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Dredg Biography

This Alternative-Rock four-man band was formed in the early '90s by vocalist + guitarist Gavin Hayes, guitarist Mark Engles, bassist Drew Roulette and drummer Dino Campanella; the guys began performing in clubs and bars in their native Los Gatos, California USA, before they graduated from high school.

In 1997, the foursome self-financed the a 3-track EP "Orph" and followed it up with their first full-length disc, "Leitmotif".

Dredg's unique sound, which combines equal parts of punk aggression and metallic complexity, caught the attention of Interscope Records who re-released their debut album in 2001.

The following year, in October 2002, the band churned out its second album, "El Cielo", the 16-song set was recorded in 5.1 surround sound in San Francisco and climbed the Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart peaking at #23.

Dredg returned in mid-2005 with "Catch Without Arms", it reached the #123 position on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and yielded a minor hit single in "Bug Eyes".

After four full years the northern California rockers released their fourth studio album, "The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion" which contained two singles, "Saviour" and "I Don't Know". The record became the band's highest-charting release peaking at #71 on The Billboard 200.

In May 2011 Dredg released their next album, "Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy", which failed to rise higher than #177 on the U.S. chart


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    Group shot 2002