The Heavy

by Praise the Dead

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Thanks for checking us out! We are excited to share our debut EP, The Heavy, with you. This is the first of 3 EP's - The Heavy, The Deep and The Light. Stay tuned for our upcoming releases.

~We would like to dedicate this EP, to our amazing dog, Ziggy. R.I.P. 11/2/12

"It's not that we praise death, just those who've influenced us, until their last breath". PTD

(Spacey T. was a member of Fishbone from 1996-2003 and a co-founding member of the original and legendary, all black metal band, Sound Barrier from 1981-1986.)

It all began at a Fishbone / King's X concert in Denver, CO 2003. Spacey T was rippin leads and Lisa Marie ended up playing drums with the band at an after party, striking up an intense friendship. Our common love of music, created a special bond and Lisa Marie moved to Los Angeles in 2005. Now living together, we've created a teaching team and have been teaching kids, teenagers and adults how to play music, helping keep live music and musicianship alive. We teach Rock Band classes in 2 Hollywood Jr. High Schools and private lessons in our home studio and throughout Los Angeles, all the while writing music we are proud to represent. In honor of the great musicians that have passed, our beautiful ancestors ,who've inspired us to keep playing music no matter what, we would like to introduce to you, Praise the Dead ; The Heavy. Spacey T. plays 8 string guitars. Lisa Marie plays drums and sings. After writing a ton of songs, we've chosen 15 to share with you and will be releasing them 5 at a time. The first installment is The Heavy, followed by The Deep and The Light. As an independent band, we rely on the support of awesome friends, family and music fans like you, to keep going, keep following our dreams and to keep spreading the love. Thanks for all that you have done for us and for believing in Praise the Dead. Please Share, Like, Fan us and help us spread the word. Thank you.


released November 6, 2012

All songs were written and performed by Tracey "Spacey T" Singleton and Lisa Marie Maestas, joined by Carl Restivo on Guitar on Stand Up.

Lisa Marie Maestas performed all drum and vocal parts. All lyrics written by Lisa Marie Maestas

Spacey T., plays 8 string Guitars and Bass.

Executive Producers
Praise the Dead and The Wolfman

Produced by Carl Restivo (Tom Morello, Wyclef, Perry Farrell) and Praise the Dead

Initial Drum, Rhythm tracks and Spacey T's lead Guitar lines on How I Feel and The Lie, recorded at The Dungeon Studio in Highland Park, California. Engineered by Owner, Adrian Villanueva

Vocal Production and final Spacey T Guitar Tracks, Engineered by Carl Restivo and Mixed by Carl Restivo at The Wizard's Lair in Hollywood, CA

Mastered by dUg Pinnick (King's X)

Album photo by
Makeup by Patty Velasquez Hair Palace
Hair by Alejandro Reyes Hair Palace
Graphic Design By Praise the Dead

A very special Thank you goes out to dUg Pinnick, for the use of his AX FX Ultra on F.N.B. PTD would like to thank The Wolfman, Carl Restivo, Adrian Villanueva, our families and friends, our awesome students who inspire us every day and all of you, for your continued support.

Spacey T. is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and SIT strings.



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Praise the Dead Los Angeles, California

Praise the Dead, is a power duo featuring Spacey T. (formerly of FISHBONE and SOUND BARRIER) on 8 String Guitars & Lisa Marie Maestas on Drums and Vocals.

Inspired by our separate experience, dangling on our past and remembering our blessings from the Ancient ones who have led the way. Our Grandmothers influenced us to be Musicians. Together, our dreams persist with our eyes wide open.
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