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Nekromantix

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

After spending eight years as a submarine operator in the Royal Danish Navy, lead vocalist/stand-up bassist Kim Nekroman first attempted to drum in a rockabilly band, before becoming interested in psychobilly. He built his signature coffin-shaped stand-up bass (aptly referred to as the coffinbass), and started the Nekromantix. The band lineup is currently rounded out by Troy (guitar) and Wasted James (drums), but from 1989 to 2005 featured brothers Peter (guitar/vocals) and Kristian (drums ...read more

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

After spending eight years as a submarine operator in the Royal Danish Navy, lead vocalist/stand-up bassist Kim Nekroman first attempted to drum in a rockabilly band, before becoming interested in psychobilly. He built his signature coffin-shaped stand-up bass (aptly referred to as the coffinbass), and started the Nekromantix. The band lineup is currently rounded out by Troy (guitar) and Wasted James (drums), but from 1989 to 2005 featured brothers Peter (guitar/vocals) and Kristian (drums) Sandorff.

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. The 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 punk rock band Rancid being a long-time fan of the bands'. 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.

In April 2005, the Sandorff brothers departed from the Nekromantix on good terms, citing their reason for leaving as "it wasn't funny anymore". They were replaced with guitarist Troy and drummer Wasted James, both from California-based psychobilly group the Rezurex. Wasted James also plays in Tiger Army, and formerly played as the Nekromantix touring drummer. They are now redording material due out in the Fall of 2006.

Kim Nekroman is married to Patricia Day, ex-guitarist of Danish band Peanut Pump Gun. They play in another psychobilly band called the Horrorpops together.

A coffin bass? Diagonal corny hairstyles? Hell, count me in.

"My baby baby, she wrote to me. Mine, you'll forever be. Nekrofelia, nekrofelia." « hide

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LPs
What Happens in Hell Stays in Hell
2011

2.8
4 Votes
Life is a Grave and I Dig It!
2007

3.7
13 Votes
Brought Back To Life (Again)
2005

3.6
18 Votes
Dead Girls Don't Cry
2004

3.4
7 Votes
Curse Of The Coffin
2003

3.9
10 Votes
Demons Are a Girl's Best Friend
2002

3.2
5 Votes
Hellbound
2002

3.7
6 Votes
Return Of The Loving Dead
2002

3.7
37 Votes
Live Albums
Live Undead
2004

4.5
1 Votes

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