Full Speed Ahead, came out way back in 1995, so clearly Kurt Brecht and his guys aren’t too concerned with releasing new material. Still, the band are a ferocious live proposition, and the Viper Room is the perfect place is experience them. Skullcrack, Mindwars and Throw the Goat also perform on what appears to be an unrelentingly intense bill.
Texas’ DRI, or Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, have been kicking around since 1982, and were one of the first bands (along with Suicidal Tendencies) to blend hardcore punk with thrash metal at a time when the two camps were very separate. The likes of Anthrax and Corrosion of Conformity would follow suit later, and all would cite DRI as a major influence. DRI’s most recent studio album,