Theory of A Deadman Return to Form with Their Latest Album Dinosaur

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Canadian rockers Theory Of A Deadman released their latest album, Dinosaur, on March 17th. This is the band’s eighth studio album and follow-up to 2020s Say Nothing. Ahead of the album’s release, the band shared the singles “Dinosaur”, “Ambulance”, and “Two Of Us (Stuck).” 

Dinosaur was produced by Martin Terefe who has worked with artists such as Jason Mraz and YUNGBLUD. Tyler Connolly [lead vocals, guitar], Dave Brenner [guitar, backing vocals], Dean Back [bass], and Joey Dandeneau [drums, backing vocals] recorded the album at Atlantis Studios in Sweden which has attracted acts including ABBA, The Hives, Cardigans, Roxette, Quincy Jones, Green Day, Elvis Costello, and Primal Scream.

Theory Of A Deadman went away from their post-grunge / alternative rock roots with their previous two albums, Say Nothing and Wakeup Call. They explored their pop side while taking on political issues with Say Nothing. Dinosaur is a return to the sound that fans expect. When the title track hits you with its heavy riffs you know the band is back.

“It never gets old I tell ya!” shares front man Tyler Connolly. “Our eighth album Dinosaur is out and we couldn’t be more excited for everyone to hear it in its entirety. Looking forward to playing some new tracks out on the road this year – it’s gonna great!”

The theme of Dinosaur revolves around bad relationships and personal struggles with songs like “Sick” which is about that superficial person who puts on a fake front and “Sideways” which explores the realization when you’re not ok and accept that your life is messed up. While there is a sense of bitterness throughout the album, the band does manage to lighten up on “Heads In The Cloud” and “Hearts To Wild”.

Probably the most interesting track is “Just The Two Of Us”. This is the band’s modern interpretation of the Bill Withers classic. They play with the original chorus to turn the optimistic theme into an angry one while adding darker verses. The lyrics “We can make it if we try” becomes “We couldn’t make it if we tried”. The song is emblematic of the shift in tone from the music of the 80s to today.

A lot of bands like to explore to different styles and expand their musical range. Theory Of A Deadman accomplished this on their previous two albums. However, Dinosaur brings them back to where they belong, lyrics dealing with relationships backed by loud guitars.

Dinosaur is available to stream here. Theory Of A Deadman will be touring Canada and the UK in the coming months, as well as making a few festival appearances in the US.

The Dinosaur Tour (Canada)
April 25 – Moncton, NB @ Molson Canadian Centre ~
April 27 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre ^
April 28 – Peterborough, ON @ Peterborough Memorial Center ~
April 29 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre ^
May 1 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena ^
May 4 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre ~
May 6 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Thunder Bay Community Auditorium ~
May 8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Center ^
May 10– Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place ^
May 11– Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre ~
May 12– Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Entertainment Sports Centre ^
~ headlining show
^ supporting Disturbed
Summer Festivals
June 24 – Sarnia, Canada @ Bluewater Borderfest Music Festival
July 4 – Traverse City, MI @ National Cherry Festival
July 7-8 – Elko, NV @ Summer Daze Fest
July 22 – Menahga, MN @ Mid-Summer Music Fest Rock Week
August 24 – Syracuse, NY @ New York State Fair
September 1-3 – Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma
UK Tour
September 22 – Camden, UK @ Electric Ballroom
September 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
September 24 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
September 26 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
September 27 – Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed Cardiff
September 29 – Wolverhampton, UK @ KK’s Steel Mill
September 30 – Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction

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