G.B.I. (Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Charlie Benante and Scott Ian of Anthrax) Share their Video for “The Regulator”

From Left: Scott Ian, Dave Grohl, Charlie BenantePhoto credit: Greg Caputo

From Left: Scott Ian, Dave Grohl, Charlie Benante Photo credit: Greg Caputo

Credited as “GBI” – Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Charlie Benante, and Scott Ian (Anthrax) – released their Record Store Day 7 Inch single of “The Regulator” (Megaforce Records), the iconic Bad Brains song from the band’s self-titled 1982 debut album. Released as a Record Store Day seven-inch exclusive, only 6000 copies of the track were pressed, with all proceeds going towards healthcare for Bad Brains’ frontman Paul D. Hudson, better known as H.R., who suffers from rare, severe headaches known as SUNCT. Watch the video for “The Regulator” now!Continue reading

Contracult Collective Share a Video for Their Cover of Bad Brains’ “Sacred Love”

Los Angeles Industrial Metal band Contracult Collective have shared a cover version of hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains’ 1986 single “Sacred Love” along with a music video! The clip features the bands’ performance and behind-the-scenes footage from their recent performance at Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, headlined by Metallica and Misfits among many others. You can catch the band next week at Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, FL on Thursday, November 11 alongside headliners Slipknot, Gojira and Cypress Hill. Check out “Sacred Love” now!

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Sid McCray, Original Bad Brains Vocalist, Has Passed Away


Legend of hardcore punk, Sid McCray who was the singer of pre-Bad brains group Mind Power, has died. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. News of his passing was shared by members of the punk community online. Sid was responsible for turning the Jazz-fusion based Mind Power on to the early punk rock, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and other heavy bands that led to their more aggressive sound when they formed Bad Brains. Sid would leave the nascent hardcore punk forefathers and he was replaced by HR just as they were getting started. Sid would remain an ally to the band, part of their road crew, a major supporter of the scene, and would occasionally perform with the group, such as this video below at Okay Space with D. Randall Blythe of Lamb of God, which you can see below. Rest in Power Sid, and we send our sympathies out to his family, fans, and crew at this time.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cro-Mags – In The Beginning

Having successfully secured the Cro-Mags name after a year-long court battle with former members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson, frontman and general hardcore legend Harley Flanagan follows up last year’s From the Grave and Don’t Give In EP’s (Victory Records) with In the Beginning (Mission Two Entertainment/Arising Empire), the first full-length release from the celebrated New York act in twenty long years. Continue reading

High On Fire Streams Thin Lizzy Cover, Drops New EP for Record Store Day

High on Fire is having a busy week! They shred their cover of Thin Lizzy early era banger ‘Vagabonds of The Western World’, as part of Glory or Death Records Bow to Your Masters series which you can hear below. They also released a new EP today for Record Store Day, Bat Salad. The EP has one original and covers of Celtic Frost and Black Sabbath! Check it out! You can find the EP on sale here:

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Cocaine Piss – Passionate And Tragic

Stereotypes are such a crass and ugly thing. Used as a lazy and offensive descriptor of someone’s personality due to their nationality, they are something that should be abolished. The stereotypical view of Belgium and its people is one of being reserved and downright boring. How better to dispel that myth that with some high-velocity anarcho-Punk? Enter Cocaine Piss.Continue reading

Endorphins Lost – Seclusions

There was once a fabled war between Punk and Metal. It seems hard to believe today with the two being so often deeply entrenched both musically and ideologically these days, but alleged reports of intense violence at cross-genre shows are a thing of legend. A sort of peace deal was brokered with the advent of Crossover Thrash, Grindcore and Hardcore, particularly the Metallic Hardcore subgenre. It’s here in the grey area of what is Punk and what is Metal we find Endorphins Lost, a Hardcore/Powerviolence outfit straight out of the Pacific Northwest with Seclusions (From The Head Of Zeus).Continue reading

Lamb Of God Shares Bad Brains Classic Cover, Books Slayer Dates For Europe

Lamb of God, under the guise of their original moniker Burn The Preist, has released their cover of Bad Brains hardcore classic ‘I Against I’. The band began their current tour last night, opening for Slayer on their farewell tour, which has now booked European dates, which go on sale next week. Jam out ‘I Against I’ and turn it up loud right now! Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Riot Fest 2017 – Douglas Park, Chicago

Nine Inch Nails at Riot Fest 2017, by Omar Cordy/OJC PICS

Riot Fest was started a few years back in the grand spirit of the old school one-off festivals of lore. It was intended to be special from the get-go and they have done a reasonable job of sandwiching themselves into a busy summer of Lollapalooza, Chicago Open Air, and many other destination festival shows. Having a mix of alternative rock, metal, Hip-Hop, indie rock, and more has helped carve out its own niche, and between special performances, varied food and beer options, late-night after parties, and basically the cool factor Chicago offers as one of the best cities in America, it’s no wonder fans flocked to the event from all over the world.Continue reading