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TheOGM (left) and Eaddy (right)
TheOGM (left) and Eaddy (right)
Background information
OriginNewark, New Jersey, United States
Years active2012–present
  • theOGM
  • Eaddy
  • Brandon Pertzborn

Ho99o9 (pronounced Horror) is an American hip hop/punk rock group founded by theOGM and Eaddy in 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. They relocated to Los Angeles in 2014. They attracted a cult following on account of their live performance, according to the LA Weekly, and began collaborating with Ian Longwell who plays drums and produces for Santigold.[7] In 2016, former Black Flag member Brandon Pertzborn became the band's drummer.[8]

Loud and Quiet described Ho99o9's sound as a "seething collision of anarchic hardcore punk rock and industrial charged death rap".[9] They were one of Rolling Stone's "10 New Artists You Need to Know" in 2014 and The Guardian's "New Band of the Week".[10][11][12] They have performed at the Afropunk Festival in 2014, the SXSW Music Festival in 2015 and Primavera Sound Festival in 2016. To date, they have released multiple EPs, accompanied by grindhouse-style music videos, and one full-length album, United States of Horror (2017).


TheOGM was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, raised in Linden, New Jersey; Eaddy is from Newark, New Jersey. Both were part of the same performing arts collective, the NJstreetKLAN (also known as the JerseyKLAN) and formed the group in Newark in 2012. They were influenced by hip-hop and gangsta rappers (DMX and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony) in their teens, but later began attending underground punk shows in Brooklyn featuring Japanther, Cerebral Ballzy and The Death Set as well as Ninjasonik, Theophilus London and the A.L.I.E.N. art shows.[7][11][13][14][15] The band also cites influences that include horror movies and director/former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie.[16] Critics have noted the band’s cinematic influences as well as those of its punk and hip-hop roots, though the band has been compared to Death Grips, Black Flag, Big Black and Bad Brains.[12][17][18]

The band played the Afropunk Festival in 2014,the SXSW Music Festival in 2015 and Primavera Sound Festival in 2016; The New York Times' Jon Pareles wrote that the performance was a "welcome charge of adrenaline.".[7][19][20][21] They also toured London (with much support from various DJs on BBC Radio 1), Paris, Brighton and Amsterdam in May 2015. They will play the Eurockéennes, Vision, OFF, Pukkelpop, Lowlands, Pop-Kultur Berlin, Iceland Airwaves and the Reading and Leeds music festivals in the summer of 2015.

The November 6, 2014 episode of Last Call with Carson Daly featured a segment dedicated to Ho99o9 and their live performance.[22] Ho99o9 collaborated with director Bryan Ray Turcotte and photographer Estevan Oriol to capture their performance in their video, "Casey Jones/Cum Rag" which was premiered and was hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.[23]

On June 1, 2015, in the official promotional video for the 2015 Gathering of the Juggalos, it was announced that Ho99o9 would be playing the festival as part of the nighttime concerts.[24]

Ho99o9 toured the UK, headlining in Brighton, and supporting Slaves in Newcastle and Birmingham.

On December 1, 2016, it was announced that Ho99o9 would be supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan on their final UK tour in January 2017. Eaddy started off the tour in Norwich by jumping straight into the audience landing on 3 peoples' heads and then running and tackling people through the audience. In June 2017 the band appeared on the Earache Records stage of Glastonbury Festival in the UK.

On March 29, 2018, the group began their North American Lights Out tour with 3Teeth and Street Sects.

On October 11, 2018, The Prodigy released the single "Fight Fire with Fire" featuring Ho9909 from their album No Tourists.

Ho99o9 opened for Three Days Grace, Prophets of Rage, and Avenged Sevenfold on select dates of the End of the World Tour.

Ho99o9 opened for Korn, Alice in Chains and Underoath on a Summer 2019 tour.


Current members[edit]

Ho99o9 at Hellfest 2018
  • theOGM – vocals (2012–present)
  • Eaddy – vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers (2012–present)
  • Brandon Pertzborn – drums (2016–present)

Touring members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Ian Longwell – drums, producer (2012–2016)


Studio album[edit]


  • Dead Bodies in the Lake (November 13, 2015)
  • Blurr (August 13, 2020)


  • Mutant Freax (October 31, 2014)
  • Horrors of 1999 (June 9, 2015)
  • Cyber Cop [Unauthorized MP3.] (November 30, 2018)
  • Cyber Warfare (August 16, 2019)


  • "Casey Jones" / "Cum Rag" (September 2, 2014)
  • "Bone Collector" (September 2, 2014)
  • "Blood Waves" (March 3, 2016)
  • "The Dope Dealerz" / "Double Barrel" (October 11, 2016)
  • "Neighborhood Watch" (2017)
  • "Lights Out" (with 3TEETH) (2018)
  • "Time's Up" (with 3TEETH) (2018)
  • "Twist Of Fate / Cobra" (with Ghostemane) (2019)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Casey Jones" / "Cum Rag" (2014, directed by Bryan Ray Turcotte)
  • "Bone Collector" (2014, directed by Ho99o9)
  • "Da Blue Nigga From Hellboy" (2014, directed by Behn Fannin)
  • "P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) / No Regrets" (2014, directed by Behn Fannin)
  • "Savage Heads / Gates of Torment" (2015, directed by Behn Fannin)
  • "Day of Vengeance" (2015)
  • "DeathKult Disciples (999 Anthem)" (2015, directed by Ho99o9)
  • "Blood Waves" (2016, directed by Radical Friend)
  • "United States of Horror" (2017, directed by Behn Fannin)
  • "War is Hell" (2017, directed by Behn Fannin)
  • "City Rejects" (2017, directed by Behn Fannin)
  • "Street Power" (2018, directed by Philippa Price)
  • "Mega City Nine" (2019)


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