Deron Miller

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Deron Miller
Deron Miller performing with CKY in 2009
Background information
Birth name Deron John Miller
Born (1976-05-21) May 21, 1976 (age 39)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Alternative metal
Melodic death metal
Alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Years active 1992–present
Labels Distant Records, Volcom, Island Records, Roadrunner Records, Nuclear Blast
Associated acts CKY
Foreign Objects
World Under Blood
This End Up

Deron John Miller (born May 21, 1976) is the frontman/guitarist for CKY (Camp Kill Yourself). In 2006, he formed World Under Blood for which he is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter.[citation needed]

Band history[edit]

In 1994 Miller met future bandmate Jess Margera. Miller was in the process of breaking up with his band This End Up, and Margera had told Miller that he could play drums. Miller and Margera formed the band Foreign Objects.[citation needed] After releasing a 5-Track EP, Miller and Margera started a new band called Oil (stylized as OiL.) The band went to a studio to record a demo when they met Chad I. Ginsburg. After hearing a demo of Disengage The Simulator, Ginsberg immediately wanted to be part of the band.[citation needed]

In 1998, the band dropped the name Oil and replaced it with Camp Kill Yourself, proposed by Miller as "the new band name, the new direction, [and] the new movement," thus dropping their "mainstream ... pop appeal" approach.[1] The name was later changed to "CKY" which was a much easier title for fans to chant during concerts.[citation needed]

Miller is contributing to James Murphy's Death tribute album and initially thought of the idea of the tribute album.[citation needed] His four main inspirations are Chuck Schuldiner of Death, James Murphy of Death, James Hetfield of Metallica, and Paul Stanley of the band Kiss.

In 2013, Miller released his first solo album called Acoustified!. It features acoustic renditions of CKY, Oil, and Foreign Objects. It was released December 9th, 2013 and December 11, for iTtunes and Amazon. It was re-released with 8 new tracks on September 2, 2014. The album was funded through Indiegogo after a Kickstarter campaign for an album of brand new music was largely unsuccessful.

Personal life[edit]

Deron was born in Chester, Pennsylvania and spent his childhood in Marlton, New Jersey.[citation needed] He has appeared with the CKY Crew in many of Bam Margera's videos, including Landspeed: CKY, CKY2K, CKY3, CKY4, the CKY Documentary, and Haggard: The Movie.[citation needed] He can also be seen in a cameo in the film, Return to Sleepaway Camp, which was released on November 4, 2008.[citation needed] Miller married the film's star, Felissa Rose, on October 17, 2004. The couple reside in California with their three children, Bianca Rose (Born June 8, 2005), Lola Marue (Born March 4, 2007), and Thomas Carver (Born August 29, 2009).[citation needed] The couple are featured in the 2009 horror-comedy Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre and its sequel, Caesar and Otto's Deadly XMas.[citation needed]


With Foreign Objects
With CKY
With World Under Blood

Solo Albums


  1. ^ "CKY - Then and Now". CKY. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 

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