Moscow Death Brigade (short MDB, Russian: Московская Бригада Смерти (МДБ)) is a band from Moscow, Russia that plays a mix of hip-hop, punk rock and electronic music. The band’s music and masked appearance emphasize its stance against racism, sexism, homophobia. The band does not consider itself a political band and claims that their views are just “human”
The group appears masked with balaclavas. The identities of the two rappers and the DJ are still kept secret. The band itself refers to their music as “Circle Pit hip-hop” or “hardcore hip-hop“. In their music videos, the group often shows themselves spraying graffiti on trains or houses. The Russian and English lyrics deal with anti-fascism and are socio-critical. Topics include “police brutality, violence, mass media propaganda, social prejudice and conscription”. The band sees itself as a collective to artist friends, including sprayer, concert organizers and political activists.