List of punk rock bands, 0–K

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This is a list of notable punk rock bands beginning with the numbers 0–9 and letters A through K. The bands listed have played some type of punk music at some point in their career, although they may have also played other styles. Bands who played in a style that influenced early punk rock—such as garage rock and protopunk—but never played punk rock themselves, are not on this list. Bands who created a new genre that was influenced by (but is not a subgenre of) punk rock—such as alternative rock, crossover thrash, grunge, metalcore, new wave, and post-punk—but never played punk rock, are not listed either.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
108 New York, New York, US 1991–96, 2005–present A post-hardcore band with music inspired by the Krishna Consciousness.
1208 Hermosa Beach, California, US 1996–2005 A melodic punk band started by Alex Flynn, who is closely related to Greg Ginn of Black Flag.
2 Minutos Valentín Alsina, Argentina 1987–present A street punk band.
25 ta Life Queens, New York, US 1991–present New York hardcore
28 Days Frankston, Melbourne, Australia 1997–2007, 2009–present A punk/rapcore band.
30 Foot Fall Houston, Texas, US 1993–present
The 4-Skins East End, London, England, UK 1979–84, 2007–present A working class Oi! band.
+44 Los Angeles, California, US 2005–2009 A pop punk/alternative rock band named after the phone code for the United Kingdom, formed by members of Blink 182, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.[1]
45 Grave Los Angeles, California, US 1979–85, 1989–91, 2005–present A horror punk/deathrock band.
48May Hamilton, New Zealand 2004–08 A pop punk band.
5 Seconds of Summer Sydney, Australia 2011–present An Australian pop punk/pop rock band.
59 Times the Pain Fagersta, Sweden 1992–2001 A hardcore punk band with working-class roots.
7 Seconds Reno, Nevada, US 1980–2018 A straight edge melodic hardcore band who pioneered the youth crew genre.
88 Fingers Louie Chicago, Illinois, US 1993–96, 1998–99 A melodic hardcore band.
98 Mute Hermosa Beach, California, US 1993–2002 A street punk band.
999 London, England, UK 1976–present A classic punk band from England.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Abhinanda Umeå, Sweden 1992–1999, 2004, 2009–2010, 2012 Swedish hardcore punk band who had close ties to influential hardcore punk band Refused.
Abrasive Wheels Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1976–84, 2003–present Classic English punk band known for their seminal albums "When The Punks Go Marching In" and the singles "Vicious Circle/Voice of Youth" and "Army Song".
AC4 Umeå, Sweden 2008–present
Ace Troubleshooter Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 1995–2005 A Pop punk Band
!Action Pact! Stanwell, London, England, UK 1981–86 Aggressive English punk band.
Adam and the Ants London, England, UK 1977–82 A band which originally played punk rock, moving toward post-punk from 1978 to 1979. A later incarnation achieved commercial success as part of the New Romantic movement.
The Adicts Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 1975–present A British classic punk band known for dressing similar to the "droogs" (ruffians) in the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange.
The Adolescents Fullerton, California, US 1980–81, 1986–89, 2001–present A hardcore punk supergroup with members from Agent Orange and Social Distortion.
The Adverts London, England, UK 1976–79 A punk rock band with one of the earliest female punk stars, Gaye Advert.
Adrenalin O.D. Elmwood Park, New Jersey, US 1981–90 A hardcore punk band.
Afektiven Naboj Struga, North Macedonia
AFI Ukiah, California, US 1991–present Began as a hardcore punk band before shifting to horror punk, then to alternative rock.
Afro Jetz Sweden
Against All Authority Miami, Florida, US 1992–present A DIY ska punk band.
Against Brisbane, Australia 2001–present
Against Me! Gainesville, Florida, US 1997–present A punk rock band.
Agent 51 Poway, California, US 1995–2005
Agent Orange Placentia, California, US 1979–present A surf punk band.
Agnostic Front New York, New York, US 1982–92, 1997–present A key New York hardcore band; had a crossover thrash period.
Aiden Seattle, Washington, US 2003–present A post-hardcore/punk rock/horror punk band.
Alexisonfire St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 2001–2011, 2012 Juno Award-winning post-hardcore band.
Alkaline Trio Chicago, Illinois, US 1996–present A punk rock trio.
Alice Donut New York, New York, US 1986–1996, 2001–present A psychedelic alternative punk rock band.
All Fort Collins, Colorado, US 1987–present A band formed by members of the Descendents.
The All-American Rejects Stillwater, Oklahoma, US 1999–present An alternative rock, emo, and pop punk band.
Allister Chicago, Illinois, US 1996–2007, 2010–present a melodic punk band.
The Alley Cats Los Angeles, California, US 1978–82
GG Allin Lancaster, New Hampshire, US 1976–93 A punk rock musician known for having debauched stage shows.
All Systems Go! Canada 1995–present
Alternative TV London, England, UK 1976–79, 1981, 1985–98
Amebix Devon, England, UK 1978–87, 2008–present A pioneer of the crust punk genre.
Amen Los Angeles, California, US 1994–2011 Plays a mix of Nu Metal and Hardcore Punk.
American Standards (band) Phoenix, Arizona, US 2011–present Hardcore noise-punk.[2]
American Steel Oakland, California, US 1995–present
American Hi-Fi Boston, Massachusetts, US 1998–present
Amyl and the Sniffers Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2016–present
Anamanaguchi[3] New York City, New York, US 2004–present Chiptune-based pop and rock band.
The Analogs Szczecin, Poland 1995–present An anti-fascist street punk band.
Andrew Jackson Jihad Phoenix, Arizona, US 2004–present DIY folk punk band from Arizona.
Angelic Upstarts South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1977–present A socialist working class Oi! punk and skinhead band.
Anhrefn Bangor, Wales, UK 1982–1995, 2007 Welsh language band, also sang in English.
Ann Beretta Richmond, Virginia, US 1996–2001
Anonymous Andorra la Vella, Andorra 2004–present
Angry Samoans Los Angeles, California, US 1978–present
Anthrax Gravesend, Kent, England, UK 1980–84, 2010–present English anarcho-punk band. Not to be confused with the American thrash metal band, Anthrax.
Anti-Cimex Gothenburg, Sweden 1981–93 One of the first bands to define Scandinavian D-beat
Antidote Netherlands 1996–present
Anti-Establishment London, England, UK 1978–1983 Second-Wave UK punk/oi band.
Anti-Everything Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2000–present Only punk band from Trinidad & Tobago, only punk band to use steelpan.
Anti-Flag Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US 1988–89, 1993–present A political punk band.
Anti-Heros Atlanta, Georgia, US 1984–99
Antillectual Nijmegen / Utrecht, Netherlands 2000–present
Anti-Nowhere League Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK 1980–89, 1992–present Classic English punk band.
Anti-Pasti Derbyshire, England, UK 1979–84, 1995 A British punk band from the third wave of punk in England during the early 1980s.
Anti-Scrunti Faction Boulder, Colorado, US 1984–85
Antischism Columbia, South Carolina, US
Antisect Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, UK 1982–87
Antiseen Charlotte, North Carolina, US 1983–present
Anti-System Bradford, England, UK 1982–86; 2014–present An anarcho-punk band.
The Apers Rotterdam, Netherlands 1996–present
The APF Brigade Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK 1980–present
The Apostles Islington, London, England, UK 1979–90 An experimental anarcho-punk band that, in general, eschewed the prevalent punk aesthetics.
Appendix Pori, Finland 1980–1985, 1995–present
The Aquabats Huntington Beach, California, US 1994–present An American superhero-themed electropunk/ska punk band.
Armia Poland 1984–present A Christian punk band.
Armed and Hammered Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1989–2003
Arson Anthem New Orleans, Louisiana, US 2006–present
The Art Attacks London, England, UK 1977–78
Articles of Faith Chicago, Illinois, US 1981–85
The Artist Life Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2005–present
Die Ärzte Berlin, Germany 1982–88, 1993–present A punk rock band with influences ranging from rock, punk, ska, jazz, swing, and hip hop.
Asexuals Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada 1983–97, 2010–present
As Friends Rust Gainesville, Florida, US 1996–2002, 2008, 2011–present
Ash Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, UK 1992–present
Assjack Gridley, California, US 1999–present
Assorted Jelly Beans Riverside, California, US 1996–99, 2008–present
Asta Kask Töreboda, Sweden 1978–89, 1992, 2003–present Pioneers in trallpunk.
At the Drive-In El Paso, Texas, US 1994–2001, 2011–2012, 2015–present
The Ataris Anderson, Indiana, US 1995–present
Athena Istanbul, Turkey 1987–present A Ska punk band.
Atheist Rap Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia 1989–present A punk rock band from Serbia whose music is often categorized as "happy punk".
Atlas Losing Grip Malmö, Sweden 2005–present Swedish punk rock with metal influences.
Atom and His Package Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US 1997–2003 An electropunk outfit consisting solely of Adam Goren.
Attaque 77 Buenos Aires, Argentina 1987–present
Aurora Győr, Hungary 1983–present
Aus-Rotten Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US 1992–2001 A crust punk band.
Authority Zero Mesa, Arizona, US 1994–present
Automatics England, UK 1976–78, 2000–present Early English punk band.
Autopilot Off Orange County, New York, US 1996–2005
Avail Richmond, Virginia, US 1987–2008
The Avengers San Francisco Bay Area, California, US 1977–79, 1999, 2004–present
Avoid One Thing Boston, Massachusetts, US 2002–05
Avtomaticheskie udovletvoriteli Leningrad, Russia 1979–1998
Awkward Thought New York, New York, US


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Babes in Toyland Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 1987–97
Baby Strange Glasgow, Scotland, UK 2012–present
Backyard Babies Nässjö, Sweden 1987–present A glam punk/hard rock band.
Bad Astronaut US 2000–06, 2010–present
Bad Brains Washington, D.C., US 1977–84, 1986–95, 1997–present An all black hardcore punk/reggae band. One of the pioneers of hXc.
Bad Religion Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, US 1979–present A second tier early 80's Cali hardcore group turned influential melodic hardcore pioneers. Active over 40 years.
Bags Los Angeles, California, US 1977–81 One of the first generation of California punk rock bands.
Balzac Osaka, Japan 1992–present A Japanese horror punk band.
Bane Worcester, Massachusetts, US 1995–present
Bankrupt Budapest, Hungary 1996–present A melodic punk rock band.
The Banner New Jersey, US 1999–present
Banner Pilot Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 2005–present
Barely Blind Groves, Texas, US 2003–present An underground Pop punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock band.
Basement Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 2009–2012 (hiatus) A melodic hardcore band, heavily influenced by the 1990s grunge movement.
Batfoot Sydney, Australia 2008–present A pop punk band influenced by Screeching Weasel and The Queers.
Battalion of Saints San Diego, California, US 1980–85, 1995–present
Battery Washington, D.C., US 1990–98
Bayside Queens, New York, US 2000–present
BBQ Chickens Japan 2000–present A Japanese hardcore punk band formed by Ken Yokoyama of Hi-Standard.
Beastie Boys Brooklyn, New York, US 1980–present Began as a hardcore punk band, transitioned into hip hop and rap rock.
Beat Crusaders Japan 1997–2010 A pop punk band that performs with masks of dot-matrix drawings of themselves.
Beatsteaks Berlin, Germany 1995–present
Beer7 Be'er Sheva, Israel 2002–present
Behind Enemy Lines Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US 2000–present An anarchist crust punk/heavy metal band with two members of Aus-Rotten.
Being As An Ocean Alpine, California 2011–present A melodic hardcore band.
Belvedere Alberta, Canada 1995–2005, 2011–present
Bérurier Noir Paris, France 1983–89, 2003–06
Best Revenge Los Angeles, California, US 1998–2002 A queercore punk band.
Better Luck Next Time Los Angeles, California, US 2004–2014 In September 2006, Better Luck Next Time was chosen as 1 of 10 local bands out of 2,500 in Southern California given the chance to play KROQ-FM's Inland Invasion, in which they placed 2nd.
Better Than a Thousand Washington, D.C., US
Bhopal Stiffs Chicago, Illinois, US 1985–89
Bickley Houston, Texas, US 1995–2001
Big Black Evanston, Illinois, US 1981–1987 Instrumental in the development of noise rock. Notable for using a drum machine instead of a kit.
Big Boys Austin, Texas, US 1979–84 One of the pioneers of the hardcore punk genre.
Big D and the Kids Table Allston, Boston, Massachusetts, US 1995–present A third-wave ska band.
Big Drill Car Costa Mesa, California, US 1987–95, 2008 One of the pioneers of the melodic hardcore genre.
Big in Japan Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK 1977–79 Members went on to be in bands such as The KLF, Lightning Seeds, Siouxsie and the Banshees Pink Military and Frankie goes to Hollywood
Bigwig Nutley, New Jersey, US 1995–present
Bikini Kill Olympia, Washington, US 1990–98 A punk rock band part of the Riot Grrrl movement.
The Bill Pionki, Poland 1988–present
Billy Idol Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK 1975–present
Billy Talent Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 1993–present The punk rock group was formerly known as Pezz. They changed their name When they were threatened with a lawsuit from an American band of the same name.
Biohazard Brooklyn, New York, US 1988–2006, 2008–present One of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore punk with elements of hip-hop.
Blackbird Raum Santa Cruz, California, US
Blackfire Black Mesa, Arizona, US 1989–present A Navajo traditionally influenced, punk rock group of three siblings, with strong political messages.
Black Flag Hermosa Beach, California, US 1976–86, 1976–86, 2003, 2013–2014, 2019–present An influential hardcore punk band active since the late 1970s. Also one of the pioneers of post-hardcore.
The Black Halos Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1993–present
Black Lips Dunwoody, Georgia, US 1999–present A self-proclaimed "flower punk" band from Georgia.
