Exclusive: Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Debut New Song “In Dead We Dream”

Hard rockers Maylene and the Sons of Disaster will release their long awaited new album IV, which was produced by Brian Virtue (Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Audioslave), on September 27 via Ferret Music. In anticipation of the record, they’re proud of unleash new song “In Dead We Dream.” So crank up the volume on your speakers, hit play, and be one of the first to bang your head to the track! Then read what vocalist Dallas Taylor has to say about the song, and let us know what you think in the comments.

REVOLVER What’s “In Dead We Dream” about?
DALLAS TAYLOR
The song is about having a conflict with someone, and then they tell everybody their side of the story, bending the truth to feel like the victim and get all the sympathy when all along the tables are turned. But the other person involved doesn’t care about trying to convince a bunch of people that this is the case, because they know in the long run people will see that person for their true colors anyways. It is also about wishing certain circumstances would be different and hoping you can turn a situation around, but knowing it is pretty much impossible to do so.

Which part of it did you come up with first?
The music came first. We wrote the song in the studio. It was pretty much last minute that the lyrics came about. We literally wrote most of the lyrics as I was going into the vocal booth to track the songs. The inspiration for the music just came about jamming in the studio, and the lyrics came from a lot of personal stuff that I have experienced in my life and in the past two years.

Was this an easy song to write?
It was a very easy song to write musically. As far as the lyrics and vocals, they were a little harder. We had written the song vocally but didn’t feel it was fitting the music and so we rewrote it as we were going in to track it. Now I think the song makes the most sense and just feels right all around.

What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
We have been playing this song on our current tour and it has been going over amazing. People love it, and it seems to be making people very excited for the new record. It feels really good to play our new songs and get compliments on them every night. We are really excited about this record.

 

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  • ArtYourMind

    amazing song! the new album is going to be epic!

  • Dodsonkai

    this is why i live FUCK YEA SOUTHERN HARDCORE

  • Aaron Stroh

    I didn’t mind when a band moved in a new direction on II and III, but this sounds like the other boring rock they play on MTV. Here’s to hoping the whole album doesn’t sound like this track.

  • Hotmail

    Its pretty good.
    I was expecting a little bit more..
    but its still alright. I thought at the end, they werent going to go back into the chorus.
    Hopefully they release a better song before the new album comes.
    Im just glad the harsh vocals didnt end.

  • JROD

    AWESOME!!! Can’t wait til Tulsa!!

  • Lpisbeastly

    man this is seriously one of my favorite bands….but i think they’re losing their originality that they had when they first started out =( so depressing

  • john

    Player doesn’t load and I can’t find the song on soundcloud’s website. Was it removed?

  • dreamdrive

    very good song but i hope there are also some kind of harder songs on the album and not only such hymn songs but it’s really good

  • dreamdrive

    very good song but i hope there are also some kind of harder songs on the album and not only such hymn songs but it’s really good

  • Son_of_d1saster

    I don’t see it sounding like the music you hear.  I think it’s a pretty good progression for them.  Hell, they are still Maylene to me, just a little more mature sounding.

  • Son_of_d1saster

    I don’t see it sounding like the music you hear.  I think it’s a pretty good progression for them.  Hell, they are still Maylene to me, just a little more mature sounding.

    • Mandremedina

      I agree, but “caution dangerous curves ahead” is still one of my faces of them. There was something about the raw unrefined sound that made them unique. But they are maturing and to me they have always reminded me a bit of a modern day skynyrd so I don’t mind them changing their sound a bit as long as they keep to their rough southern roots and throw a few heavy songs in there. Dallas either way is amazing and his cleans on this album sound great. Keep up the good work MAYLENE

  • Cheeesey

    player wont load

  • Hgyugf

    I’m just wondering if this a fully mastered version of the track or not.

  • Hgyugf

    I’m just wondering if this a fully mastered version of the track or not.

  • Kofikid99

    Where’s the repeat button?

  • Kofikid99

    Where’s the repeat button?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Colantonio/666643605 Brian Colantonio

    definitely the natural progression I expected from their last album. This time around it sounds way more natural. You can tell they didn’t have to try as hard to find their sound.
    Guitar tone is gnarly!
    I get the feeling touring with clutch so much has rubbed off on them. No complaints!

