DZ Deathrays (previously DZ) is a thrash pop duo from Brisbane, Queensland. Made up of Shane Parsons (vocals/guitar) and Simon Ridley (drums) the band started out playing Brisbane house parties. They put out two EPs before releasing their debut album, Bloodstreams, in April 2012. The album went on to win best hard rock / heavy metal album at the 2012 ARIA Awards.
Parsons and Ridley, both from Bundaberg, were founding members of Brisbane band Velociraptor and continue to play with the group. DZ Deathrays have toured throughout over 15 countries including Australia, UK, USA and Canada and they won Best Independent Hard Rock album at the 2012 Independent Music Awards.