Ho99o9 herald the beginning of a new era with their explosive new track ‘BATTERY NOT INCLUDED’, out today with accompanying visual. It was produced by Travis Barker and arrives into this world via Barker’s DTA Records. “There’s only so much mental & physical affliction + oppression the human psyche can endure before they reach the pinnacle of no return,” says Ho99o9’s theOGM on the track. “I think we’ve all had our moments where we’re fed up, our mind isn’t rational, our eyesight is only seeing red &, within that sequence, emotions can get the best of us. ‘BATTERY NOT INCLUDED’ is aimed to focus on when you’re past the conscious state of no return – anything is liable to happen when pushed past your limits.”
‘BATTERY NOT INCLUDED’ is a signature Ho99o9 collision of sounds – a pulsating electronic beat, pummelling drums, vocals from both theOGM and Yeti Bones that cut to the core and will command a moshpit with ease when the band are back on stage. It’s cathartic to say the least. This new single will feature on Ho99o9’s to-be-announced second album, due this spring. Stay tuned for full details.
Since the release of their debut album ‘United States of Horror’, Ho99o9 have released a number of projects including ‘BLURR’ and their ‘Territory’ mixtape. As very visual artists, they’ve also continued to create beyond the audio, including with an online variety series titled Kult Cable, which includes cameos from such personalities as Jack Black.
Drawing upon hip hop, hardcore punk and a multitude of subcultures in between, Ho99o9 have become an iconic group of the underground, edging their way into the mainstream. Their incendiary live shows have to be seen to be believed and have made festival bookers and massive bands alike sit up, take note and book them. Ho99o9 have shared stages with artists from The Dillinger Escape Plan to Papa Roach to The Prodigy. They’ve enthralled festival audiences across the globe including at Afropunk, SXSW, Primavera, Download, Reading & Leeds and even the Gathering of The Juggalos. Ho99o9’s immense, immersive live presence and unique artistry has been lauded by publications from Kerrang! and Revolver to Rolling Stone and The Guardian.
Ho99o9 have recently been announced as part of Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow in May / June this year, alongside Cypress Hill.