Allegiance (American band)

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Origin San Francisco, California
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 20022008
Labels Rivalry Records
Malfunction Records
Anchor Records(Canada)
Endwell Records
Associated acts T21
Some Still Believe
Right On
Killing The Dream
Foreign Nature
Set It Straight
Breaker Breaker
Internal Affairs
Set Your Goals
The Separation
Website Official Allegiance Myspace Page
Past members John "8Clip" Stark
Duane Harris
Ross Trenary
Isaac Fratini
Dante Campanile

Allegiance was a San Francisco-based straight edge hardcore punk band with a metal influence that existed from April 2002 to February 2008. The majority of their catalog was released and is still available by popular Bay Area hardcore punk record label Rivalry Records. Although they were not the first band to use the name “Allegiance,” as there was a black metal band from Sweden, a street punk band from Japan, a metalcore band from England and an Australian thrash metal band with the same name, they were the first notable American band to do so. Throughout its existence the band played gigs at the local legendary DIY-Punk venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California; the band played its first and last shows here. Allegiance also did countless tours up and down the West Coast, along with a handful of full USA tours and an extensive 5 week tour of Europe.


Year Release Medium Label Comment
2002 Demo 2002 7" Rivalry Records Originally made by hand by band members on tapes and CD-R but was re-released on Vinyl by Rivalry Records in 2005
2003 Allegiance EP CD, 7" Anchor Records(Canada)/Rivalry Records Cd version had additional tracks not included on the vinyl. Went out of print and Rivalry Records re-released the cd in 2005.
2004 Internal Affairs Split 7" Malfunction Records/Rivalry Records Split 7inch with Internal Affairs
2004 Coastal Flooding Compilation 7" Endwell Records Featuring: Champion, Find Him & Kill Him, Blue Monday, The Miracle Mile, and Where Eagles Dare.
2005 Overlooked LP LP, CD Rivalry Records Debut LP
2007 Out Of My Blood 7" Rivalry Records 2 Song single released prior to “Desperation” LP.
2007 Desperation LP LP, CD Rivalry Records

2nd LP and last release as a band

Band members[edit]

  • John Eightclip - vocals (Right On)
  • Duane Harris - guitar (Some Still Believe, Internal Affairs, Foreign Nature)
  • Ross Trenary - guitar (Some Still Believe)
  • Isaac Fratini - drums (Killing The Dream)
  • Dante Campanile - bass (Right On, Foreign Nature, Love, Hope and Fear)

Former Members[edit]

  • RJ Phillips - bass (Life Long Tragedy, Purple Mercy)
  • Mike Quirk - bass (Some Still Believe, Set Your Goals)
  • Nate Corbin - drums (Some Still Believe, Geist, Stress Relief, T.R.Y.!, The Separation, STFA, Foreign Nature, Set It Straight)
  • Ben Kinzie - drums (Breaker Breaker, Alcatraz, Dead To Me, Knockdown)
  • Jonah Nishihara - bass (Breaker Breaker)


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