Steve Hanford und Tony Avila (World of Lies, Why Won't You Die, Aborted Cop, Here's Your Warning), Ian Watts (Ape Machine, Minmae) und Nick Oliveri (Mondo Generator, The Dwarves, ex-Kyuss, ex-Queens Of The Stone Age) tun sich zusammen mit Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod, Corrections House, Outlaw Order) und Blaine Cook (The Accüsed A.D, The Fartz, Toe Tag) und gruenden das Punk/Hardcorekollektiv DEAD END AMERICA. Eine erste EP namens "Crush The Machine" soll am 30. Oktober via Southern Lord erscheinen. Unten stellt die Band bereits einen kurzen Trailer zu ihrem Debutrelease vor.
Im Statement zur EP von Mark Lanegan heisst es:
"A perfectly appropriate title for this 7-inch EP of jack-hammering, old-school style hardcore tunes released by Southern Lord, written and played by a rogues gallery of real deal music lifers as a condemnation of the criminal Trump administration and republican party, in the same spirit of those by-gone days when Ronald Reagan or George Bush was the crooked, self-serving president of the crumbling United States empire. Never before has there been a more obvious target, as Donald Trump and his mafia family cabinet rape the country while Rome burns. D.E.A. is Tony Avila, Ian Watts, Nick Oliveri, Mike IX, Blaine Cook, and the legendary and beloved, late producer and drummer of Poison Idea, Steve ‘Thee Slayer Hippy’ Hanford. Dying shortly before the completion of this record, it stands as a final testament to his genius, one last hot-wired blast of his epic musical brilliance."