OFF!, the punk braintrust formed in 2010 by Keith Morris (ex-Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Brides), have just shared their first new recording in seven years: a cover of Metallica’s “Holier Than Thou” slated for official release on September 10th as part of The Metallica Blacklist, a compilation spanning 53 artists covering songs from The Black Album. The recording marks the debut of the band’s powerful new rhythm section: bassist Autry Fulbright II (…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead) and drummer Justin Brown (Thundercat, Herbie Hancock). The injection of new energy into the band’s signature high-anxiety hardcore is palable and volatile, adding a new swing to the music’s incendiary thrust. “Holier Than Thou” arrives in conjunction with a music video starring David Yow (Jesus Lizard), Angelo Moore (Fishbone), and Derrick Beckles (TV Carnage).
The band have also just signed to indie Fat Possum Records, who are planning a full reissue of the band’s back catalog for later this year. Meanwhile OFF! are continuing to work on a plethora of projects, including their first studio album with the new lineup and their long-planned sci-fi feature film.
PS: Someone is going to the hot place for sure for this video!