美交叉激流:D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles)《12CD》1983-2016/FLAC/BD

脏腐烂低能者(通常缩写,并称为,如DRI)是一个美国交叉捶打带使得形成在休斯顿,德克萨斯州在1982年该频段当前由两个其创始成员,主唱库尔特布莱希特和吉他手穗卡西迪,如鼓手Rob Rampy和贝斯手Greg Orr。

DRI从来没有得到主流观众,但他们的集成硬核朋克根源与激流金属的影响是对他们同时代的文体催化剂-最明显的是自杀的倾向,合格的腐蚀,死亡的突击兵,在克罗马弹匣,核攻击和隐秘屠宰 -与他们一起被认为是后来被称为“ 跨界鞭打 ” 的主要先驱之一,与肾上腺素OD一起出现,这两个乐队都对现代鞭打金属产生重大影响。

迄今为止,DRI已发行了七张全长工作室专辑。除了2016 EP上的三首新歌外,还有更多… ,自1995 年“全速前进 ”以来,他们还没有发行过完整的录音室专辑。尽管如此,乐队仍几乎每年巡回演出,并且断断续续地中断演奏,特别是在2004年至2009年间,诊断为卡西迪与结肠癌。至少从1998年开始,DRI一直在创作他们的第八张全长工作室专辑,至今仍未发行。

早期(1982–1986)

肮脏的腐烂的小妖怪于1982年5月2日在休斯顿市由硬派朋克乐队Suburbanites的骨灰组成。最初的阵容包括吉他的Spike Cassidy,人声的Kurt Brecht,鼓的Eric Brecht和低音吉他的Dennis Johnson,基本上是郊区人,而Cassidy则是吉他。卡西迪的室友在郊区居民弹吉他。

该小组开始在Kurt和Eric父母的家中练习。据称,乐队发出的喧闹声引起了库尔特和埃里克父亲的不满。当他们被形容为“一堆肮脏的烂摊子”时,这使乐队获得了他们的名字。这也是歌曲《疯子》的灵感来源,该歌曲的剪辑片段是库尔特和埃里克(Eric)的父亲打断乐队练习以抱怨噪音的原因。他们最初以USDRI的名义使用了很短的时间,然后将其简称为DRI。大概是在Dirty Rotten CD扩展版的采访中提到的“ US”代表该乐队。可以在乐队的照片上找到原始的USDRI徽标。“卖淫的人”艺术创作,以创建“公司”徽标。他收到一个“ A”字样。

两个月后,即1982年7月2日,乐队在休斯敦的Joe Star的OMNI演出了他们的第一场演出。

1982年11月6日至7日,DRI录制了他们的第一张专辑《Dirty Rotten EP》,在一首7英寸的EP中以18分钟的时间录制了22首歌曲。仅发行了1000份此EP版本,这使其成为了非常罕见的收藏品。需求使该EP被压制成1983年发行的12英寸LP版本,标题为Dirty Rotten LP。

1983年,DRI搬到了旧金山,在那里他们住在面包车里,在演出之间的汤房里吃东西。丹尼斯·约翰逊(Dennis Johnson)退出乐队,回到了德克萨斯州。他被塞巴斯蒂安·阿莫克(Sebastion Amok)取代,几个月后DRI 与死者肯尼迪(Dead Kennedys)一起参加了“反对里根( Rock Against Reagan) ”巡回演出。巡演结束时,乔什·帕佩(Josh Pappe)被接替塞巴斯蒂安·阿莫克(Sebastian Amok),后者最终将加入德克萨斯州的另一支乐队The Dicks。

他们的下一个发行版本是1984 年的4首7英寸EP ViolentPacification。1984年夏天巡回演出后,Eric Brecht结婚并离开了乐队。当时他被17岁的Felix Griffin所取代。在1984年,他们的歌曲之一,“快”上出现了反战效益编译和平与其他著名硬核朋克乐队如沿着克拉斯,DOA,死的Kennedys和MDC。

DRI的第二张全长专辑,Dealing It!,于1985年3月发行。乐队进行了广泛的巡回演出,以支持专辑。在录制专辑期间,乔希离开了乐队。Mikey Offender(The Offenders的贝斯手Mikey Donaldson)被要求参加专辑发行,尽管Spike为Mikey没时间学习的歌曲演奏了贝斯。

