Justin Warfield

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Justin Warfield
Justin Warfield - Live in Concert
Justin Warfield - Live in Concert
Background information
Birth nameJustin Evan Warfield
Born (1973-04-20) April 20, 1973 (age 49)
GenresAlternative rock, hip hop, darkwave
Occupation(s)Singer, musician, rapper, writer, Director
Years active1989–present
LabelsQwest/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records, Downwrite

Justin Evan Warfield (born April 20, 1973) is an American musician and hip hop MC.[1] He is the lead vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist of the darkwave duo She Wants Revenge, which formed in 2004.

In 1993, he released a hip-hop album titled My Field Trip to Planet 9, which featured production from Prince Paul and QDIII. His latest album, the self-released Black Hesh Cult Mixtape, was released in July 2013.

Warfield was the featured vocalist on Bomb the Bass' song "Bug Powder Dust", which reached No. 24 on the UK Singles Chart in 1994.


Justin Warfield is musically versatile, having been involved in several different genres over the years, and seems to choose his projects based on personal interest rather than career concerns. For example, his debut album was hip hop, but his next major musical project was a psychedelic rock band that released one album, The Justin Warfield Supernaut.[2] In 1991, he had a hit single with the song "Season of the Vic," which reached No. 18 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.[3]

He was a member of the group One Inch Punch, which released its only LP, Tao of the One Inch Punch, on Hut Records in 1996. Warfield is one half of the darkwave duo She Wants Revenge, a project different again from any of his previous incarnations. It is a heavily electronic group that is influenced by bands such as Joy Division, New Order, Bauhaus, and Depeche Mode to more contemporary groups such as Interpol, and the Faint, cultivating a stylized visual identity in a contemporary analogue to Depeche Mode and the Cure.[4]

His most commercially recognizable track is probably "Bug Powder Dust," in which he was the vocalist on a Bomb the Bass release, and he was also featured on another track on its album, Clear. He also appeared as a guest vocalist on the Placebo song "Spite & Malice" from the album Black Market Music, the Cornershop song "Candyman" from the album When I Was Born for the 7th Time, the Crystal Method song "Kling to the Wreckage" on the album, Divided by Night, the Chemical Brothers' "Not Another Drugstore" from the single "Elektrobank", and the Freestylers's "Broadcast Channels" from the album, Pressure Point. Additionally, he has done remix work including a remix of "Joel" by the Boo Radleys from its 1995 single "It's Lulu", a remix of "Confide In Me" by Kylie Minogue in 1994 and "Butterfly" by Crazy Town.

Warfield was on several episodes of Saved By The Bell.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Warfield is of African-American and Jewish Russian-Romanian maternal parentage.[6] He is married to Stefanie King[7] and they have one son.


Solo studio albums
Album title Album details
My Field Trip to Planet 9
Black Hesh Cult Mixtape
  • Released: August 8, 2013
  • Label: Self-Released
  • Format: CD
The Justin Warfield Supernaut
Album Title Album Details
The Justin Warfield Supernaut
List of studio albums as part of She Wants Revenge, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions




She Wants Revenge
  • Released: January 31, 2006[13]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
38 3 9
This Is Forever
  • Released: October 9, 2007[14]
  • Label: Perfect Kiss
58 14 18
Valleyheart 153 19 23 37
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 361. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ "Justin Warfield's "Goth" Band". Hiphopmusic.com. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Charts at AllMusic
  4. ^ "She Wants Revenge Blow Up". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Go Bayside! - Episode 048 - Pipe Dreams with Justin Warfield". Podcasts.com. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Karla S. Blume (April 27, 2006). "Cultural Mix Inspires Revenge's Warfield". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Drake, Eleanor (2013-01-31). "UNIQUE CHIC OF THE WEEK: STEFANIE KING WARFIELD". Hollywood Style Scene. Archived from the original on 2014-05-19. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  8. ^ "She Wants Revenge Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "She Wants Revenge Chart History: Alternative Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  10. ^ "She Wants Revenge Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  11. ^ "She Wants Revenge Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  12. ^ "She Wants Revenge Chart History: Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  13. ^ "She Wants Revenge by She Wants Revenge on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  14. ^ "This Is Forever by She Wants Revenge on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  15. ^ "Valleyheart by She Wants Revenge on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved January 21, 2021.

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