Hellnation

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Chokehold
Origin Kentucky, United States
Genres Hardcore punk, power violence, thrashcore
Years active 1988-2010
Labels Sound Pollution, Slap-A-Ham, Backwoods Butcher
Associated acts Brody's Militia, Jacked Up Zeros, Erectile Dementia, Reeking Cross, Cemetery Fungus
Past members Albert Veith
Doug Long
Ken
Chris Dodge

Hellnation was an extreme hardcore punk band from Kentucky, formed in 1988.[1] Their sound has been described as thrashcore, power violence and grindcore.[2] Hellnation have completed numerous tours of the United States, Japan, Brazil and Europe. Hellnation's style was composed of quick guitar riffs, large amounts of distortion, and angry lyrics that were often profane. Lyrical subjects included police brutality, consumerism, and even the underground punk scene.[3]

Originally, Albert Veith was the band's original bassist, however due to the group being unable to find a drummer he switched to the drums.[4] Doug Long joined the group soon after as the bassist before leaving.[5] They broke up in January 2010, releasing numerous records during their run, most of which was released through guitarist Ken's label Sound Pollution.[6] Members have played in groups such as Erectile Dementia, Brody's Militia, and Jacked Up Zeros.[5]

Line-up[edit]

  • Albert Veith - drums, lead vocals
  • Ken - guitar, vocals
  • Doug Long - bass, vocals
  • Chris Dodge - bass, vocals (live member that filled in for Doug Long during their 1999 European tour)[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Colonized LP (Sound Pollution, 1993)
  • Control LP/CD (Sound Pollution, 1994)
  • Your Chaos Days Are Numbered LP/CD (Sound Pollution, 1998)
  • Fucked Up Mess LP/CD (Sound Pollution, 1999) (reissued by Laja in Brazil in 2001)
  • Cheerleaders for Imperialism LP/CD (Slap-A-Ham, 2000)
  • Dynamite Up Your Ass LP/CD (Sound Pollution, 2002) (reissued by Laja in Brazil in 2004)

Extended plays[edit]

  • People's Temple 7" (Sound Pollution, 1990)
  • Suppression 7" (Sound Pollution, 1991)
  • Aussie 7" (Spiral Objective, 1994) (released in Australia, also known as Untitled)
  • At War With Emo 5" (Slap A Ham, 1997)
  • Thrash Or Die: Japanese Hardcore Covers EP (MCR, 1998) (released in Japan)

Splits[edit]

  • Hellnation/Real Reggae split 7" (Slightly Fast, 1996) (released in Japan)
  • Hellnation/CFUDL split 7" (Sound Pollution, 1996)
  • Hellnation/Sink split 7" (Sound Pollution, 1997)
  • Hellnation/Merda split 7" (2+2=5/Luna, 2001) (released in Brazil)
  • Hellnation/Capitalist Casualties Split LP/CD (Sound Pollution/Six Weeks, 2008)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • A Sound Like Shit CD (Sound Pollution, 1996)
  • Thrashwave CD (Sound Pollution/Laja, 2002) (released through Laja in Brazil)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Bbblleeaauurrgghh 7" (Slap-A-Ham, 1991)
  • Bloodless Unreality 7" (Forfeit, 1992)
  • I Kill What I Eat CD (Ecocentric, 1992) (released in Germany)
  • No Desire To Continue Living 10" (Farewell, 1993) (released in Germany)
  • ABC's Of Punk LP+7"/CD (Whirled Records, 1997)
  • Tomorrow Will Be Worse 4x7" box set (Sound Pollution, 1998)
  • Fiesta Comes Alive LP/CD (Slap-A-Ham, 1998)
  • Homeless Benefit 2x7" (Bad Card, 1999) (released in France)
  • Reality Vol. 3 LP/CD (Deep Six, 1999)
  • Tomorrow Will Be Worse CD (Sound Pollution, 2001)
  • All Punks Spending Drunk Night 7" (Backwoods Butcher, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sound Pollution: Official website". October 2010. 
  2. ^ n/a (2010-09-27). "Hellnation Brings Outlaw Thrash". metalinjection.net. Metal Injection. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  3. ^ n/a (2005-02-15). "Hellnation - Fucked Up Mess". punknews.org. Punknews.org. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  4. ^ n/a (2011-06-11). "Interview with Doug from Brody's Militia". sorenauseaheadache.wordpress.com. Wordpress. Retrieved 2017-06-19. 
  5. ^ a b n/a (2017-03-17). "Interview with Doug Long". chronicfailure.com. Chronic Failure. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  6. ^ Brunner, Simon (June 2002). "Sound Pollution Records Interview". ox-fanzine.de. Ox-Fanzine. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  7. ^ Jeb, Branin (August 2000). "Hellnation - Cheerleaders For Imperalism". inmusicwetrust.com. In Music We Trust. Retrieved 2017-06-18.