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iving the girl on the cosmetics counter a commission bonus that’ll pay for this year’s Tenerife…
and the rest of us a refresher on our Roman numerals, Mancunian horror-metal outfit Dead XIII sup deeply from a cauldron of the Misfits and the Murderdolls, pepped up with a soupson of The Defiled.
Catching the band as they played support to Griever at Islington Academy2, photographer Carl Batson deemed them ‘One of the best bands I have seen in a long while. They deserve a much bigger stage and headline billing.’
Photos by Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission from the photographer.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.