Dropdead

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Dropdead
Dropdead live in Texas.jpg
Dropdead live in Austin, Texas, May 19, 2007
Background information
Origin Providence, Rhode Island
Genres Hardcore punk[1] Powerviolence
Years active 1990–present
Associated acts The Fuzz, Lolita Black, I, Destroyer, Straight to Hell, Battlesnake, Monster X
Members Bob Otis
Ben Barnett
Brian Mastrobuono
George Radford
Past members Devon Cahill
Lee Mastrobuono

Dropdead is a hardcore punk[2] band based in Providence, Rhode Island.[3] They have been active in the punk scene since 1991.[4]

The band's songs are generally short and very fast-paced, with few lasting longer than one minute. Other famous hardcore and crust bands like Nasum[5] have covered some of their songs.

Members[edit]

Former members
  • Devon Cahill – bass. Previously in Monster X, Exploding Corpse Action, Conniption, and Hail Mary
  • Lee Mastrobuono – bass.

Influences[edit]

The influences listed on the band's MySpace page are Siege, Japanese hardcore groups Gauze and S.O.B., British anarcho-punk groups Crass and Conflict, Swedish D-beat bands Mob 47 and Anti Cimex, and Japanoise pioneer Merzbow.[6]

Discography[edit]

  • Untitled 7" (1992, Crust Records)
  • Dropdead/Rupture - split 8" (1992, Highly Collectable Records)
  • Dropdead/Crossed Out - split 5" (1993, Co-released by 5 Labels)
  • Self Titled LP/CD (1993, Selfless)
  • Discography 1991-1993 (1994, Armageddon)++
  • Hostile 7" (1996, Spiral Objective/Insurgence)
  • Drop on the Bootleg 3" CD (1997, Profane Existence Far East)
  • Untitled Album LP/CD (1998, Armageddon Label)
  • Dropdead/Totalitär - split 7" or CD-EP (2002, Prank)
  • Dropdead/Unholy Grave - split 7" (2003, MCR)
  • Untitled Live album (Live in Germany 1998) (2003, Red C)
  • Dropdead/Look Back and Laugh - split 7" (2004, Armageddon)
  • Converge / Dropdead - split 7" (2011, self-released)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Dropdead-%E8%90%BD%E3%81%A8%E3%81%99%E6%AD%BB/master/15119
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/Dropdead
  3. ^ [1] Arab on Radar Interview mentioning Providence bands
  4. ^ [2] Interview with drummer (1st question)
  5. ^ [3] Discogs listing of Nasum album with cover of Bullshit Tradition
  6. ^ Dropdead MySpace Music Page, [4] Access date: July 12, 2008.

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