In our second episode on Dirty Rotten Imbeciles a.k.a. – D.R.I., Nik of Glacially Musical discusses the damaging effects of Ronald Reagan’s presidency on American life, late-stage capitalism, and DRI’s slow drift over to a more Thrash Metal sound! We review Dealing With It and do one of our favorite things to do: analyze a setlist from a band, after a new album drops! Continue reading
To start a new series on Dirty Rotten Imbeciles a.k.a. – D.R.I., Nik of Glacially Musical discusses politics in the 1980s and the rise of the great Houston, by way of San Francisco band! We do a deep dive on the early history of the band and then review of both The “Dirty Rotten” LP and “Violent Pacification” EP.
Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show!
Chicago’s newest music venue, Avondale Music Hall, announces a brand-new metal festival – Heavy Chicago – offering three shows happening over two weekends this fall. Saturday, October 28 will host the return of Chicago’s own Trouble after five long years, along with Acid King featuring the return of Chicago native Lori S, plus stoner rock act Bongzilla from Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago act Novembers Doom to kick off the night. The following weekend, Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 keep Heavy Chicago rolling with a Saturday night headlining spot from Corrosion Of Conformity and support from California space rockers Nebula as well as Milwaukee’s The Crosses featuring Die Kreuzen singer Dan Kubinski for an “all Die Kreuzen” set. Sunday wraps things up with legendary crossover thrash kings DRI celebrating 40 years of Crossover as well as the only 2023 worldwide show date for grindcore legends Repulsion and Chicago’s own Macabre. More acts will be announced soon. In addition to the music, Kuma’s will be onsite selling burgers and there will be PBR drink specials.
It’s been five years since Rhythm of Fear released their last album, Maze of Confusion. The crossover thrash band is back with more pummeling riffs and plenty of attitude with Fatal Horizons (MNRK Heavy) Just like any good thrash band, Rhythm of Fear targets the government, aliens and the occult in their sonic assault.
Josh Pappe, Punk rock bassist who played on two crucial albums of Crossover Thrash for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.) has died. He was 53. As of press time, no cause of death has been revealed. Pappe who was in D.R.I. from different periods from 1983 -1984, and 1985 -1998 and played on both Crossover and 4 of A Kind contributed to both legendary albums for the genre. Josh had performed most of his life in bands in and out of D.R.I. We send our condolences out to Josh’s family and friends at this time. Continue reading
So far, 2020 has been a cruel mistress as the reaper has claimed several giants of the drumming world. One that hits us particularly hard is the sudden death of Wiliam “Reed” Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity, at the young age of 53. Reed was not only a stellar drummer and musician, but he was also almost universally loved by the Hardcore Punk, Thrash Metal, Doom and Stoner Rock community, which is both amazing and insane. It just goes to show the talent Reed had and the breadth of different styles he helped encompass with C.O.C. Equal to his impact on record and behind the drumkit and the microphone, Mullin impacted a ton of people in the scene with his kindness and sense of humor. Continue reading
Vagos MetalFest in Portugal has followed up their announcement of headliners in Behemoth, they have now added Eluveitie, Unleash The Archers and D.R.I. to the 2020 event. The fifth edition of the fest takes place between July 30th – August 1st 2020 in Vagos, Portugal. Also, booked for the fest are Testament, Harakiri For The Sky, Asphyx and Trollfest, with many more to be announced in the time ahead! Weekend passes are now available at the link below.Continue reading
Maryland Deathfest held their annual festival in the venerable city of Baltimore a few weeks back. The four-day is one of the best-run independent underground metal festivals in the world. As usual Ghost Cult was on hand for the festivities, with Hillarie Jason bringing you her spectacular eye on bands through photos. Continue reading
Felix Griffin is a drumming legend of Hardcore Punk and Crossover Thrash Metal. He has been a drummer with D.R.I. on some classic albums, and played with a host of other bands, recently with BAT and M.O.D. Classics. In a brief chat with Felix, he explains the basis of the new project MOD Classic with founding M.O.D. members, eventual plans for the project, the progress of recruiting a new singer, hopes for touring, how corporate interests ruin music, balancing a family and work in music, as well as Felix’s other projects such as playing on the recent BAT release and his new work with The Krum Bums. We appreciate Felix’s time as well his patience as a parade passed by our office right before we spoke! Continue reading