BAD BRAINS Begins Work On New Album

The iconic punk band BAD BRAINS will make an appearance for the first time in the band's career at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2011 at Van's Showcase at Emo's Main Room on March 16. Bassist Darryl Jenifer comments on the forthcoming experience: "There should be a SXSW in every city, every day. Austin is a great music town with positive vibes."

The band is also pleased to announce that it has recently been holed up in New York with all original members working on new material for a 2011 release.

Nothing is conventional with BAD BRAINS, nor is the writing process. So, the band is jamming and reaching for something epic and different. "Stand by for the 'realest' we have ever written," continues Jennifer. The album is said to be channeling progressive elements and Megaforce expects the CD to be released in late summer.

Considered to be the "holy grail" of punk rock, BAD BRAINS is one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as SEX PISTOLS, BLACK FLAG, THE RAMONES and THE CLASH.

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Produced by longtime fan Adam Yauch (of the BEASTIE BOYS), the band's last LP, "Build A Nation", was a return to form for the band that helped define American punk and hardcore music. It featured all the original members of the group: HR, Darryl Jenifer, Dr. Know and Earl Hudson.

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