This wild creature came into being on the 4th of June 1997 in the small suicide city of Novi Sad, located in the small godforsaken country known as Serbia. The band kept changing its sound rapidly and evolved from a butterfly to a hungry beast. In the late 90s, the band produced several works of video art, like movie soundtrack and some theatre music.
Its first release, ‘Abnormal Walz’, went from experimental electronics and techno to electro punk.
The first full-length album, ‘Mr Borndead’s Feast’, came out in 2004 and explored the dark sides of the human mind. It dealt with the past and the bloody feast of the closed-minded.
The creature soon became hungry for sex and this became obvious with the next release. On the 16th of August 2007 the album ‘Future Porn Machine’ saw the light of day. This work sounded darker than the previous one and much more industrial rock in that it left the production rough. By now, the band started developing a distinct crossover sound. From that moment on, dreDDup labeled their music as ‘massacre industrial’. In 2008 the band appeared on many foreign compilations. One particularly worth mentioning is the ‘Nine Inch Nails: Underneath It All’ compilation. The creature finally began to fuck hard.
The third album, ‘El Conquistadors’, came out late in 2008. The band’s taste was now more into industrial rhythms than melodies, the songs featured some very dark whispers and the live performances now rose to a new level of insanity. The idea of this work was to bring the old sound from the 80s era back to life and it was the last part of a trilogy talking about the present tense and especially about the human inner boundaries. The reviews lifted ‘El Conquistadors’ to the second place of “Best Balkan Albums in 2009” (Croatian music magazine Terapija) and the third place on the “must-have” list of the Macedonian Okno music magazine.
Later that year, dreDDup shared the stage with Deathstars in Serbia, after which they started touring Europe.
The following album was released in February 2011 and titled simply ‘dreDDup’. It was labeled ‘a personal horror diary’ by one of the press critics. Another described it as “one out of the 10 best new industrial rock albums of the year”. dreDDup’s new sound developed into a total crossover of multiple electronic genres while, at the same time, it is a complete giving up on genres for good. The creature has finally grown up. With this new creation dreDDup went on several European tours. They also collaborated with other new industrial acts, as well as started preparing their fifth release. 2012 they celebrated their 15th anniversary with a marathon-long concert; they opened shows for Laibach, Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy, Skirllex, Toy Dolls… and got themselves new fans, new girlfriends and new noises.
The band released their fifth studio album entitled ‘Nautilus’ on the 21st of September. This release deals with sorrow, silence, the abandonment of humans and deserted palaces beneath the ocean. After ‘Nautilus’ came synth oriented album ‘I Dreamt of a Dragon’ dealing with reality. Presently, dreDDup are preparing for their new European tour and world domination! Stay tuned!