Habeas Corpus (band)
|Genres||Hardcore punk, nardcore, skate punk, surf punk, horror punk, straight edge|
|Years active||1983-1987, 2011 (re-release of their 5 Song EP, originally from 1986)|
|Associated acts||Aggression (during their 1986 tour)|
|Past members||Rob Monsour (guitar, vocals)
Ed Burgos (bass)
Mike Brown (guitar, vocals)
James Ribiat (drums
Mike Minnick (drums
Habeas Corpus was a hardcore punk band that emerged from the Nardcore scene of Oxnard, California in the early 1980s. One of the region's first straight edge bands, Habeas Corpus combined Misfits-style horror punk with the early 80s Southern California surf/skate sound. The bands' song "Steal You Blind" was featured on Mystic Records' Nardcore LP compilation documenting the early Oxnard punk scene. The members were all very young, Mike was only 13 at the time. By the time the comp came out the band was disappointed and had already quit playing the song. They also appeared on Mystic's Party Animal LP compilation with "Last Dream" a much better song wrote by Rob that sounded better but by the time it came out the band had refined their sound even more. Oxnard band Aggression helped the band to land their first shows out of Oxnard playing shows Phoenix and Las Vegas as well as a tour with Aggression.
Last known line-up:
In 1986, the band recorded a 5 song EP to sell during their tour with Aggression. This EP, now very rare, was re-released in 2011 as "Six Feet Under Oxnard: Lost Nardcore from the 1980s."
Six Feet Under Oxnard features drummer Mike Minnick, who would later join Aggression.
- Nardcore Compilation LP, Mystic Records 1984
- Party Animal Compilation LP, Mystic Records 1984
- 5 Song EP, 1986
- Six Feet Under Oxnard: Lost Nardcore from the 1980s, 2011
Blush, Steven (2001). American Hardcore: A Tribal History. (Los Angeles: Feral Music). ISBN 0-922915-71-7