Dead Skeletons (Iceland) came into being in 2008 as an accompaniment to an installation for a show at the Reykjavik art museum by artist Jón Sæmundur (Dead). Looking for a spiritual battle hymn for the installation in the show, Jón Sæmundur began recording with Henrik Björnsson (Singapore Sling) and Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4). This initial song, Dead Mantra, became an underground hit, prompting the full length LP Dead Magick (A Records), released by the band in 2011.

Dead Skeletons was created as an art band, not as a typical touring band. Despite of that the band went on several tours mostly in Europe and USA.

 

In 2013 the band went on a tour named Dead Comet, the name was influenced by comet ISON that was passing our solar system that year and vanished. After their last live gig of the tour at Space-fest! in Gdansk, Poland on the 7th of December 2013, Jón Sæmundur was asked about the future of the band and he replied: "The much anticipated tour of the Dead Skeletons is over and the Magick seems to have worked and the prophecy is fulfilled." The band then went on an infinite hiatus til this day.

 

In 2016 the band released their "live" album on the Fuzz Club label that was recorded in Berlin, Germany 2013.

 

There will be a new release soon of all the singles that where made after the first album, Dead Magick + some unreleased songs.

Dead Skeletons - Dead Mantra (Live at SpaceFest 7th of December 2013)

LIVE IN BERLIN - DEAD SKELETONS
2LP WITH D-SIDE SILK-SCREEN
- available in white and black vinyl - buy digital download
YEAR: 2016
LABEL: FUZZ CLUB
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR

DEAD COMET - DEAD SKELETONS
EP WITH SILK-SCREEN
YEAR: 2013
LABEL: DEAD MONK RECORDS
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR

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BUDDHA-CHRIST - DEAD SKELETONS
EP WITH SILK-SCREEN
YEAR: 2012
LABEL: FUZZ CLUB RECORDS & DEAD MONK RECORDS
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR

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ORÐ - DEAD SKELETONS
EP WITH SILK-SCREEN
YEAR: 2012
LABEL: SOUND OF COBRA & DEAD MONK RECORDS
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR

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DEAD MAGICK - DEAD SKELETONS
DOUBLE LP
YEAR: 2011
LABEL: A RECORDS
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR

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OM MANI PEME HUNG - DEAD SKELETONS
7" EP
YEAR: 2011
LABEL: TOO PURE
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR
COVER IMAGES BY: SJÁSTA & LAUREN DEVINE

DEAD MANTRA - DEAD SKELETONS
10" EP WITH ENGRAVING
YEAR: 2010
LABEL: A RECORDS
ART & DESIGN BY: JÓN SÆMUNDUR

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Dead Gallery/Studio
Laugavegur 29
101 Reykjavík
Iceland

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FOR INFO, ORDERS AND ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT ME AT shop@dead.is

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