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YDI

From: PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete YDI news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

YDI Streaming Tracks From Discography Release

Southern Lord has activated several tracks from the label's upcoming vinyl discography collection from Philly hardcore icons, YDI, as the deluxe reissue nears release in early April.

Spanning different eras of the infamous crew's random lineage and discography, the tracks "Black Dust," the demo version of "8th Man," and the band's namesake track, "Why Die?," are now playing via the Bandcamp player below.

Pre-orders are also now up for the 2xLP document, which contains every known recording of the band, as well as a 10"x10" full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the band's existing recorded era. More...

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YDI Announces Discography Spanning Release

This April, Southern Lord will release the complete discography of Philadelphia's hardcore crew, YDI. This double-LP document contains every known recording of the band, as well as a 10" x 10" full color photo book with tons of never before seen images from the band's existing recorded era. Southern Lord comments:

"In the early 1980s, YDI (why-die) put Philadelphia on the map with their ferocious brand of speed-obsessed hardcore. Their debut 7" EP, 'A Place In The Sun,' released in 1983, is a nine-track blast of frantic American hardcore fury, with blistering pace and heaps of fuzz that make your speakers crackle.

"Come 1985, the band had altered their musical direction, and created filthy, metallic, damaged punk that constantly spirals out of control via scraping guitar-led detours; if you've heard Brutal Truth's cover of the deranged 'I Killed My Family' you'll recognize the unhinged sense of danger that permeates YDI's output. The 'Black Dust' LP was the band's final recording and a criminally underrated slab of disgusting mayhem.

"Those interested in hearing lesser known original punk documents which still have the capability to amaze should make a point of getting to grips with this comprehensive collection of YDI's crucial output." More...

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