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Class of 86 is a progressive punk band from Minneapolis made up of five young professionals that have been friends since they were in grade school. For well over a decade now the sound of the band has evolved from Iron Maiden inspired metal riffs and Bad Religion-esque wordplay to something more akin to Propagandhi’s open chords and riffing and, well, Propagandhi-esque wordplay. Not afraid to wear influences on their sleeve I suppose you could say. They have opened for many such influences like Only Crime, No Use For A Name, Dillinger Four, The Flatliners and A Wilhelm Scream, to name a few, and continue to write and gig regularly. They are set to release a new LP titled Future On Fire in the summer of 2014.