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Below is our complete Dropdead news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.


Housecore Horror Film Festival 2015 Day Two

Day two started at the Holiday Inn. The 7th floor of the Holiday Inn hosted the film portion of the festival. There were also a number of vendors associated with the films there. Angelcorpse guitarist Gene Palubicki was one of the vendors on hand. He starred in the movie “American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock,” the second film in the “American Guinea Pig” series. This film had a major buzz about it. Many fans I talked to expressed a desire to see this film and according to Palubicki the Zombie Room wasn’t big enough to accommodate all interested parties. The event featured a Q & A with director Marcus Koch and producer/screenwriter Steven Biro and was moderated by Bill Moseley (“Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, House of 1,000 Corpses).

The band schedule for both the Aztec and Korova was different than the night before when Korova started early in the day, ended, the Aztec started and then the Korova hosted the last band at 12:30 AM. Today, the Korova started at 6 PM and ran concurrently with the Aztec. Austin d-beat punkers Krigblast opened Korova. More punkisms came via Chicago, Illinois’ Kill It Again and many fans gushed at seeing veterans, Fang. The Aztec hosted a day filled with punk rock, too, starting with Poison Idea, Dropdead and Negative Approach. And the grindcore of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and Cripple Bastards also fit into the punk’s gnarled family tree. More...

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King Diamond Added to Housecore Horror Film Fest

This November, Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest will celebrate its third year of audio and visual bedlam. Set to commence in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater (201 E Commerce St.) on November 13th -15th, 2015, the horror-themed film and metal gala promises to be louder, gorier and more bludgeoning than ever before boasting two film-screening rooms, multiple vendors, special artist signings throughout the weekend and what's morphing into one of the most debilitating lineups of the year!

Already stacked with a crushing bill that includes Agoraphobic Nosebleed performing their second show ever, Corrosion Of Conformity featuring Pepper Keenan, Claudio Simonetti's Goblin doing a live score of George Romero's Dawn Of The Dead, Superjoint, Eyehategod, Nails, Crowbar, Dropdead, Autopsy, Poison Idea, and so many others, the gatekeepers of Housecore Horror Fest today welcome the additions of thrash metal icons, Exodus, veteran death metal legion, Incantation, apocalyptic hardcore punk unit, Gasmiasma, atmospheric drone doom duo, Muscle And Marrow and theatrical heavy metal legend King Diamond whose performance will feature 1987 quintessential second full-length, Abigail, in its harrowing entirety! As an added bonus, Gwar's fabled Sleazy P. Martini will also be attending the annual gathering as a special guest!

And the awesome won't stop there. The fest has expanded the range of its grotesqueries, with a second stage located just steps away from the Aztec Theater. The Korova, at 107 E. Martin St. in San Antonio, will play host to even MORE bands throughout the weekend. Stay tuned for additional band announcements for The Korova in the coming weeks.

Comments Anselmo: "I am beyond excited to announce that the mighty King Diamond will be attacking the house on Friday the 13th at the Housecore Horror Festival. All hail the King."

Adds Maryland Deathfest co-founder Ryan Taylor, who's shaping this year's HHF lineup alongside Anselmo: "It's been a lot of fun piecing together this lineup with Philip. It's gonna be a wild one, so get your tickets while you still can!" More...

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Round Three of Housecore Horror Film Fest Bands

Poison Idea, Ghoul, Dropdead and Zombi have been added to the roster of this year's bands at Housecore Horror Film Festival. These groups will join Suffocation, Corrosion of Conformity, Autopsy, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more bands. More...

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Obscene Extreme Adds Four More Bands

The Obscene Extreme America mosh pit just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival takes place in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd, with the organizers issuing this statement about new confirmations:

"Fatal Flaw - Don’t get fooled by the band name! The only weakness these Montreal crustcore lunatics have is not being able to control the anger & ferocity that goes through their music. Raging crust punk is what you’ll get at OEF America and the only flaw possible is the lack of people in the mosh pit. Don’t make this happen, get your ass in the pit or you will feel the wrath of Fatal Flaw!

"The Drip - They're pissed off & ready to unleash the most barbaric grindcore the east-coast have ever witnessed. Washington State's The Drip deliver merciless fast-paced grind in a non stop onslaught of aggression & intensity. Get ready for a presentation of gruesome poetics while this modern grindcore band spread chaos through their blasting & unhealthy tunes.

"Noisem - Baltimore's Noisem will blast their vicious tunes in such a destructive velocity, it will feel like someone's shredding your fucking face with a cheesegrater. Formerly known as Necropsy, this young band's playing abrasive death metal at a lightning speed, destroying everything in its path. Be apart of the bestial birth of Noisem at OEF!!!

"Homewrecker - Things are going to get ugly at OEF America as Ohio's Homewrecker are back in Montreal with their grinding hardcore harmonies. They will show no mercy as they pummel your face with heavy as hell guitar riffs, punishing vocals & blistering fast drums!"

The previously announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Immolation And More Added To Obscene Extreme

Obscene Extreme America has announced more bands to this year's line up of extreme music in Montreal, QC from August 20th - 23rd.

