Dead Skeletons bring their live ensemble to Berlin for the 2nd time, the first being a sold out show in Kater Holzig, Sep 2012.
Since then the band have toured the US and Europe extensively, including major slots at Primavera Sound, ATP Iceland and Austin Psych Fest.
Dec 4th and the resurrection of SO36 sees the launch of the bands own label, DEAD MONK RECORDS. The first release will be Dead Comet and Om Vajra Sattva Hung , a double A Side , which will be available Dec 2nd. The 2nd LP is set for release in March 2014.
Dead Skeletons | Dead Mantra
Dead Skeletons is an exciting musical and visual art project from Iceland which is made up of the core trio of Jon Saemunder Audarson, Henrik Bjornsson (Singapore Sling, Go-Go Darkness, Han and Tank), and Ryan Carlson van Kriedt (Asteroid #4). The group has exploded onto the scene as musical, visual, and philosophical leaders.
Their mantra, “He Who Fears Death Cannot Enjoy Life” is a universal truth, and something we would all do well to live by. The band’s startling and innovative visuals are driven by frontman Jon Saemunder Audarson, who along with Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe, has piloted the underground sensation that is Dead TV.
Dead Skeletons | Om Mani Peme Hung
Dead Skeletons came into being in 2008 as an accompaniment to an installation for a show at the Reykjavik art museum by Jón Sæmundur . Looking for a spiritual battle hymn for the show, the trio began recording. This initial song, Dead Mantra, became an underground hit, prompting the full length lp Dead Magick (A Records), released by the band in 2011.
‘Dead Mantra’ is battle of life winning over death and the sonic palette that colours the struggle between fight and surrender is consistent throughout. In the middle of this hypnotic maelstrom come the otherworldly vocals. Bathed in echo and reverb, they attempt to find their way from a spiritual battleground that suggests a strange ambiguity over whether the desire for life can keep mortality away for just that bit longer.
Dead Skeletons | Kingdom Of God
2012 has seen Jón Sæmundur put a much anticipated live act together with the original band and joining them earlier Will Carruthers (ex Spacemen 3).
This event is highly recommended by Digital in Berlin! We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Dead Skeletons” as the subject.
Dead Skeletons LIVE
presented by Future Days Booking & D/B
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 | 20:30 CET
SO36 | Oranienstr. 190 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg