Soldiers is not only a product of its five members, but the Long Island Hardcore scene as a whole. Forged from the desire to express opinions and thoughts in a non–traditional way, Soldiers is a band made up of experienced, hard–working kids who have toiled on the road away from their island home for many years. Soldiers represents a new Long Island sound; a reaction to all that has come before and the need to face new challenges.

In April of 2006, This Is Hell bandmates Rick Jimenez and Dan Bourke, eager to start a new project, just needed to recruit the right members to complete the Soldiers regiment. Rick and guitarist Chris Mazella were both members of Subterfuge from 1996–2003; during those years Chris was the frontman and Rick held down duties on the drums. Playing in that band helped shape both a social and musical consciousness for both Long Island natives, but the confines of the drum kit would not allow Rick to express himself fully. After enlisting current Last Conviction guitar–player Brian Audley, bassist Andrew Jones of the now–defunct Long Island workhorse the Backup Plan joined the camp. Soldiers was now ready to take action.

The new Long Island unit got right down to business after forming in April 2006, recording and self–releasing their debut "The Tombstone EP" in May. After playing a handful of shows, Soldiers attracted Five Point Records with their brutal and honest brand of hardcore. Five Point re–released "The Tombstone EP" in August, and the band hit the road for a Northeastern tour shortly afterward.

The members that comprise Soldiers have been on the front lines for years, and now working together they are poised and ready to fight for what they believe in; the music, their scene, and themselvesā?¦prepare for war!
The Backup Plan

The Backup Plan

This Is Hell

This Is Hell