DUB WAR(Over now)+ SCORN(Days passed)+ JOHNNY VIOLENT(Gangsta gabba) [rare ATOMIC MAGAZINE 7″ single , only came out with the magazine. Unreleased songs.
Dub War / Scorn / Johnny Violent Split (7″ Promo)
Dub War – Over Now
Scorn – Days Passed
Johnny Violent – Gangsta Gabba
Record Label: Earache Records
Various – A Bomb Vol 1 E.P.
Label: Atomic Magazine
Catalog#: ATOM 1
Format: Vinyl, 7″, EP, 33 ? RPM, 45 RPM
Style: Dub, Gabber, Breakcore
A Dub War – Over Now
B1 Scorn – Days Passed [Scorn is Mick Harris, former drummer of Napalm Death]
B2 Johnny Violent – Gangsta Gabba
Promo 7″ in plain white-Die Cut Sleeve given away with Atomic Magazine Vol 1-J in association with Earache Records.
Side A plays at 45 rpm, side B at 33 rpm.
DUB WAR: Brilliant… took ‘crossover’ metal to another level.
Dub War, in my opinion, were Britains finest, most innovative and groundbreaking crossover metal exponents (see also contemporaries Senser, Pitchshifter, Asian Dub Foundation). From Newport, South Wales they blended dub, reggae, soul, punk, thrash metal, and beats. You name it, they had it. Their sound is not the shambles that one may expect from the fusion of such eclectic and extreme styles. Contemporary crossover metal amounts to no more than skate metal: crunching guitars and awkward rapping in bandanas and baggy shorts. It beggars belief that fusing different music styles can sound so sterile, one-dimensional and formulaic. But through a plethora of singles, EPs, and compilation album slots Dub War were able to hone their exciting style and socially and environmentally aware message
Their ‘unlikely’ hometown and diverse ethnic background harked back to early crossover metal bands such as Living Colour, early Faith No More, Rage Against The Machine and the high profile inter-genre collaborations such as Anthrax and Public Enemy.
If the sterility of crossover metal makes you yawn, try Dub War to re-imbue you with faith in innovative metal.
………detailed LIST OF Dub War below…