MIKE'S DEAD
Inked|2021 Holiday Issue
Revenge is an exceptionally powerful human emotion. It has started wars, has been the main plot point of countless horror slashers and has served as the driving force behind some intense music, including Mike’s Dead’s most recent EP.
ARIANA WEST

“The title track, ‘REVENGE,’ marks a significant change in my life,” Mike says. “I was very amped after coming back from my first headlining tour, but I came back to a lot of issues with now old friends. I had a fallout with a ton of people who were close to me and when you listen to the title track, you hear it in there. I got stabbed in the back and that was my mindset when I was writing this EP.”

Although Mike released his aforementioned EP in mid-September 2021, he began working on it in early 2020. It was a period of transition, not just for his personal life, but also for his music as Mike was set on taking his sound to the next level. “I wanted to push what we were doing,” he says. “I think I only had one song out that incorporated any screaming, whereas four of the six songs on the EP feature screaming. We took everything I was doing and put it on steroids. It’s where I’ve always wanted to take my sound and we finally started to do it.”

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