Living legends are revered for good reason. They are proof of an ideal. They are roots from which future generations grow. When New York City leading lights SICK OF IT ALL formed in 1986, they had no idea they’d be here today, continuing to release spirited, revolution-calling hardcore. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, including a hometown celebration at Webster Hall earlier this year, the New Yorkers show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality.
The bands last album “The Last Act of Defiance”, released in 2014, featured by 14 anthems of heartful, no-holds-barred hardcore, the group’s 10th full-length is an album only SICK OF IT ALL could make.
“We try to vary the songs we write,” drummer Armand Majidi says. “And therefore our albums are also varied. It’s still us writing the music and we want to play to the strengths of the genre. Every artist goes through dry spells, but this wasn’t one. I remember having much harder times with songwriting back in the ‘90s. We write about frustrations a lot, and the world seems to always throw plenty of those at us. Maybe it’s because we’re older and have a keener sense of the matrix, but the blatant alliance between world government and media has given us a wealth of issues to draw from.”
Founded in the summer of 1995 by vocalist Michael Scondotto, INHUMAN combines the sounds of the late 80's NYHC scene with Punk Rock and Metal, to create a new hybrid of dark, aggressive music. No strangers to the underground, INHUMAN have released 4 full length cds, 3 7"eps and have appeared on countless compilations over the years. It was in late 2002 that the band ended their near 3 year period of silence with the release of the mcd entitled "Black Reign" (now out of print) on the Belgian based Released Power Productions. In 2003, INHUMAN did their first ever tour of Europe to much success in support of this release. It was also in 2003 that the bands third full length “The New Nightmare” was released on A-F Records. Receiving excellent press and airplay, this release opened Inhuman up to a new audience with stand out tracks like “Killing Me” and “Brooklyn Bastards”.
Late 2006 saw the return of former drummer Steve Gallo (also in Agnostic Front, along with guitarist Joseph James) as Inhuman put the finishing touches on new material for “Last Rites”, the bands debut for I Scream Records. Recorded by Dean Baltulonis (SICK OF IT ALL, MADBALL, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD) at The Wild Arctic in the late spring of 2007, "Last Rites" is INHUMAN’s finest and most diverse release to date. From the metallic assault of the opening title track and “Heretic”, to Hardcore anthems like “Fash-ist” and "The Dream is Not Dead", to the melodic sounds of "What You Wanted" and “A Fine Line” all the way to the haunting sounds of the closing track "The Lost”, INHUMAN takes the listener on a dark musical journey through the true underground.