Dead Serious

Dead Serious was a hardcore punk band from Richmond, Virginia circa 2000 to 2004.

The band formed from the ashes of local hardcore band Hate-O-Four. The band featured Jay Rollins on vocals. Bass guitar by Shane Legano (Duration, Hate-O-Four, and later Cast Aside), Jason Orr (Hate-O-Four, Barfight) and Brian (Murder Weapon, Scarlett, Park Sparrows) on guitar, and Chris Ferguson on Drums (Indypendent, Uphill Down).

The band recorded their first full-length, 2000’s self-titled ‘Dead Serious’, and released it on Team Jaybird records, before going on to sign a deal with PA’s Thorpe Records for a few more amazing records.

In 2017, the self-titled release was re-released digitally on OVOLR! / Debackle.

Years Active



Jay Rolllins - Vocals
Brian Tolbert - Guitar
Jason Orr -Guitar
Legan - Bass
Chris Ferguson - Drums

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