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.
The legends are coming back to Europe this coming July. The booking is on via [email protected] and there are a bunch of free dates between July 17th and August 2nd. All dates are listed below.
The band is readying a new album next year – go here to see the details!
17.07. Viveiro – Resurrection Fest (Spain)
18.07. Albi – Xtreme Fest (France)
19.07. Nantes – Le Ferrailleur (France)
20.07. Dendermonde – Jh Zenith (Belgium)
21.07. Norwich – Owl Sanctuary (UK)
22.07. Glasgow – Audio (UK)
23.07. London – Underworld (UK)
24.07. Eindhoven – Effenaar (Netherlands)
25.07. Rotterdam – Baroeg (Netherlands)
27.07. München – Kranhalle (Germany)
28.07. Wien – Arena (Austria)
29.07. Bratislava – Randal Club (Slovakia) + DEATH BY STEREO
30.07. Vyskov – Fest Pod Parou (Czech Republic)
31.07. Wroclaw – Krupnicza 15 (Poland) NEW
01.08. Moscow – Brooklyn Club (Russia)
02.08. St. Petersburg – Backstage (Russia)
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.