NEWS: H2O announces details for ‘don’t forget your roots’

H2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way.  The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on the forthcoming album, Don’t Forget Your Roots, which will be available this Fall from Bridge Nine Records.

On Don’t Forget Your Roots, H2O tips their hat to bands like The Ramones, Dag Nasty, Madball, Rancid, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, The Clash, Government Issue, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 7 Seconds, Embrace, Social Distortion, Sick of It All and Warzone.  H2O vocalist Toby Morse commented, “This album is extremely important to us. These are bands that inspired us to start a band and who have inspired our personal lives. Also with so many young kids getting into hardcore every day, it’s good to always keep exposing them to the ROOTS of this music and getting them into some of the originators of hardcore/punk.  We have all gotten to see this bands play live when we were young so covering their songs that made us happy and inspired as kids feels amazing and we feel honored.”

H2O is happy to give back to those that have helped shape them on Don’t Forget Your Roots, and the album will be available on LP, CD, and special three 7inch series.  Each 7inch will feature an exclusive song and a full tracklisting is below.


  1. Ramones – “I Wanna Live”
  2. Dag Nasty – “Safe”
  3. Madball – “Pride”
  4. Rancid – “Journey to the End”
  5. Circle Jerks – “Beverly Hills”
  6. Descendents – “Get The Time”
  7. Cro Mags – “Hard Times”
  8. Bad Brains – “Attitude”
  9. The Clash – “Train in Vain”
  10.   Government Issue – “Understand”
  11.   Verbal Assault – “Scarred”
  12.   Gorilla Biscuits – “Cats and Dogs”
  13.   Mighty Mighty Bosstones – “Someday I Suppose”
  14.   7 Seconds – “Satyagraha”
  15.   Embrace – “Said Gun”
  16.   Social Distortion – “Sick Boy”
  17.   Sick of it All – “Friends Like You”
  18.   Warzone – “Don’t Forget the Struggle, Don’t Forget the Streets”

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