D.R.I. + DUST BOLT + ANTIPEEWEE
- D.R.I. + DUST BOLT + ANTIPEEWEE
- Mo, 27. Juli 2015, 19:00 h
- Feierwerk KRANHALLE - München,
The DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES' history begins on May 2, 1982 around 4:00pm, in the city of Houston, TX. It was on this day that the musically aggressive quartet we now know as D.R.I. made their first Dirty Rotten noise and called it a song. Back then it was Spike Cassidy (guitar), Kurt Brecht (vocals), Eric Brecht (drums), and Dennis Johnson (bass).
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, and Stormtroopers of Death- alongside whom they are considered pioneers of what would later be called "crossover thrash." This subgenre was also coined from their 1987 album Crossover.
In the year 2000, D.R.I. Founder/Guitarist, Spike Cassidy, loses Rotten Records to D.R.I. Manager, Ron Peterson in a partnership break-up, and a long court battle is sure to commence. D.R.I. fired manager Ron Peterson, took its catalog of CD's, and left Rotten Records in search of a new record lable. The band is said to be entertaining a few good offers.
The year also saw the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles headlining their own 'Millennium 2000 Tour' which had been broken into two halves, taking place in the spring & fall of 2000.
For the past 32 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the agressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we've all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they've been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots. Still actively touring and recording, the only thing that may have changed is that they're a little older now, but time hasn't gotten the best of the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. They're still thrashing just as hard, and just as loud as ever, continuing to overload our senses with the sound that is, and will always remain, uniquely D.R.I.
Support: DUST BOLT (Thrash Metal / Landsberg)
Opener: Antipeewee (Thrash Metal / Abendsberg)