Liberty City Hardcore
Liberty City Hardcore
Harcore punk, crossover thrash, punk rock (GTA IV)|
Death metal, black metal, thrash metal (TLAD)
Grand Theft Auto IV|
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Jimmy Gestapo (GTA IV)|
Max Cavalera (TLAD)
Liberty City Hardcore, also known as Liberty City Hardcore Classics or LCHC (stylized as "L.C.H.C."), is a radio station that appears in Grand Theft Auto IV and plays music from the New York Hardcore music scene. It returns in GTA IV's episode The Lost and Damned, also part of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.
Mostly punk rock songs made in the 1980s, the original GTA IV setlist, hosted by Murphy's Law vocalist Jimmy Gestapo, pays homage to New York City's rock scene at CBGB, an iconic bar where most of the bands featured (except possibly Maximum Penalty and Underdog) have performed at one point or another.
In The Lost and Damned, the segment of Max Cavalera, frontman of metal bands Sepultura, Soulfly and Cavalera Conspiracy, is referred to as the "Blood Fire War Hate Death Metal Show", having transitioned from hardcore punk to even heavier black and death metal.
GTA IV rendition
DJ: Jimmy Gestapo
Genres: hardcore punk, crossover thrash, punk rock
- Murphy's Law - "A Day in the Life" (1986)
- Maximum Penalty - "All Your Boyz" (2006)
- Underdog - "Back to Back" (1989)
- Leeway - "Enforcer" (1988)
- Sick of It All - "Injustice System" (1989)
- Cro-Mags - "It's the Limit" (1985)
- Sheer Terror - "Just Can't Hate Enough" (1989)
- Bad Brains - "Right Brigade" (1982)
- Killing Time - "Tell Tale" (1989)
- Agnostic Front - "Victim in Pain" (1984)
The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City rendition
DJ: Max Cavalera
Genres: death metal, black metal, thrash metal
- At the Gates - "Slaughter of the Soul" (1995)
- Drive By Audio - "Jailbait" (2009)
- Celtic Frost - "Inner Sanctum" (1987)
- Entombed - "Drowned" (1990)
- Sepultura - "Dead Embryonic Cells" (1991)
- Soulfly - Blood Fire War Hate (2008) (Only the introduction was played for the station's feature ident.)
- Deicide - "Dead by Dawn" (1990)
- Cannibal Corpse - "I Cum Blood" (1992)
- Bathory - "Call from the Grave" (1987)
- Kreator - "Awakening of the Gods" (1986)
- Terrorizer - "Fear of Napalm" (1989)
- It is possible, that L.C.H.C. is the favourite radio station of the Irish American Killers in Liberty City. The song "Day In The Life" by Murphy's Law could be heard in trailer of Patrick McReary and Bucky Sligo's pals listen to this station in his crib.
- The station is always heard playing in the Lost MC Clubhouse.
- V-Rock, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which plays thrash metal, among other things.
- Channel X, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto V which plays hardcore punk and punk rock.