Hero Destroyed

Hero Destroyed is a metalcore band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Initally formed in 1998, the band played locally before reemerging as Hero Destroyed in 2005.  The group quickly gained popularity, and are currently signed to Relapse Records.  Their sound is described as being similar to label mates Burnt by the Sun and Mastodon.

Fuck the Facts

Fuck the Facts is a Canadian grindcore band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1998.  They began in the late nineties as a solo recording project constructed by musician Topon Das.  After many early recordings, including split tapes with groups from around the world, Fuck the Facts began developing a name in the underground with fans of grind. In 2001, the first full-length CD-R, Discoing the Dead, was recorded. The same year, Das would assemble a full band to continue with the project. The band has since coined the terms "bastardized grindcore" and "mullet-core" to describe their sound.

Pulling Teeth

Pulling Teeth was a hardcore band from Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Formed in 2005, the band released several recordings (as themselves or under aliases), and toured many times throughout North America, Europe and Japan.  They played their last show in Baltimore in January 2012.

Like Rats

Like Rats is a hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois.


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.


Integrity is a metallic punk/hardcore band formed in 1988. Their lyrical themes include religion, the supernatural, mental illness, individualism, the occult, and Holy Terrorism, INTEGRITY are unquestionably one of the pioneering forces that forged the worlds of hardcore and metal together. Their influence on hundreds, if not thousands of bands can still be heard to this day.


Rorschach is a New Jersey-based band that existed from 1989 to 1993 and reformed in 2009. The group often blended hardcore punk and dissonant elements of metal providing the inspiration to a number of hardcore and post hardcore bands thereafter.

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