Black Lungs St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 2005–present
The Black Pacific Huntington Beach, California, US 2010–present
Black Randy and the Metrosquad Los Angeles, California, US 1977–80
Black Square Honolulu, Hawaii, US 2002–present
Blaggers ITA England, UK 1988–95 Band noted for their strong anti-fascist and left wing lyrics & activism.
Blanks 77 Hillside, New Jersey, US 1990–2001, 2004–present
Bl'ast Santa Cruz, California, US 1984–90, 2001
Blatz Berkeley, California, US 1989–92
The Bleach Boys Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK 1976–present
Blink-182 Poway, California, US 1992–2005, 2009–present A pop punk, skate punk and alternative rock band.
Blitz New Mills, Derbyshire, England, UK 1980–2007 An English Oi/Street punk band.
Blitzkid West Virginia, USA 1997–2012, 2019–present Horror Punk
Blitzkrieg Southport, Merseyside, England, UK 1979–1984, 1991–1995, 2007–present
The Blockheads London, UK 1977–present Backing band for Ian Dury, whose musical influences spanned disco, funk, music hall, and 1950s rock and roll.
Blondie New York, New York, US 1976–82, 1997–present A pioneer of American punk rock and new wave music.
The Blood London, England, UK 1982–present The First Punk Band to feature in the Rock magazine Kerrang.
Blood for Blood Boston, Massachusetts, US 1994–2004, 2010
The Blue Hearts Tokyo, Japan 1985–95 An influential punk band from Japan.
Blue Meanies Carbondale, Illinois, US 1989–2001
Blyth Power Somerset, England, UK 1983–present Folk punk band.
Bobot Adrenaline Los Angeles, California, US 2001–present
Bodyjar Melbourne, Australia 1994–2009
Bold Westchester County, New York, US 1986–2006
Bomb Factory Tokyo, Japan 1991–present
Bomb the Music Industry! Nassau County, New York, US 2004–present DIY punk band that offers its music by donation on Quote Unquote Records.
The Boomtown Rats Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland 1975–86 Art Punk, New Wave, Power Pop.
Bowling for Soup Wichita Falls, Texas, US 1994–present A pop punk band.
Born Against New York, New York, US 1989–93
The Bouncing Souls New Brunswick, New Jersey, US 1987–present An American punk rock band.
Box Car Racer Los Angeles, California, US 2002–03 A side project of Blink-182, with members Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker.
The Boys London, England, UK 1976–82, 1999–present
Bracket Forestville, California, US 1992–present
Brain Failure Beijing, China
Brand New Levittown, New York, US 2000–present An alternative rock/pop punk band.
Brand New War Los Angeles, California, US Formerly known as The God Awfuls.
Bratmobile Olympia, Washington, US 1991–94, 1999–2003
Breakdown New York, New York, US 1986–present
Break Even Perth, Australia 2005–12
The Briefs Seattle, Washington, US 2000–present An American Pop-punk band.
The Briggs Los Angeles, California, US 2001–present A working class-style punk band.
The Broadways Chicago, Illinois, US 1996–98
Broadway Calls Rainier, Oregon, US 2005–present
Broken Bones Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK 1983–present An English street punk/thrash band.
The Bronx Los Angeles, California, US 2002–present
Brother's Keeper Erie, Pennsylvania, US 1994–2003
The Bruce Lee Band California, US 1997–2005
The Bruisers Portsmouth, New Hampshire, US 1988–1998 A street punk band featuring future Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr.
Brutal Juice Denton, Texas, US 1991–97
Brutto Belarus 2014–present
Brygada Kryzys Warsaw, Poland 1981–present
Buck-O-Nine San Diego, California, US 1991–present
Bulbulators Poland 1989–present
Bullets and Octane St. Louis, Missouri, US 1998–present
Bullet Treatment Los Angeles, California, US
Bunkface Klang, Selangor, Malaysia 2005–present A Malaysian pop punk band.
Burn New York, New York, US 1988–present
Burning Heads Orléans, France 1988–present
Bus Station Loonies Plymouth, Devon, England, UK 1995–present A comedic anarcho-punk band, including ex-members of Oi Polloi and Disorder.
The Business Lewisham, South London, England, UK 1979–1988, 1992–present An Oi! / street punk band.
…But Alive Hamburg, Germany 1992–99 A political punk rock band, signed with G7 Welcoming Committee Records.
Butthole Surfers San Antonio, Texas, US 1981–present
Buzzcocks Manchester, England, UK 1975–81, 1989–present A punk rock band that influenced later pop punk bands and were also one of the first punk bands to establish an independent record label.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Cancer Bats Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2004–present A hardcore punk/sludge metal band.
Capdown Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK 1997–2007 A ska punk band.
Carburetor Dung Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1991–present A Malaysian anarcho-punk group.
Cardiac Kidz San Diego, California, US 1978–81 An American street punk band. Multiple Killed By Death appearances known also as first punk band to appear on San Diego TV.
Care Bears on Fire Brooklyn, New York, US 2007–present An all girl pop punk band.
Career Soldiers San Diego, California, US 2002–09 An American hardcore punk/street punk band.
Career Suicide Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001–present
Carpathian Melbourne, Australia 2003–11
The Carpettes Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, UK 1977–81, 1996–present
The Carrier Boston, Massachusetts, US 2006–12
Cartel Conyers, Georgia, US 2003–present
The Casualties Jersey City, New Jersey, US 1990–present A street punk band.
Catch 22 East Brunswick, New Jersey, US 1996–present A third wave ska band notable for launching the career of Tomas Kalnoky.
Catholic Discipline Los Angeles, California, US 1979–80 A Los Angeles punk band notable for appearing in The Decline of Western Civilization.
Caustic Christ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US 2000–present A crust punk band.
CCCP Fedeli alla linea Reggio Emilia, Italy 1982–90 A genre-bending punk/industrial/electropop/world band.
Cerebral Ballzy New York, New York, US 2008–present
Ceremony Rohnert Park, California, US 2005–present Began as a hardcore punk band and shifted to a post-punk style.
Chain of Strength California, US 1988–91 An influential Southern California straight edge hardcore band.
Champion Seattle, Washington, US 1999–2006 A youth crew band.
A Change of Pace Peoria, Arizona, US 2001–2011
Channel 3 Cerritos, California, US 1980–present A hardcore punk band.
Chaos UK Portishead, Somerset, England, UK 1979–present A politically charged English hardcore punk group.
Charged GBH Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1978–present Pioneers of English hardcore punk.
Charles Bronson Chicago, Illinois, US 1994–97 A powerviolence/thrashcore band.
Charta 77 Köping, Sweden 1983–present A prolific Swedish punk/pop rock band.
Cheap Sex San Diego, California, US 2002–07 An American street punk band.
Chelsea London, England, UK 1976–present An English punk rock band.
Chemical People Los Angeles, California, US 1986–97
Cherry Poppin' Daddies Eugene, Oregon, US 1989–present A funkska punk band that later integrated into the swing revival of the late 1990s.
Children 18:3 Morris, Minnesota, US 1999–present An American Christian punk band.
The Chinkees San Francisco, California, US 1998–2003
Chixdiggit Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1991–present
Chokehold Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1990–96 A vegan straight edge hardcore punk band.
