Genre: Alternative Rock/Country & Acoustic
Theory of a Deadman is a Canadian rock band from Delta, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band is currently signed to Roadrunner Records. The band also includes traits of other music styles, such as country and acoustic, as well as their post-grunge and alternative rock base. So far, they have a total of 5 top 10 hits on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, including one #1 hit, “Bad Girlfriend“. They have also scored two #1 hits in their native Canada.
Theory of a Deadman released their self-titled debut album Theory of a Deadman on September 17, 2002.
On March 29, 2005, Theory of a Deadman released their second album, Gasoline. After the release of the album, the band toured with Shinedown and No Address. Starting March 1 of that year, Theory began a promotional tour, headlined by Breaking Benjamin and The Exies. Songs from Gasoline appeared in the soundtrack of the 2005 video game Fahrenheit, which was released under the title “Indigo Prophecy” in the United States.
The band performed the theme song to World Wrestling Entertainment’s No Way Out 2006 pay-per-view, a cover version of “Deadly Game” from the WWE Anthology album. The song was released on the WWE Wreckless Intent album. They also did a cover of “No Chance In Hell”, the theme tune for Vince McMahon. The song was released on WWE The Music, Vol. 8 on March 25, 2008.
On April 1, 2008, Theory of a Deadman released their third album, Scars & Souvenirs, from which they released eight singles, “So Happy“, “By the Way“, “Little Smirk“, “Bad Girlfriend“, “All or Nothing“, “Hate My Life“, “Not Meant to Be” and “Wait for Me“. The song “By the Way” features vocals from Chris Daughtry. On April 6, 2008, they appeared at the Juno Awards in Calgary, Alberta, after making various stops across Canada in a promotion known as Journey To The Junos.
Total Nonstop Action uses Theory of a Deadman’s song “Got it Made”, from the album Scars & Souvenirs, for their special 2008 year review video. The song later went on to be used by Sun Sports for Miami Heat post-game video recaps during the 2010-11 season.
On April 9, 2009 Scars & Souvenirs was certified gold by the RIAA, with sales reaching 500,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
According to the band’s Twitter page, the band will start recording their fourth studio album, which is projected to be released in 2011. According to Tyler Connolly, the band’s fourth album will be released on July 12.  The first single from the album, “Lowlife”, will be released in mid-May.The title of the forecoming album is “The Truth Is…” [
- Current members
- Tyler Connolly – lead vocals, lead guitar (2001–present)
- Dave Brenner – rhythm guitar (2001–present)
- Dean Back – bass (2001–present)
- Joey Dandeneau – drums (2007–present)