“ 处理它 ”中的歌曲略微偏向金属方向,但仍保持乐队的s 动音色。

1986年4月26日,他们在洛杉矶奥林匹克礼堂录制了他们的表演,并发布了名为“在奥林匹克现场直播”的视频。

跨过渡期(1987–1996)

费利克斯(Felix)于1984年加入DRI时,他为节目带来了新的观众。未来三年带游览,并开始开发一个新的流派,(与其他先驱一起)交叉。他们的第三张专辑《Crossover》于1987年发行,因此得名,因为这张专辑中的歌曲具有强烈的金属声。随着乐队开始“跨界”跳动,他们的歌曲变得更长,更慢,更复杂。媒体称DRI为“ 跨界 ”乐章的主要乐队,这种风格融合了硬派朋克和th打金属。这场音乐吸引了朋克,光头和金属迷的观众。

在住在丽思视频下一记录,在1987年6月27日,在丽思纽约,乐队的全球巡演交叉时。

1988年2月,Dirty Rotten Imbeciles返回录音室,录制了4种。这张专辑中的歌曲延续了乐队的金属风格。他们为歌曲“ Suit and Tie Guy”发行了音乐录影带,Dirty Rotten LP被重新混音以包含Violent Pacification EP的歌曲,并被重新发行。

乐队再次巡回欧洲,以支持Kind专辑的第4张,然后在美国回到家后,Josh Pappe离开乐队,原因是愿意为Gang Green演出。他被约翰·梅纳尔(John Menor)取代。

1989年9月发布了Thrash Zone。该专辑发行了两个音乐录影带,《车轮下》和《绑架》。1990年,菲利克斯·格里芬(Felix Griffin)离开了小组,由罗布·兰比(Rob Rampy)取代。

在1992年初,在Rotten Records上发行了Definition。为歌曲“ Acid Rain”发行了音乐录影带。该视频稍后将在MTV的Beavis和Butthead的一集中进行播放。

DRI于1992年巡回演出,为《圣经》开放,并为自己的演出做头条。在这次巡演中,他们于11月27日在好莱坞钯上录制了演唱会。该专辑于1994年发行,是他们的第一张现场专辑,名为Live。它或多或少是“作为“ 定义”和“全速前进 ” 之间的垫脚石而发行的。录制完演出后不久,约翰·梅诺尔(John Menor)离开了DRI,由乐队的长期朋友和路易·楚姆利·波特(Chumly Porter)取代。

该小组于1994年秋天参加了Lolitabazooka巡回演唱会的主旋律。

1995年,DRI发布了Full Speed Ahead。他们还制作了另一首音乐视频,这次是一首名为“ Syringes In The Sandbox”的歌曲。

1996年1月,他们开始为酸浴开放北美之旅。但是在四月份,罗布和斯派克在进入加拿大时遇到了一些麻烦,因为他们俩先前都曾被指控在美国的影响下开车。这导致他们所有加拿大巡回演出的取消。

游览(1997–2005)

在1997年和1998年期间,DRI继续广泛地环游世界,包括欧洲和南美日期。1998年3月,DRI启动了其官方网站。

同样在1998年,DRI宣布他们将为《全速前进》的后续歌曲创作歌曲,包括“ Against Me”,“电视上看过的节目”,“ Bad News”,“ Brick Wall View”,“ Destructive Power”, “疯狂请求”,“萨达姆疯狂”,“汗水熟食盘”和“常有错误”;两者中的前者将于18年后在But But ……上发布。。无休止的巡回演出,以及乐队缓慢的写作和录制速度以及对唱片公司的搜寻,导致这张专辑搁置了超过五年。最终他们被签到了啤酒城唱片。到2004年春季,DRI已为他们的第八张录音室专辑发行了至少四首新歌,其中包括“ Against Me”,该歌曲可在其官方网站的“唱片新闻”页面上下载数年。截至2019年1月,该专辑尚未发行。

1999年,DRI成为北美巡回演唱会“ Social Chaos”的头条乐队之一。他们的其中一首歌“我是骗子”用于制作《 Social Chaos Tour》 CD。CD包含巡回演出中每个乐队的一首歌。1999年8月,在巡演的中间,Chumly在巡回演出累累之后离开了乐队。他被Harald Oimoen取代。Oimoen与乐队合作多年,从摄影,商品到低音技术,应有尽有。乐队恢复了巡回演出,仅缺席了两场演出。

