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Ludichrist was an American hardcore punk/speed metal band formed in the 1980s in New York. Their musical style broke from traditional New York hardcore roots by adding aspects of rock, heavy metal and jazz, like extended guitar solos and musical interludes. After their second proper album, lead singer Tommy Christ and guitarist Glen Cummings broke up the band and reformed with a new rhythm section as the more humor-oriented, style-jumping Scatterbrain.

Original guitarist Mark Kanabrocki, whom had written most of the first albums songs, left the band before it was recorded and appears only on the record release issued from CBGB called Off the Board. On their debut album Immaculate Deception, one track featured guest vocalists from fellow New York bands Agnostic Front, Nuclear Assault, The Crumbsuckers and Leeway. The original drummer and founder of Ludichrist (also the guy who named the band), Al Batross, left after the first album Immaculate Deception was recorded. Incredibly, Immaculate Deception was reviewed in the May 11th 1987 issue of People between Bryan Adams Into the Fire and The Kinks Think Visual! By the time Ludichrist’s second album Powertrip was released, the band only retained two original members, vocalist Tommy and guitarist Glen which naturally lead to a drastic change in style and sound.


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  • Apocalypsebeast

    I personally had the opportunity to saw them at a Hardcore&Speed Metal Festival at Het Bolwerk in Sneek after the release of Power Trip, together with bands like Autopsy, it was awesome!

    9 Jan 2:24pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    I had the opportunity to see 'em live in Brooklyn at Black N' Blue Bowl. They ruled! They even played the songs I really like the most. This Party Sucks and Most People Are Dicks. By far their best performance of all-time. Naturally! It happened in fuckin' Noo Yawk! :D

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • L57NT

    No. At least 7Seconds did it earlier on the Colourblind from The Crew LP. And Ludichrist just sampled Run-DMC song.

    22 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Fulguration

    "Green eggs & ham" is probably the first hardcore/hip-hop crossover song ever! People always talk about "Walk this way" and "Bring the noise"... but Ludichrist did it first! [4] OMG is true!

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • nopuppet

    power trip kills

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • viniciusabc

    1986 - Immaculate Deception / 1986 - CBGB "Off the Board" -

    30 Jun 2011 Reply
  • RaknaROCK

    "Green eggs & ham" is probably the first hardcore/hip-hop crossover song ever! People always talk about "Walk this way" and "Bring the noise"... but Ludichrist did it first![2] Soo true.

    16 Jan 2011 Reply
  • JayBier

    So good. I love it.

    19 Jul 2010 Reply
  • SxHxCx

    You Can't Have Fun

    1 Jan 2010 Reply
  • eric_montana


    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • pathtoyirah

    They're just messin around, much like the mighty SPAZZTIC BLURR.

    23 Aug 2009 Reply
  • The_Real_UnR

    Good stuff. Wish I had caught them in concert...

    21 Jul 2009 Reply
  • BermudaHighway

    It's not that the lyrics rhyme, it's that they're delivered in rap-like cadence (think Green Eggs and Ham about a minute in.) It may not sound like today's rap, but very similar to the stuff of 1986. Plus, I'm pretty sure he says, "I'm the king... of the hardcore rap" in the song. So just pipe down, now, young naysayers.

    18 Jul 2009 Reply
  • abasofdoom

    just because their lyrics rhyme that doesn't mean they're fuckin' rappers

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • BermudaHighway

    I think you may want to say it's a metal/rap crossover. Rap tends to denote a vocal style, hip hop denotes a musical style. I don't get why these guys don't get more cred for their jazz infusions, like on "Legal Murder." So good...

    18 Apr 2009 Reply
  • franzbauer

    HipHop? wtf`?

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
  • mudbogger112

    We need more music like Ludichri$t, great fucking band.This band paved the wave for many bands.Anthrax was not the first to create VERY VERY UNDER RATED THE TRUE KINGS OF CROSSOVER/HIP-HOP

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ManiacForces

    Killer Stuff

    21 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Bone7hrower

    "Green eggs & ham" is probably the first hardcore/hip-hop crossover song ever! People always talk about "Walk this way" and "Bring the noise"... but Ludichrist did it first!

    24 May 2008 Reply
  • xbountyhunterx

    probably the best crossover band ever...

    9 Feb 2008 Reply
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