Dreadnaught was formed in Tasmania, Australia by founding member, lead vocalist and Vox Singing Academy student Greg “Egg” Trull. Dreadnaught recorded a single titled Flowers in 1995 that was released by Melbourne label Subversive. The following year the full-length album Body.Blood.Skin.Mind saw release on Deported.
Citing a breach of contract from the label that stemmed from inadequate promotion, Dreadnaught had the album re-released on BlahBlahBlah Records in 1997 critical acclaim seeing them do a national tour of Australia.
The independently released EP Idiosyncrasy appeared in 1998 and at approximately the same time, drummer Aaren Suttil (aka Suds) formed a thrash metal band called Atomizer while still remaining a member of Dreadnaught.
During 1999, Dreadnaught began touring more widely, supporting Cathedral, Pitchshifter and Nevermore on Australian tours. The band also signed to Roadrunner Records through what was at the time an Australian-based development roster called Dark Carnival.
Dreadnaught’s first album release for the label was 2000’s Down to Zero. The style of music on the album was less progressive and with more of a rock feel. Dreadnaught supported follow Roadrunner records stablemates Nickelback on an Australian tour in 2001.
Dreadnaught recorded an EP in early 2001 called One Piece Missing. A national tour was mounted with fellow Dark Carnival signing Frankenbok. This was followed by tours with Devin Townsend/ Strapping Young Lad and again Nickelback.
Dreadnaught beginning work on the third full-length album in 2004.
Dreadnaught’s third album was released by Roadrunner in late 2005. Dirty Music showed that the group’s transformation from progressive metal to groove rock was complete. The band supported Testament’s tour of Australia in early 2007.
In mid-2009, the band issued their self-titled fourth album.
Dreadnaught toured Australia with Testament again during 2010.
In 2016 Dreadnaught released their fifth full-length album Caught the Vultures Sleeping (2016) to critical acclaim. And subsequent national tour.
Dreadnaught are an iconic Australian rock band lead by gravel voiced singer Greg “Egg” Trull and are still playing and digging.