Rhode Island’s favorite sons of political hardcore punk, Dropdead have confirmed a fresh batch of new shows with 4, yes 4, new releases on the way. Guitarist Ben Barnett was kind enough to give BTS the head’s up earlier today. See below.
All three Dropdead LP’s have been repressed on color vinyl, now with download codes hosted by Deathwish Inc.
Guitarist Ben Barnett issued the following;
Dropdead Live In Wermelskirchen LTD Live 2LP is now sold out. Long story, needless to say a clear vinyl 2LP gatefold packaged with stickers, flyers and a poster came and went in a day. We had a box of 20 sets of single sided vinyl pressed back in 2003. The label wasn’t straight with us on pressing qty, and we asked for the parts and artwork back, and these arrived as well. They sat in a box for 10 years forgotten. We had Stoughton Printing make us some blank gatefold jackets to house the vinyl, screen printed the front, and made decals for the rest. Limited to 20 numbered copies, 2 single-sided 12″ clear vinyl records packaged in a heavy duty gatefold cover. Includes stickers, a stack of flyers, and a poster from 1996 tour. Sold out.
Confirmed Upcoming Dropdead Events:
Saturday March 2 Boston at Central Sq Elks w/ Brain Killer (MA), Bloodkrow Butcher (MA) 7pm
Saturday March 23rd @ Flywheel in Western MA w/ Vaccine (MA) (Last show) +tbc 7:30pm
Friday April 12th Washington DC St. Stephens Church w/Mindset (MD), Give (DC), Satan’s Satyrs (VA), Tenement (WI), Sick Fix (DC) (Damaged City Fest)
Saturday April 13th Philly PA Kungfu Necktie w/ tbc
Sunday April 14th Brooklyn NY Acheron w/tbc
May 21st Providence RI AS220 w/Terveet Kadet (Finland), Lotus Fucker (OH)
August 16th & 17th Oakland CA Oakland Metro w/ Noothgrush (CA), Graves At Sea (CA), Kill The Client (tx) & more (Deadfest)
Barnett commented on the forthcoming DROPDEAD releases:
Two new split 7″ records headed out to get pressed this week:
DROPDEAD / SYSTEMATIC DEATH split 7″ – Two songs each from these veteran HC bands. DROPDEAD with two tracks from the same session as the split with CONVERGE. “Foundation” and “Final Chapter” started in 2004 and finished in 2012. SYSTEMATIC DEATH (Japan) with two new tracks recorded for this split. Classic raging Japanese HC/Thrash. Looks to be a rager.
DROPDEAD / RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA split 7″- DROPDEAD with two more tracks from the same session as the split with CONVERGE. RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA (Austria) with three unreleased tracks recorded for this split. Think LOS CRUDOS with a raging female vocalist. Ex MIGRA VIOLENTA, current SOTATILA members. Great people, great band!
“Both part of our 20th Anniversary set of 4 split EP’s with bands we have respect for both musically and as people,” continued Barnett.
DROPDEAD / BRAINOIL split 7″ is also said to be in the works.
More info merch/releases at The Armageddon Shop.
We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Dropdead in writing and video. See more BTS coverage and exclusive streams, pictures and interviews HERE.
Photos by BTS Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri from our exclusive Dropdead photo set with Nasum.