Choking Victim New York, New York, US 1992–93, 1995–97, 1999, 2005–06 A crust punk/ska punk band describing themselves as "crack rocksteady".
Christ on Parade San Francisco, California, US 1985–89 A mid-late 1980s San Francisco East Bay/Oakland political hardcore, crust punk band.
Chron Gen Letchworth, Hertfordshire, England, UK 1978-85, 2013-Present
Chumbawamba Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1982–present A one-hit wonder British anarcho-punk band.
Circle Jerks Hermosa Beach, California, US 1979–89, 1994–95, 2001–present A hardcore punk band formed by former Black Flag singer Keith Morris (and future/current Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson).
Citizen Fish Bath, Somerset, England, UK 1990–present A ska punk band with a member from the Subhumans.
CIV New York, New York, US 1994–2000 A New York hardcore band featuring members of Gorilla Biscuits.
Civet Long Beach, California, US
The Clash Notting Hill, London, England, UK 1976–86 A highly influential and widely acclaimed punk rock band with reggae influences. As they put it, "the only band that matters".
Classics of Love Emeryville, California, US 2008–present A hardcore punk band fronted by Operation Ivy's Jesse Michaels.
Clit 45 Long Beach, California, US 1996–2006 A street punk band.
Clockcleaner Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US 2003–present
Closet Monster Ajax, Ontario, Canada 1997–2005, 2009
Cobra Osaka, Japan 1982–91, 1999–2005, 2007–present One of the first Japanese Oi! bands.
Cobra Skulls Reno, Nevada, US 2005–present
Cock Sparrer East End, London, England, UK 1972–78, 1982–84, 1992–present An influential working class Oi! band.
Cockney Rejects East End, London, England, UK 1977–present A hugely influential Oi! band whose single "Oi, Oi, Oi" was the inspiration for the name of the genre itself.
Cocobat Japan 1991–present A Japanese hardcore punk band.
The Code Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US 2000–2006
Code Orange Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US 2008–present A band that mixes hardcore punk with sludge metal.
Coldrain Nagoya, Japan 2007–present A Japanese post-hardcore/alternative rock band whose early sound was in style of punk rock.
Cólera São Paulo, Brazil 1979–present An influential Brazilian hardcore punk band.
Color Osaka, Japan 1985–95 Credited as one of the bands to start the Japanese visual kei movement.
Colossal Chicago, Illinois, US 2003–07
Combat 84 Chelsea, London, England, UK 1981–84, 2000 A British punk rock/oi! band.
Comeback Kid Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 2002–present A hardcore punk band.
Condemned 84 Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 1980–present A British punk rock/oi! band.
Conflict Eltham, London, England, UK 1981–present A British punk rock/street punk band who helped to push issues such as animal rights and nuclear disarmament in the limelight.
Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti Italy 1992–2000 An Italian punk band composed of former members of CCCP Fedeli alla linea.
Consumed Nottingham, England, UK 1994–2003
Converge Salem, Massachusetts, US 1990–present A band blending hardcore punk and metal.
The Cooters Oxford, Mississippi, US 1993–present
Corrosion of Conformity Raleigh, North Carolina, US 1982–present One of the first bands to fuse heavy metal with hardcore punk, but later only played straight metal.
Corrupted Ideals Long Beach, California, US 1987–1995, 2013–present One of the first bands to bring back the original Oi! sound, and noted for influencing bands like Swingin Utters and Dropkick Murphys, they are known for their later anarcho-punk sound, but earlier releases were straight ahead hardcore punk.
The Cortinas Bristol, UK 1976–78 First wave English punk band.
The Cost San Francisco Bay Area, California, US 1999–2003 A San Francisco Bay Area punk rock band.
Count The Stars Albany, New York, US 1995–2003 Was a four-piece pop punk band from Albany, New York that formed in 1995. After recording two albums, one with Chicago's Victory Records, the band split up in late 2003.
Craig's Brother Santa Cruz, California, US 1995–present An innovative melodic punk rock band. Former members include Ryan Key of Yellowcard and Dan McLintock of Inspection 12.
The Cramps Sacramento, California, US 1976–2009 An influential psychobilly band.
Crass Epping, Essex, England, UK 1977–84 A British anarcho-punk band.
Creaming Jesus London, England, UK 1987–94
Creeper (band) Southampton, England 2014–present A horror punk band.
The Creepshow Burlington, Ontario, Canada 2005–present A rockabilly punk band.
Crime San Francisco, California, US 1976–82, 2007–present An early U.S. punk rock band, notable for releasing the first single released by a U.S. punk act from the West Coast, "Hot Wire My Heart", which was later covered by Sonic Youth.
Crime in Stereo New York, New York, US 2002–10
The Criminals Berkeley, California, US 1994–2001
Crimpshrine Berkeley, California, US 1982–present An influential DIY punk band from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cringer Hawaii, US 1985–91
Crisis England, UK 1978–81 A politically charged punk rock group.
Cro-Mags New York, New York, US 1982–present One of the founders of the New York City hardcore scene.
The Crouches Coventry, England, UK 1981–1984 DIY anti-fascist band.
The Crucified Fresno, California, US 1984–93 A Christian crossover thrash group.
Crucifix Berkeley, California, US 1980–84 A D-beat/anarcho-punk band.
The Crucifucks Lansing, Michigan, US 1981–89, 96–98
Los Crudos Chicago, Illinois, US 1991–98
Cruel Hand Portland, Maine, US 2006–present
Crumbsuckers Baldwin, New York, US 1982–89 Pioneers of the thrash genre.
Crying Nut Seoul, South Korea 1993–present An influential punk band from South Korea. They released 6 albums.
The Cryptkeeper Five Trenton, New Jersey, USA 1997–present
Cunter Brampton, Ontario, Canada 2009–present
Cursed Canada 2001–08 A hardcore punk band.
Cypher in the Snow San Francisco, California, US 1996–98 An all-woman queercore group.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Daggermouth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2004–08
Dag Nasty Washington, D.C., US 1985–92
Daisy Chainsaw London, England, UK 1989–95
Damage New York, New York, US 1983–88
Damnation A.D. Washington, D.C., US 1992–1998, 2007–present Influential hardcore punk band.
The Damned London, England, UK 1976–present Believed to be the first UK punk band to release an album. Pioneers of the gothic rock genre.
Dance Hall Crashers Berkeley, California, US 1987–95, 1997–present
Darby Crash Band Los Angeles, California, US 1980
Darkbuster Boston, Massachusetts, US 1996–present
Darkthrone Kolbotn, Norway 1987–present Originally a black metal band, a major stylistic shift to crust punk occurred in 2006.
Days N Daze Houston TX 2008–Present Folk Punk
A Day To Remember Ocala, Florida 2003–present A fusion of pop punk and metalcore known as easycore.
Dayglo Abortions Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1979–present A hardcore punk band.
d.b.s. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1992–2001 A melodic punk rock band, whose later work incorporated post-hardcore.
