Creating powerful and outside-of-the-box guitar riffs accentuated by soaring rock and roll choruses in the vein of Breaking Benjamin meets Shinedown, the Minnesota trio that makes up Dearly Departed has made a reputation of bringing an intense live show, crowd pleasing riffs, and range defying vocals. In their region, they have established themselves as one of the best up and coming metal-turned rock acts, drawing hundreds of people in their local market along with interest and radio play on clear channel radio Q105.1 in Fargo, ND and 93X in Minneapolis, MN.
New Single, "Dreams (feat. Jessica Vines)", available April 20th 2021. Catch them on their return to live events with critically acclaimed rock act, Skillet, at the Red River Valley Fair on July 11th, 2021 in Fargo, ND.
On track to support artists such as Beartooth, Fame on Fire, Stick to Your Guns, Trivium, Black Label Society, and more before cancellations caused by COVID-19; coupled with the loss of all funding to record their new record, they have been forced to overcome countless obstacles to come out of the pandemic better than before. With the help of their fans, Dearly Departed worked with producer Joshua Barber (Norma Jean, Tech N9ne, Hit The Lights) on their new music released in Fall 2020, and Jeremy Schaeffer on their upcoming album.
Topher Bratland - Vocals/Guitar
Deven Jason - Guitar
Jordan Rasmussen - Drums
Beartooth, Seether, Corey Taylor, Breaking Benjamin, A Day to Remember, Savage Hands, etc.