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X-COPS - YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT (*NEW-CD, 2023, Brutal Planet) Crossover Metal Side Project Members of GWAR!

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X-COPS - YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT (*NEW-CD, 2023, Brutal Planet) Crossover Metal Side Project Members of GWAR!




It's hard to pick a definite favorite because the whole album kicks ass. They even throw in a great cover of “Highway Star,” with some lyrical alterations to fit the X-Cops concept. Absolutely essential for GWAR fans, and highly recommended for fans of punk and thrash.     The Sexecutioner

...we get a fast paced, energetic and of course, humorous album. The songs play very much like GWAR; catchy riffs and bombarding drums set within a humorous setting, capturing the nature of the band. They carry the pace of the album, never allowing the listener to become bored with their brazen sound, and quick tempos. In addition, there are a number of short, but shredding solos spliced into the songs that help blend the hardcore vocals and thrash music into a cohesive sound.  Stained Glass Assassin

X-Cops is the result of the infamous GWAR squeezing into uniform for a crossover side-project lampooning East Coast beat cops, and doing so with the usual brand of shock humour. The history of law enforcement has provided us with plenty of material to satirise: institutionalised racism, sexism and homophobia, testosterone-fuelled brutality, and, *ahem*, general unprofessionalism. On the upside... it is tightly performed and the production is clear and punchy...  Galactus

A true classic written and performed by members of GWAR. One or more of the writers has access to inner information about police work (and some of it's darker sides) that they have put to lyrics. Those lyrics had some of my professional associates and me rolling on the floor and nodding our heads. The driving sound and ear bleeding lyrics are not for kids. GWAR fans and cops, Ex Cops or not, will enjoy this album.     Charredtorso         

SICK group comprised mainly of the good ol' boys of GWAR, X-Cops somehow manages to get more brutal than the band that spawned them. Orr's snarling vocals go along with the million-mile-an-hour drum blasts, accompanied well by Brockie on bass and Derks on guitar. Imagine death metal, thrash, punk and speed metal rolled into one blistering experience and that's what X-Cops is. The high points are the eerie "Cavity Search" and "The Party's Over," for lightening up the pace of the album for a minute or two, plus it's got a killer bass line. Right to Remain Silent is a must for any GWAR aficionado        GWARmageddon

  • Full-fledged GWAR side project!  
  • Officially licensed from Metal Blade Records and approved by the band
  • The original lineup featuring Lt. Louie Scrapinetti (Mike Derks), Cadet Billy Club (Mike Dunn), Patrolman Cobb Knobbler (Dave Brockie), Sgt. Al Depantsia (Pete Lee), Sherriff Tubb Tucker (Casey Orr), Mountain Bike Officer Biff Buff (Brad Roberts), Sgt. Zypygski (Bob Gorman), and Detective Philip McRevis (Dave Musel)
  • Originally released in 1995 on CD and Cassette only and long out-of-print with no reissues of any kind!
  • CD comes with FREE Ltd band Collector Card (first pressing only)
  • Remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound for maximum audio assault
  • Vinyl coming later in 2023!
  • Includes cover of Deep Purple's "Highway Star" with modified lyrics
  • Crossover metal for fans of MOD, SOD, The Exploited, DRI, Suicidal Tendencies with a 90's twist and more!
  • Hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube
  • 500,000 Spotify Views

Originally released in 1995 on Metal Blade Records, You Have the Right to Remain Silent is shock rock from members of the band Gwar and other musicians connected to the band. Peter Lee started this band after being shot in a failed car jacking attempt. The idea for X-Cops sparked while filming a commercial segment for Gwar's Skulhedface. Lee and Dave Brockie were dressed as police officers and Lee pondered, "What would be cooler than a bunch of cops playing kick-ass rock and roll?" This led to Lee, Brockie and Gwar's drum technician, Mike Dunn, starting X-Cops as a three-piece band. You Have the Right to Remain Silent is more metal-oriented than what GWAR was releasing at the time (1995), with speed metal riffs, drums & relentless energy. While the lyrics are roll-on-the-floor laughable (intentionally), the music is seriously amazing. The cover of Deep Purple's 'Highway Star' has to be the best cover ever of this classic song - (lyrically enhanced and all!). 'Barbells', 'Cavity Search', 'Welcome To New Jersey', 'Paddy Wagon Rape' are all fans favorites to this day. Highly recommended for those with a taste for offensive/tasteless/sick humor! If you're a fan of GWAR & know what GWAR's all about, then you've been missing out & should pick up this remastered album right away! X-Cops is an essential listening experience!  This the first CD reissue of this cult classic - fully remastered by elite sound-smith, Rob Collwell (Bombworks Sound) and comes with a free Ltd band Collector Card. Limited to just 500 copies world-wide, so order now to secure your copy. 

1. Interloper
2. Barbells
3. Cavity Search
4. Zipper Pig
5. Welcome to New Jersey
6. Your Mother
7. The Party's Over
8. 5-0
9. Tune up Time
10. Third Leg
11. Paddy Wagon Rape
12. Highway Star (Deep Purple Cover)
13. You Fucked Up

Interloper/Barbells/Cavity Search/Zipper Pig/Welcome to New Jersey/Your Mother/The Party's Over/5-0/Tune Up Time/Third Leg/Paddy Wagon Rape/Highway Star/You Fucked Up

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