Melding the skronk of the Cramps with the grim stylings of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Denmark's Nekromantix
have been swaying suggestible American kids into the dark and decadent waters of psychobilly since 2002 debut Night of the Loving Dead
on Hellcat Records. Prior to that, the band had been active in their native land since 1989, making them already seasoned scene vets and import-only curiosities.
Since followed by two more LPs, Dead was a blistering 13-track workout featuring lead bassist and singer Kim Nekroman's trademark coffin-bass plucking and frantic howling. If you have any predilection towards Texas' hellacious Reverend Horton Heat, you will find Nekromantix their perfect Danish counterpart. Break out the pomade and the fangs, kids.
Check out some of our favorite Nekromantix videos after the jump.
-- Craig Hlavaty
Nekromantix. With the Howlers, the Mutilators, and the Wreckenstein Brawlers. 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Tickets are $12 in advance from slammie.com; $14 at the door. Age 18 and up; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com
"Gargoyles Over Copenhagen"
"Horny in a Hearse"
"Rot in Hell"