进入千年之交,“肮脏的腐烂的小矮人”成为“千年2000巡回赛”的头条新闻。

巡回演出的持续周期一直持续到2001年,DRI在“守旧派巡回演出”中广泛巡回美国,并最终在密尔沃基金属音乐节上登上了头条新闻。

2002年是DRI成立20周年,也是乐队新纪元的开始。DRI与Beer City唱片公司签署了唱片,同意重新发行唱片目录,并生产新的录音室CD和DVD。

为了庆祝这两个场合,DRI进行了一次巨大的世界巡回演出。到2003年为止,这次巡演遍及美国,日本,欧洲和南美。

啤酒城的第一张专辑于2003年发行。Dirty Rotten CD的特色是原始的全长Dirty Rotten LP和Violent Pacification 7英寸EP,以及许多从未发行过的奖金曲目和访谈。奖金曲目中包括DRI有史以来第一场演出的现场录音,以及该乐队在1984年“ Violent Pacification”巡回演唱会上在纽约著名CBGB上唯一演出的现场计算机录像。

2003年还带来了第二个啤酒之城发行来处理它。该CD包含原始专辑,以及罕见的,从未听过的奖金曲目以及现场录像。片段来自80年代中期旧金山一家公共电视 有线电视节目的采访。

DRI在2004年又进行了一次巡回演出,它将带他们再次遍及美国和整个欧洲。游览结束后,他们认为是时候开始与Beer City合作制作Live At CBGB的 CD和DVD了,并重新发行了Crossover专辑。在住在CBGB的 DVD和CD被补发,并可在啤酒城纪录。由于Spike的病 ,Crossover的重新发行被推迟了。

at割,斯派克·卡西迪的恢复并继续巡回演出(2006–2013年)

2006年3月,斯派克被诊断出患有结肠癌,使乐队目前的巡回演出和未来的演出陷入瘫痪,直到他康复。在Spike恢复之前,发行新工作室LP的计划也被搁置。

2006年12月,Spike在2006年3月被诊断出患有癌症之后,已经完成了所有放疗和化疗。通过在他的胃中切开一个八英寸(20厘米)的切口,将一英尺长的大肠(结肠)切除了。据说该手术于2006年3月27日进行,成功去除了所有癌症痕迹。他的康复进展顺利,预计他将完全康复。官方网站指出,卡西迪(Cassidy)截至2008年8月无癌。

斯派克·卡西迪(Spike Cassidy)谈到自己重返舞台时说:“我很高兴DRI再次上演,已经太久了。我们目前正在设置周末来测试水和重建我们所闻名的耐力。我们都期待着从我们中断的地方重新开始。”

DRI因其高能量性能和不间断旅行而闻名。卡西迪还补充说:“现在是2天和3天的周末,直到2010年,然后是一些国际工作。我们确实计划在2010年夏末之前进行为期4周的游览。”

2010年4月13日,啤酒城唱片在LP和CD上重新发行了Crossover-Millennium Edition。多年之后,终于可以再次使用Crossover。原始合作制片人/工程师Bill Metoyer重新制作了此唱片。此版本还包含所有演奏此版本的乐队成员(Spike Cassidy,Kurt Brecht,Felix Griffin和Josh Pappe)的内胆音符。CD版还包含11首红曲,其中5首是他们在纽约“ The Ritz”演唱会上的著名表演。

2010年6月15日,啤酒城重新发行了Dirty Rotten EP,Dirty Rotten LP,Violent Pacification 7“并在黑胶唱片上进行了处理。所有这些发行版现在在黑胶唱片上已经绝版了很长时间。发行于红色乙烯基,两个7均发行于5种颜色的乙烯基。

2011年,DRI参观了美国,英国,爱尔兰,荷兰,意大利和德国。

但是等等…还有更多!,阵容变更和新专辑(2014年至今)

