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D.R.I.

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Houston, Texas (early), San Francisco, California (later)
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1982
Genre:
Hardcore Punk, Thrash Metal/Crossover
Lyrical themes:
Politics, Society, Daily Struggles, Drugs, Life, Problems, Freedom, Violence
Current label:
Beer City Records
Years active:
1982-present
D.R.I. are considered by many to be "the fathers of crossover thrash" along with Suicidal Tendencies, Stormtroopers of Death, M.O.D., Excel and Beowülf. The genre "crossover" was also coined from their 1987 album which basically sums up the sound of the thrash metal/hardcore punk hybrid.

Evolving out of a defunct hardcore band called the Suburbanites. Singer Kurt Brecht, drummer Eric Brecht ...
Current
Spike Cassidy Guitars (1982-present)
Kurt Brecht Vocals (1982-present)
See also: Pasadena Napalm Division, ex-Suburbanites
Harald Oimoen Bass (1999-present)
See also: Blind Illusion, ex-Terminal Shock
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2015-present)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Possessed, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Madball, ex-Powerhouse
Past
Dennis Bass (1982-1983)
See also: ex-Suburbanites
Eric Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Attitude, ex-Hirax, ex-Death, ex-Suburbanites, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Sebastian Amok Bass (1983)
Josh Pappé Bass (1984-1985, 1985-1989)
See also: ex-Gang Green
Felix Griffin Drums (1984-1990)
See also: Bat, Blunt Force Trauma, Condemned Unit
Mike Offender Bass (1985)
(R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-MDC, ex-The Offenders
John Menor Bass (1989-1994)
See also: War Mans Dance
Rob Rampy Drums (1990-2014)
See also: Denial Fiend
Chumly Porter (R.I.P. 2011) Bass (1994-1999)
Brandon Karns Drums (2014-2015)
Past (Live)
Bill Crooks Vocals (1987)
See also: ex-Ruined, ex-Cryptic Slaughter, ex-Cycotic Youth
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2011)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Possessed, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Madball, ex-Powerhouse
John Menor Guitars (2012)
See also: War Mans Dance
Ed "Loco" Reyes Guitars (2013)
See also: ex-Verbal Abuse
Spike Cassidy Guitars (1982-present)
Kurt Brecht Vocals (1982-present)
See also: Pasadena Napalm Division, ex-Suburbanites
Harald Oimoen Bass (1999-present)
See also: Blind Illusion, ex-Terminal Shock
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2015-present)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Possessed, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Madball, ex-Powerhouse
Dennis Bass (1982-1983)
See also: ex-Suburbanites
Eric Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Attitude, ex-Hirax, ex-Death, ex-Suburbanites, ex-Two-Bit Thief
Sebastian Amok Bass (1983)
Josh Pappé Bass (1984-1985, 1985-1989)
See also: ex-Gang Green
Felix Griffin Drums (1984-1990)
See also: Bat, Blunt Force Trauma, Condemned Unit
Mike Offender Bass (1985)
(R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-MDC, ex-The Offenders
John Menor Bass (1989-1994)
See also: War Mans Dance
Rob Rampy Drums (1990-2014)
See also: Denial Fiend
Chumly Porter (R.I.P. 2011) Bass (1994-1999)
Brandon Karns Drums (2014-2015)
Past
Bill Crooks Vocals (1987)
See also: ex-Ruined, ex-Cryptic Slaughter, ex-Cycotic Youth
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2011)
See also: Attitude Adjustment, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Possessed, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Madball, ex-Powerhouse
John Menor Guitars (2012)
See also: War Mans Dance
Ed "Loco" Reyes Guitars (2013)
See also: ex-Verbal Abuse
Added by: UltraBoris Modified by: aeternus1990
Added on: 2002-12-31 23:23:46 Last modified on: 2016-11-29 18:25:54