Dean G Smith

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Dean G. Smith aka Deangersmith (born 11 February 1969) is a South African–born musician and vocalist based in London, UK. His primary instrument is guitar and vocals although he began his career in Johannesburg, South Africa as a drummer and vocalist in the thrash metal band Ragnärok.

​He is the founding member of several South African and UK heavy metal bands from mid 80's to present day, including Ragnärok, Odyssey, 2 Dogs Funking, Brothering, PijinFist, Mouthful of Flies and Philistine. He appeared as guest vocals for The Blast and played rhythm guitar for the female fronted rock band Balance. He was the creator, producer and host of the radio show, The Metal and Hard Rock from Africa Show for Diligaf Radio.

​Inspired by AC/DC and Metallica in his teens, Dean founded the thrash metal band Ragnärok as drummer and vocalist in 1986. They were considered the initiators of Thrash Metal in South Africa ahead of the burgeoning metal and hard rock scene in-spite of the political climate. The band unofficially released one demo album in 1989, Troops of Thunder. During this time Dean was also guest vocals on The Blast’s 1988 self released two track 7" as lead vocalist on Little Sister and backing on Not Quite The Same Thing, recorded at Universal Studios. Their demo album was re-released as a CDR in 2018 due to new demand from fans in Europe.

​From 1991 onwards Dean played guitar in the band Odyssey, was lead vocalist and rhythm guitar in the band 2 Dogs Funking, founded Brothering as lead vocals and guitar in 1997, winning the Battle of the Bands. He toured extensively around Southern Africa with these bands. Projects during that time include Pijinfist and the female fronted rock band, Balance.

In the UK in 2004, Dean founded Mouthful of Flies as guitarist and backing vocalist with Dan Stevenson from Fallout and Bloodstone as lead vocals and guitars. The band released Ten Negative Sixes in 2007. The album received excellent reviews by Malcolm Dome in Metal Hammer, Kerrang and all major Metal magazines, and they played numerous London venues throughout 2008 and 2009.

​From 2013 to 2014 Dean produced and hosted The Metal and Hard Rock from Africa Show for Diligaff Radio as a way to showcase African metal and hard rock to a wider audience. In his own words, "African bands generally have a huge struggle with regards to internet access and bandwidth issues and publicity, my aim was to get them on Radio and expose them to a wider audience, Dilligaf has an extensive fan base and provided the perfect platform to expose these bands to listeners from all over the world.”

From 2010 onwards Dean has released solo albums under the name Deangersmith.

Deangersmith’s latest album, Lead Us To Your Taker (Disable The Corrupt) contains ten songs released over 2020 and 2021, with the complete album available worldwide on all platforms on 25th September 2021. Originally inspired by the political climate in the world, much of his song writing on this album is driven by themes of Equality and somewhat influenced by the current Pandemic.
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Vocals

BLAST 001 Little Sister — Dean G Smith The Blast (3) The Blast (3) - Little Sister(7", Single) Not On Label (The Blast (3) Self-released) BLAST 001 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
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RAG1 Troops Of Thunder — Dean G Smith Ragnärok Ragnärok - Troops Of Thunder(Cass, EP) DR Prophecy Records RAG1 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
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2DF1 Handling Complaints & Demands — Dean G Smith 2 Dogs Funking 2 Dogs Funking - Handling Complaints & Demands(Cass, EP) Tonedeaf Music 2DF1 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
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DRP002 Demonstration Cassette — Dean G Smith Brothering Brothering - Demonstration Cassette(Cass, Promo) DR Prophecy Records DRP002 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
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SDR CD 001 Ten Negative Sixes — Dean G Smith Mouthful Of Flies Mouthful Of Flies - Ten Negative Sixes(CD, Album) Speeding Demon Records SDR CD 001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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0001 What's Your Story? — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - What's Your Story?(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) DR Prophecy Records 0001 UK 2010
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0002 Metal Made Me Do It — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Metal Made Me Do It(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) DR Prophecy Records 0002 UK 2013
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none Troops Of Thunder '88 — Dean G Smith Ragnärok Ragnärok - Troops Of Thunder '88(CDr, Comp) Not On Label none South Africa 2018 Sell This Version
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0003 Lead Us To Your Taker (Disable The Corrupt) — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Lead Us To Your Taker (Disable The Corrupt)(10xFile, FLAC, Album) DR Prophecy Records 0003 UK 2021
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Instruments & Performance

RAG1 Troops Of Thunder — Dean G Smith Ragnärok Ragnärok - Troops Of Thunder(Cass, EP) DR Prophecy Records RAG1 South Africa 1989 Sell This Version
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INHL 128 Odyssey — Dean G Smith Odyssey (36) Odyssey (36) - Odyssey (Album) Inhouse Records (2) INHL 128 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
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2DF1 Handling Complaints & Demands — Dean G Smith 2 Dogs Funking 2 Dogs Funking - Handling Complaints & Demands(Cass, EP) Tonedeaf Music 2DF1 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
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DRP002 Demonstration Cassette — Dean G Smith Brothering Brothering - Demonstration Cassette(Cass, Promo) DR Prophecy Records DRP002 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
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s&mcd 1122 Until — Dean G Smith Balance (49) Balance (49) - Until(CD, Album) Silva Moon Records s&mcd 1122 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
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SDR CD 001 Ten Negative Sixes — Dean G Smith Mouthful Of Flies Mouthful Of Flies - Ten Negative Sixes(CD, Album) Speeding Demon Records SDR CD 001 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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0001 What's Your Story? — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - What's Your Story?(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) DR Prophecy Records 0001 UK 2010
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0002 Metal Made Me Do It — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Metal Made Me Do It(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) DR Prophecy Records 0002 UK 2013
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none Troops Of Thunder '88 — Dean G Smith Ragnärok Ragnärok - Troops Of Thunder '88(CDr, Comp) Not On Label none South Africa 2018 Sell This Version
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0004 Heart Full Of Sunshine In A House Full Of Music — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Heart Full Of Sunshine In A House Full Of Music(File, FLAC, Single) DR Prophecy Records 0004 UK 2021
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0003 Lead Us To Your Taker (Disable The Corrupt) — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Lead Us To Your Taker (Disable The Corrupt)(10xFile, FLAC, Album) DR Prophecy Records 0003 UK 2021
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0008 We Are Not Alone — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - We Are Not Alone(File, WAV, Single) DR Prophecy Records 0008 UK 2022
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0006 Escape From Johannesburg — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Escape From Johannesburg(File, FLAC, Single) DR Prophecy Records 0006 UK 2022
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0005 Rosettenville Veranda 1980 — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Rosettenville Veranda 1980(File, FLAC, Single) DR Prophecy Records 0005 UK 2022
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0007 Over Waters That Test Us — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Over Waters That Test Us(File, WAV, Single) DR Prophecy Records 0007 UK 2022
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0008 Vocabular Vacation — Dean G Smith Deangersmith Deangersmith - Vocabular Vacation(File, FLAC, WAV, EP) DR Prophecy Records 0008 UK 2022