DRI于2014年10月进入南加州工作室,开始录制包含新材料的EP。它是由比尔·梅耶产生,谁产生的带的第三,第四和第五张专辑交叉,一类4和捶打区。歌手库尔特·布雷希特(Kurt Brecht)将EP形容为“朋克摇滚比金属摇滚”。 EP,标题为But Wait …还有更多!,于2016年6月10日发行,并且乐队开始了一系列的世界巡回演唱会以支持它。

2014年9月17日,Rob Rampy以严重受伤为由宣布离开乐队。然后,他被布兰登·卡恩斯(Brandon Karns)取代,此后不久就离开了乐队。然后,Karns被Walter“ Monsta” Ryan取代。但是,Rampy于2018年重新加入DRI。2017年,乐队与他们的长期贝斯手Harald Oimoen分道扬who,后者被Greg Orr(extitude Adjustment)取代。

在2019年1月,Metal Addicts报告说DRI自1995年的《Full Speed Ahead》以来就一直在制作他们的第一张全长录音室专辑,暂定于当年晚些时候或2020年发行。]

侵犯版权

尽管不再与DRI合作,但乐队的老唱片公司之一Rotten Records向美国马萨诸塞州地方法院提起诉讼。Rotten Records正在起诉Comcast用户,该用户涉嫌下载并分享了他们的第六张专辑。根据诉讼,烂唱片公司雇用了Rightscorp来监视BitTorrent网络的侵权行为。该公司声称已与被告的BitTorrent客户建立联系,并下载了该专辑的完整副本,后来证实它们与原始版权作品相同。“ Rightscorp从2014年12月14日至2015年5月12日通过其ISP Comcast Cable Communications,Inc.向被告发送了288条通知,要求被告停止非法分发原告的工作。被告无视每条通知,并继续非法散布原告的作品,抱怨读到。除了从每个Comcast用户的计算机上删除这两个专辑之外,Rotten Records还要求禁止所有这两种情况下的在线侵权行为。唱片公司还希望获得法定赔偿(如果认为任何侵权是故意的,则每件作品可能需要15万美元)加上律师费。

风格和影响力

DRI的音乐结合了朋克摇滚,th撞金属,高速金属和重金属元素,而早期的材料被称为硬核朋克。它们经常被称为与SOD,自杀倾向和整合腐蚀一起帮助创建交叉 create流类型的关键乐队之一。Allmusic.com 宣称:“作为一个快速,直截了当的朋克乐队起家,他们逐渐在声音中融合了更多重金属元素;这样做的时候,他们的歌曲变得更长,并且具有更多的乐段和更多的节奏。DRI管理当时的罕见壮举是吸引金属观众,同时保留他们的朋克和铁杆粉丝群-他们有一些让所有观众喜欢(或讨厌)的东西。”

很多乐队和艺人都引用DRI作为一个影响或启发,包括炭疽,隐秘屠宰,黑暗的天使,死亡天使,KREATOR,城市垃圾,核攻击,杀手和比奥-住口。

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (often abbreviated, and referred to, as D.R.I.) are an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. The band is currently composed of two of its founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer Rob Rampy and bass player Greg Orr.

D.R.I. never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries — most notably Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, Stormtroopers of Death, the Cro-Mags, Nuclear Assault and Cryptic Slaughter — alongside whom they are considered to be one of the major pioneers of what would later be called “crossover thrash”, along with Adrenalin O.D., with both bands having a heavy influence on modern thrash metal.

To date, D.R.I. has released seven full-length studio albums. Other than three new songs on the 2016 EP But Wait…There’s More!, they have not released a full-length studio album since Full Speed Ahead in 1995. Despite this, the band has continued to tour almost every year, and gone on hiatus intermittently, notably between 2004 and 2009, when Cassidy was diagnosed with colon cancer. Since at least 1998, D.R.I. has been working on their eighth full-length studio album, which remains unreleased.

Early days (1982–1986)

The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles formed on May 2, 1982 in the city of Houston, from the ashes of the hardcore punk band Suburbanites. The original line-up consisted of Spike Cassidy on guitar, Kurt Brecht on vocals, Eric Brecht on drums and Dennis Johnson on bass guitar, which was basically the Suburbanites with Cassidy on guitar. Cassidy’s roommate played guitar in the Suburbanites.

