Friday, January 15, 2010


Los Angeles,California
Hardcore punk
Years active
2001 - present
NWK 1992,
Caroline Records 1994,
Victory Records 1995 - present
Associated acts
Against The Wall,
Amendment Eighteen,
Drift Again,
Free Will,
The Supression Swing,

Strife is an American hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1991.

Their first LP, One Truth, was released in 1994 by Victory Records. Strife was considered one of the three "big" bands on the then-new Victory Records label, which included Earth Crisis and Snapcase.

Strife released their second album, In This Defiance in 1997. This album was also well regarded by the straight edge/hardcore community. It was also notable for the guest appearances, with Chino Moreno of Deftones, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory and Igor Cavalera of Sepultura all taking turns on the album.

Two years later, Strife broke up, citing creative differences and exhaustion. Victory Records released Truth Through Defiance, a compilation of live tracks and previously unreleased material.

In 2000, Strife reunited to play several benefit concerts, and by the following year had officially reformed and released Angermeans. No longer straight edge, this album was considered by the band to be a more mature and focused continuation of In This Defiance. The band received some criticism from former fans for no longer being straight edge.

Since 2001 not much has been heard from Strife, it is unsure if they have officially broken up or not.

On February 3rd, 2008, it was announced that Strife would play three reunion shows in Canada. As of now, only the Montreal and Toronto show have been announced.

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