On Monday, August 23, the new MOSCOW DEATH BRIGADE EP “Flares Are Burning” will finally go on sale on vinyl and hit the turntables. Due to the COVID19 pandemic and the workload of the pressing plants, the delivery of pre-orders was delayed, but from now on fans can not only listen to the band’s new and unusual acoustic tracks on the Internet, but also order them in various stores to hold them in their hands at home, with half of the first edition already sold.
The entire record is acoustic, which is a new experience for the band known for their eclectic blend of techno, rap and hardcore punk. This record presents the band’s MC’s Boltcutter Vlad, Ski Mask G and Ghettoblaster G-Ruff rapping over acoustic guitar riffs and folk music-inspired solos.
On Flares Are Burning MDB maintain their high-energy attitude with aggressive hip-hop rhymes and the whole gang bellowing anthem-like choruses. As always MDB lyrics that call for unity are inspired by street culture, graffiti, and struggles against hateful ideologies and injustices, while being peppered with a wide range of references from heavy metal and hip-hop artists to books, video games and movies.
The EP contains 2 original tracks written specifically for this record and 2 acoustic versions of MDB classics loved by fans – Ghettoblaster and Sound of Sirens.
On streaming services, where the EP was already released on April 9, the record, which was recorded only with acoustic guitar, is well received and has already racked up more than 180,000 streams on Spotify alone.
Ski Mask G: “2021 has been a tough year so far for everyone, but also for us as a band. We’ve had to postpone tour dates and the delivery of our new record has been delayed, but everyone involved has worked hard to balance and overcome the difficulties. We hope to finally be able to party together again in the coming months and are happy that the fans like our acoustic EP so much!”
For the planned 80+ date tour, Moscow Death Brigade released an update a few weeks ago and just recently announced additional dates for next year.
“Flares Are Burning” is released on vinyl on Fire and Flames Music (Germany) and digitally via Rebel Sound Records (USA).
2021 Tour Dates (subject to possible changes due to COVID-19):