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Freaks unleashed: Why Ho99o9 could be metal's most vital new band

Ho99o9’s punk-rap hybrid and insane sets have been winning over rock fans in droves. We visited their LA home to find out what the fuck’s going on

"Punk is doing whatever the fuck you want!” declares theOGM, his dreadlocks bouncing as he sits on the floor cutting out black-and-white printouts of Miles Davis for a collage he’s making for his girlfriend. He’s one half of New Jersey duo Ho99o9 (pronounced ‘Horror’, in case you were wondering) and he’s got no time for purists who might decide that the duo’s decision to use backing tracks rather than live instruments onstage makes them any less of a punk band.

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