Drist was a minor US punk-metal band from the San Francisco Bay area. Formed in 1997 in San Mateo California by Tyson Yen, Brian Da Motta, David Pearl and Chris Koenig. The word "Drist" is a Welsh word, and is translated into "Sad".
The band's full length debut Bitter Halo was released in 2003, followed in 2006 by Orchids and Ammunition.
Drist's "Decontrol" is one of the bonus songs in the PlayStation 2 game, Guitar Hero and the song "Arterial Black" is featured in its sequel, Guitar Hero 2.