THE DEAD BROTHERS
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|THE DEAD BROTHERS STORY
The Dead Brother's roots fetch far in musical history. They started digging their graves in 1998. Punk rock and country blues are part of their DNA. So are the stage antics of Cab Calloway, Kurt Weill's Three penny opera and the european folklore instrumental excellency. 7 Full lenght Albums where Released on Voodoo Rhythm Records ,and countless Coopertaions with TV And Movie (BBC Documentry (The Genious of Madame Curie - 2013) and theatre (Theater Basel: 3 Penny Opera) etc. Alain Croubalian the Head of the Dead Surrounded many influential musicians around him from the Swiss Underground and Folkloristic Music Scene for ages (Landstrichmusig, Patent Ochsner, Echo, d'Giigemaa), others have a foot in theater, comedy, cinema and Vaudeville (Stadt Theater Hannover, les Trois Suisses, 9 Volt Nelly) some are orchestra directors and some italo crooners,
Alain Croubalian Started his Music Career in the early 80’s with the band Les Maniacs (Stop itBaby records) in 1998 the had enough from electric music and formed the Dead Brothers the one and only Funeral Real Heavy Metal band (they had um to 5 Tubas in the band) .. and all acoustic instruments they Created the weirdest mix of Folklore and Modern Music ever came out of Switzerland
Foundet 1989 around the Singer and Wild Man Alain Croubalian, the MANIACS, early Swiss Punk and Pierre Omer more or less what_s left of a symphony orchestra after their car crashed today. some heavy metal wind instruments (Tubas, trombones and bass saxophone) a megaphone and a top hat, a nasty french accordion and some sweet lap steel country , they called themselves the Only Real Heavy Metal Band sometimes they had up to 9 Tubas on Stage doing a Bo Diddley Beat Bringing rock_n_roll back to Europe by exploring the musical roots that led to it_s birth or what would the european music that led to rock_n_roll, sound like today?
They make Satie rhyme with Birthday Party, and the Saints singing Besame Mucho. They_re a macabre rock_n_roll party and an old fashioned wedding at the same time. Need your sense of humour when they stage gruesome deaths singing Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. Poison Ivy of the Cramps wrote they liked their rendering of Human Fly. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Tom Waits loved their records. Thomas Wydler of the Bad Seeds says their Tod Von Basel penned in the 16th century sounds pretty nasty.
Toured tons with Bob Log III and England with T-Model Ford the tale dragger from Greenville, and they know personally the Reverend Beat-man himself. They are fans of The Kift, famous dutch surrealist jazz family. The Dead Brothers sing blues tunes out of ancient Europe (Totentanz) and famous cajun-core french swingh from Bombay. They_ve been called _the best funeral orchestra along with tubas and electric guitar_ and _the most bizarre act to have appeared in Europe_. Felt at home in Russia, but go as much as possible to the swiss mountains. Some say they are paradoxal. Difficult to get along with. Try good food.
They started staging a travelling doctor selling some potion from table to table, storming cafis with the well-named Cirque Electrique. They wrote a musical about ...death played on a boat during the swiss national exhibition in 2002, _Day of the Dead_ featured Eleni Mandell, DJ Khan, Reverend Beatman and the whole dead family.
After _Dead Music for Dead Poeple_ and _Day of the Dead_, the third Dead Brothers_ record is the soundtrack to the movie _Flammend_ Herz_ , which is about old german men covered with tattoos. It was recorded in the backstage of theaters in Switzerland, and an old swiss-german radio station. In Theater too, they got hired to sing songs about death in plays directed by Meret Matter at the Schauspielhaus in Zurich, then under Christoph Marthaler_s direction.
Look forward to play Brecht and Weil_s Four Penny Opera at the Basler Opera under the direction of Lars Ole Warburg.
You can hire us for circus acts, and bar-mitsvah_s, with the dead brothers every concert turns out to be a surprise. Some hate it. But again, they do funerals, not birthday parties.
in 2010 a New Dead Brothers Area Begun, Changing into a DEATH FUNERAL STRING ORCHESTRA , with only Strings, the Band Turned into wild open again after several Member changes and Still Do what they do best Weird Necromantic Wild and Bizarre Java jazz Blues Oriental Exotica
many mussisians involved in the Dead Brothers so far such as: Pierre Omer , Jean-Philippe Geiser, Fred Schmutz ,Denis Schuler, Dlaney Davidson, Christoph Gantert, Barbara Bagnoud, Olli Franz, Julien Israelian, Zoe Capon ,Axel Jansen, Holger Stehen, Resli Burri (padent ochsner), Jean-Jacques Pedretti, Alain Porchet, Yves Massy, Marcel Salesse, Morback, Matthias Lincke, Alain Meyer ,DJ Scratchy (the clash), magot Flück ( zeno tornado) Stefan Baumann , Patrick Kessler, Balts Dead Nill (Stiller Haas)
LINE UP :
Dead Alain Croubalian: vox, guitars, tenor banjo and piano
Dead Jane Mumford: pauke, toms, broken stuff and shakers
Dead Andrea Kirchhofer: violin
Dead Dide Marfurt: emmentaler halszither, cornemuse suisse et guitare électrique
Dead Matthias Lincke: violin, mandoline and choir direction
Dead Tobi Zwyer: tuba and accordion
Dead Leon Schaetti: helicon et cornet à piston de poche
Dead Sandro Tajouri: pauke, bendir and kleine trommel
Dead Resli Burri: harmonium portable, positif, wurlitzer, piano droit et choir direction
Dead Bertrand Siffert : piano droit on Baron Samedi
Dead Rodolphe Burger: Gainsbarre voice on Papillons Noirs
THE DEAD BROTHERS - day of the dead
THE DEAD BROTHERS - 5th sin-phonie
THE DEAD BROTHERS - black moose
1. BLACK MOOSE
2. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE THAT YOU OWE
3. DARK NIGHT
4. GOOD LUCK
5. I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY
6. BLACK TRAIN
7. ST DYMPHNA
8. LA MAUVAISE RÉPUTATION
9. HEART OF STONE
10. FEMME FATALE
11. SO WARS, SO ISTS UND SO WIRDS BLEIBEN
12. SHIP OF FOOLS
13. APPENZELLER TANZ
|THE DEAD BROTHERS 'black moose'
LP: VR1285 EAN-CODE: 7640148980449
CD: VRCD85 EAN-CODE: 7640148980524
MC: VRMC85 EAN-CODE: 7640148982207
After the Foundation in 1989 and the Commercial Breakthrough with 'WUNDERKAMMER' (2006) and a dramatic Change in 2010 (5th SIN-PHONIE) with the probably world Darkest and most Deadly Funeral String Orchestra the World has seen , the DEAD BROTHERS ,around Puppet Master of Disaster and Nr1 Swiss-Armenian Madman Alain Croubalian took another Step into the Unexpected Wonderland of Exotica Dark Country Folk and Deadly Strings with some rotten Back pipes and Recorded at the Famous OUTSIDE INSIDE STUDIOS in Italy a Album that takes you into the World of the BLACK MOOSE , a mystical Creature that has been there before the dawn of man a Creature that has witnessed the demise of millenia of civilizations and that is perhaps the driving force behind our perpetual fall into the proverbial dark night of the soul. a trueblues clash with Swiss psycho folklore and medieval troubadours high on ayahuasca. Black Moose is a romantic record - romantic in the darkest sense possible, a record that sheds new light on the ancient notion that all beauty emerges out of pain. Where does Friedrich Nietzsche meet central American revolutionaries and criminal bards drinking pisco sours made of kerosene with the devil himself