DEAD ORIGINAL Releases Official Music Video for New Single “Restrained”


Chicago based grunge infused, heavy rock trio DEAD ORIGINAL has released the official music video for their new single, “Restrained,” the third track off of their upcoming, debut LP, Bought and Sold. Front-man and lead guitarist Paul Wandtke (ex TriviumRock of Ages), bassist Mike Petrasek (BEDLEM), and drummer Sean McCole are releasing their debut album on Nov 13th via InGrooves under the direction of Dennis Sanders. The album features 13 original tracks self produced by the band.

“We wrote and tracked ‘Restrained’ as well as the whole album, Bought and Sold, at my home music studio at The Music Garage in Chicago, IL. I engineered it and wrote most of it before finding Mike Petrasek and Sean McCole. We think fans of grunge will appreciate this effort” ~ Paul Wandtke


Download / Stream “Restrained” Online

Get FREE WORLDWIDE shipping on Dead Original’s debut album Bought and Sold feat over 13 tracks autographed/signed by the band via for fans of grunge and rock, digital album out Nov 13th but physical copies are avail NOW so grab one!


Track List: 1. Move 2. Hard to See 3. Bored Again 4. Restrained 5. Bought and Sold 6. Blasted 7. Let it Burn 8. My Friends 9. Beached 10. Fade to Light 11. Searching 12. Die Alone 13. Circles [intro] 14. Circles

Pre-Order ‘Bought & Sold’ Online

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Catch DEAD ORIGINAL Live: 11/07 @ The Piazza supporting SLN – Aurora, IL 01/08 @ The Cotillion supporting SLN – Wichita, KS 01/09 @ Diamond Ballroom supporting SLN – Oklahoma City, OK 01/15 @ TBD supporting SLN – Green Bay, WI 02/26 @ TBD supporting SLN – Spokane, WA 02/27 @ TBD supporting SLN – Boise, ID

Additional Dates Coming!


Dead Original is a grunge infused trio started by Paul Wandtke whom got his start in the music industry as a work for hire drummer (ex Trivium and the hit musical Rock of Ages). Feeling inspired to pick up a guitar, he now fronts Dead Original with Sean McCole on drums and Mike Petrasek on bass.

Dead Original is a blend of grunge, groove power, simple riffs, melodic hooks and some progressive elements via some tastefully placed odd meters.


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