Moscow Death Brigade
Circle Pit Hip-Hop from Russia
MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE is a techno/rap/punk band from Russia that plays “Circle Pit Hip-Hop”: a unique and aggressive mix of electronic music, hardcore punk and rap, steeped in graffiti and street culture and flavored with a progressive social message against war, racism and other kinds of discrimination. In 2018 MDB played 47 shows with 30 Sold-Outs including the famous SO36 in Berlin (850 people). In the same year the band has raised 4000 EUR in support of “Sisters” a non-profit that helps victims of sexual and domestic abuse in Russia.
Initially created as a DIY team back in 2008 MDB has its roots in Russian progressive social movements and graffiti underground scene. The band has played more than 150 shows and numerous festivals all over the EU, including Boomtown (UK), With Full Force (DE), Zikenstock (FR), Krach am Bach (DE), Karlsoy Fest (NO), Wilwarin (DE), Resist to Exist (DE) and others. In 2019 the band is slated to play Boomtown (UK), Xtreme (FR), Mighty Sounds (Cz), Rock am Berg (DE) and other fests.
The band’s latest album “Boltcutter” was TOP 5 2018 bestselling albums in Coretex Store (one of the top webstores for HC and Punk in EU) along such bands as Sick of It All, Terror, Madball and Slapshot. The band’s numerous music videos and gig-reports have amassed 8.5 million views on YouTube.