    Love it.

  • yooooo

    shouldve broken it down after that bridge. wouldve been soooo epic =/

  • FlannelJacob

    bygollie Mister Magoo you’ve done it again!!!!

  • Fantomas77

    YESYESYESYESYES!!!  Fuck yes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Hannah/100001140480681 Shane Hannah

    WHOOP!

  • Ethan

    I’m all about bands progressing and maturing, but Maylene just isn’t the same anymore…

  • KenpachiUchiha3

    Its hard for me to really like this band, so much has changed so its really hard for me like a stable line up for this band.

  • KenpachiUchiha3

    Its hard for me to really like this band, so much has changed so its really hard for me like a stable line up for this band.

  • happy

    Urgh…
    I hope the other tracks are not like this.
    Though I’m still stuck with the previous albums

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1404165424 Niels Boele

    this different but freaking awesome

  • Rigby

    Duder! Holy crap in a hand basket you guys just get better and better!!

  • SwampBoots

    I LOVE Maylene. I think that this is a good song musically, but it sounds like it isn’t mastered. The mix sounds terrible. Like it is playing through a pillow at times. I don’t know… maybe they couldn’t decide on a sing or a scream or a yell and we just got a muffled mumble of lyrics…?

  • woo!

    Different, but so awesome.

  • Xkevinkellyx

    I think Maylene finally perfected the song they were going for on III and it’s good.

  • http://twitter.com/Painsidemetal Painside – Daniel

    The music is very nice. Its a little bit diferent of the other sounds of Maylene, but the sounds its pretty good yet… Maylene Rox….

  • Redrock

    This album is going to have the lyrical attitude and edge of their first album with a sound that’s going to get them out on tour with everyone. It’s time Maylene made this record-bring it on-the sky’s the limit!

  • Lucas Gbarreto

    didn’t like it, kinda boring =/

  • son of the south

    boring, i hope this song is the lightest song on the album

  • son of the south

    boring, i hope this song is the lightest song on the album

  • Rckstar08

    I hope they do a song like Step up (Im on it). That song is awesome. Loved the banjo sound in it.

  • Blizz

    Not Impressed

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenwoodatheart Aaron Keefner

    Parts of this song sound VERY similar to another one of their songs…

  • Guest

    They sound like Clutch

  • randomness1212

    im excited to hear the rest of the album

  • john thomas

    This song is good cant wait to hear the rest

  • Ryan Raven

    Go listen to their first album. Shit, listen to II or III. This doesn’t sound ANYTHING like what made me love them. Honestly, this kinda pisses me off. It’s an ok song, but if I wanted to listen to the crap on the radio, then I would. Give me back my southern metal and Dallas screaming his ass off. This isn’t Maylene. 

    • Trnajer572

      I agree with you some what but this song is very good!

      • Ryan Raven

        Yeah, but it doesn’t sound anything like Maylene. Play this and then play ‘Caution! Dangerous Curves Ahead’ and tell me it’s the same band. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752021744 Matthew Vickery

    cant wait for it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brennan-Trahan/100001664865528 Brennan Trahan

    its different…….kinda got a grunge sound to it, ill wait to see the full album to make a judgement 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1339930487 Blake Carnell

    god not butt rock

  • amodglin

    I agree with all the butt rock comments. I know bands need to make money and sell records to keep going, but selling out to a sound that loses all their identity is not the way to go. 

    • Ryan Raven

      I agree completely. I’m sure they sold enough albums between I, II, and III to keep them going. In MATSOD’s defense I’m sure it was Ferret (or whomever they’re with now) that pressured them into having a more “radio friendly” sound to boost sales. But who knows really…

      • Johnnyriot

        they all wanted to go this way, not just Ferret (ILG/Warner) They want to be on the radio and not worry about the old fan base. Thats all the one guitar talks about is fucking nickleback. They are a joke now

  • amodglin

    I & II were AMAZING! You start to see the change in III. I thought they’d go back to their roots in this one. I was wrong. 

  • Metahead92

    I love the new song I can’t wait for the album I love Maylene through and through so whatever they do I’ll give it a chance.

