New benefit EP: Full Stream Online! Preorder now! Street date: 30/09/2016

Hamburg’s Dub-Ska-Punk outfit BRAINDEAD are known for their explicit political stand as much as they are known for their energetic mix of styles. No wonder the recent developments – augmentation of social and institutional racism, increasing repression and intensification of the crisis – left their mark on the band. The band reflects these changes in two brand new songs that draw on several traditions of Punk and Reggae music.
„Hamburg gegen Gewalt“ sets its focus on events that are especially close to the band members: the increase of racist police violence against refugees in the city of Hamburg. The second tune, „Cross the Border“, addresses the EU-backed and -funded deaths in the Mediterranean. It was written in the summer of 2013, quite some time before migration issues started to dominate the media, and sadly remains to be valid.
Both songs are followed by a Version by Dub Soundsystem Conscious Youth (UK/BG), friends of Braindead who have had a similarly clear stand on the same topic, which made this collaboration seem more than natural.
BRAINDEAD are celebrating their 15 years of band history with this Co-release, that will be available form September 30th via
Riot Ska Records:
as well as the bands’ own label, Dub Evolution:
Additionally to the Vinyl version, there is going to be a benefit digital release: all revenues that are made from downloading this EP from the band’s bandcamp site will be directly forwarded to self-organized political refugee groups in Hamburg.

New EP out September 30th +++ France Tour with Autonomads

Our new collaboration EP with Conscious Youth is being released on September 3oth! It will be available both as 12″ Vinyl single with DL Code and as individual Digital Release. All revenues from the digital release go directly to the support of political refugee/migrant self-organizations.


You can listen to a preview of all four tunes on YouTube and Soundcloud.

„BRAINDEAD vs CONSCIOUS YOUTH“ is going to be released on the following labels:

Dub Evolution and Antikoerper-Export in Germany
Pumpkin, TNS and Riot Ska Records in the UK
Mass Prod and Maloka in France

Detailed release and ordering info to be released here soon


Coinciding with the release of the new EP is our short French/Belgian tour with our good friends Autonomads.


21/09: Le Biplan, Lille
22/09: L’acceuil Froid Nuke, Amiens
23/09: Salle des fetes, Sanit Cadou (29)
24/09: Fiesta La Mass!, Rennes
25/09: JH Sojo, Leuven (Belgium)