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(HIP HOP, METAL, PUNK | RUS)
(ELEKTRO, PUNK | GER)
MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE is a hardcore/rap phenomenon from Russia – a band that plays a unique and aggressive mix of rap, metal and punk, described by the band as “circle pit hip-hop” and flavored with socially and politically relevant lyrics.
Initially created as a full-on DIY team back in 2007 MDB has its roots in Russian militant Antifascist movement and graffiti underground scene. As the band moved from gigs in basements and abandoned buildings in Russia to the stages of big clubs and festivals all across Europe they have brought with them the bare-knuckle mentality of Eastern European street life combined with a socially conscious message.
The ski-masks worn by MDB’s members that used to be a must during all shows in Russia have now become a staple for the band’s stage image as can be seen in all the music videos and during gigs. Since its first days the band was recognized not only for their energetic and adrenaline-filled music but also for its charity work, including numerous benefit gigs, tours and releases in support of Antifascist activists and victims of Neo-Nazi attacks.
In 2014 the band returned to the stage after a break with intense touring schedule and new releases, including a new album “Hoods Up” released by German label “Fire And Flames”, split with their long-time comrades – Moscow Antifascist hardcore band What We Feel, released by “Fire And Flames” and “Voice Of The Streets Records” and a recent benefit 4-way split with Antifascist heavyweights Los Fastidios, Feine Sahne Fischfilet and What We Feel, released by Audiolith, K.O.B., Voice Of The Streets with support of True Rebel Store and Lonsdale Germany.
Right now the band is working on its new album. In February 2017 MDB returns to Europe with “One For The Ski Mask” Tour, ready to turn venues into raging moshpits and share its aggressive but thought-provoking message.