ghosts, he wrote, "Taking cues from metal and punk, the five-piece band storms its way through crunching rock riffs with roiling drums and singer Mike Mallamo's apoplectic roar."[8]


Past members[edit]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Believing in Ghosts, 2004 (One Day Savior Recordings)[9]
  • What Awaits Us, 2007[10]


  • The Remains of Marianne Mayweather, 2002 (One Day Savior Recordings)

Music videos[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Guzman, Rafer (May 5, 2005). "With the band: Still rocking, still departed", Newsday, p. B3.
  2. ^ The band's official purevolume page
  3. ^ a b Band's official MySpace
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  6. ^ Guzman, Rafer (December 15, 2005). "New life for the Departed", Newsday, p. B3.
  7. ^ Guzman, Rafer (February 12, 2003). "Sunday Taken Back Home", Newsday, p. B9.
  8. ^ Guzman, Rafer (March 12, 2004). "Crunching rock riffs and some melody, too", Newsday, p. B42.
  9. ^ Guzman, Rafer (January 23, 2004). "Dearly Departed Still With Us", Newsday, p. B33.
  10. ^ What Awaits Us album review by