OFF! Reveal New Lineup, Cover Metallica's "Holier Than Thou"

Canadian Derrick Beckles and members of Fishbone, the Jesus Lizard star in an accompanying video

Photo: Jeff Forney

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jul 7, 2021

Punk supergroup OFF! have shared their contribution to Metallica's 53-song covers album, and they have done so while also introducing their new lineup.

OFF! now features bassist Autry Fulbright II (ex-...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) and drummer Justin Brown (sideman for Thundercat, Esperanza Spalding) lining up alongside Circle Jerks/Black Flag's Keith Morris and Burning Brides frontman Dimitri Coats.

Fulbright and Brown replace Steven McDonald (Redd Kross) and Mario Rubalcaba (Rocket from the Crypt, Hot Snakes), respectively. 

Along with their new rhythm section, OFF! also revealed that they have signed to Fat Possum Records, who will reissue their back catalog later this year. The band are also at work on their first studio album with the new lineup, and a sci-fi feature film.

For The Metallica Blacklist — on which more 50 artists will cover songs from the metal icons' Black Album — OFF! have been charged with reinterpreting "Holier Than Thou."

An accompanying video stars the Jesus Lizard's David Yow, Fishbone's Angelo Moore and Canadian actor/director Derrick Beckles, the last of whom is brought to life by the group's roaring cover version.

As previously reportedThe Metallica Blacklist also features St. Vincent, Weezer, PUP, Mac DeMarco and many more. It is out digitally on September 10, while 4-CD and 7-LP versions will arrive on October 1 through Metallica's own Blackened Recordings.

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