The individual roots established by Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless/Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt) are uniquely woven throughout the rock music canon, Each has challenged society s cyclical and complacent ideals in their own respective bands, and three decades on they ve never strayed from their intentions.
Now they come together as a four-piece called OFF! and they re as confrontational as ever, lunging inside the aesthetic of West Coast hardcore to push life s most provocative issues to the forefront, The pinch-hitting First Four EPs box set available November 23rd via Vice Music marks their explosive approach for a total of 16 songs in just under 18 minutes, The band split its recording into only two sessions, with the first nine songs completed in January 2010, while the latter half was hammered out on August 25th, The limited edition 7 , 1st EP, is out October 12th and it s your official entry to OFF! s dark party.Keith Morris has been a seminal figure in the American punk movement since the late 70s, having been a founding member and vocalist for the infamous L.A, band, Black Flag, After the group issued their groundbreaking 1979 debut, Nervous Breakdown EP, Morris left to form the Circle Jerks, Together the band issued six studio albums, including their seminal first album, Group Sex, in 1980, and 1983 s standout Golden Shower of Hits.Steven McDonald has had his hand not only in the Los Angeles rock scene, but in the international rock scene for over three decades, having co-founded the alternative-rock band Redd Kross (aka Red Cross) in 1978 at the tender age of 11 years old, In the early days of the LA punk scene, Redd Kross shared countless bills with Morris and Black Flag as well as a rehearsal space at the now infamous Church in Hermosa Beach, CA, As a producer Steven has worked with a myriad of varied artist; from the indie pop sensations Imperial Teen to the full blown deathpunk spectacle of Norway s Turbonegro, As an artist, he has continued to rock audiences worldwide, not only with his mainstays OFF! and Redd Kross, but with other legendary artists such as Beck and Sparks, to name but just a few.
Dimitri Coats began the visceral alternative rock stylings of Burning Brides in 1999, The trio went on to issue four albums, including their latest, the critically acclaimed Anhedonia, in 2008, The band has toured extensively with such acts as the White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age, and Mastodon, Coats also stars as the lead villain in the film, Suck, also starring Malcolm McDowell, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Alice Cooper and more.
Mario Rubalcaba hails from San Diego, having recorded and toured with Earthless, as well as Rocket From the Crypt and Hot Snakes, During the 1980s and early 1990s, he made a name for himself as a professional skateboarder for Tony Alva s (of the celebrated Z-Boys crew), Team Alva
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