Record Label: Die Laughing

San Francisco California

The Band is:

Dave Dalton-Vocals/Guitars 

Mike Brickmen-Bass 

Roland-Lead guitars 


Cell Block 5 was founded in 1999 by guitarist/singer Dave Dalton, formerly of the Screaming Bloody Marys

1999 Recording their first album in 6month after there formation “King of Crowns” (Krankup records founded by Dennis Pepa of Death angel). 

The group began a grueling regiment of playing shows that found them performing with some of the biggest names in the underground punk scene such as The White Stripes, The Adicts, The DKs, The vibrators, The English dogs, Rancid, The Dwarves, Eater, UK Subs, RKL, DRI, Iggy Pop, The Blasters.

In 2000 they released their second album, “Push It” on Industrial Strength Records Produced by East Bay Ray of Dead Kennedys. Features members of the Dwarves, Pansy Division and featured Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray on several tracks. 

As of 2001 they continue to tour the country and release new songs on independent punk compilations.

2001 Cell Block 5/White Trash Debutantes “What’s It All About?” on Orange Peal Records

2014 Cell Block 5/Fabulous Disaster “Kids are Alright” 

2018 Cell Block 5 Released Full Length Digital “Pop the Clutch” on Die Laughing Records 

2020 Cell Block 5 is releasing a single called, “Tuff Break” which only appeared on a 2003 Orange Peal Records 2 CD compilation and has never been released online digitally. This will happen summer 2020 on Die Laughing Records!