DANCE WITH THE DEAD and MAGIC SWORD
DANCE WITH THE DEAD
Dance with the Dead is a electronic based music duo by Justin Pointer and Tony Kim based out of Orange County, California. Inspired by retrospective movies and music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, their sound reﬂects heavily on the analog synthesizer sounds, and early heavy metal guitars.
They released their debut record Out of Body on October 31 to great reviews in the synth wave, metal, and EDM communities alike. They quickly followed up with the EP Into the Abyss 4 months later which had a darker mood to it and explode their ability to write orchestral score pieces. August 2014 saw the second full length released titled Near Dark which furthered their pressing stamp on the synth scene with such crossover hits like “Andromeda” and “Invader”.
Going against normal record cycle rules, they released yet another EP release titled Send the Signal in December 2014. They played their ﬁrst live show in January 2015 in Los Angeles CA, and decided to pursue Dance with the Dead as a live performance act and not just a studio duo. By November 2015, they were headlining shows on their ﬁrst European tour. February saw the anticipated release of their 3rd full length record, The Shape, with great reception and buzz. By September of 2016 they were headlining shows in France, Belgium, Russia, Talin, Riga, Belarus, and the USA and started to incorporate live guitar in their show. In their live shows and studio recordings they use a hybrid of Soft synths and Hardware.
In January 2017, they released the full length record B-Sides: Volume 1 which compiled some material that was either never ofﬁcially released by DWTD themselves, or unreleased material written between 2012-2016. As of early 2017 the duo has tours planned USA, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Belarus, Riga, Talin, and Scotland. They released their 4th full length, Loved To Death, in August 2018 and will release their follow-up EP, Blackout, in early 2020.
Ages ago, the immortal Dark One was freed from his prison. Since that time, the forces of good have been searching for the Light, the Chosen One to force him back into his cell. The key to this prison is the MagicSword. Wielded by the proper soul, it will put the universe back in proper balance.
The Keeper of the Magic Sword is an old soul who searches endlessly for the Chosen One. With the help of other immortals, The Seer and The Weaver, they are ever trying to stem the tide of the Great Shadow from engulfing all life. When the need is great, they appear with the Magic Sword and a high stakes proposition for those who are pure of heart, perpetually hoping that their search is finally over.
The hope is that one day soon one of those who wield the Magic Sword will in fact be the Chosen One, and the enormous power they wield from the Sword will be immeasurably amplified and drive the Shadowbringer back into his cage. Until that fateful day, The Dreadlords of the Nameless One continue to call forth the power of evil and destroy all that is pure and decent in the world with the malevolent forces of Darkness.