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Melbourne, Australia (1981 – 1998, 2005 – 2005, 2011 – present)

Dead Can Dance was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1981 by Brendan Perry together with Simon Monroe and Paul Erikson later to be joined by Lisa Gerrard. They disbanded in 1998, and temporarily reunited to do a highly successful world tour in 2005 with a view to recording another studio album together. In order to concentrate on their solo careers and due to ongoing personal differences between Perry and Gerrard, the project was, however, put on hiatus. In 2011 Perry announced work on a new album, which was released in 2012 followed by a world tour.

After a somewhat muted response to their music in Australia, Dead Can Dance moved to London in 1982, where they signed up to label 4AD, a legendary label on the music scene, where it became one of the most important bands on the label alongside the Cocteau Twins. They continued to work closely together, until later in the 19 when they started to grow apart following the breakup of their personal relationship. Gerrard returned to Australia, while Perry moved to Ireland, where he had renovated an old church at Quivvy, where he lives and works. It is speculated that the distance between the members was an influence in the band’s eventual break-up, with an argument following the recording sessions for an unreleased album being the final straw, although Perry himself said that distance helped in maintaining a certain individual freedom in creativity.


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  • dvdbwie

    бабу лучше бы убрали с вокалов, только лучше стало бы. [2]

    Yesterday 8:10pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    бабу лучше бы убрали с вокалов, только лучше стало бы.

    Yesterday 12:10pm Reply
  • leneheart

    14 Feb 9:22pm Reply
  • Gremena

    They're perfect! Funny how my fave song (Opium) tells so much about what I've been feeling lately: "Sometimes I feel like I wanna leave, far from the metropolis..." *--*

    9 Feb 3:16pm Reply
  • DarkRivitHead

    Very Good. A must see live.

    3 Feb 3:29am Reply
  • Doppz

    Damn these guys are awesome. Why didn't I listen to this sooner?

    28 Jan 10:44pm Reply
  • DubhSidhe

    Dead Can Dance is so ethereal, both voices give me the shivers and melodies speak right to the soul.

    22 Jan 8:20am Reply
  • What-

    I love it (2)

    21 Jan 3:35pm Reply
  • defnoob

    One of the greatest musical acts I've ever heard.

    18 Jan 10:50am Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    Seeing them live was one of the most perfect evenings of my entire life, what I wouldn't give to relive those magic hours...

    14 Jan 2:05pm Reply
  • TobogganOfHate

    most metalheads have a soft spot. dead can dance are that soft spot.

    2 Jan 6:09am Reply
  • Arkandast

    Странно снова, сегодня смотрю, мой комментарий снизу появился. Что-то я не был готов к такому повороту. Ну да ладно, всё хорошо тогда.

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Arkandast

    Странно, точно был уверен, что я отписывался здесь, но комментария теперь почему-то не вижу. Скажу тогда коротко: -Они восхитительны!

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
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    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jujord

    Vem pro Brasil caralho, pelo amor de Zeus!

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MarcoOdd

    Perry's vocals remind me the voice of Jim Morrison sometimes

    14 Dec 2014 Reply
  • the_Bloody

    So hyped for European Tour \\( ^ _ ^ )/

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • thrashketchum

    this gets me pumped up whenever i feel like reading about fairies

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • antigonii

    Does anyone know when DCD will announce their new European Tour? I hope they come back to Greece, we adore them!

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • EmpiresFall666

    Not all of us metalheads are that exclusive though :P x2

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
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