Hardcore Punk


Kromosom is a hardcore punk band from Melbourne, Australia.

Iron Lung

Iron Lung are a two piece powerviolence act from Seattle, Washington.  Their style is heavily influenced by hardcore punk and grindcore.


Formed in 1986 in California, Infest are an exemplary, pioneering powerviolence band (even though they didn’t use that term). Infest mix punk rock speed and social awareness with hardcore anger and in-your-face hostility. Vocalist Joe Denunzio screams about politics, conformity, and war. Their shows amount to non-stop violence and aggression, with non-stop stage diving, and moshing. Infest have been reunited since 2013 and if you haven’t seen them, they’re definitely worth your medical bills. This is their second MDF appearance.


Heartless is a hardcore punk band from Pittsburgh, PA.


Gehenna is a hardcore band from California formed in 1993.  Their music blends elements of death metal, black metal, thrash and punk.

Full of Hell

Full of Hell is a hardcore punk band from Pennsylvania.

Eddie Brock

Eddie Brock is a hardcore band from Baltimore, MD.


Converge is an American band from Salem, Massachusetts formed in 1990.   Playing a blend of hardcore punk and heavy metal, Converge has helped to define many of the elements of the metalcore genre.

Citizens Arrest

Citizens Arrest is a New York-based band that existed from 1989 to 1991 and reformed in 2010 with their original lineup. The group often blended hardcore punk, Grindcore and Powerviolence styles.

(the) Melvins

The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983.   Since 1984, singer and guitarist Buzz Osborne (also known as King Buzzo) and drummer Dale Crover have been the band's ongoing members.  The Melvins' music is influenced by Black Flag's mix of punk and metal on their album My War, and other slow punk acts like Swans, Flipper and Wipers, but also by some hard rock and metal bands such as Kiss and Alice Cooper; however, their idiosyncratic approach, bizarre sense of humor, and experimentation make neat categorization difficult.


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