Cell Block 5 was founded in 1999 by guitarist/singer Dave Dalton, formerly of the Screaming Bloody Marys (Dr Dream/Mercury records).
Recording their first album the same year “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.Along with Dalton, the lineup also includes guitarist Roland Parks,bassist Mike Brickmen(Hirax),and drummer Jared Gardener.
In 2000 they released their second album, Push It,on Industrial Strength Records Produced by East Bay Ray of The Dead Kennedys. The songs with members of the Dwarves and Pansy Division and featured former Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray on a track.
As of 2001 they continue to tour the country and release new songs on independent punk compilations.
Singed to Die Laughing Records watch this space in 2020.
Cell Block 5 is:
Dave Dalton: Guitars (smiles) Lead vox
Mike Brickmen: Bass back vox
Roland: (crazy faces)Lead guitars back vox