De Lyckliga Kompisarna Stockholm, Sweden 1989–97, 2008
The Dead Boys Cleveland, Ohio, US 1976–2005 Known for their outlandish gigs at New York's CBGB's and Max's Kansas City.
Dead Kennedys San Francisco, California, US 1978–86, 2001–present A highly influential political hardcore punk band.
Dead Milkmen Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US 1983–95, 2004, 2008 A comedic punk band who often used satirical lyrics.
Dead Swans Brighton, England, UK 2006–present
Dead to Me Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US 1983–95, 2004, 2008 An American satirical punk band.
Death Detroit, Michigan, US 1971–1977, 2009–present An early American punk/protopunk band from the 1970s.
Death Before Dishonor Boston, Massachusetts, US 2000–present
Death by Stereo Orange County, California, US 1996–present
The Decline (band) Perth, Western Australia, Australia 2005–present Skate Punk
Deep Wound Westfield, Massachusetts, US 1982–84
Defeater Boston, Massachusetts, US 2004–present Hardcore punk and Emo.
The Defects Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1978-84, 2010–present
Defiance Portland, Oregon, US 1993–present
The Del Fuegos Boston, Massachusetts, US 1980–1990, 2011–2012 A garage-style punk rock band.
The Demics London, Ontario, Canada 1977–80
Descendents Manhattan Beach, California, US 1978–83, 1984–89, 1995–97, 2002–present A pioneer of pop punk, whose career has largely been dictated by the coming and going of lead singer Milo Aukerman.
Destine Tilburg, Netherlands 2006–present Emo pop punk band.
Destroy! Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 1988–94 Crust punk band.
Destroy Boys Sacramento, California, US 2015–present A US punk rock / garage punk band of three members.
The Destructors Peterborough, UK 1977–84 UK punk band who featured Gizz Butt of The Prodigy.
Deviated Instinct Norwich, England, UK 1984–91, 2007–present A crust punk / stenchcore band, later turning to death metal.
Devo Akron, Ohio, US 1972–present Early songs featured punk rock, mixed with synthesizers.
The Devotchkas Long Island, New York, US 1996–2001
Dezerter Warsaw, Poland 1981–present One of the most popular Polish punk bands.
D.I. Orange County, California, US 1982–95, 1997–present A band featuring members of The Adolescents and Social Distortion.
The Dicks Austin, Texas, US 1980–1986, 2004–2016 A hardcore punk band that incorporates blues rock.
The Dickies San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California US 1977–present One of the first-wave of Los Angeles punk bands.
The Dictators New York, New York, US 1973–present
Die Mannequin Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2005–present
DieMonsterDie Salt Lake City, Utah, US 1995–present Horror punk.
Die Toten Hosen Düsseldorf, Germany 1982–present A punk rock band that has become one of the biggest rock bands in German history. Also popular in other German speaking countries and Argentina.
The Diffs Los Angeles, California, US 2003–present
Dillinger Four Minneapolis, Minnesota, US 1994–present
The Dils Carlsbad, California, US 1977–80
The Diodes Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1977–82, 1998, 2007, 2010
DIRT England, UK 1980–1986, 1992 An anarchist crust punk band on Crass Records.
Dirty District Sèvres, France 1985–1996
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Houston, Texas, US 1982–present A crossover thrash band.
Discharge Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK 1977–87, 1991–95, 2001–present Street punk band that single-handedly created the genre "D-Beat".
Disclose Kōchi City, Japan
Discount Vero Beach, Florida, US 1995–2002
Disfear Nyköping, Sweden 1989–present A Swedish D-beat crust punk group.
Disme Nijmegen, Netherlands 1998–2005
Disorder Bristol, England, UK 1980–present
Disrupt Boston, Massachusetts, US 1987–1994
Distemper Moscow, Russia 1989–present A Russian ska punk band.
The Distillers Los Angeles, California, US 1998–2006, 2018–present An American punk band led by Brody Dalle.
División Minúscula Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico 1996–present
DMZ Boston, Massachusetts, US 1976–78, 1993, 2001–03
D.O.A. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1978–present An early Canadian political hardcore band that still performs today.
Dog Eat Dog Bergen County, New Jersey, US 1990–present A Christian punk band.
Dog Faced Hermans Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1986–95
Doggy Style Fullerton, California, US 1983–88, 2009–present
Dogsflesh Teesside, England, UK 1982–85, 2005–present A UK82 punk band.
Dogwood Escondido, California, US 1993–present
Donots Ibbenbüren, Germany 1993–present
Doom Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1987–90, 1992–2005
Down by Law US 1990–present
downset. Los Angeles, California, US 1989–2009
Down to Nothing Richmond, Virginia, US 2000–present
Drabness Motala, Sweden 1994–98
The Draft Gainesville, Florida, US 2006–present
The Dreams Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 2006–present
Dresden 45 Houston, Texas, US 1985–93
Driller Killer Malmö, Sweden 1993–present
Dr. Know Oxnard, California, US 1981–present A nardcore band fronted by child star Brandon Cruz.
The Drones Manchester, England, UK 1975–82, 1999, 2015–present Early English pub rock / punk band.
Dropdead Providence, Rhode Island, US 1990–present A hardcore punk who draw on crust punk, powerviolence, D-beat, and thrashcore.
Dropkick Murphys Quincy, Massachusetts, US 1996–present A Celtic punk/Oi! band.
Drunk Injuns San Jose, California, US 1983–present
The Ducky Boys Boston, Massachusetts, US 1995–present A street punk band from Boston.
Dwarves Chicago, Illinois, US 1986–present Formerly a garage punk band then a notorious scum punk band; now known for their irreverent attitude and diverse punk sound.
DYS Boston, Massachusetts, US 1983–93
Dystopia Orange County, California, US 1991–2008


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
E!E Příbram, Czech Republic 1987–present
Early Graves San Francisco, California, US 2007–present
Earth Crisis Syracuse, New York, US 1989–2001, 2007–present
Easy Cure Crawley, Sussex, England, UK 1976–78
Eater Finchley, London, England, UK 1976–79, 1996, 2006
Eamon McGrath and the Wild Dogs Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2006–present
Ebba Grön Rågsved, Stockholm, Sweden 1977–83 One of the most famous Swedish punk bands.
Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, UK 1976–77 A punk band known for the later success of many of its members, which include Morrissey (of the Smiths), Billy Duffy (The Cult), and Ed Garrity (Slaughter & The Dogs).
Eddie and the Hot Rods Rochford, Essex, England, UK 1975–81, 1984–85, 1992, 1994, 2005
The Effigies Chicago, Illinois, US 1980–86, 1987–90, 1992, 1995–96, 2004–present
The Ejected Dagenham, London, England, UK 1981–83, 1999, 2014, 2015
electric eels Cleveland, Ohio, US 1972–1975 Industrial guitars, clever lyrics and a tendency to nihilistic violence.
Electric Frankenstein Whippany, New Jersey, US 1991–present
Eleventyseven Laurens, South Carolina, US 2002–present An electropunk/pop punk band, that has also used various other elements into their music.
