There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Dead Serious was a vegetarianstraight edge band from Oslo, Norway. They recorded a demo in 1998. Dead Serious included members from Close Call, Subject to Change, Insurance Risk, Gain and Contention. 2. Gritty. Raw.Defiant. Fed-up. Pissed. Such words come instantly to mind when hearing DEAD SERIOUS, Richmond's new torch bearers of stripped-down, at-your-throat hardcore punk fueled by a disdain for the mediocrity of the modern corporate world, a relentless desire to live life on one's own terms, and a virulent determination to be heard.