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Nekromantix

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Denmark (1989 – present)

Nekromantix are a band that formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1989.

The Nekromantix were formed in 1989 in Copenhagen by Kim Nekroman after he left the Danish Navy, in which he had been a submarine radio operator. Deciding to launch a new career in music, he initially played drums in a rockabilly band prior to the foundation of Nekromantix. Learning to play the double bass and to sing, Nekroman set about forming a horror-themed psychobilly band with himself as the frontman. The band lineup is currently rounded out by Franc (guitar) and Lux (drums).

The band played two local shows in Copenhagen before appearing in a large psychobilly festival in Hamburg, Germany only six months after the band’s formation. This lead to a record deal for their first album, Hellbound. Nekromantix began touring Europe heavily. At the time, the psychobilly scene was largely dominated by English bands. The band recorded a second album in 1991, Curse of the Coffin which resulted in some MTV play. 1994’s Brought Back to Life became the only psychobilly album so far to ever be nominated for a Grammy award.

The band was signed to Hellcat Records in 2001, due to record label owner Tim Armstrong of band Rancid being a long-time fan of the band. Their fifth album and USA debut, Return of the Loving Dead, was recorded in Los Angeles and released in 2002. A sixth album, Dead Girls Don’t Cry, was released for Hellcat in 2004, with Nekroman recording bass and vocals in Los Angeles while the Sandorff brothers recorded their respective parts back in Denmark.

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