Ellegarden Chiba, Japan 1998–2008
Embers Oakland, California, US 2004–present
Embrace Washington D.C. 1985–1986 A hardcore punk band that was one of the original pioneers of emocore.
Embrace Today Boston, Massachusetts, US 1998–2006
Endpoint Louisville, Kentucky, US 1988–94
Enemy You San Francisco, California, US 1997–2007
Energy Stoughton, Massachusetts, US 2006–present
English Dogs Grantham, England, UK 1981–87, 1993–99, 2007–present
Ensign New Brunswick, New Jersey, US 1995–present
Eppu Normaali Ylöjärvi, Finland 1976–present
The Ergs! South Amboy, New Jersey, US 2000–2008
Eskorbuto Santurtzi, Spain 1980–1998 Basque punk rock band from Santurtzi (Greater Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain). They have been one of the most influential bands for Spanish and Latin American punk rock. They are known for their strong attitude and crude lyrics and one of the first bands to perform punk with lyrics in Spanish.
Eve 6 La Crescenta-Montrose, California, US 1995–2004, 2007–present
Excuse 17 Olympia, Washington, US 1993–95
The Ex Amsterdam, Netherlands 1979–present Punk collective active in a variety of punk-related genres.
The Expelled Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1981–present
Exploding White Mice Adelaide, Australia 1983–94
The Exploited Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1979–present One of the founding hardcore bands, later turning into a crossover thrash band.
The Explosion Boston, Massachusetts, US 1998–2007
Extreme Noise Terror Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 1985–present
The Eyeliners Albuquerque, New Mexico, US 1995–2005


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The F-Ups Rochester, Minnesota, US 1999–2006 They are best known for their song 'Lazy Generation' which was featured on NHL 2005 and Burnout 3: Takedown, being the theme song for Takedown. After the break up several of the members formed a new band Hang 'Em High, which itself disbanded in 2014.
Fabulous Disaster San Francisco, California, US 1998–2007
Face to Face Victorville, California, US 1991–2003, 2008–present A punk band best known for their song "Disconnected", which has been frequently played by KROQ.
The Faction San Jose, California, US 1982–85, 1989, 2001–05
The Faith Washington, D.C., US 1981–83 An American D.C. hardcore band led by Alec MacKaye, brother of Minor Threat front man Ian MacKaye.
Fairweather Virginia, US 1999–2003 An emo/pop punk band.
The Falcon Chicago, Illinois, US 2004–present A supergroup with members or former members of The Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, and other bands.
The Fall Manchester, UK 1977–2018 A pioneering band who helped invent post-punk fronted by the late Mark E. Smith
Fall of Efrafa Brighton, England 2005–2009 An influential crust punk band.
Fang Berkeley, California, US 1981–89, 1995, present
Farben Lehre Płock, Poland 1986–present
The Fartz Seattle, Washington, US 1981–83, 1998–2003 An American hardcore band on Dead Kennedys' lead singer Jello Biafra's record company, Alternative Tentacles.
Los Fastidios Verona, Italy 1991–present
Fatal Microbes England, UK 1979
Fear Los Angeles, California, US 1977–present A hardcore punk band.
Fenix TX Houston, Texas, US 1995–2002, 2005–present A pop punk band.
Feeling B Berlin, East Germany 1983–93, 2007 Two of their members later formed the band Rammstein.
Fiasco Brooklyn, New York, US 2005–present A trio of teenagers from Brooklyn. They play a combination of hardcore and math punk.
Fidlar Los Angeles, California, US 2009–present Featured on Conan, in 2016, where they performed "West Coast"
Fifteen Berkeley, California, US 1991–1996, 1998–2000
The Fight Dudley, England, UK 2000–09
Figure Four Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1996–present
Figures of Light US 1970–present Best known for song "It's Lame".
Filth East Bay, California, US 1989–91, 2010
Filthy Thieving Bastards Oakland, California, US 2000–present
Final Conflict Long Beach, California, US 1983–present
Finley Milan, Italy 2003–present An Italian hard rock band that uses pop rock rhythms.
First Arsch Schwerin, Germany 1986
Fit For Rivals Jacksonville, Florida, US 2006–present An American punk rock, emo & hardcore punk band.
The Fits Blackpool, England, UK 1979–present
Fitz of Depression Tumwater, Washington, US 1987–1997, 2000, 2002
Five Iron Frenzy Denver, Colorado, US 1995–2003 A Christian ska band.
Flatcat Belgium 1993–present
Flatfoot 56 Chicago, Illinois, US 2000–present A Celtic punk band from Chicago.
The Flatliners Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2002–present A Canadian punk rock/ska punk band.
Fleas and Lice Groningen, Netherlands, 1993–present
Flema Gerli, Argentina 1987–2002, 2007–present A punk rock band.
The Flesh Eaters Los Angeles, California, US 1977–1983, 1990–1993, 1999–present
Fleshies Oakland, California, US 1999–present
Flipper San Francisco, California, US 1979–87, 1990–95, 2005–present A noise punk band from California. Credited as one of Nirvana's biggest influences.
Flogging Molly Los Angeles, California, US 1997–present A celtic punk band.
Fluffy London, England, UK 1994-98
Flux of Pink Indians Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, UK 1980–86
The Flys Coventry, England, UK 1976–1980
F-Minus Huntington Beach, California, US 1995–2004 A crust punk band on Hellcat Records.
FM Static Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2003–present A Christian pop punk band.
Fokofpolisiekar Bellville, South Africa 2003–present An Afrikaans punk band from Bellville, South Africa.
Fonzie Lisbon, Portugal 1996–present
Fools Dance Horley, Surrey, England, UK 1983–85
forgetters Brooklyn, New York, US 2009–present
Forgotten Rebels Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1977–present A Canadian punk band.
Foreign Legion Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK 1984–present, 2000–present Wales's longest running punk/streetpunk band.
Foss El Paso, Texas, US 1993–1995 American post-hardcore band, best-known (retrospectively) because Texas politician Beto O'Rourke was a member.
Four Walls Falling Richmond, Virginia, US 1983–95
Four Year Strong Worcester, Massachusetts, US 2001–present
FPB Teplice, Czech Republic 1981–87, 1990, 2008 An early Czechoslovakian punk rock band, notable for integrating musical complexity and poetry into their music.
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 Landis, North Carolina, US 1996–2002, 2004–05
Frenzal Rhomb Sydney, Australia 1992–present
The Freeze (Scottish band) 1976–1981
The Freeze Cape Cod, Massachusetts, US 1978–present A hardcore punk band.
Frightwig San Francisco, California, US 1982–1994, 2012–present An all-female feminist punk band.
The Frisk Berkeley, California, US 2000–05
Frodus Washington, D.C., US 1993–1999, 2009
From Ashes Rise Nashville, Tennessee, US 1997–2005, 2010–present
The Frustrators US 1999–present
The F.U.'s Boston, Massachusetts, US 1982–90
Fucked Up Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001–present Polaris Music Prize-winning hardcore punk band.
Fuel East Bay, California, US 1989–91
Fugazi Washington, D.C., US 1987–present One of the first and most important post-hardcore bands.
