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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:
1982-1983 (as US D.R.I.), 1983-present
The band's name stands for "Dirty Rotten Imbeciles".

D.R.I. are considered by many to be "the fathers of crossover thrash" along with Suicidal Tendencies, S.O.D., M.O.D. and Excel. According to an interview with Kurt Brecht, they did not coin the term "crossover" themselves, but rather adopted it from people starting to refer to the band's roots in one genre (punk) crossing over into the metal ...
Current
Spike Cassidy Guitars (1982-present)
See also: ex-US D.R.I.
Kurt Brecht Vocals (1982-present)
See also: Pasadena Napalm Division, ex-Suburbanites, ex-US D.R.I.
Rob Rampy Drums (1990-2014, 2018-present)
See also: Denial Fiend, The Power of Pain, ex-Hellbender
Greg Orr Bass (2018-present)
See also: ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Blue Steel
Past
Dennis Bass (1982-1983)
See also: ex-Suburbanites, ex-US D.R.I.
Eric Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Attitude, ex-Hirax, ex-Death, ex-Suburbanites, ex-Two-Bit Thief, ex-US D.R.I.
Sebastian Amok Bass (1983)
Josh Pappé Bass (1984-1985, 1985-1989)
(R.I.P. 2020) See also: ex-Gang Green
Felix Griffin Drums (1984-1990)
See also: Blunt Force Trauma, Condemned Unit, M.O.D Classic, ex-Bat, ex-KrigblÄst, ex-M.O.D., ex-Crotch Rot, ex-MDC (live)
Mike Offender Bass (1985)
(R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-MDC, ex-The Offenders
John Menor Bass (1989-1994)
See also: ex-Mantus, ex-War Mans Dance
Chumly Porter (R.I.P. 2011) Bass (1994-1999)
Harald Oimoen Bass (1999-2017)
See also: ex-Inhalent, Back Stabbath (Black Sabbath tribute), Jesus Crisis, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Terminal Shock
Brandon Karns Drums (2014-2015)
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2015-2018)
See also: M.O.D., ex-Bonecrusher, ex-Paranoia, ex-Decayed, Angry Corpses, Powerhouse, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Merauder, ex-Possessed, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Chronic Plague, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Blackhand Syndicate, ex-Caged, ex-Doomsday Device, ex-Groove Tool, ex-Honor Culture, ex-Intox, ex-Lordz of Brooklyn, ex-Madball, ex-Minus 1, ex-Murderer's Row, ex-Subzero
Past (Live)
Bill Crooks Vocals (1987)
See also: ex-Ruined, ex-Cryptic Slaughter, ex-Cycotic Youth
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2011)
See also: M.O.D., ex-Bonecrusher, ex-Paranoia, ex-Decayed, Angry Corpses, Powerhouse, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Merauder, ex-Possessed, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Chronic Plague, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Blackhand Syndicate, ex-Caged, ex-Doomsday Device, ex-Groove Tool, ex-Honor Culture, ex-Intox, ex-Lordz of Brooklyn, ex-Madball, ex-Minus 1, ex-Murderer's Row, ex-Subzero
Nick Poulos Guitars (2011)
See also: Bat, Municipal Waste, Volture, Combat Delta (live), ex-Parasytic, ex-Organ Donor, ex-Cannabis Corpse, ex-Battlemaster (live), ex-Byam Klavor
John Menor Guitars (2012)
See also: ex-Mantus, ex-War Mans Dance
Ed "Loco" Reyes Guitars (2013)
See also: ex-Verbal Abuse
Spike Cassidy Guitars (1982-present)
See also: ex-US D.R.I.
Kurt Brecht Vocals (1982-present)
See also: Pasadena Napalm Division, ex-Suburbanites, ex-US D.R.I.
Rob Rampy Drums (1990-2014, 2018-present)
See also: Denial Fiend, The Power of Pain, ex-Hellbender
Greg Orr Bass (2018-present)
See also: ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Blue Steel
Dennis Bass (1982-1983)
See also: ex-Suburbanites, ex-US D.R.I.
Eric Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Attitude, ex-Hirax, ex-Death, ex-Suburbanites, ex-Two-Bit Thief, ex-US D.R.I.
Sebastian Amok Bass (1983)
Josh Pappé Bass (1984-1985, 1985-1989)
(R.I.P. 2020) See also: ex-Gang Green
Felix Griffin Drums (1984-1990)
See also: Blunt Force Trauma, Condemned Unit, M.O.D Classic, ex-Bat, ex-KrigblÄst, ex-M.O.D., ex-Crotch Rot, ex-MDC (live)
Mike Offender Bass (1985)
(R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-MDC, ex-The Offenders
John Menor Bass (1989-1994)
See also: ex-Mantus, ex-War Mans Dance
Chumly Porter (R.I.P. 2011) Bass (1994-1999)
Harald Oimoen Bass (1999-2017)
See also: ex-Inhalent, Back Stabbath (Black Sabbath tribute), Jesus Crisis, ex-Blind Illusion, ex-Terminal Shock
Brandon Karns Drums (2014-2015)
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2015-2018)
See also: M.O.D., ex-Bonecrusher, ex-Paranoia, ex-Decayed, Angry Corpses, Powerhouse, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Merauder, ex-Possessed, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Chronic Plague, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Blackhand Syndicate, ex-Caged, ex-Doomsday Device, ex-Groove Tool, ex-Honor Culture, ex-Intox, ex-Lordz of Brooklyn, ex-Madball, ex-Minus 1, ex-Murderer's Row, ex-Subzero
Past
Bill Crooks Vocals (1987)
See also: ex-Ruined, ex-Cryptic Slaughter, ex-Cycotic Youth
Walter "Monsta" Ryan Drums (2011)
See also: M.O.D., ex-Bonecrusher, ex-Paranoia, ex-Decayed, Angry Corpses, Powerhouse, ex-Burnt Offering, ex-Machine Head, ex-Merauder, ex-Possessed, ex-Attitude Adjustment, ex-Chronic Plague, ex-Harley's War (live), ex-Blackhand Syndicate, ex-Caged, ex-Doomsday Device, ex-Groove Tool, ex-Honor Culture, ex-Intox, ex-Lordz of Brooklyn, ex-Madball, ex-Minus 1, ex-Murderer's Row, ex-Subzero
Nick Poulos Guitars (2011)
See also: Bat, Municipal Waste, Volture, Combat Delta (live), ex-Parasytic, ex-Organ Donor, ex-Cannabis Corpse, ex-Battlemaster (live), ex-Byam Klavor
John Menor Guitars (2012)
See also: ex-Mantus, ex-War Mans Dance
Ed "Loco" Reyes Guitars (2013)
See also: ex-Verbal Abuse
Added by: UltraBoris Modified by: KingSpooky
Added on: 2002-12-31 23:23:46 Last modified on: 2022-07-01 13:35:58