Sam Black Church (band)

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Sam Black Church
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Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Boston hardcore
Years active 1988–2000
Labels Taang!
Untangled
Wonderdrug
Associated acts Jet Fuel
Past members Jesse "Jet" Crandall - Vocals
Ben Crandall - Guitar
Richard G. Lewis - Bass
J.R. Roach - Drums
Zack Adrien - Guitar

Sam Black Church (also known as SBC) was a Boston hardcore band that played from 1988 to 2000. It was named after the West Virginia community of Sam Black Church.

History[edit]

Sam Black Church were known for their energetic live performances. They played a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash and shared bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Nothingface, Stuck Mojo, and Helmet. They were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States for a period in the mid-1990s.[1]

After releasing their first three EPs on Taang! Records, Sam Black Church left for Wonderdrugrecords where they remained until the band broke up in 2000.[2]

Sam Black Church reunited for a sold out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston. Unearth, Madball and Darkbuster opened the show.[3][4]

Sam Black Church played the Hometown Throwdown 16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston December 29th, 2013

Discography[edit]

  • Unincorporated (1989)
  • Sam Black Church (1993)
  • Let in Life (1993)
  • Superchrist (1995)
  • That Which does not Kill us...Makes us stronger(1997)
  • The Black Comedy (1998)
  • For We are Many (2001)

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