Dead Heat is a crossover hardcore band from Oxnard, CA. The band was formed in 2016 and is known for its high-energy live performances and aggressive sound that draws influences from various subgenres of punk and metal.
Dead Heat's music is characterized by fast, thrashy riffs, driving rhythms, harmonious leads and intense vocals that often veer into screamed or shouted territory. The band's lyrics typically deal with social and political issues, as well as personal struggles and experiences.
Over the years, Dead Heat has released several EPs, a split with New York Heavyweights Mindforce and 2 full-length albums, including their latest LP “World at War” which released in 2021 on Triple B Records with critical acclaim with a follow up EP released in 2023 by Tankcrimes and Triple B titled “Endless Torment”. They have also toured extensively, playing shows across the United States, Europe and Japan
In addition to their music, Dead Heat is also known for their DIY approach to punk/metal culture and their involvement in the broader hardcore scene. The band members have been involved in organizing shows and events, as well as supporting various social and political causes.