Chain of Strength

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Chain of Strength
Origin California
Genres Hardcore, youth crew, straight edge hardcore
Years active 1988–1991, 2012
Labels Revelation Records
Associated acts Inside Out
Justice League
No for an Answer
Alien Ant Farm
Man Will Surrender
Circle Storm
Members Curt Canales
Ryan Hoffman
Chris Bratton
Alex Barreto

Chain of Strength was a late '80s and early '90s straight edge hardcore punk band from Southern California.


The first Chain of Strength release was a 7" EP entitled True Till Death, released through Revelation Records. After parting ways with Revelation, they formed their own Foundation Records to release another 7", What Holds Us Apart. Both of these records eventually fell out of print, yet were still in demand. As a result, Revelation Records released both EPs (plus one unreleased track) as a CD/LP called The One Thing That Still Holds True.[1]

Both Ep's were released in the UK on First Strike Records, a record label based in Wigan, run from a skate shop called Alans.

From 2006-2008, Alex Barreto played bass for the band Alien Ant Farm.


  • Curt Canales - Vocals
  • Ryan Hoffman - Guitar
  • Chris Bratton - Drums
  • Alex Barreto - Bass
  • Frosty Crunch (Paul Hertz) - Guitar


  • True Till Death 7" (Revelation Records)
  • What Holds Us Apart 7" (Foundation Records) (image shown is of First Strike European 1st pressing,2nd pressing of 1500 is on blue vinyl/blue cover)
  • The One Thing That Still Holds True CD/LP/Cassette (Revelation Records)


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