"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1981
From: Houston, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

D.R.I. Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with D.R.I..


...And Justice For Art's Look-alike Album Covers

Lich King's "Do-Over" Vs D.R.I's "Crossover": A Thrash homage goes wrong.

American old school thrashers, Lich King, recently announced the release of their new EP "Do-Over." According to vocalist/founder, Tom Martin, the idea behind the recording was to give a second chance to some of their old material. "The first two albums are horribly recorded—I did them myself," Martin says. "The 'when will you re-record those albums' was a question we got often. So this is just five old songs, one cover and a demo of one of the new songs on a goofy EP. No big whoop."

One of the attributes that has always characterized this American band is its irreverent brand of humor. Because of this, it's perfectly to understand their decision of giving the new EP's title and cover art, a sort of postmodern, pseudo-satiric treatment. Taking as reference D.R.I's now-classic recording, "Crossover," Martin created (via digital techniques) a look-alike version of that blue-dominated artwork for "Do-Over." He would opt to feature Lich King's mascot (an undead king) instead of D.R.I's iconic running man present in the original. More...

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