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Hardcore lives on in the city where it all began. Jimmy Gestapo hosts a selection of the best punk and hardcore classics.
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Liberty City Hardcore, also known as Liberty City Hardcore Classics or as an abbreviation, L.C.H.C., is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays hardcore punk in GTA IV and extreme metal music in Episodes from Liberty City.

Description[]

Steeped in a tradition of punk and metal, Liberty City Hardcore now features a new radio show hosted by DJ Max Cavalera of the legendary bands Sepultura, Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy.
The Lost and Damned website

In GTA IV, the station is hosted by Murphy's Law frontman Jimmy Gestapo and plays hardcore punk from the New York Hardcore music scene. In particular, it appears to be paying homage to the scene surrounding CBGB, an iconic bar where most of the bands featured have performed at one point or another. This is further evidenced by the station originating from the in-game equivalent to Manhattan's East Village, where CBGB was located.

In The Lost and Damned, the station is hosted by Max Cavalera and largely centers around classic death metal, chiefly from bands associated with Earache Records or Roadrunner Records. While not the exclusive focus of the station, several of the bands featured are drawn from the Florida and Swedish death metal scenes. His segment is referred to as the "Blood Fire War Hate Death Metal Show".

This is one of the preferred stations of The Lost MC, the Angels of Death, the Skinheads, the Albanian Mob, Jim Fitzgerald, Johnny Klebitz, Clay Simons, Terry Thorpe, and Henrique Bardas.

Tracklist[]

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
"A Day in the Life" by Murphy's Law (1986)
"All Your Boyz" by Maximum Penalty (1989)
"Back to Back" by Underdog (1989)
"Enforcer" by Leeway (1988)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Injustice System" by Sick of It All (1989)
"It's the Limit" by Cro-Mags (1985)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Just Can't Hate Enough (Live)" by Sheer Terror (1989)
"Right Brigade" by Bad Brains (1982)
"Tell Tale" by Killing Time (1989)
"Victim in Pain" by Agnostic Front (1984)

Episodes from Liberty City[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Blood Fire War Hate" by Soulfly (2008)
Only the introduction was played for the station's feature ident.
"Drowned" by Entombed (1990)
"Call from the Grave" by Bathory (1987)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"I Cum Blood" by Cannibal Corpse (1992)
"Dead Embryonic Cells" by Sepultura (1991)
"Fear of Napalm" by Terrorizer (1989)
"Awakening of the Gods" by Kreator (1986)
"Inner Sanctum" by Celtic Frost (1987)
"Jailbait" by Drive By Audio (2009)
Exclusive to the Xbox downloadable version of The Lost and Damned.

Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.

"Slaughter of the Soul" by At the Gates (1995)
"Dead by Dawn" by Deicide (1990)


Prominent Appearances in Gameplay[]

Radio Station[]

Individual Tracks[]

  • "Day in the Life" by Murphy's Law is played in Patrick McReary's game trailer.
  • "Dead Embryonic Cells" by Sepultura is played in the first trailer for The Lost and Damned.

Trivia[]

  • The EFLC rendition of L.C.H.C. is one of nine radio stations in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City that doesn't play any commercials or news breaks, the others being The Beat 102.7, The Classics 104.1, Electro-Choc, Massive B Soundsystem 96.9, The Journey, Vladivostok FM (EFLC rendition only), San Juan Sounds (EFLC rendition only) and RamJam FM.
  • Occasionally Jimmy Gestapo can be heard going into on-air rants against "California kids and their parking lot punk tours", a reference to the popular punk-based touring music festival Warped Tour and how many of the bands that played at Warped Tour in the 2000's were California-based.
    • This is one of the few times where California is directly mentioned in the HD Universe instead of its counterpart, San Andreas.
  • Iggy Pop makes reference to the station in continuity on Liberty Rock Radio giving a shout-out to Jimmy Gestapo.

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