Deadline hit the scene in 2009 in Paris, after two years of seeking out a steady line-up, ready and hard willing to knock down the listener with their blend of modern and classic hard rock anthems. Their sound is shaped by the influences of each band member – guitarist and founder Joris Beraud, guitarist Gabriel Lect, lead vocalist Arnaud Restoueix, bass player Sebastien Debbane and drummer Nicolas Ballu – ranging from the 70’s to current decade’s rock ‘n’ roll. The guitar work is inspired by the likes of Slash, Doug Aldrich and Steve Vai while the vocals are mainly influenced by bluesy hard rock singers such asRobert Plant and David Coverdale, as well as heavier rock singers like Ronnie James Dio.
Their first EP, engineered by Beau Hill, is released in February 2012 on Sliptrick Records who has signed the band. In a few months time, the EP hits almost 15 000 plays on streaming websites.
In the summer of 2012, Fabrice Trovato (Still Square, Eric Mc Fadden) becomes DEADLINE’s new drummer following the exit of Nicolas who departed to focus on his family. By the end of 2013, the DEADLINERS decide to record their first full-length album with sound engineer Thierry Velly (Totem Studio), ready and willing to turn the hard rock world upside down with their powerful and sexy vibes!
In November 2016 the DEADLINERS welcome their new guitar player, Christophe Gatter, following the departure of Joris Beraud earlier in the year.
The band is in the process of writing and recording material for the upcoming new album.