This week we’re turning over the Sunday Slaylist to something a little different – we want you to go buy something. On Monday 18 February, Pat Egan, Relapses Records’ Director of Retail Sales, died following a the result of complications with a case of pneumonia. To raise money for Pat’s daughter’s college fund, the folks over at Relapse have gone and put together a compilation of 20 of the finest bands ever to have worked with the label – and we think it’d be a damn fine gesture if a few of our readers joined us in buying it, in recognition of the awesome music Pat helped bring us over the years, as well as to help out the family of a fellow metal fan when they need it most.
Brutal Truth was an American grindcore band from New York City, formed by bassist Dan Lilker in 1990. The group disbanded in 1999, but reformed in 2006 and continued again to release music until 2014. All their recordings were released through independent record labels, most frequently Earache and Relapse.
Kevin Sharp – vocals (1990–2014)
Dan Lilker – bass (1990–2014)
Brent "Gurn" McCarty – guitar (1990–1998)
Richard Hoak – drums (1994–2014) Read more on Last.fm
Brutal Truth on Thrash Hits
January 25th, 2007
It took a force of nature to bring seminal US deathgrind outfit Brutal Truth back together – but Hurricane Katrina couldn’t match their destructive force. We cornered bassist and Anthrax co-founder, Dan Lilker, to get the whole story.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This interview was originally published on MusicTowers.com. It is re-printed here with their full permission.
“It was actually a direct result of Hurricane Katrina.” As far as reasons to reform bands go, it’s certainly different from the usual excuses – a desperate attempt to snatch back the limelight, or large bags of cash offered by nostalgic promoters to clear post-success debts. For Dan Lilker, Brutal Truth bassist, the reasons were certainly a lot more altruistic than most.