Taking influence from Black Flag, Dead Boys, Bad Brains, and Thrasher magazine — as well as pizza and beer — Cerebral Ballzy were formed by five Brooklyn skaters who were nostalgic for early-‘80s speed metal and hardcore punk. In 2010, Mel, Honor, Mason, Jason, and Abe started getting together to play music as fast as humanly possible, and while doing so in their practice space, they came up with songs like “Underage Drink Forever,” “Puke Song,” and “Skate All Day.” Cerebral Ballzy’s debut 7″, You’re Idle, was released on Article Records and came packaged in a sandpapery sleeve (à la The Return of the Durutti Column) made of hand-stenciled skateboard grip-tape. After playing for only six months together, the band inked a deal with Vice Records, who scheduled a full-length for later in the year.

Review of 'Jaded & Faded' the new album from New York city's own Cerebral Ballzy, the LP comes out next week on Julian Casablanca's Cult Records

Review of the new LP from Cerebral Ballzy

After digesting the ram-raid-like sophomore LP by Cerebral Ballzy, ‘Jaded & Faded’ – it’s clear the Brooklynites are the dysfunctional single mothers that have spawned FIDLAR and SKATERS. If you were to super charge the former and force fed them,

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Cerebral Ballzy Announce Tour With OFF; Listen To "Better In Leather" off their Cult Records Debut Jaded & Faded. Cerebral Ballzy play 3/10 in Nashville

Cerebral Ballzy Announce Tour Dates With OFF

Brooklyn-based punk band Cerebral Ballzy have announced a North American tour with OFF! this spring. The tour follows appearances at SXSW and Spillover Music Festival. Cerebral Ballzy announced in the fall that they had signed to Cult Records. The label’s owner,

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