Sick Of It All

Sick Of It All

Sunday 23 June

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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 1996 / 2001 / 2003 / 2005 / 2009 / 2010 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019
Genre

Hardcore

Country

United States

Biography

The hardcore punk outfit Sick Of It All was founded in 1986 in Queens. Their career really took off when they were signed to a major label and their third album ‘Scratch the Surface’ dropped. The album built a bridge between punk and metal, characterised as it was by the streetwise punk attitude while being hard-hitting enough to command the attention of the metal community. A quarter century onwards the Koller brothers & Co are still going strong. They’ve often said in interviews that their approach to music is based on what’s going on in their own lives and they try to bring these events across as truthfully and energetically as possible. It’s a craft they master to perfection as the ferocious ‘The Last Act of Defiance’ (2014) so richly illustrates. ‘Wake the Sleeping Dragon’ is slated for release in November 2018 but make no mistake: this dragon was never asleep to begin with! (#GMM19)