Blunt Force Trauma (band)

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Blunt Force Trauma
Origin Austin, Texas, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Thrash metal
Crossover thrash
Years active 1999-present
Labels Shattered World
Members Bobby Fuentes
Felix Griffin
Craig Holloway
Slaytoven
Past members Ben Burton
Bob Paxton
Alex Rager

Blunt Force Trauma is an American hardcore punk/thrash metal band from Austin, Texas. They are currently signed to indie label Shattered World Records.[1]

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Blunt Force Trauma was formed in 1999 in Austin, Texas. The band's line up consisted of vocalist Bobby Fuentes, guitarist Slaytoven, bassist Bob Paxton, and drummer Ben Burton. The band released two albums with Paxton and Burton, Blunt Force Trauma in 2000 and Good Morning America in 2001. Ben Burton left the band in late 2001, and the band went on hiatus shortly after.

In June 2007, the remaining band members reunited and recruited ex-D.R.I. drummer Felix Griffin to much attention.[2] 2008 would see the band log many shows around Texas, as well as welcoming Alex "Rager" Loughborough on bass in late December 2008. On May 29, 2009 the band released their 3rd album, an EP titled "Hatred for the State", on Shattered World Records. In late 2009, Alex Rager left the band and has been replaced by Craig Holloway.

The band embarked on their first tour of Europe in November and December 2010, playing 24 shows in 10 countries and supporting acts such as Wehrmacht, Pro Pain, Napalm Death, Blood For Blood, and Sick Of It All.

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