Announced this week are Immolation, Putrid Pile, Hard Charger, and Archagathus. The previously announced lineup is as follows:

Biological Montrosity
Corrupt Leaders
Creative Waste
Deche Charge
Department Of Correction
Fuck The Facts
Full Of Hell
Morpheus Descends
M.o.d. Aka Method Of Destruction
Mother Brain
Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench
Soil Of Ignorance
Trap Them More...

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Inhumate And Dropdead Playing Obscene Extreme

Get your gore grind banana suit ready, put on your gas mask or your most comfortable stage diving costume, and get psyched for a wide selection of underground acts, because Obscene Extreme Festival is coming to Canada August 20 - 23rd.

Obscene Extreme America is proud to announce that Providence, RI hardcore band Dropdead and French grindcore band Inhumate are now confirmed to perform at this year's fest taking place in Montreal, QC this coming August. The organizers comment:

"Dropdead is band that has influenced so many others with fast thrashy crust in your face hardcore tornado. The set will be one of the most intensive live to see at Obscene Extreme America plus Inhumate, well-known for a DIY attitude that will smack you down with true grind hell!"

An additional 20 bands are projected for the weekend, with more details on the festival available at this location.

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Dropdead Streaming Split Tracks

In commemoration of a pair of split 7-inches from political hardcore/punk activists Dropdead -- one featuring Vienna, Austria punk marauders Ruidosa Inmundicia, the other with Japanese punk/hardcore rippers Systematic Death - the trouble makers at Vice/Noisey saw fit to stream an assortment of hymns from each EP. Check out the tracks below.

Comments Noisey: "If you come across Dropdead records in a record store (look in the back where all the weirdo punk/hardcore releases are), you pretty much have to buy them. You are guaranteed thrashy grindcore that will make you feel terrible about your own lifestyle choices like eating meat and polluting the earth. Plus, you might even get one of their LPs that famously plays backwards or inside out or upside down or whatever." More...

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Nasum Announces North American Tour

Nasum has announced a string of upcoming North America tour dates with special guests Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Black Breath on select dates. The tour poster can be viewed below, and details are as follows:

May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas More...

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Maryland Deathfest To Go On At Sonar As Planned

The Maryland Deathfest organizers report that "Sonar will be re-opening before MDF, and technically they already have."

As previously reported, the venue of the Maryland Deathfest was up in the air when Baltimore's Sonar nightclub failed to renew their liquor license and closed its doors.

The organizers futher commented: "These last couple of days have been incredibly confusing and stressful, but we are currently back to the regularly scheduled program. And don't worry, beyond plan B is a plan C, because that's how we roll. See you in a couple of weeks."

As such, the set times that were previously announced should now hold.

Here's the updated flier: More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2011 To Change Venues

The ninth annual Maryland Deathfest has announced the final lineup and set times for the event. However, not long after announcing these details came word that the Baltimore venue, Sonar, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The festival organizers claim to have a backup plan that should involve little to no inconvenience to ticket holders (even those coming from out of town) and will be releasng more details soon.

Until then, the announced lineup and set times are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th
Entrance opens at 4 pm

WITCHAVEN - 4:45 - 5:15
SHITSTORM - 5:30 - 5:55
NOISEAR - 6:10 - 6:40
MIASMAL - 6:55 - 7:30
LACK OF INTEREST - 7:45 - 8:20
FLESH PARADE - 8:35 - 9:10
EXTORTION - 9:25 - 10:00
BUZZOV*EN - 10:15 - 11:00
TRAGEDY - 11:15 - 12:00
CATHEDRAL - 12:15 - end More...

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Dropdead Announce Upcoming East Coast Shows

DROPDEAD have lined up the following shows next weekend:

November 16 - Pawtucket, RI @ Machines With Magnets
November 17 - South Boston, MA @ Ratsceller

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Dropdead Announce Summer Tour Dates

Hardcore band, Dropdead, have posted summer tour dates:

August 8 - Providence, RI @ AS220
August 9 - Boston, MA @ T.B.A.
August 10 - Albany, NY @ Valentines (downstairs)
August 11 - Buffalo, NY @ T.B.A.
August 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
August 13 - Madison, WI @ T.B.A.
August 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Bedlam Theatre
August 15 - Chicago, IL @ T.B.A.
August 16 - Detroit/Ann Arbor, MI @ T.B.A.
August 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Fossil Free Fuel
August 18 - Richmond, VA @ Hadad’s Lake
August 19 - Philladelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (early show)
August 19 - New York, NY @ T.B.A. (late show)

Check the band out at their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/dropdead

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Dropdead Post Upcoming Shows

DROPDEAD have lined up the following upcoming shows:

Octtober 27 - Brooklyn, NY @ North Six (downstairs)
Octtober 28 - Toronto, ON @ The Kathedral w/ 9 Shocks Terror

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Straight To Hell 'We Will Bury You' MP3

The long awaited full length from this Rhode Island powerhouse has seen its fair share of delays over the better part of the last year. Test presses have been approved, artwork has been sent out, expect to see this release sometime towards the end of February on Deadalive Records. Japanese and Scandinavian inspired American Hardcore featuring members of Paindriver and Dropdead. Check out an MP3 of "We Will Bury You" at deadaliverecords.com.

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