On Saturday August 14th Deadbolt played The Trocadero Balcony Bar in their home town Philadelphia PA for the first time in ten years. The band Chris Hamilton (drums former BLOODSIMPLE, DOWNSET), Rian Poltrone (guitar), Dave McCallion (guitar) and Tom Prenatt (bass) have reunited with the addition of Rich Books on vocals (ORCUS ). The band played some old favorites as well as a killer power jam toward the end of their set. You would never know ten years has gone by since they played here. The band was tight and the crowd was hungry for more.
Set List Was As Follows:
I had a chance to sit down and interview the guys before their set. Check it out.
RN: What brought you guys back together?
Chris Hamilton: It’s kind of a long story but, Rian and I grew up together. We have played in different bands. I heard he was jamming again and I was home from playing with the bands I was in and I wanted to get it kicking again. That’s it really, we just wanted to play music together again.
RN: Since you guys have been back together has the sound of the band changed?
Tom Prenatt: We are very simple, we are super heavy and we have a groove.
Rian Poltrone: With us, it’s just a feel. We are really into the groove of the music. We kind of play simple music but it’s all about the feel, the groove and being locked in. we’re not playing fast all the time and technical we just like to lock in.
RN: What made you guys want to add Rich as the singer?
Chris Hamilton: We have known Rich forever. He helped push us along a bit in terms of getting me off my ass to jam.
RN: When you joined what was it like to drop your bass and front the band?
Rich Books: Yeah in Orcus I play bass and do vocals but this, I wanted to do something a little different for myself. It worked out great a little strange at first but I really am enjoying it now.
Tom Prenatt: It helps with the dynamics of the band. I’m not glued to the microphone that always bothered me because I like to move.
RN: I wanted to know since you guys got back together has there been any thought in changing the name of the band? The reason I’m asking is there is another band called Deadbolt in San Diageo.
Chris Hamilton: That was part of the plan when we put this thing back together. Rian and I wanted to make this a whole different thing. We are going to change the name.
Rian Poltrone: We don’t have any ideas yet of what it’s going to be. We have put a lot into this so we want it to be something that’s going to represent who we are and what we are doing.