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Agression - 100% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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This hardcore outfit was formed in Oxnard, Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1982, around a nucleus of Mark H (vocals), Henry (guitar), Mark Aber (drums) and ‘Big’ Bob (bass). Like many of their hardcore punk peers of the time, they were extremely reticent about furnishing the press with their real names. Their first recordings were housed on the prolific compilations Read more

Articles Of Faith - 77% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Chicago, Illinois, USA, the highly politicized hardcore punk band Articles Of Faith (previously known as Direct Drive) originally comprised Vic Bondi (vocals/guitar), Dave Shield (bass), Bill aka Virus X (drums) and Joe Scuderi (guitar). Dorian Taskbasksh was added as second guitarist in 1983, and the line-up also included musicians such as Pat Grueber, Steve Ross and Jon Read more

Youth Brigade - 63% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
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D.O.A. - 61% match to D.I.

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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T.S.O.L. - 61% match to D.I.

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Channel 3 - 59% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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This USA-based hardcore band comprised Mike Magrann (vocals, guitar), Kimm Gardner (guitar), Larry Kelly (bass) and Mike Burton (the most permanent of their first four drummers). Residents of the suburban community of Cerritos in south Los Angeles, they originally formed in 1980. Their first release was an EP on Californian label Posh Boy in 1981. One track from this, ‘Man Read more

Wasted Youth - 59% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Adrenalin O.D. - 45% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in October 1981 in New Jersey, USA, the hardcore band Adrenalin OD originally comprised Paul Richard (vocals), Jack Steeples (bass), Dave Scott (drums), and Jim Foster (guitar). Following their 1983 debut (the six-track Let’s Barbeque With Adrenalin OD EP, for their own Buy Our Records label), Foster was replaced by Bruce Wingate. The Wacky Hi-Jinks Of Adrenalin OD Read more

Fear - 43% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most entertaining and influential of the punk bands that emerged in the late 70s in Los Angeles, California, Fear consisted of Lee Ving (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Philo Cramer (guitar), Derf Scratch (bass) and Johnny Backbeat (drums). Formed in 1978, the band’s sarcastic, almost nihilistic, stance, captured on Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civ Read more

Adolescents - 38% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The first line-up of the early 80s hardcore band the Adolescents, from Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA, comprised Frank Agnew (rhythm guitar), Rikk Agnew (lead guitar), Casey Royer (drums/vocals), Tony ‘Montana’ Brandenburg (vocals) and Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass/vocals). Brandenburg formed the band, enlisting the Agnews and Royer, who were all for Read more

Big Boys - 38% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Austin, Texas, USA, the Big Boys line-up comprised Tim Kerr (guitar), Chris Gates (bass), Randy ‘Biscuits’ Turner (Randall Turner, 1956, USA, d. 18 August 2005, Austin, Texas, USA; vocals) and a succession of temporary drummers including Steve Collier, Greg Murray, Fred Shultz and Rey Washam. Formed in 1980, they were punk-funk pioneers, a trait highlighted on Read more

Reagan Youth - 37% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
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DYS - 36% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Gang Green - 36% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This quartet from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, specializing in a fusion of hardcore and thrash, was put together by guitarist/vocalist Chris Doherty. Although originally formed in 1982 by Doherty, Mike Dean and Bill Manley, it was a completely different 1985 incarnation that secured a contract with Taang! Records (Doherty had spent some of the intervening period with Jerry’ Read more

Agent Orange - 32% match to D.I.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Named after the chemical defoliant so chillingly used by the USA in the Vietnam War, Agent Orange were one of a number of bands formed in the highly active ‘So-Cal’ hardcore scene of Fullerton, Orange County, Los Angeles. The original line-up comprised Mike Palm (vocals, guitar), Steve ‘Soto’ Rodgers (bass) and Scott Miller (drums). However, Rodgers left ear Read more


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