DREADZONE CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF DREAD IN 2023
Dreadzone are an unstoppable force who have long been, and still are, one of the best live bands around with a loyal and ever growing fanbase due in part to their storming and energetic live shows. They have been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993.
Core members Greg Dread and original bassmaster Leo Williams with legendary reggae vocalist Earl 16 are joined by Bazil on technology and Blake Robert (Greg’s son) on guitar in the 2023 Dreadzone live line-up. The band refocussed their show in 2022 after MC Spee was forced to step back from touring and they explored different aspects of their history and back catalogue.
Dreadzone released their debut album 360° on Creation Records in 1993. Now in 2023, as the band celebrate their 30th Anniversary, the album has been remastered for a vinyl release on their own Dubwiser Records. The re-issue will be on Double Heavyweight Coloured Vinyl with the original artwork and sleeve notes plus each Limited Edition copy will be hand numbered.
Dreadzone opened the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 1994 and began to bring their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae to a wider audience, going on to chart several singles including their Top 20 hit ‘Little Britain’ and release a number of albums over the years. Their last studio album ‘Dread Times’, released on their own Dubwiser label, stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years.
“A feast of bass heavy dubwise danceability” Clash