Rapper Denzel Curry Teams Up With Members Of Bad Brains & Fucked Up For New Spotify Singles Release

Rapper Denzel Curry has released two tracks as part of Spotify’s singles series. The first one is a new version of his song “CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N”, which features Fucked Up, and the second one is a cover of Bad Brains‘ “I Against I”, which features members of the band themselves. You can stream those below:

High On Fire Digitally Release “Bat Salad” EP

High On Fire have officially released their “Bat Salad” EP in digital outlets. The effort was previously only available on 12” vinyl as part of this year’s Record Store Day. In addition to the title track, the EP also includes covers of Celtic Frost‘s “Into The Crypts of Rays” and Bad Brains‘ “Don’t Bother Me.“

“Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. From Bad Brains” To Receive Paperback Release In July

The paperback edition of Bad Brains frontman Paul “H.R.” Hudson’s “Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. From Bad Brains” will be release on July 23. The book was authored by Howie Abrams and James Lathos and this latest edition will come with a new chapter focusing on H.R.’s battle with SUNCT syndrome and the brain surgery he underwent to remedy the condition. It also talks about Bad Brains’ most recent reunion with all four original members. On top of that, the paperback will also feature a new foreword by Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, who performed live with the group during their latest shows. Blythe also contributed a portrait of H.R. for the book’s back cover, taken from his upcoming photo book “Frontman.” H.R. will be signing copies of the book and playing an acoustic set at Generation Records in New York City on July 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bad Brains’ HR To Release New Solo Album “Give Thanks” In October

Bad Brains frontman Paul “HR” Hudson has announce that he will be releasing a new solo album titled “Give Thanks” on October 18. You can pre-order the effort on limited edition vinyl HERE. You can also find HR’s upcoming tour dates at therealofficialhr.com.

Listen To High On Fire’s New Song “Bat Salad” And Their Celtic Frost & Bad Brains Covers

High On Fire recently released a new 12″ titled “Bat Salad“ as part of Record Store Day. The effort, which features the new title track and covers of Celtic Frost‘s “Into The Crypts Of Rays” and Bad Brains‘ “Don’t Bother Me“, has since leaked online and can be heard below:

[via The PRP]

Lamb Of God Stream Their Cover Of Bad Brains’ “I Against I”

Lamb Of God are streaming their cover of Bad Brains’ “I Against I.” This track will appear on their new Burn The Priest covers album “Legion: XX,“ which will be released on May 18. Randy Blythe, who has performed with Bad Brains in the past, had the following to say:

“It’s been a super-big honor to recently sing with one of my favorite bands of all time. Playing with the Bad Brains was an unearthly experience – trying to replace the fastest-singing human ever on songs like ‘Banned In DC‘ and ‘Pay To Cum.’ When it came time to choose our cover of ‘I Against I‘, I was trying not to sound like H.R., as he’s so unique, but yet also throwing in enough of his style to show respect to his unique voice, through my interpretation. To cover the Bad Brains can’t be a straight-forward cover, we had to nail it, and we did.”

Lamb Of God To Release New Covers Album As Burn The Priest, Share Cover Of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”

Lamb Of God have announced that they will be releasing a new 20th anniversary covers album under their Burn The Priest moniker on May 18. The effort is called “Legion: XX“ and it will feature tracks from artists that inspired them. You can find a video for their cover of The Accused’s “Inherit The Earth”, along with the cover art and track listing below. You can also pre-order the release HERE.

“Legion: XX” Track Listing:

01. “Inherit The Earth” (The Accused cover)
02. “Honey Bucket” (Melvins cover)
03. “Kerosene” (Big Black cover)
04. “Kill Yourself” (S.O.D. cover)
05. “I Against I” (Bad Brains cover)
06. “Axis Rot” (Sliang Laos cover)
07. “Jesus Built My Hotrod” (Ministry cover)
08. “One Voice” (Agnostic Front cover)
09. “Dine Alone” (Quicksand cover)
10. “We Gotta Know ” (Cro-Mags cover)

A bonus cover of Helmet’s “In The Meantime” will also be available on a 7” vinyl version of “Inherit the Earth.”

Mark Morton commented on the release:

“To truly understand the essence of the band Burn The Priest, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-’90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY ‘zines turned us on to new bands and regional scenes, and ‘copy and paste’ still implied a print shop and a glue stick.”

“As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals… we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band.”

“Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of Burn The Priest. The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit.”

Randy Blythe also had the following to say about the “Inherit The Earth Cover”:

“I’ve been an Accused fan since I was 14 when they were on the ‘Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3’ compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands. Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally.”

Chris Adler continued:

“‘Inherit The Earth’ hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around ’88. I got The Accused record at a Yellow Banana record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my ‘counselor’ to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, ‘RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.’ That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt — with music. It will never be ‘ours,’ and we know that about all the tunes we’ve covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too.”

Blythe also added;

“I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to The MC5 and The Stooges. There is a direct link — look at old pictures of Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax, and they’re wearing Misfits, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to Discharge. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids.”