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The Cro-Mags are a band from New York City formed in 1982. The band, which had a strong cult following, released many records, their first two considered the most influential. They were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal and were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s. They were also one of the first hardcore punk bands associated with the Hare Krishna movement.

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Backtrack is a hardcore band from Long Island, New York. The band has a demo 7" out on Flatspot Records, which can be heard on their myspace (www.myspace.com/backtrackny). Backtrack recently signed to California based 6131 Records. Backtrack released a 7" entitled Deal With The Devil in late September 2009. A new LP entitled "Darker Half" will be out on Reaper Records in the near future.

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Losing Grip

A Texas Hardcore band from Austin. Started in late 2009. They played the 2010 SXSW punk/hardcore blowout show that featured the following bands: Ruiner, Donnybrook, Nothing to Nothing, Power Trip, Title Fight, RZL DZL, Touche Amore, Expire, War Hungry, Alpha & Omega and many more. Some of their influences include: Merauder, Cold as Life, Integrity, Stigmata, Obituary, Biohazard and Hatebreed. Check out their myspace: <a href="http://www.myspace.com/losinggriptx" rel="nofollow">www.myspace.com/losinggriptx</a>

Sick of It All

Sick Of It All is a nyhc band formed by brothers Lou Koller (vocals) and Pete Koller (guitar) in 1986. Formed during 1986 in Queens, the band released their first self-titled EP on Revelation Records and began to accumulate a strong local following by playing famous clubs like CBGBs (‘A Month Of Sundays’ actually pays tribute to these glorious days at this legendary venue). Soon after, the band released their first full-length record ‘Blood Sweat And No Tears’ on In-Effect Records.

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Sons Of Abraham

There are at least 2 artists named Sons Of Abraham. 1. Sons Of Abraham were a five piece hardcore band from Long Island, New York. They released one demo, a split EP with Indecision, and CD/LP titled Termites In His Smile. They disbanded in 1998, as guitarists Justin Beck and Todd Weinstock decided to pursue their other band, Glassjaw.
2. Sons Of Abraham are a rock band from Melbourne, Australia. They have released one EP in 2008 titled "The Pushing Foreword".

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Musical trends come and go quicker than most bands themselves, and endurance is rewarded to those acts who in the end find ways to take the aspects of their writing to new and inventive levels. New York's Merauder were on the forefront of the metalcore wave in the early '90s, and few bands have had the pleasure of receiving the worldwide attention and embellishing the genre's conviction as they have.


Biohazard was one of the first bands to regularly incorporate elements of both hip-hop and hardcore metal into their sound; since their lyrical fare dealt with the harshness of urban life and the resulting anger and frustration, which both genres of music have been known to address, the connection only made sense, especially in light of Anthrax's highly effective collaboration with Public Enemy on 1991's "Bring the Noise.

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