Liberty City Hardcore

Radio Station
Liberty City Hardcore
Genre: Harcore punk, crossover thrash, punk rock (GTA IV)
Death metal, black metal, thrash metal (TLAD)
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
DJ(s): 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

The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City rendition

DJ: Max Cavalera

Genres: death metal, black metal, thrash metal


  • 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.

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