Drop Dead Festival 6 Portugal 2008
Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons – Sweden Exclusive
Fans of art music, rejoice! This legendary experimental synthesizer art punk band from Sweden are doing an exclusive reunion for the Drop Dead Festival. Featuring all-original members! A dream come true for anyone who knows their music!
Cinema Strange -USA Exclusive
It’s only right that this amazing art-rock troupe, who have performed at almost every Drop Dead Festival including the very first, are returning one more to to perform at the last one.This is Cinema Strange 9th performance at the Drop Dead Festival! Costumes and performance art combine into one of the most entertaining live shows you’ll ever see!
Frustration – France Exclusive
Formed in september 2002 by members of the parisian “happy family” Anteenagers mc, Teckels, Operation S, No Talents, Steve & the jerks, Four Slicks, Les Terribles & Warum Joe. Frustration have decided to explore the dark, cold, sad but tense side of rock’n’roll. Influenced by postpunk & coldwave bands such as Crisis, Warsaw/Joy Division, Killing Joke, The Fall etc…Frustration is more a modern band 80’s oriented…
Charles De Goal – France Exclusive
Leading cold wave band from France Charles De Goal have been making great guitar driven wave for almost 20 years. A huge hit at Drop Dead Festival 5, they were instantly invited to come back this year!
Madre del Vizio -Germany Showcase
Classic German gothic band with really large following in Spain , Italy and Portugal. much anticipated by fans of a more gothic sound, Madre del Vizio will be bringing a more dark feeling to the Drop Dead Festival. This will be an exclusive showcase for the Madre del Vizio.
The Deadfly Ensemble -USA
Another band from Cinema Strange’s Lucas Lanthier, this show will find them playing with a full band (including live drummer) for the first time! Cello, guitars, bass, a myriad of percussion, and Lucas’ distinctive voice provide the backdrop for strange art-rock fairytales.
Die Perlen – Germany
A fresh face in the electronic scene, these guys combine the quirkiness of NDW with sometimes minimal electronics, infectious female vocals and strong dance floor appeal for deathrockers, punks and electro heads alike. Sure to get the dance floor in a frenzy
Sixteens – USA, CA
Back again by popular demand, this Death Disco duo bring the Gold wave hard, making menacing beats for glitter trash monsters.
Les Baton Rouge – Portugal
This legendary Portuguese band hit Drop Dead with an explosive mix of energetic and passionate music influenced by ’77 punk, 80’s New Wave and the Riot Grrl movement. A rare treat, and a famously exciting live show. Les Baton Rouge are part of our /Portuguese music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
Scarlet and the Spooky Spiders – Italy
Italian horror punk darlings, these guys become a favorite party band at every party they play. We cant wait to make Drop Dead part of this tradition.
Phantom Vision – Portugal
One of the top deathrock/gothic bands in Portugal, Phantom Vision will be a treat for the fans of a more gothic approach to deathrock. Phantom Vision are part of our Portuguese music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
Grabba Grabba Tape – Spain
Daft Punk meets Polysics with this crazy synth,drum and vocoder band from Spain. We are looking forward to these guys performing live with cool synths, Crazy costumes and A frantic live show. Grabba Grabba Tape are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
Los Carniceros Del Norte – Spain
This amazing Deathrock band return to Drop Dead, fresh from the graveyard with plenty of ghoulish tunes! One of the best if not the best current deathrock band Live. Los Carniceros Del Norte are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
13th Moon – Japan Exclusive
Top Japanese Deathrock band, these guys come for the first time to Europe for an exclusive appearance at the Drop Dead Festival. A classic mixture of punk and goth, this group will please any fan of old school sounds.
Birth – USA, CA Exclusive
One of the most talked about new synthpunk bands, Birth is heading for the first time ever to Europe for an exclusive show at the Drop Dead Festival. Having trashed venues in Los Angeles with such luminaries as Nervous Gender and Abe Vigoda, this one-man wrecking crew is finally setting his sights outside the US. Featuring a member of a classic deathrock band Radio Scarlet.
Din Glorious – USA, NYC Exclusive
A Drop Dead tradition, these guys are completely insane! Get ready for a wild live show full of strange sounds, outfits and behavior. Not for the weak of heart! A combination of goofball electro and improvised experimentalism, these costumed drunks are ready to once more disgrace the stage and make an awful mess.
Mr Manic – USA, NJExclusive
This New Jersey king of space disco and electro-crunk is hitting the stages of Europe for the first time, so grab your ray gun and get ready to groooooove! This will be Mr. Manic’s first appearance outside of the USA.
Capitao Fantasma – Portugal
One of the top psychobilly bands in Portugal, Capitao Fantasma combine garage, psychobilly and punk in their foot-stomping, crazy infectious shows. Capitao Fantasma are part of our Portuguese music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
TCHIKI BOUM – France
Melodic new wave and rockabilly-influenced garage from France. One of our favorite new bands, and sure to be one of yours! Don’t miss their first ever performance in Portugal at the Drop Dead Festival!
Eyaculation Post Mortem – Spain
Eyaculation Post Mortem were a real hit at the festival last year. Clad in bloody bandages, these surf-psychos return to Drop Dead for more ghoulish mayhem! Eyaculation Post Mortem are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
The Cemetary GirlZ
An up and coming new batcave deathrock from France.
The band was founded by the Singer Dj Alien S Pagan in September 2006, Romeo and Manu/Zorch ( Camp Z / Zorch Factor ) (both former members of Sleeping Children) Join The Band a few months later in Paris .After a few beers they decided to play together and to work on a DIY concept for the band, fiercely determined to pursue the lineage of French Coldwave, Deathrock, Batcave .T
Schwefelgelb – Germany
Early NDW meets modern-day electronics in a blur of bouncing energy. This duo is already making a name for themselves in Germany; expect an amazing show!
Schizophrenic Housewives – Spain
Early Devo and Adverts collide in the minds and mouths of this awesome Spanish punk group. A little dose of ’78, updated for today! Schizophrenic Housewives are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.
Zombie Zex – Sweden
This brand new band from Sweden brings the punk back into deathrock with fresh new energy.
Squishy Squid – Austria
Want some hot new wave punk from Austria? Squishy Squid are here to please, with songs about coffee and cows for your dance delight. Featuring members of Vienna’s favorite deathrock band Strange Dolls Cult.
Lineas Albies – Spain
Art rockers from Spain bring together male and female vocals and post-punk/No Wave instrumentals in a collage of crazy sounds. Lineas Albies are part of our Spanish music showcase and will show new audiences another side of the Spanish music scene.