Dead End Days is currently Mike Petruccelli, Stephanie Levi, Rob Nelson, and John Perrin.
Amidst the last leg of his college career, Mike Petruccelli wrote and self-recorded “The Longest Day of My Life” in his apartment complex in Athens, Ohio. After releasing the album under the former moniker “Arthur Killroad” in June of 2010, he then moved to Chicago Illinois to continue his pursuit as a solo musician. In April 2011, the album was officially rereleased on Death to False Hope Records under the new name “Dead End Days” and Petruccelli decided to reform the solo project into a full band. Near the end of April 2011, Petruccelli had met Stephanie Levi, former drummer for 8 Inch Betsy.
Petruccelli and Levi performed and played for two years around Chicago with revolving line ups until they met John Perrin and Rob Nelson, formerly of The Takeouts in March 2013.
Considering all four musicians span different age groups and musical backgrounds, the elements of their sound have come to serve an interesting blend of punk, alternative, and experimental stylings. This sound, added with the first person lyrical content gives Dead End Days a sound that is energetic and strong, yet still remains patient and dynamic. Amp Magazine described it as “…an attempt to redefine the terms of melodic punk and alternative by adding a Singer Songwriter element to [the] music…”
Dead End Days is currently performing in and around Chicago and are also planning for a 2013 release. All booking inquiries can be sent to Mikekillroad@gmail.com