The group started practicing at Kurt and Eric’s parents’ home. The noise made by the band allegedly drew regular complaints from Kurt and Eric’s father. This led to the band gaining their name when they were described as a “bunch of dirty rotten imbeciles.” This was also an inspiration for the song “Madman,” which featured a clip of Kurt and Eric’s father interrupting a band practice to complain about the noise. They initially went under the name U.S.D.R.I for a brief period of time before shortening it to D.R.I. Presumably, the “U.S.” stood for the band, as mentioned in interviews off of the extended version on the Dirty Rotten CD. Photos of the band can be found with the original U.S.D.R.I logo. The “Skanker Man” logo was designed by original drummer Eric Brecht as a high school art assignment to create a “corporate” logo. He received an “A” on it.

Two months later, on July 2, 1982, the band played their first show at Joe Star’s OMNI, in Houston.

On November 6 & 7, 1982, D.R.I. recorded their first release, the Dirty Rotten EP, fitting 22 songs into 18 minutes on a 7″ EP. Only 1000 copies of this EP version were pressed, making it now a very rare collector’s item. Demand caused this EP to be pressed into a 12″ LP version, released in 1983, aptly titled Dirty Rotten LP.

In 1983, D.R.I. relocated to San Francisco, where they lived in their van and ate at soup kitchens in between gigs. Dennis Johnson quit the band and returned home to Texas. He was replaced with Sebastion Amok, and within a few months D.R.I. found themselves on the “Rock Against Reagan” tour with the Dead Kennedys. At the conclusion of the tour, Josh Pappe was brought in to replace Sebastian Amok who would eventually join The Dicks, another Texas band.

Their next release was the 4 song 7″ EP Violent Pacification in 1984. After touring in the summer of 1984, Eric Brecht got married and left the band. He was replaced with at the time, a 17-year-old Felix Griffin. Also in 1984, one of their songs, “Snap” appeared on the anti-war benefit compilation P.E.A.C.E. along with other famous hardcore and punk bands such as Crass, D.O.A., Dead Kennedys and MDC.

D.R.I.’s second full-length album, Dealing with It!, was released in March 1985. The group toured extensively in support of the album. During the recording of the album, Josh took a leave from the band. Mikey Offender (Mikey Donaldson – bass player of The Offenders) was asked to play for the album, although Spike played bass on the songs that Mikey didn’t have time to learn.

The songs on Dealing With It leaned slightly towards a metal direction, but still kept the band’s thrashcore sound.

On April 26, 1986, they recorded their show at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles and released the video, which was entitled Live at the Olympic.

Crossover thrash period (1987–1996)

When Felix joined D.R.I. in 1984 he brought a new audience to the shows. The next three years the band toured and started developing a new genre, (along with other pioneers) crossover. Their third album, Crossover, released in 1987, was suitingly named since the songs on this album had a strong metal sound to them. As the band began to “crossover” to thrash, their songs became longer, slower, and more complex. The press has called D.R.I. the major band of the “crossover” movement, a style that combined hardcore punk and thrash metal. This music invited a mixed audience of punks, skinheads, and metal fans to their shows.

The Live At The Ritz video was recorded next, on June 27, 1987, at The Ritz in New York, during the band’s worldwide Crossover tour.

In February 1988, the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles returned to the studio to record 4 of a Kind. The songs on this album continued in the band’s metal style. They released a music video for the song “Suit and Tie Guy”, and the Dirty Rotten LP was remixed to include the songs from the Violent Pacification EP, and was re-released.

The band toured Europe again to support the 4 of a Kind album, then once home in the U.S., Josh Pappe left the band because of an offer to play for Gang Green. He was replaced by John Menor.

September 1989 brought the release of Thrash Zone. Two music videos were released from this album, “Beneath the Wheel” and “Abduction”. In 1990, Felix Griffin left the group and was replaced by Rob Rampy.

During early 1992, Definition was released on Rotten Records. A music video was released for the song “Acid Rain”. The video would later be featured in an episode of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead.

D.R.I. toured in 1992, opening for Testament, as well as headlining their own shows. During this tour, they recorded their gig at the Hollywood Palladium on November 27. It was released in 1994 as their first live album, appropriately entitled Live. It was, more or less, “released as a stepping stone between Definition and Full Speed Ahead”. Soon after recording the show, John Menor left D.R.I. and was replaced by the band’s long time friend and roadie, Chumly Porter.

