Theory Of A Deadman Biography
The Alternative-Rock band Theory Of A Deadman was formed in 2001 in Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA, when singer + guitarist Tyler Connolly and his bandmates, guitarist David Brenner, bassist Dean Back and drummer Tim Hart were signed to 604 Records, the new imprint co-founded by Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
Connolly contributed guitar work to the main-track off of "Spider-Man"
soundtrack, the single "Hero", performed by Kroeger and Saliva
singer Josey Scott; Theory Of A Deadman's "Invisible Man" served
as the b-side to this single.
The band's self-titled debut full-length disc was finally released in September 2002 on Roadrunner Records; it rose to #4 on the Top Canadian Albums chart and made it to the top 100 on the U.S. Billboard 200; "Nothing Could Come Between Us", the album's first single and video, hit #2 in Canada and peaked at #8 on the Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks; the follow-up single, "Make Up Your Mind", reached the #13 slots on the same charts. The four-piece band supported the release with a world tour, sharing stages with the likes of 3 Doors Down, Saliva, Nickelback, and Three Days Grace.
By the end of the tour Tim Hart left the group that continued as a three-piece.
Fortunately, Theory Of A Deadman were resourceful enough to play the
drum parts themselves while writing their sophomore LP. When they entered
the studio, in Los Angeles, they brought back Robin Diaz, who had played
on the band's first record for every track but "Santa Monica"
which features their friend, 3 Doors
Down drummer Daniel Adair; the trio later hired Brent Fitz as their
new touring drummer.
"Gasoline" was released in late March 2005, prefaced by the single "No Surprise" which became their second U.S. Active Rock top 10 hit and the first to crack the Modern Rock Tracks top 30. The album eventually peaked at #10 in Canada and at #58 on The Billboard Top 200 chart spawning three more Mainstream Rock top 30 hits: "Say Goodbye", "Hello Lonely (Walk Away From This)" and "Santa Monica".
In April 2008 the group unleashed "Scars & Souvenirs" to the world via Roadrunner. Their third album was the first to feature new drummer Joey Dandeneau and became a huge success in U.S. where it leapt to #26 on The Billboard 200 with a chart run of 110 weeks; the disc hit #2 in Canada while "All Or Nothing" reached #22 on The Canadian Hot 100 chart. "Scars & Souvenirs" produced a series of well-received singles that grazed the U.S. Rock radio: "So Happy" shot to #2 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and was followed by "Bad Girlfriend" which hit #1 on the same chart and climbed into the top 10 of The Hot Modern Rock Tracks. In the fall, "Hate My Life" held the #3 spot on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and "By The Way" became the abum's fourth top 10 smash at Active Rock radio in the spring of 2009; the ballad "Wait For Me" was played on Triple-A stations and the final single "Little Smirk" hit the top 20 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart.
Theory Of A Deadman made their return to the Rock scene in July 2011 with their fourth studio album, "The Truth Is..."; it opened in the top 3 in Canada and crested at #8 in U.S. where the first single, "Lowlife", peaked at #1 on The Mainstream Rock chart. "Bitch Came Back" was moderately successful but failed to enter the top 10; it was the third single, "Hurricane", that took the band back into the top 10 of the Active Rock charts with a peak of #5 in U.S. and #7 in Canada. "Gentleman", the final single, reached #27 on The Mainstream Rock list.
The group's new song, "Drown", is the first single from Theory Of A Deadman's upcoming fifth studio album, "SaVages", which will be available everywhere July 8, 2014.