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).
Gum Bleed combines political awareness and metaphorical lyrics with fast catchy punk/hardcore/rock/alternative for a classic and compelling sound.
Formed in 2006 in the People's Republic of China, the quartet has made a name for themselves with powerful live shows and an international perspective, that has driven them to relentlessly tour abroad and release albums internationally as well as in China.
Gum Bleed has made a number of international connections and has become instrumental in bringing foreign bands to China. In this way, Gumbleed has also played a key role in supporting China’s youth scene, proving that they embody not only the soul of hardcore punk rock but also the spirit of the global community.
NEXØ is a brand new explosive punk band from Copenhagen, Denmark.
The four-piece was founded in the wake of Trump's election, and forged in the fires of stupidity and hatred that burns everywhere on this doomed planet. NEXØ is fueled by equal parts revolutionary indignation and apathetic frustration about the state of the world.
The music is fast and furious – an unholy alliance of 80s hardcore and 21st century punkrock – and their live shows are like a fist of raw energy; clearly cementing that while the band might be new, the musicians each have well over a decade of involvment with the scene. Their combined experience is clearly audible when you listen to the sharp compositions and the confident energy on the coming debut album New Normal.
The music of NEXØ seeks to emulate how it feels to observe the deroute of civilisation. That eerie sensation which is sort of like skydiving without a parachute. Gorgeous overviews, ecstating adrenaline and imminent death all rolled up into one juicy, devastating trip.
The lyrics are a vital part of the band. The leadsinger is also a journalist and a published author, and that shows in a political edge that doesn't succumb to cliches. The apathy about the current state of the world and the consequent decent into drug sedation is the theme of the opening banger ”The Chemical Generation”, while the closer of the album ”Break the Bank” restores a shot of hope: ”The times are not a'changing, we are changing the times”.
When humanity is spinning out of control NEXØ is the soundtrack that fuels the apocalypse.