Core (band)

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L-R: Carmine Pernini, Finn Ryan, and Tim Ryan
L-R: Carmine Pernini, Finn Ryan, and Tim Ryan
Background information
OriginNew Jersey, United States
GenresStoner rock
Years active1996–1999
LabelsAtlantic Records
Tee Pee Records
MIA Records
MembersFinn Ryan
Carmine Pernini
Tim Ryan

Core is an American stoner rock band from New Jersey, formed in the late 1990s.


Core debuted with their first album, Revival, in 1996 on Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Billy Anderson and supported by tours with Fu Manchu, Clutch and Orange 9mm.[1] Despite this publicity, the album suffered due to limited promotion.[1] The band bounced back in 1999 with their follow up, The Hustle Is On on MIA Records and Tee Pee Records. It features artwork by Arik Roper. The album was supported by a tour entitled "Riff Rock Railroad", which also featured Atomic Bitchwax and Nebula.[1]

In addition to the two albums, Core was also featured on the MeteorCity Records compilation Welcome to Meteor City, an album that showcased numerous Kyuss-like bands and helped establish MeteorCity. They also contributed "Soul Shaker" (a cover of Aerosmith's "Soul Saver") to the Small Stone Records tribute compilation Right in the Nuts.


  • Finn Ryan – vocals, guitar
  • Carmine Pernini – bass
  • Tim Ryan – drums


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