The group took part in headlining the Lolitabazooka Tour, in the fall of 1994.

In 1995, D.R.I. released Full Speed Ahead. They also made another music video, this time for a song called “Syringes In The Sandbox”.

In January 1996, they started touring North America with Acid Bath opening for them. But in April, Rob and Spike ran into some trouble trying to enter Canada because they had both been previously charged with driving under the influence in the U.S. This resulted in the cancellation of all their Canadian tour dates.

Touring (1997–2005)

During 1997 and 1998, D.R.I. continued to tour the world extensively, including European & South American dates. In March 1998, D.R.I. launched their official web site.

Also in 1998, D.R.I. announced that they were writing songs for the follow-up to Full Speed Ahead, including “Against Me”, “As Seen on TV”, “Bad News”, “Brick Wall View”, “Destructive Power”, “Insanity Plea”, “Saddam Insane”, “Sweaty Deli Tray” and “Wrong as Usual”; the former of the two would be released 18 years later on But Wait…There’s More!. Relentless touring, as well as the band’s slow writing and recording pace and the search for a record label, resulted in putting the album on hold for over half a decade; eventually they were signed to Beer City Records. By the spring of 2004, D.R.I. had demoed at least four new songs for their eighth studio album, including “Against Me”, which was available downloading at the “record news” page from their official web site for several years. As of January 2019, the album has yet to be released.

During 1999, D.R.I. appeared as one of the headlining bands on the “Social Chaos” in North America Tour. One of their songs, “I’m The Liar”, is used for a Social Chaos Tour CD compilation. The CD contained one song from each band that appeared on the tour. During August 1999, in the middle of the tour, Chumly left the band after tiring of touring. He was replaced by Harald Oimoen. Oimoen had been working on and off with the band for years, doing everything from photography and merchandise to bass tech. The band resumed the tour missing only two shows.

The turn of the millennium saw the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles headline the “Millennium 2000 Tour”.

The constant cycle of touring continued into 2001 with D.R.I. extensively touring the US on the “Old School Tour” culminating in a headlining appearance at the Milwaukee Metal Fest.

2002 marks D.R.I.’s 20th anniversary and the beginning of a new era for the band. D.R.I. signed with Beer City records agreeing to reissue their back catalog and a produce new studio CDs and DVDs.

To celebrate both of these occasions, DRI embarked on a huge world tour. This tour went all over the US, Japan, Europe and South America into 2003.

The first Beer City reissue came out in 2003. The Dirty Rotten CD featured the original full length Dirty Rotten LP and the Violent Pacification 7” EP as well as a number of never before released bonus tracks and interviews. Included within the bonus tracks were live recordings of D.R.I.’s first show ever and live computer video footage from the band’s only performance at New York’s famous CBGB’s from the 1984 “Violent Pacification” tour.

2003 also brought the second Beer City reissue for Dealing With It. This CD contains the original album plus rare and never before heard bonus tracks as well as live video footage. The footage is from a mid 80’s interview from a San Francisco Public-access television cable TV show.

D.R.I. embarked on yet another tour in 2004 that would take them all over the US and all over Europe again. After completing the tour, they decided it was time to start working with Beer City on the Live At CBGB’s CD and DVD and the reissue of the Crossover album. The Live At CBGB’s DVD and CD was reissued and is available on Beer City Records. The reissue of Crossover was delayed due to Spike’s illness.

Hiatus, recovery of Spike Cassidy and continued touring (2006–2013)

In March 2006, Spike was diagnosed with colon cancer, putting the band’s current tour and future performances on hiatus until his recovery. Plans to release a new studio LP are also on hold until Spike has recovered.

In December 2006, Spike had completed all radiation and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in March 2006. A one-foot section of large intestine (colon) was removed through an eight-inch (20 cm) incision in his stomach. The surgery, which took place on March 27, 2006 was said to be successful in removing all traces of the cancer. His rehabilitation is going well and he is expected to make a full recovery. The official website states Cassidy to be cancer free as of August 2008.

Spike Cassidy commented on his return to the stage “I am very happy D.R.I. will be playing again, it has been far too long. We are currently setting up weekends to test the water and rebuild the stamina that we were known for. We all look forward to restarting up exactly where we left off.”