Funeral for a Friend Bridgend & Maesteg, Wales 2001–2016 Welsh Post-hardcore/Hardcore band
Fun People Campana, Argentina 1989–2000 A straight edge melodic hardcore band.
Funeral Dress Belgium 1985–present Street Punk band from Antwerpen region.
Fun Things Brisbane, Australia 1979–1980 A Brisbane punk rock group.
Fuzigish Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 1997–present A Ska punk band from Johannesburg, South Africa.
F.Y.P Torrance, California, US 1989–99


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Gallhammer Tokyo, Japan 2003–present An all-female crust punk band.
Gang Green Boston, Massachusetts, US 1981–98, 2000–present An American hardcore band.
Gallows Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, UK 2005–present A British Hardcore punk band currently fronted by Canadian musician Wade MacNeil.
Garotos Podres Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil 1982–present
The Gaslight Anthem New Brunswick, New Jersey, US 2006–present
Charged GBH Birmingham, England, UK 1978–present A British hardcore punk band the current lineup consists of Colin Abrahall on lead vocals, Colin "Jock" Blythe on guitar, Ross Lomas on bass and Scott Preece on drums.
Generation X London, England, UK 1976–81 A punk rock band led by Billy Idol.
Genocide Superstars Örebro, Sweden 1994–2004 Disbanded after guitarist/vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk was killed in the 2004 tsunami.
Germs Los Angeles, California, US 1977–80, 2005–present A punk band whose singer, Darby Crash, died of a heroin overdose, days after performing a live show almost solely to raise the funds to buy the heroin.
The Ghost Chicago, Illinois, US 2001–2004
The Ghost Inside Los Angeles, California 2004–present A hardcore punk band.
The Ghost of a Thousand Brighton, England, UK 2004–2011
Ghoti Hook Virginia, USA 1990–2002, 2009 Christian Punk, Punk Pop.
The Gits Yellow Springs, Ohio, US 1986–93
Give Up the Ghost Boston, Massachusetts, US 1998–2004
Glittertind Lillesand, Norway 2001–present
A Global Threat Boston, Massachusetts, US 1997–2000, 2000–07 An American street punk band.
The Go Set Victoria, Australia 2002–present
Gob Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada 1994–present A pop punk band.
Goblini Šabac, Serbia 1992–2001
Gogol Bordello Lower East Side, New York, New York, US 1999–present One of the most popular Gypsy punk bands, known for its theatrical stage shows.
Goldblade Manchester, England, UK 1996–present
Goldfinger Los Angeles, California, US 1994–present A ska punk/pop punk band named after the 1964 James Bond film.
Good Charlotte Waldorf, Maryland, US 1996–2010, 2016–present A pop punk band.
Good Clean Fun Washington, D.C., US 1997–present
Goodnight Nurse Auckland, New Zealand 2001–present A pop punk band.
Good Riddance Santa Cruz, California, US 1986–2007, 2012–present A melodic hardcore band.
Gorilla Biscuits New York, New York, US 1986–91, 2005–present A hardcore punk band.
Government Issue Washington, D.C., US 1980–89, 2007 A hardcore punk band.
Grade Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1993–2002
Gray Matter Washington, D.C., US 1983–86, 1990–93
Grazhdanskaya Oborona Omsk, Russia 1984–2008
Green Day East Bay, California, US 1986–present A punk rock group that has achieved tremendous popular success, selling over 80 million albums worldwide.
Green Jellÿ Kenmore, New York, US 1981–1995, 2008–present Formerly known as Green Jellö, but were forced to change after a lawsuit. It is still pronounced the same.
Greenland Whalefishers Bergen, Norway 1994–Present Celtic Punk.
Greyskull Dallas, Texas, US 2001–present
Groovie Ghoulies Sacramento, California, US 1983–2007 Pop Punk, Horror Punk, Ramonescore.
Guerilla Poubelle Paris, France 2003–present
The Gun Club Los Angeles, California, US 1979–96 A post-punk/punk blues band.
Guns n' Wankers England, UK
Guttermouth Huntington Beach, California, US 1988–present A punk rock band known for their outrageous lyrics and behavior which are deliberately offensive and intended to shock, usually in a humorous and sarcastic manner.
GWAR Richmond, Virginia, US 1985–present A thrash metal/punk rock band.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
H2O New York, New York, US 1995–present A melodic hardcore/hardcore punk band.
Hagar the Womb Wapping, London, England, UK 1980–86
Hagfish Dallas, Texas, US 1991–2001
Half Price Cape Town, South Africa 2001–present
The Hanson Brothers Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1984–present A Canadian punk rock band. Alter-ego of progressive rock band Nomeansno.
De Hardheid Amsterdam, Netherlands 1996–present
Hard-Ons Sydney, Australia 1982–93, 1998–present
Hard Skin Gipsy Hill, London, UK 1996–present A comedy Oi! band.
Hatebreed New Haven, Connecticut, US 1994–present A hardcore/metalcore band.
Haunted Garage Los Angeles, California, US 1985–1993, 2013–present Horror punk/metal band fronted by actor Dukey Flyswatter.
Have Heart New Bedford, Massachusetts, US 2002–09 A hardcore punk band.
Hawk Nelson Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 2003–present Voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in 2006.
Hazen Street US 2004–06, 2009
Heart Attack New York, New York, US 1980–84
The Heartbreakers New York, New York, US 1975–78, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1990
Hed PE Huntington Beach, California, US 1994–present A rap/hardcore punk band.
Heideroosjes Horst aan de Maas, Netherlands 1989–2012
The Hellacopters Stockholm, Sweden 1994–2008
Hellbastard Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK 1985–92, 2008–present
Hiatus Liège, Belgium 1989–96
Hightower Paris, France 2013–present A punk rock band
Hipodil Sofia, Bulgaria 1988–present
His Hero Is Gone Memphis, Tennessee, US 1995–99
Hi-Standard[4] Japan 1991–2000, 2011–present Melodic hardcore and pop punk band.
Hit the Lights Lima, Ohio, US 2003–present
The Hives Fagersta, Sweden 1995–present A garage punk band known for their high-energy live performances and matching suits.
Hjertestop Copenhagen, Denmark 2004–present
Hladno Pivo Zagreb, Croatia 1988–present
Hog Hoggidy Hog Cape Town, South Africa, 1998–present
Hogan's Heroes Toms River, New Jersey, US 1984–1993 Hardcore punk and skate punk band. Part of the crossover thrash scene.
Hole Los Angeles, California, US 1989–2002, 2009–present Alternative/punk rock band led by Courtney Love.
Home Grown Orange County, California, US 1994–2005 Lesser known pop punk band signed to Liberation Records.
The Homosexuals London, England, UK 1976–present
The Honor System Chicago, Illinois, US 1999–present
The Hope Bombs San Francisco, California, US 1994–97
The Hope Conspiracy Boston, Massachusetts, US 1999–present
HorrorPops Copenhagen, Denmark 1996–present Female fronted psychobilly band whose guitarist is Kim Nekroman, bassist for Nekromantix.
