Origin: Houston, TX, USA
Genres: Crossover
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D.R.I.  


Largely a punk band, especially in the early years, DRI (which, of course, stands for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles) influenced many an 80's thrash band and their brand of thrash/punk/hardcore metal remains popular to this day. They are also creators of perhaps the coolest logo in the business. Since their last full-length album in 1995 they've alternated between touring and going on hiatus, not feeling the need to record new material, but that will change in 2016 with the release of an new EP.

Current Members

Kurt Brecht

vocals (Pasadena Napalm Division)

Spike Cassidy

guitars

Harald Oimoen

bass

Walter Ryan

drums

Former Members/Guests

Dennis Johnson

bass

Josh Pappe

bass

Mikey Offender

bass

John Menor

bass

Chumly Porter

bass RIP: June 5, 2011, suicide, age 41

Eric Brecht

drums (ex-Hirax)

Felix Griffin

drums (Bat, Blunt Force Trauma, ex-M.O.D.)

Rob Rampy

drums (Denial Fiend)


Discography



D.R.I. 
1982 independent
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Dennis Johnson
  • Eric Brecht




(EP) Violent Pacification 
1984 independent
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Josh Pappe
  • Eric Brecht




Dealing With It 
1985 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Mikey Offender
  • Felix Griffin




Crossover 
1987 Metal Blade
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Josh Pappe
  • Felix Griffin




Four Of A Kind 
1988 Metal Blade
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Josh Pappe
  • Felix Griffin




Thrashzone 
1989 Metal Blade
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • John Menor
  • Felix Griffin




Definition 
1992 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • John Menor
  • Rob Rampy




Live 
1994 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • John Menor
  • Rob Rampy




Full Speed Ahead 
1995 Rotten
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Chumly Porter
  • Rob Rampy




(EP) But Wait ... There's More! 
2016 Beer City
  • Kurt Brecht
  • Spike Cassidy
  • Harald Oimoen
  • Walter Ryan


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