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Dead Can Dance
photo credit: lonepine
Group Members Lisa Gerrard
Brendan Perry
Past Group Members Paul Erikson
Simon Monroe
James Pinker
Scott Rodger
Peter Ulrich
Music Genre (Text) Neoclassical dark wave
world music
ethereal wave
art rock
gothic rock
post-punk (early)
Music Genre New Age
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Year(s) Active 1981–1998, 2005, 2011–present
Record Label 4AD
Warner Bros.
Official Websites deadcandance.com
Associated Acts The Scavengers
The Marching Girls
Junk Logic
Heavenly Bodies
Pieter Bourke
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Dead Can Dance is an Australian musical project formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance's style as "constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk, Gregorian chant, Middle Eastern mantras and art rock."

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31 Credits »
2013 Bluu, Last Days of Ibiza -
2005 Killing the Afternoon -
1998 La chacala -
1997 Nevada -
1997 In the Presence of Mine Enemies -
1996 Ruth's Journey -
1994 Toward the Within -
1992 In the Kingdom of the Blind -
1989 El niño de la luna -
2002 Red Mud -
2010 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole -


504 Songs »
1 Saldek 1993
2 Towards The Within 1993
3 The End Of Words 1990
4 Bird 1991
5 Fortune 1984
6 The Spider's Stratagem 1993
7 The Writing On My Father's Hand 1987
8 The Trial 1984
9 06. African Journey
- As The Bell Rings The Maypole
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


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