From: TX, US

Rock, Alternative Rock, Southern Rock

The DML Conspiracy is driven with a guttural sense of purpose and determination to forge their own and leave behind a legacy of quality music that will live well beyond their time.

From the ashes of a disbanded DML Cartel, singer/songwriter, Dodd Michael Lede, formed the DML Conspiracy out of necessity. “It was time to put together a band in order to play these songs live,” Lede admits. “I had been writing and recording these songs over the span of a four-year period. I wanted someone else, outside of my inner circle, to hear what I had been doing.”

With a full assortment of instrumentation, including two guitarists, Landyn Lyerla and Lance Stephens, coupled with Steve Green on keyboards and backing vocals, all areas of the sonic spectrum were covered. Add the solid rhythm section of Marty Flynn on drums and Shawn Carr on bass, and you have an unstoppable force. The cherry on top is the addition of female lead vocalist Shawna Cole.

What Lede created, was a band that possessed a desire to go the distance. This is a group of musicians with diverse influences that reach well outside the traditional territory of rock music.

The DML Conspiracy consists of common denominators that gravitated to each other because they understand that music is more than just a soundwave drifting through the in-betweens of inner space. It is a deep rooted calling that drives them to carry it one step, or possibly several steps, forward, to leave it as a calling card for future generations to pick it up and continue the process.

Their new release, An Act Of Defiance, contains fourteen tracks that dig deep into the soul of Lede’s musical core. Each song telling a story about the inner-turmoil of individual suffering, as evident on songs like California, Secret To The Grave, and Cancer, to relationships (All I Need, Butterfly Tattoo), and a tribute to Elton John, with a stellar rendition of Rocket Man.

By aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic, The DML Conspiracy has stepped outside the cookie-cutter trap that most bands fall into, not to invent a new genre, but to create a musical experiment that breaks down genre-stereotypes and unites listeners with a diverse range of musical flavors to suit all tastes.

Musically speaking, An Act Of Defiance is dark, moody, and confident, but if you strip back the electric guitars, and the driving rhythms, the bare essentials of each song would still tread water well enough to be recognized for what they are; truly great songs.

With this release, Lede breaks through the plastic to capture the soundtrack to his life’s endeavors. An Act Of Defiance has attitude, and it has passion. There is a sense of maturity about the songwriting, but there is no mistaking the underlying influences. With his signature sound, Lede continues to wear his rock & roll past on his sleeve like a badge of honor.