Iconic hardcore/punk band BAD BRAINS will release its new album, “Into The Future”, on November 20 via Megaforce. The CD features the classic lineup of H.R. , Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson.
American artist Shepard Fairey, a lifelong fan of BAD BRAINS, designed the cover artwork for “Into The Future”. Check it out below. Also available is an audio stream of the CD’s title track.
“‘Into The Future’ is the purest BAD BRAINS recording since the ROIR cassette,” says bassist Darryl Jenifer, referring to the early-’80s sound and energy that defined the band. “This self-produced record shines with a true sense of freedom and musical experimentation, with blends of soulful backgrounds meshed with blistering hardcore and metal riffs, with classic dub.”
While searching for something epic and different, the band decided to self-produce the album and capture that spirit only the group itself could find. Included on the album is a remix of “Peace Be Unto Thee”, a tribute to longtime fan, friend and producer Adam Yauch (BEASTIE BOYS), who marked the BAD BRAINS‘ return to form by producing their previous album, “Build A Nation”.
The BAD BRAINS helped define American punk and hardcore music. Considered to be the holy grail of punk rock, they are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as SEX PISTOLS, BLACK FLAG, RAMONES and THE CLASH.