Longtime political hardcore/punk activists, Dropdead, have just released two brand new EPs via their own Armageddon Label, both of them split releases; one with Ruidosa Inmundicia and the other with Systematic Death.
Since 1991, Providence, Rhode Islands Dropdead has protested humankinds attrition towards the environment and its inhabitants, including each other, along the way amassing an impressive arsenal of fully independent releases, including several full-length studio and live LPs, and split releases with Crossed Out, Rupture, Totalitär, Unholy Grave, Suppression, Converge and others. Having toured internationally — razing clubs, squats and basements on multiple continents for two decades — the band has been a major East Coast US contributor to inspiring entire new generations of extreme music fans to rise up against tyranny and injustice at maximum speed and aggression through their “fucking assholes dont get it” credo. Dropdead‘s latest audio collapses come in the form of two new 7 vinyl split releases with a pair of high-potency international acts.
One of these brutal head-to-head platters is with Vienna, Austrias punk shredders, RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA, the female-fronted outfit raging in the riotous vein of Antischism, Capitalist Casualties, Los Crudos and Hellnation. The split leads with A Fall Of Empires and Last Breath from Dropdead on the A-side, and counters with Donde Esta La Solucion, Asco and Blanco Y Negro from Ruidosa Inmundicia on the B-side. The second new output comes in the form of the Fighting For Life 7″ split with longtime Japanese punk/hardcore outfit, Systematic Death. In existence since 1983 this outfit spews forth rabid political hardcore along the lines of Gauze, S.O.B., Infest, GISM and Lärm, and here overthrows the B-side of the split with the tracks “Suji” and “Dashing”, while Dropdead overloads side A with their newest attacks in the form of ”Foundation” and ”The Final Chapter”.
Both splits are available now at The Armageddon Label.
Dropdead Interview and Song Premieres
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