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Strife



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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA (USA)

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Strife is a hardcore/metal band from Los Angeles, California. Their first LP, One Truth, was released in 1994 by Victory Records to both critical acclaim and tremendous sales. At the time, their speed-metal style of hardcore was considered revolutionary, and their message of Straight Edge activism and positive life style was a refreshing contrast to the typical music popular at the time. Strife was considered one of the three "Big" bands on the then-new Victory Records label, sharing that title with Hardcore legends Earth Crisis and Snapcase. Strife released their sophomore 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 2001, Strife 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.


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Videos: Strife: "Carry the Torch"
Strife have posted a new music video for their song "Carry the Torch." The song appears on the band's latest record, Witness a Rebirth, released last year. You can click Read More for the…
September 27, 2013
Videos: Sound and Fury cancelled
Less than a month after releasing their initial lineup, the organizers from the long-running Sound and Fury Festival have announced its cancellation. They said this: Due to unforeseen circumstances and the massive financial risk it takes…
April 29, 2013
Videos: Sound and Fury announce first set of bands
Sound and Fury, the long running southern California based hardcore festival, has made it's first announcement regarding this year's installment of the fest. The promoters announced that No Sleep Records would once again return as presenting sponsor of the fest. Also revealed was the…
April 10, 2013
Videos: Judge reunites to play Black N' Blue Bowl 2013
Hardcore act Judge has confirmed that they will reunite to perform at the upcoming Black N' Blue Bowl, taking place May 18th at New York's Webster Hall. In addition to Judge, the BNB Bowl will feature Breakdown, Bane, Black Train Jack,…
February 20, 2013
Tours: Cro-Mags / Strife
Cro-Mags have booked a handful of California dates and will be sharing the stage with Strife, In Defence, Take Offense and more. You can click Read…
January 11, 2013
Tours: Kid Dynamite, A Wilhelm Scream, and more to play Groezrock
Belgium's Groezrock Festival has added a number of bands to the previously announced lineup. Additions include Kid Dynamite, Killswitch Engage,…
December 17, 2012
Media: Strife stream new album, post "Torn Apart" video
Vice's Noisey has posted a stream of Strife's new album, Witness a Rebirth. You can listen to that here. The record was released…
November 06, 2012
Videos: Strife: 'Witness a Rebirth' behind the scenes (Exclusive)
Punknews.org is bringing you the third in a series of Behind the Scenes videos featuring Strife as they work on their long-awaited new album,Witness a Rebirth. It's due out November 6, 2012 on…
October 30, 2012
Media: Strife: "Torn Apart"
Strife have posted the song, "Torn Apart." The song comes from Witness a Rebirth which is due out November 6, 2012 via 6131 Records. Check it out…
September 28, 2012
Media: Strife join 6131 Records
Long-running hardcore outfit Strife have signed to 6131 Records. The signing and subsequent record will mark the end of more than a decade without new recorded material from the band which formed in 1991, and was part of the early wave of…
July 19, 2012

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