excl. 2020 European show
Dropdead formed officially in January of 1991 in Providence RI. Having met in 1989, and playing together for a year before this as Hellocaust, a lineup change saw Bob and Ben switch instruments, a name change, and a great increase in speed and intensity. The idea was to play pissed off, aggressive, no bullshit HC/Punk with personally political lyrics. Musically the influences drew from bands as diverse as Confuse, Siege, Lärm, Crass, Swans, Infest, SSD, Pandemonium, Icons of Filth, Gauze, Septic Death, Discharge, Anti-Cimex etc. The first show happening within a few months, April of 1991 with Born Against and Rorschach. From then on no looking back. The band continues to this day with a strong Do It Yourself work ethic, booking their own shows and releasing their own records. Over the years Dropdead has played hundreds of shows, recorded two LP’s, some splits and EP’s, toured the USA and Europe numerous times, as well as Australia and Japan.