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The Freeze - 71% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Rhino 39 - 70% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Agression - 68% match to Social Unrest

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

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Articles Of Faith - 66% match to Social Unrest

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

D.I. - 66% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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B.G.K. - 65% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Fartz - 53% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Channel 3 - 51% match to Social Unrest

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

Die Kreuzen - 48% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This punk/thrash band was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in 1981, their name deriving from the German for ‘the crosses’. The band, featuring Dan Kubinski (vocals), Brian Egeness (guitar), Keith Brammer (bass) and Eric Tunison (drums), started life with a highly regarded album of embryonic thrash (incorporating all six tunes from their 1982 debut EP Cows And Beer Read more

Swingin' Utters - 47% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Big Boys - 46% match to Social Unrest

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

Bl'ast! - 43% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
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Poison Idea - 43% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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These hardcore heavyweights’ broad appearance (nearly all the band members could be generously described as obese) gave little credence to the harsh, speedy rock path they pursued. Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, in late 1980, their first incarnation featured Jerry A. (Jerry Lang; vocals), Pig Champion (b. Tom Roberts, 4 November 1958, USA, d. 31 January 2006, Portland Read more

Gang Green - 42% match to Social Unrest

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

Leatherface - 41% match to Social Unrest

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although little known outside of punk circles, Leatherface has produced a highly impressive body of work and had in vocalist/guitarist Frankie N.W. Stubbs a sublime lyricist and, in conjunction with original second guitarist Richie Hammond, an outstanding songwriting team. Formed in Sunderland, England, in 1988, the band in addition to Stubbs and Hammond comprised drummer Andre Read more


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