"It's not that I didn't notice that Lou and Pete were different, I just didn't care. There was no, 'They don't have long hair, what's wrong with this picture?' They were just in a ferocious band. They were badass, and they're still badass." -- Gary Holt, Exodus, Slayer
"When we took them on tour after their first album came out, those guys really got the crowd going with their New York Hardcore sound. They were young, but very professional. Eventually they took US on tour in Europe because they'd gotten so big there. I think they referred to D.R.I. as 'the band that taught them to thrash.'" -- Kurt Brecht, D.R.I.
"Whenever I spend time with those guys, there's always a smile. It's always light-hearted, yet I have this feeling that it's us against the world. Lou and Pete have a grasp on reality which, unfortunately, most guys don't have. They don't expect things to be handed to them. They've worked hard to gain the respect people have for them." -- Barney Greenway, Napalm Death
About the Author
Lou and Pete Koller were born and raised in Queens, New York. Together, they formed Sick of it All in 1986—the most popular and successful hardcore band in the world. They have released a dozen full-length albums on both independent and major labels, in addition to several EPs and singles. Lou currently resides in New Jersey and Pete makes his home in Florida.
New York native, Howie Abrams, has been a fixture in the city’s music and entertainment scene since the early 1980s. Having held creative positions at companies such as In-Effect Records—which he co-founded in 1988—to Roadrunner Records, Jive Records, Zomba Music Publishing, and Warner Music Group, Howie has discovered and helped guide the careers of numerous highly influential and successful artists.
As an author, Abrams has created The Merciless Book of Metal Lists, Misfit Summer Camp: 20 Years on the Road with the Vans Warped Tour, Finding Joseph I: An Oral History of H.R. from Bad Brains, Hip-Hop Alphabet, Hip-Hop Alphabet 2, and The ABCs of Metallica.

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