The Dead Lay Waiting are a 5-piece band hailing from Swindon UK. Following an appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival in August 2008, TDLW signed to the UK based label Rising Records, releasing their debut album ‘We Rise’ in January 2010. Over the last couple of years the band have spent much time on the road touring both the UK and Europe, as well as performing at music festivals such as the much-acclaimed Download festival in both 2010 and 2011.
Earlier this year, despite the band’s youth, TDLW were proudly nominated for two prestigious awards:
– Kerrang Best British Newcomer Band
– Metal Hammer Best Underground Band
The awards coincided with the release of the bands 2nd album, entitled ‘Almost Heaven’, featuring 14 tracks and 60 minutes of pulsating music. The album also marked the return of Barry Clayton, the voice behind the now well known into to Iron Maidens ‘Number Of The Beast’. The bands first music video from the album ‘The Days I’m Gone’ reaching #6 in the Scuzz TV play list.