About: Past, Present and lineups
BrainDead was founded
Punk / Thrash (Crossover) Era 1998 - 2001:
Death / Thrash Era 2002 - 2007:
A drummer search now started and Dennis found a jazz drummer, Attila Bollok. He was new to the world of thrash and death metal but he was willing to work and learn, so he did. This line up ended up playing a few shows and landed BD their first club performance, opening for Nuclear Assault. It seemed that things were going to head up, the concept to record the "Choke Slam" EP was finished as well as the artwork for it's release. It was was going to be recorded by the band itself on a 4-track recorder just to keep things simple and cheap. Everyone was basically broke.
At some point in 2003 there was a situation regarding a show that Dennis wanted to book and Ed not wanting to do it because he felt that the band wasn't ready to play on stage because there wasn't any rehearsals going on for over a month. This resulted in Dennis, Sik & Attila all leaving BD the same time.
In 2004, Ed was introduced to Ralph Delellis for the Bass position. After the previous line up, there were a lot of auditions and jams, but nothing felt right with anyone who tried out. Ralph stepped in and everything clicked. The new duo became pretty close pretty fast and started to really throw gas on the tiny flame that was left. Afterwards, Mazzyko Oduim was discovered and this become what is known as the original BD line up since this was the lineup that got things really moving along. BD started to play more shows, recorded the "Choke Slam" EP and were hungry to get out and do more. Eventually Sik returned to the band for a limited time and left, then to fill in for him was Elaine Rodriguez.
In 2006, BD ready to record their first full length album and was set to release everything on a 3-way split record label. BD-R and 2 other undisclosed labels. "Shut Up & Kill Yourself" / "We Ain't Professionals EP" had begun recording tracks, once all the lead tracks were done, Ralph decided that this was no longer something he wanted to continue, just his personal choice and how he felt. So another set of delays started. Ed settled to record all the bass tracks himself just to keep things rolling. After all the bass tracks were done, Elaine then decided she wasn't going to continue doing the band anymore. So Ed had to finish the rest of the album himself. Maz stayed of course and he was able to track his drums. This put a huge delay in the album's process. The album was complete in 2007, 455 days since day 1 due to all the inconviences that went on.
George "Ghost" Saunders was the next bass player, he happened to be trained by Ralph, and to replace Elaine, BD hired Andrew Sinister. BD carried on with performing but now the band didn't have money for the album's release due to the fact that 3/4 of the band had no jobs. Eventually 1 of the 2 labels to help out lost interest and "Shut Up & Kill Yourself" never saw the light of day on it's CD version, however, "We Ain't Professionals" was released as 100CDs only, put out on BD-R alone.
Around the end of 2007, Andrew left the band because he was not interested in the direction the music was going in and was replaced by Steve Travesty, then George left. BD was now on sort of a hold for a year and a half since.
Dark Metal Era 2008 - Present:
"Shut Up & Kill Yourself" was finally released in 2008, only in digital format, at this point, both labels were no longer interested and the cheapest thing to do was release it that way. But since there wasn't much going on for BD, it wasn't promoted much. Maybe some point in the future a CD version will be released.
2011 Ray decided that he wanted to leave BD for personal reasons. This put the band on another long hiatus, however, this was used to fix all the loose ends and get things straightened out with the second album and the band itself.
2012, Steve was asked to leave BD and was replaced by David Rodriguez on bass. Behind the Mask of Sanity is released, and the band is ready to go full force, no drummer has been found to fill in the void, but the only thing that's worse is to give up or get old and die. BD continued to play with pre-recorded drum tracks until a drummer is found.
October 2012, Alberto Quinones was found and now completes the line up of BrainDead as the new drummer.