Style Weekly recently asked the legendary HR of Bad Brains if there were any bands out today that reminded him of the Brains. “There’s this group called Rebelmatic,“ was his reponse. Certainly high praise for a band that recently came off tour with Fishbone’s Angelo Moore. “Rebelmatic brings out the automatic rebel in you,” Moore stated of his tourmates.
The band has played innumerable packed shows and festivals throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, while members have shared the stage or recorded with the likes of Chuck D (Public Enemy), ?uestlove, MF DOOM, Slug (Atmosphere), Afrika Bambaataa, Immortal Technique, Marilyn Manson, Death, Trash Talk, Danny Brown, Prefuse 73, Mike Patton, K-OS, Living Colour, Wicked Wisdom (Jada Pinkett Smith), Saul Williams, The Stepkids, Theophilus London, Prince Paul, Onyx, Shinobi Ninja, Outernational,and more. Their impact has been felt by crowds at high profile sub-culture events including The Punk Island Festival in Staten Island, Brooklyn Wildlife Festival, Diablofest, and a high octane performance at Afropunk 2013 in August. The album is composed of the rawest, heaviest, heart-pounding and gut-wrenchingly groovy material to ever come out of NYC. Branching out in new directions from their previous hip hop influenced sound, Rebelmatic has evolved into a hybrid of punk, hardcore, and aggressive funk all their own.