  • Metahead92

    I love the new song I can’t wait for the album I love Maylene through and through so whatever they do I’ll give it a chance.

  • Jurassic Shark

    I think the interview with Dallas was pretty funny. He is beating around the bush, trying not to say that this song was about one of their ex band members lol
    Question for Dallas… If you aren’t trying to tell people your side of the story and make them feel sorry for you, then why the hell are you writing a song about the issue?

    • unnoneuser2

      The song is about his divorce from his ex-wife… Might be trying to express what’s going on in side without dragging her through the mud. 

      • Nightwing

        I know the person that this song is about personally. Dallas was expressing his thoughts on divorce when he wrote the song “Listen Close”
        Think what you want but Jurassic Shark is right on this one.

        • Mandremedina

          Listen close came out before he had a divorce. Therefore it’s impossible his thoughts on his divorce were said through that song

          • Nightwing

            Oh really? I’m pretty sure that the last time we went on tour in 2010 they played that song multiple time, and said “This song is about falling in love, and then geting them divorce papers” look it up on YouTube. Sorry bro. Better luck next time.

          • unknown321

            Listen Close was written prior to the divorce being final, the song was already recorded and the record was done. it was during the process before they went on tour when it actually started to unfold, thats why Dallas took 4 months off from touring and had Schuylar Croom from He is Legend fill in for him while he took time to deal with all the crap that was going on. 

          • unknown321

            Listen Close was written prior to the divorce being final, the song was already recorded and the record was done. it was during the process before they went on tour when it actually started to unfold, thats why Dallas took 4 months off from touring and had Schuylar Croom from He is Legend fill in for him while he took time to deal with all the crap that was going on. 

          • Johnnyriot

            Yeh III was released in June, he didn’t cheat on his wife until July and quite the Emery tour in late July. Then started using those lines when she left him and handed him divorce papers. Fact is Dallas is a piece of shit. Why do you think everyone either kicks out of a band or people quit. At some point he has to look in mirrior and face the music he created. Stop blaming people or shift the blame on others. Who cares about a band that doesn’t write their own material anyways. He talking about a situation he has no one to blame but himself but either way being a douche bag catches up to you. If you think he a great guy you really don’t know him at all

        • unknown321

          Jurassic Shark is wrong, because I know Dallas and he isn’t wanting people to feel sorry for him, simply writing about feelings he has about the situation, like every other musician in the world, thats how songs are written. it is not a way to get people to feel bad for him, Although the situation through the divorce is hard when a child is involved, Dallas is doing good. he is a friend of mine and he seems to be making it just like anyone else would in that kind of situation

        • unknown321

          Jurassic Shark is wrong, because I know Dallas and he isn’t wanting people to feel sorry for him, simply writing about feelings he has about the situation, like every other musician in the world, thats how songs are written. it is not a way to get people to feel bad for him, Although the situation through the divorce is hard when a child is involved, Dallas is doing good. he is a friend of mine and he seems to be making it just like anyone else would in that kind of situation

    • unknown321

      for one, he isn’t beating around the bush, unless you know Dallas or anyone else in the band personally then you don’t know it is about a previous band member, unlike you Dallas is a good friend of mine, and even I don’t know the full story behind this song. There is more to life than conflict with past members, there are things outside the band that this song could be about, also Dallas is not someone that wants people to feel sorry for him, that just isn’t him. I would know because we have been friends for 14 years. so before you start blabbing off at the mouth, try putting the song as if you wrote it, it is obvious you have had situations like this arise in your day to day life or you wouldn’t be trying to find answers for to why they wrote this song. 

  • Hollerinbobby1

    fuck you guys! Maylene still gots it m/

  • David

    THAT WAS BADADSS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/samuel_stevens Samuel Stevens

    Can’t wait for the new MATSOD album. Holy damn.

  • Tyler_hubble3

    Man such a great song, cant wait to here the rest suuuch a solid band

  • http://twitter.com/horilori1 Jim

    An Amazing work of Art

  • Brianlewisqp

    By far the best song on this album!  Love it m/

  • http://twitter.com/IWannaIguana Kelsey Burkman

    They are so awesome!!