Looking vaguely like zombies on a good hair day? Check. Old school rock n’roll attitude? Check. Whiskey soaked riffs? A barrel full. Welcome to the world of The Dead XIII.

Hailing from Manchester, The Dead XIII are a five piece horror metal act with the ability to thrill in one second and make you want to headbang so hard your head falls off in the next. Ready for your first taste of The Dead XIII?  

The Dead XIII

Good. The band have just released a lyric video for the title track from their debut albumCatacombs, along with a killer video for ‘XIII’. With a storming chorus proudly proclaiming “thirteen ways to die”, The Dead XIII’s vicious blend of visceral horror metal will ensure that even the undead can learn one or two new ways to finish the job. The video for XIIIwas premièred at Toxic Online and has received a rapturous response from virtually all who have seen it.


XIII is the lead single from the forthcoming début studio album Catacombs, which is set for release on 10th August. You can preorder your copy now at

The Dead XIII have this to say:
“We are really excited to finally release our debut studio album, “Catacombs“. The Album demonstrates an evolution of the band and ourselves as people. After the last few years of touring and getting out and meeting our amazingly dedicated fan base we decided it was time to finally put it all together. Now we just can’t wait to for people to hear it, and let us know what they think”

The British Horror Story Tour sees The Dead XIII on the road with Farewell, My Love and headliners Ashestoangels. The tour takes place this month with twelve shows all across length of the UK. The dates of the tour are as follows:

17th July – Plymouth – Exile
18th July – Manchester – Retro Bar (SOLD OUT)
19th July – Glasgow – Shadow Sounds Live
20th July – Newcastle – The Globe
21st July – Leeds – Santiagos
22nd July – Norwich – B2
23rd July – Sheffield – South Sea Live
24th July – Huddersfield – The Parish
25th July – Leicester – The Shed
26th July – Southampton – The Joiners
27th July – London – Camden Town Barfly
28th July – Bristol – Thekla

Tickets for the tour cost just £7 plus postage and can be obtained directly from The Dead XIII at their official online shop


The Dead XIII are:

Kurt Blackshard – Lead Vocals

Symon Strange – Guitar/ Vocals/ Synth

Ste Mahoney – Lead Guitar 

Paul Ryan – Bass 

Spike Owen – Drums


The Dead XIII can be found online at the following locations:

Official Website


British Horror Story Tour