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Bad Brains working on new album

Monday, February 12, 2018 10:17 AM PT


Seminal hardcore punk act Bad Brains is currently working on a new album and follow-up to their 2012 release, Into The Future, and will enter the studio "any day now." The news comes via a feature by music writer Joel Gausten, who interviewed Bad Brains frontman H.R. to discuss his reaction to the book and documentary, "Finding Joseph I."

An excerpt relative to the band's future reads as follows:

Naturally, one very big question remains: What does the future look like for the Bad Brains?

"The future looks bright!" replies H.R. "We got a great new manager. We just came from doing a little tour over the summer, and we're just waiting for the weather to break and we'll be on our way to do more festival work."

Now a five-piece band following the recent addition of full-time second guitarist Chogyi Lama ("Man, can that dude throw down!" says H.R.), the Bad Brains have new music on the way — 35 years after their legendary self-titled cassette changed everything.

"Any day now, we're scheduled to go into the studio and do some more work on a new album. The greatest album that we did, 'Into The Future', came off great, and I really like working with the fellas."

If there's ever a time for new Bad Brains music, it's now. With America in a state of political, financial and spiritual disarray, the Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) expounded by the band is in high demand. While the realities of modern life are difficult for many, H.R. insists that there is still plenty of hope to be found on stages and records around the world.

"I think that people overall need to listen to more good music!" he laughed. "What they need to do is put down the sword and learn to be forgiving towards each other, just give a chance to let peace rule over their bad, negative feelings and be more positive with listening to good music and being supportive of the good scene that's happening."

You can read the complete piece here.


20 comments


anonymous
101 days ago
Literally no one is asking for this. They've been embarrassing themselves live for close to 20 years now. HR is a zombie, one of the dudes almost died, give it a rest.

anonymous
101 days ago
^Your mother asked for it

anonymous
101 days ago
G.L.O.S.S is stoked, HR still hates gays tho

anonymous
101 days ago
"Four Black Grandpas Record an Album" Tour 2018

anonymous
101 days ago
Huge fan of Bad Brians

anonymous
101 days ago
Really torn between rear Brains and Bad rear. I can't make this choice.

anonymous
101 days ago
Bad Brains stole their entire career from rear Neckrash.

anonymous
101 days ago
black n broke

anonymous
101 days ago
HOW COME rear IS ACCEPTED IN SOME OF THESE COMMENT THREADS AND NOT IN OTHERS

anonymous
101 days ago
^ Because webby is a devout Christian and believes sodomy is a sin - he goes through and manually replaces "Anal" with "rear" as time allows.

anonymous
101 days ago
If it was Israel Joseph who sang on Rise on vocals and Vernon Reid from Living Colour on second guitar, ok.

HR and who on second guitar? Nah. Hang it up fellas.

The last good album they did was Rise released a quarter of a century ago. Again hang it up fellas.

anonymous
101 days ago
The last great record they put out was Quickness released 29 years/almost three decades ago.

Looking back this band was great 1980 until HR left in '90 then good 90-94 and should've called it a day after God Of Love. Their albums from God Of Love on suuuuuck.

anonymous
101 days ago
The last great album Bad Brains put out was Quickness released in '89, 29 years/almost three decades ago.

They had a solid decade-long initial run 1980 until HR quit the band in '90 then were solid 90-94 but should've broken up and stayed that way after God Of Love as their albums from that album on suuuuuck. Seriously NO ONE wants to hear that crap.

anonymous
100 days ago
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anonymous8 hours ago
The last great record they put out was Quickness released 29 years/almost three decades ago.

Looking back this band was great 1980 until HR left in '90 then good 90-94 and should've called it a day after God Of Love. Their albums from God Of Love on suuuuuck."


^was born in 2001

anonymous
100 days ago
posers from Baltimore and DC like turnstile and the band Praise are stoked, no one else cares. By a Thread zine posers also stoked, BB should sell tees at their shows on comfort colors and put holes in them

anonymous
100 days ago
"If it was Israel Joseph who sang on Rise on vocals and Vernon Reid from Living Colour on second guitar, ok. HR and who on second guitar? Nah. Hang it up fellas."

Fire Burn SMOKES Bad Brains at this point.

anonymous
100 days ago
anonymous8 hours ago
The last great record they put out was Quickness released 29 years/almost three decades ago.

Looking back this band was great 1980 until HR left in '90 then good 90-94 and should've called it a day after God Of Love. Their albums from God Of Love on suuuuuck."


^was born in 2001

says the herb who works for their label and/or thinks Rise, God Of Love, Build A Nation, or Into The Future was the last great Bad Brains album.

anonymous
100 days ago
"If it was Israel Joseph who sang on Rise on vocals and Vernon Reid from Living Colour on second guitar, ok. HR and who on second guitar? Nah. Hang it up fellas."

Fire Burn SMOKES Bad Brains at this point.

^ Agreed.

anonymous
99 days ago
I hope this album sounds like Sublime.

anonymous
98 days ago
bloodclot gays are not stoed