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This article is about the band named Insolence. For a definition of the word "insolence", see the Wiktionary entry insolence.
Genres Nu metal, rap metal, rapcore
Years active 1995-2010, 2014-present
Labels Maverick Records
Warner Bros. Records
Members Mark Herman
Billy "Mecha 1" Rosenthal
Joey Ruiz
Alonso Hernandez
Sean Boyles
Chris "Ichy" Larson
Past members Armando Cardenas
Ron Tanaguchi
Jerry M. Delalo
Clint Westwood
Kevin Higuchi
Paul Perry
Michael Rowan

Insolence is a nu metal band which was formed in San Jose, California in 1995. In addition to nu metal they also blend rap, reggae, and hardcore in their music.[1]

In 2007, the band hosted a weekly radio show named "Audio War Radio" on Tokyo's largest FM station, InterFM, which at them time reached 37 million people.[2] The band played music from and interviewed many American rock and metal bands including 311, Pepper, Papa Roach, Slightly Stoopid, Hed PE, Skindred and others.

All of the proceeds from the sales of their 2008 release "Beats, Not Bombs" were donated to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and the Nagasaki City Peace Promotion Office.[3]

The band has released two major label records, Revolution on Maverick Records and Stand Strong on Warner Bros. Records. The band's latest studio albums Audio War and Project Konflict were released by Powerslave Records.

Current members[edit]

  • Mark Herman - vocals
  • Billy "Mecha 1" Rosenthal - vocals
  • Joey Ruiz - guitars
  • Chris "Ichy" Larson - turntables/samples
  • Alonso Hernandez - bass
  • Sean Boyles - drums

Former members[edit]

  • Armando Cardenas - drums
  • Jerry M. Delalo - turntables/samples
  • Paul Perry - bass
  • Michael J. Rowan - guitars
  • Kevin "The Guch" Higuchi - Drums
  • Joey Ruiz - guitars


Vicious Circle (1995)
Within (1997)
Universal (1998)
Terrorists (1999)
Poisonous Philosophy (2000)
Revolution (2001)
Insolence EP (2003)
Stand Strong (2003)
INS 03 Naked EP (2007)
Audio War (2008)
Uprising EP (2008)
Project Konflict (2010)
Product EP (2016-2017)

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