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D.R.I.

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

Latest D.R.I. News

Below is our complete D.R.I. 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Sepultura Announces North American Tour

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour across North America next April in support of their forthcoming new studio album, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records next year. Joining them on the tour will be Belphegor, Keep Of Kalessin, Hate and Bonded By Blood, though as of May 23rd, Belphegor will be replaced by Nevermore.

"We are very happy to play once again in the US, especially after a long time away from the American and Canadian stages,” commented guitarist Andreas Kisser. “We’re also excited to start working with our new label Nuclear Blast. They have a rich history in the heavy music business and we are honored to have such a partner. We are currently working on a new record, that will be released together with the American dates, so it will be our first tour for the new album. Hope to see you all at the shows! We will play the whole history of the group and we’re going have a blast! See you on the Sepultour 2011!"

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Locusta Announces November Shows

Ohio progressive black/death metallers LOCUSTA, who expanded their fan base with a successful US summer tour alongside Tennessee black/doom Argentinum Astrum, will perform two local shows this November opening for the likes of Possessed, Marduk, Withered, and Toxic Holocaust (11/5/10) and D.R.I., Deadsea and Salvage (11/18). Further info below.

Upcoming LOCUSTA shows are as follows:

11/5/10 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH w/ Possessed, Marduk, Withered, Toxic Holocaust
11/18/10 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ D.R.I,, Deadsea, Salvage

Guitarist Dru Silver comments, "A big thanks to anyone that came out to see us on the west coast. Anyone who had a hand in putting the shows together, gave us food or shelter, or helped us in any way, your support was invaluable. A special thanks to those who took a chance on our band even though they may have been unfamiliar with us. We hope to see all of you again soon.”

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Gama Bomb Comments On First US Tour

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have just wrapped up their "Graveyard Disturbance" headlining European tour, and are now gearing up for their first ever North American tour. The band will be kicking off the massive North American trek on October 22nd and will be teaming up with the likes of OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EVILE, BONDED BY BLOOD and DRI.

GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE looks ahead to their first American tour:

"Touring in America is one of those things that every band, every musician or bedroom rockstar dreams about. Even bands from America don't get to tour America. We're lucky enough to get the chance and are really excited about it. If any tour we've ever undertaken can be described as a great adventure, this is it. It's going to be hard, but we're hard men. It's going to be girthy, but so are we. We'll wear the appropriate hats and drink the right liquors. You get the picture. More...

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Gama Bomb Comments On Tour With Crocell

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are currently touring Europe on their "Graveyard Disturbance" headlining tour, with support from Danish metal band CROCELL.

As the tour nears its end, GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE updates:

"We've seen much bigger crowds and at least four contenders for the rowdiest shows ever so far. This has been the best European tour we've ever done and it's sharpening us up nicely for our stretch in the US. We're in Spain right now and urge any fans reading this to bring us some manchego and rioja." More...

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Sick Of It All Comments On Tour Changes

New York hardcore act Sick Of It All has issued the following announcement about changes to the band's upcoming tour dates:

"FYI, there's been some changes to the Persistence tour line-up for Europe in December. Unfortunately, Sepultura backed out of doing it, but we do have an awesome band filling in for them: D.R.I. - the original thrash band who taught everyone (including us) how it's done.

"The tour also now has Casey Jones and Cruel Hand added to the bill, who are both making waves in the hardcore scene and no doubt will set it off. It's a massive line up - just remember to save some of your strength for the headliner, OK? ;-)

"The venue for the December 11 show has been changed to RWE Halle in Mulheim ad Ruhr, Germany. Don't forget to come out for the New York United tour in October featuring Sick of it All and Madball. It's gonna steamroll Europe!"

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D.R.I. Replaces Sepultura On Persistence Tour

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has pulled out of this year's edition of the Persistence tour, which is scheduled to kick off this December in Belgium. Taking their place will be crossover thrash veterans Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. Headlining the tour will be New York hardcore icons Sick Of It All, along with Blood For Blood, Unearth, Evergreen Terrace and Casey Jones.

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D.R.I. To Re-Issue "Crossover" Album

D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) will be re-releasing their classic album "Crossover" on April 13th through Beer City Records. It will be available in CD, LP and digital form and contains the original thirteen songs as well as live tracks, demos and interviews. The album has also been re-mastered by Bill Metoyer, who was the engineer for the album's original recording.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Five Year Plan
2. Tear It Down
3. A Coffin
4. Probation
5. I.D.K.Y.
6. Decisions
7. Hooked
8. Go Die
9. Redline
10. No Religion
11. Fun And Games
12. Oblivion
13. Outro
14. The Five Year Plan (Live at the Ritz)
15. Redline (Live at the Ritz)
16. Fun And Games (Live at the Ritz)
17. Tear It Down (Live at the Ritz)
18. Probation (Live at the Ritz)
19. Go Die (Live at the Ritz)
20. The Five Year Plan (demo)
21. Fun And Games (demo)
22. Kurt (interview)
23. Spike (interview)
24. Josh and Felix (interview)

