Coffin Break was formed in Seattle in the late 1980s, during the time that grunge was beginning to catch on; however, the group eschewed the nascent alternative sound, taking their influences from punk rock. The group released its first two full-length albums and a compilation on C/Z Records. Signing to Epitaph Records, they released two further albums in 1991 and 1992 before disbanding in late 1993. Both bassist Rob Skinner and guitarist Peter Litwin wrote songs for the group, and the group's releases show a marked difference between their songwriting styles. Kurt Cobain mentioned the group as one of his favorite bands.
- Noise Patch b/w Boxes 'N Boxes/ Obsession" Live EP (C/Z Records, 1988)
- Psychosis (C/Z Records, 1989)
- Rupture (C/Z Records, 1989)
- No Sleep 'Til the Stardust Motel (compilation) (C/Z Records, 1991)
- Crawl (Epitaph Records, 1991)
- Thirteen (Epitaph Records, 1992)
- Another Damned Seattle Compilation (Dashboard Hula Girl Records, 1991)-"Love Song"
- Teriyaki Asthma Vols. I-V (C/Z Records, 1991)-"Hole in the Ground"
- Hard to Believe: Kiss Covers Compilation (C/Z Records, 1992)—"Beth"
- More Songs About Anger, Fear, Sex & Death (Epitaph Records, 1992)—"For Beth" and "Crawl"
- David Brooks - drums
- Peter Litwin - guitar, vocals
- Rob Skinner - bass, vocals
- Jeff Lorien - guitar on Thirteen