Hot Cross Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US 2000–07
Hot Water Music Gainesville, Florida, US 1993–96, 1997–2006, 2008–present
Ho99o9 Newark, New Jersey, US 2012–present Experimental Hip Hop/Hardcore Punk band.
The Hunkies Poland 2003–present
Huggy Bear London, England, UK 1991–94
Humble Gods Hermosa Beach, California, US 1990–present
Die' Hunns US 2000–present
The Huntingtons Baltimore, Maryland, US 1995–2005
Hüsker Dü Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota, US 1979–88 A hardcore punk/alternative rock band.
Husking Bee Japan 1994–2005, 2012–Present A Pop-Punk Band.
The Hydromatics Michigan; Netherlands; Sweden 1999–present A garage punk supergroup with members from the US, the Netherlands and Sweden.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
I Against I Dordrecht, Netherlands 1994–2008
I Am the Avalanche Brooklyn, New York, US 2004–present
I Prevail Southfield, Michigan, US 2013–present A punk/metal band formed in the US, their 2016 album, Lifelines, was published by Fearless Records
I Spy Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1991–96 An anarchist hardcore punk band known for its radical left-wing political subject matter. Todd Kowalski, now of Propagandhi, was part of the band.
Iceage Copenhagen, Denmark 2008–present
The Icemen New York, New York, US 1982–present
Icon A.D. Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K. 1979–1981, 1982–1983
Icon For Hire Decatur, Illinois 2007–present A Pop Punk band.
Icons of Filth Cardiff, Wales, UK 1979–2004
Idles Bristol, England, UK 2009-present
Iggy Pop Muskegon, Michigan, US 1963–present A protopunk/garage rock musician that is considered one of the most influential musicians in the development of punk rock, and so nicknamed "the Godfather of Punk". Known for his wild stage antics.
Ignite Orange County, California, US 1993–present A melodic hardcore/hardcore punk band.
Los Illegals Los Angeles, US
The Inchtabokatables Berlin, Germany 1991–2002
Indecision New York, New York, US 1993–2000
Infa Riot London, England, UK 1980–85, 2011–present
The Influents East Bay, California, US 1999–2003
In My Eyes Boston, Massachusetts, US 1997–2000
Inocentes Brazil 1981–present
Inquisition Richmond, Virginia, US 1991–96
Inside Out Orange County, California, US 1988–91 A hardcore punk band from Orange County, California.[2] It was fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine.
Instigators Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, UK 1980–present
The (International) Noise Conspiracy Umeå, Sweden 1998–present
International Robot Minneapolis, Minnesota 2000–2002 Featured Danny Henry from The Soviettes.
The Interrupters Los Angeles, California, US 2011–present A ska punk band.
Intro5pect Orange County, California, US 1997–present
I.R.A. Medellín, Colombia 1985–present
Iron Cross Baltimore, Maryland, US
Isocracy Berkeley, California, US 1986–88


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Jabbers US 1977–84, 2003–present
Jackson United California, US 2003–2008 (hiatus) A punk rock supergroup featuring Chris Shiflett from Foo Fighters and Scott Shiflett from Face to Face.
The Jam Woking, Surrey, England, UK 1972–82 A highly celebrated British band, both popularly and critically. Their early recordings were harder and more aggressive, while subsequent works honed the sounds of the late 1970s mod revival movement.
Jack Off Jill Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US 1992–2000 A gothic punk/riot grrl band.
Janez Detd. Grembergen, Belgium 1995–2009, 2015–present A skatepunk band.
Jawbox Washington, D.C., US 1989–97, 2009 A post-hardcore band.
Jawbreaker San Francisco, California, US 1988–96 A very influential band which has often been credited with the beginning of modern emo music, though they differ greatly from what is considered emo music today.
J Church San Francisco, California, US 1992–2007
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine Los Angeles, California, US 2008–present A hardcore punk band founded by Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra.
Jerry's Kids Boston, Massachusetts, US 1981–85, 1987–?, 2004–present A hardcore punk band.
Jersey Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1996–2005, 2011–present
The Jesus and Mary Chain East Kilbride, Scotland, UK 1983–99, 2007–present Influential post-punk / noise pop band.
JFA Phoenix, Arizona, US 1981–present A hardcore skate punk band. Initials stand for Jodie Foster's Army.
Jimmy Eat World Mesa, Arizona, US 1993–present A pop punk/emo band.
J.M.K.E. Tallinn, Estonia 1986–present
Joanna Gruesome Cardiff, Wales, UK 2010–present
Johnie All Stars Medellín, Colombia 1997–present
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains Brattleboro, Vermont, US ?–2007 Folk punk band fronted by Pat the Bunny.
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp San Diego, California, US 1994–present A pop punk band.
Johnny Socko Bloomington, Indiana, US 1990–2002
The Johnnys Sydney, NSW, Australia 1982–1989 Country influenced punk rock band from Sydney Australia
The Joneses Hollywood, California, US 1979–1989 A junk rock glam band.
Joy Division Salford, Greater Manchester, UK 1976–1980 Highly influential post punk band.
Joyce Manor Torrance, California, US 2008–present A pop punk band.
The Joykiller Huntington Beach, California, US 1995–2003 A side project band of Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.
Jr. Gone Wild Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1982–95
Judge New York, New York, US 1987–91 A straight edge hardcore punk band.
Jughead's Revenge Los Angeles, California, US 1988–2001, 2009–present


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Kaaos Tampere, Finland 1980–1985, 1999–2005
KBO! Kragujevac, Serbia 1982–present
Kid Dynamite Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US 1997–2000
The Kids Belgium 1976–85, 1996–present
Killing Joke London, England, UK 1978–96, 2002–present Post-punk band who were highly influential on industrial rock.
Killing Time New York, New York, US 1988–98, 2001–05
The Killjoys Birmingham, England, UK 1976–78 Early English punk band that featured Kevin Rowland.
Kill Your Idols Long Island, New York, US 1995–2007 A widely regarded New York hardcore band.
King Apparatus London, Ontario, Canada 1987–94, 2000
The King Blues London, England, UK 2004–12
Kinoklub Zagreb, Croatia 2008–present
Kisschasy Melbourne, Australia 2002–present
Kiss It Goodbye Seattle, Washington, US 1997–98
Klamydia Vaasa, Finland 1988–present Ramones-influenced punk.
Knuckledust London, England, UK 1996–present
Komety Warsaw, Poland
The Kominas Boston, Massachusetts, US 2004–present A taqwacore band playing Islam-themed punk.
Korol i Shut Saint Petersburg, Russia 1988–2013 A Russian horror punk band.
Krasnaya Plesen Yalta, Ukraine 1989–present
Kraut New York, New York, US 1981–
Die Kreuzen Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US 1981–92 One of the first hardcore punk bands from the Midwest. Highly influential.
The Kristet Utseende Sweden
Kronstadt Uprising Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK 1981–86
KSMB Skärholmen, Stockholm, Sweden 1977–82, 1993 One of the well-known Swedish punk bands.
KSU Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland 1977–present
KUD Idijoti Pula, Croatia 1981–present


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