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Announces Tour Dates

Philadelphia's RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER has announced a handful of upcoming tour dates. RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER will be playing regionally starting next weekend in addition to joining D.R.I., OBITUARY, and NAGLFAR for a couple of shows. A listing of confirmed RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER is touring in support of their recent release, "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest." RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have debuted the first video from the album, for “Nothing Defeats The Skull,” which can be seen below. “Nothing Defeats The Skull” was directed by David Causa for The DC Experience and produced by DRP Entertainment. "Living For Death, Destroying The Rest" is currently streaming online now in its entirety at this location.

RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER tour dates are as follows:

01/15 - Philadelphia, PA - JR’s Bar
01/16 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar and Grille
01/17 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre (w/ D.R.I.)
05/30 - Brooklyn, NY - Europa (w/ D.R.I.)
05/31 - Cleveland, OH - Pirate’s Cove
06/02 - Detroit, MI - Blondies (w/ OBITUARY)
06/03 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (w/ NAGLFAR) More...

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D.R.I. To Play Shows in 2009

San Francisco's D.R.I. has issued the following update:

"That's right. D.R.I. is currently scheduling rehearsals and gearing up to play shows again starting in fall of 2009. We expect to start playing on weekends, then week long mini tours, and eventually being able to tour again spring or summer 2010."

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Another Edition By India's RSJ Magazine On Sale

Rock Street Journal magazine, India, has released it's latest edition and has been made available at all major book stalls.

Free posters of India's Another Vertigo Rush and Them Clones are included along with the issue, which also includes features on bands such as Napalm Death, D.R.I., Bhayanak Maut.

Rock Street Journal (or RSJ) is a monthly magazine from India that has been covering the country's Rock Scene for the past 15 years.

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album Release Date

Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.

The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:

Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album, New Guitarist

HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).

The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.

In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.

Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...

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Hatebreed Cover Album In The Works

HATEBREED plan on recording a album of their favorites cover songs which should see release in 2008. Among bands the group plans to cover include D.R.I., Cro-Mags, Metallica, and Crowbar.

Frontman Jamey Jasta is also writing a book tentatively titled 'A Headbangers Tell All' which is about his 3 and half year stint as host of MTV's Headbangers Ball.

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D.R.I. Guitarist Falls Ill, Tour Cancelled

Punk/metal legends D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) have cancelled their upcoming U.S. tour with Subzero. According to a statement released by the group's booking agent, D.R.I. guitarist Spike Cassidy was recently "diagnosed with colon cancer and was operated on three weeks ago. Sadly the concern is that [the cancer] spread and the medical treatment is [required immediately] and it prohibits any touring for the remainder of the year at least." The tour was scheduled to kick off May 22nd in Seattle, WA.

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D.R.I. and Subzero US Tour Dates

Dates have been solidified for the upcoming D.R.I. and Subzero tour. Here are the latest tour dates:

5/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/23 Portland, OR @ Rock N Roll Pizza
5/24 Boise, ID @ The Venue
5/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge
5/26 Ft Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
5/27 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
5/28 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
5/30 St. Louis, MO @ Creep Crawl
5/31 Memphis, TN @ High Tone Cafe
6/1 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
6/2 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
6/3 Milwaulkee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
6/6 Detroit, MI @ I Rock
6/7 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/8 W. Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
6/9 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
6/10 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/11 NYC, NY @ BB Kings
6/12 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
6/13 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
6/14 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
6/15 Charlotte, NC @ Casbah
6/16 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
6/17 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/18 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
6/19 Winter Park, FL @ Island Oasis
6/23 Baton Rouge, LA @ Darkroom
6/24 Chorpus Christi, TX @ Zeros
6/25 San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary

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Subzero To Tour US With D.R.I.

Subzero has made the following post about their upcoming tour online:

"What's up all! Finally going back on the road again! We are very happy to announce that we just confirmed a full United States tour with 80's Hardcore Thrash legends D.R.I (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) It will go on from May 15th through July 3rd! Keep checking back at WWW.SUBZERONYC.NET or WWW.MYSPACE.COM/SUBZERONYC for the official dates. Help spread the word about the tour and DEFINITELY COME OUT TO SUPPORT IT!!! D R FUCKING I MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!"

As previously reported, Subzero recently signed a deal with Scarlet Records out of Italy to release "The Suffering of Man" in all of Europe. The band also posted the new song "Swingin From The Noose" off of their latest effort "The Suffering of Man" on their MySpace page.

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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:

METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN

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D.R.I. Plan Spring European Tour

Legendary hardcore thrash metalers, D.R.I. will be on tour this Spring throughout Europe. The announced tour dates are as follows: More...

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