D.R.I. is known for their high energy performances and their nonstop touring. Cassidy also adds “Right now it is 2 & 3 day weekends until 2010, followed by some international work. We really are planning to be able to do a 4 week tour by late summer 2010.”

April 13, 2010 Beer City records reissued Crossover – Millennium Edition on LP and CD. Finally after many years Crossover was once again available. This reissue was remastered by the original co-producer/engineer Bill Metoyer. This release also contains liner notes by all the band members who played on this release (Spike Cassidy, Kurt Brecht, Felix Griffin and Josh Pappe). The CD version also contains 11 bonus tracks including 5 songs from their famous performance at NYC ‘The Ritz’.

June 15, 2010 Beer City records reissues The Dirty Rotten EP, The Dirty Rotten LP, Violent Pacification 7″ and Dealing With It on vinyl. All of these releases had been out of print on vinyl now for a very long time. The LP’s were issued on red vinyl and both 7″s were issued on 5 colors of vinyl.

In 2011, D.R.I. went on a tour of the US, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.

But Wait…There’s More!, lineup changes and new album (2014–present)

D.R.I. entered a Southern California studio in October 2014 to begin record an EP containing new material. It was produced by Bill Metoyer, who produced the band’s third, fourth and fifth studio albums Crossover, 4 of a Kind and Thrash Zone. Vocalist Kurt Brecht has described the EP as “more punk rock than metal”. The EP, titled But Wait…There’s More!, was released on June 10, 2016, and the band embarked on a series of world tours in support of it.

On September 17, 2014, it was announced that Rob Rampy had departed from the band, citing serious injury as the reason. He was then replaced by Brandon Karns, who subsequently left the band shortly thereafter. Karns was then replaced by Walter “Monsta” Ryan. However, Rampy re-joined D.R.I in 2018. In 2017, the band parted ways with their longtime bassist Harald Oimoen, who was replaced by Greg Orr (ex Attitude Adjustment).

In January 2019, Metal Addicts reported that D.R.I. had been working on their first full-length studio album since 1995’s Full Speed Ahead, tentatively planned for release later that year or in 2020.

Copyright infringement

Although no longer working with D.R.I., one of the band’s old record labels, Rotten Records, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Rotten Records is suing a Comcast user who allegedly downloaded and shared their sixth album. According to the lawsuit, Rotten Records hired Rightscorp to monitor BitTorrent networks for infringement. The company claims it connected to the defendants’ BitTorrent clients and downloaded a full copy of the album, later verifying that they were identical to the original copyright works. “Rightscorp sent Defendant 288 notices via their ISP Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. from December 14, 2014 to May 12, 2015 demanding that Defendant stop illegally distributing Plaintiff’s work. Defendant ignored each and every notice and continued to illegally distribute Plaintiff’s work,” the complaint reads. Rotten Records demands an injunction forbidding further online infringement in both cases in addition to the deletion of both albums from each Comcast user’s computer. The record label also wants statutory damages (potentially $150K per work if any infringement is deemed willful) plus attorneys’ fees.

Style and influence

D.R.I.’s music has combined elements of punk rock, thrash metal, speed metal and heavy metal, while their early material has been described as hardcore punk. They are often cited as one of the key bands that helped create the crossover thrash genre, along with S.O.D., Suicidal Tendencies and Corrosion of Conformity. Allmusic.com has claimed that, “Starting off as a speedy, straight-ahead punk band, they gradually mixed more elements of heavy metal into their sound; as they did so, their songs got longer and featured more sections and more variety in tempo. D.R.I. managed the then-rare feat of crossing over to metal audiences while retaining their skate-punk and hardcore fan bases — they had something for all those audiences to love (or hate).”

Many bands and artists have cited D.R.I. as an influence or inspiration, including Anthrax, Cryptic Slaughter, Dark Angel, Death Angel, Kreator, Municipal Waste, Nuclear Assault, Slayer and Vio-Lence.

专辑列表:
1983 – The Dirty Rotten
1985 – Dealing With It!
1987 – Crossover
1988 – 4 Of A Kind
1989 – Thrash Zone
1992 – Definition
1994 – Live
1995 – Full Speed Ahead
2003 – Dirtiest…Rottenest (2CD)
2005 – Thrashkore Retrospektif
2016 – But Wait There’s More

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