A band of “classical string players and rockers who translate gothic-rock-opera ideas into dreamy, sinister-cabaret sounds behind deep, stylized vocals.”
– Chicago Reader, July 28, 2011

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Photo by Rodger Ruzanka

The Dead Superheroes Orchestra is an electric goth rock orchestra from Chicago, Illinois.  It was founded to explore the outer realms of experience and the supernatural human condition. A mad cacophony of strings, piano, harp, drums, and guitars led by a melodramatic bass vocalist, the Orchestra conjures songs and stories of love, death, and existence in the great beyond.

 “Far Out” – Chicago Sun Times, January 7, 2011

Photo by Rodger Ruzanka

Photo by Rodger Ruzanka

DSO have performed in Boston, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Paonia, Colorado, and at many venerable Chicago venues including Mayne Stage, Empty Bottle, Martyrs’ and the Abbey.  They have shared stages with national touring acts including Rasputina, Architect, and Hugh Cornwell of the Stranglers, as well as performed as the pit orchestra for fringe theater productions and festivals in Chicago. Their music has been played on radio stations in Illinois, Colorado, and New Mexico. DSO were included in Mick Mercer’s book, “Music to Die for,” published by Cherry Red Press.  In August of 2013, they performed in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where they headlined a sold out show at the 2013 Meadow City Music Festival.

“With a classical pedigree, the Dead Superheroes Orchestra revitalizes goth rock” – Chicago Maroon, January 7, 2011