Sick Of It All

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hardcore nyhc hardcore punk punk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sick Of It All are long-standing members of the infamous hardcore community bred in New York City, New York, USA, in the late 80s. Even in a genre noted for its uncompromising aggression, they earned both rave notices and suspicion for what many perceived as the sheer hatefulness of their songwriting. Despite the criticism, they continue to stand by the ethos of their theme song, ‘We Stand Alone’. They were also committed to the popular US abstention movement dubbed ‘straight edge’ (no drugs, cigarettes or alcohol).

The band was formed in 1984 by brothers Lou (vocals) and Pete Koller (guitar), who released their 1987 debut 7-inch single with Arman Majidi (drums, from New York hardcore band, Rest In Pieces) and Rich Capriano (bass). Their 1989 album debut for Relativity Records, which featured a spoken-word introduction by rapper KRS-One, was punishing, primal punk rock music. Recorded with new bass player Eddie Coen and...

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