No Bragging Rights

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No Bragging Rights
Origin Riverside, California, U.S.
Genres Melodic hardcore, punk rock, post-hardcore
Years active 1999–present
Labels Good Fight Entertainment, BlkHeart Group, StandBy Records, Pure Noise Records
Website www.facebook.com/nobraggingrightsofficial
Members Mike Perez
Daniel Garrow
Christian Lee
Martin Alcedo
Ryan Warrell
Past members Chris Williams
"Handsome" Rick
Michael Portales
Ryan Sievers
Jose Mendoza
Anthony McCabe
Cody Henderson
Jamieson Stuart
Mike Dodrill
Jason Clay Martin

No Bragging Rights is an American melodic hardcore band from Riverside, California formed in 1999 by vocalist Mike Perez. To date they have released three full-length albums and two EPs.

History[edit]

The Beginning (1999–2004)[edit]

No Bragging Rights was formed by vocalist, Mike Perez, when he was at the age of fifteen. They have released several demo recordings between 2001 and 2004. These recordings include "Never Again Demo" (2001), "The Razor Apologies" EP (2002), and "Waking Angel Demo" (2004). Ryan Sievers, Jose Mendoza, Anthony McCabe, Cody Henderson, Jamieson Stuart, and Chris Williams have all been credited for taking part in recording said releases. After several lineup changes they decided to pursue a more melodic hardcore and punk influenced sound.

2005–present[edit]

In 2005, No Bragging Rights began writing their first full-length album titled "Because You Believe in Something Beyond Them" which was self-released in early 2006. This album was well received in the local music scene of Southern California and helped to establish the band outside of their hometown. Shortly after, “The Anatomy of a Martyr” EP was self-released in the summer of 2007, and brought No Bragging Rights to the national stage. This album was later re-released by Stand By Records.[1]

Relentless "do it yourself" touring widened the band's fan base and attracted the attention of Pure Noise Records.[2] The label re-released “The Anatomy of a Martyr” in 2008, and debuted the full-length album "The Consequences of Dreams" in early 2009. That year No Bragging Rights played Taste of Chaos 2009 at The House of Blues, in San Diego, California, with Bring Me the Horizon and several other bands.

The following year they released two singles titled "Passion Vs. Fashion" and "Unafraid to Burn". "Passion Vs. Fashion" was released on the compilation album "Vans 2010 Warped Tour Compilation." "Unafraid to Burn" was released on the "Atticus V" compilation album In January 2011, No Bragging Rights released their latest full length titled "Illuminator" through BlkHeart Group[3] They continue to tour the country, promoting their latest album, and have played with many big label bands such as Asking Alexandria, Emmure, and Carnifex.

On March 30, 2011, AmpMagazine.com posted an interview[4] with Christian Lee and Handsome Rick.

On July 19, 2011 bassist Rick McDonald announced his departure from the group and had the following to say:

“The decision to part ways with NBR has not been an easy one. Throughout the last 4 years of touring I’ve made so many friends and have had experiences that will give me a lifetime of memories to share. I’ve decided to take my hobby in graphic design to the next level and go full time with it, leaving no room for NBR’s non-stop tour schedule. I still love everyone in the band (except Daniel =P) and will continue to help and support them all the way to the top.”

The band will be joined by fill-in bassist Ryan “Beard” Warrell (ex: To Something Beautiful, A Thorn For Every Heart etc.) for their upcoming Beautiful and Spineless Headline Tour and future dates until a permanent replacement is found

Band members[edit]

  • Mike Perez - vocals (1999–present)
  • Christian Lee - guitars (2005–present)
  • Martin Alcedo - drums (2005–present)
  • Daniel Garrow - guitars (2008–present)
  • Ryan Warrell - bass (2012–present)

Notable ex-members[edit]

  • Ryan Sievers - Original Bassist (1999-2005)
  • Michael Portales (2004)
  • Chris Williams - Guitar (2004-2008)
  • Jason Martin - bass (2005-2007)
  • "Handsome" Rick - bass (2007-2011)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • "Because You Believe In Something Beyond Them" (2006)
  • "The Consequence Of Dreams" (2009)
  • "Illuminator" (2011)
  • "Cycles" (2012)
  • "The Concrete Flower" (2014)

EP's[edit]

  • "The Anatomy Of A Martyr" (2007)

Singles[edit]

  • "Passion Vs. Fashion" (2010)
  • "Unafraid To Burn" (2010)

Videography[edit]

  • "Because You Believe In Something Beyond Them" (2006)
  • "A Shot To End This All" (2009)
  • "Unafraid To Burn" (2010)
  • "Empire: Disarray" (2011)
  • "Hope Theory" (2012)
  • "Repeater" (2012)
  • "Legacy" (2013)
  • "Brave Hearts" (2015)
  • "Outdated" (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standby Records". Standby Records. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.purenoise.net
  3. ^ "Record Label & Artist Management". Blkheart Group. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  4. ^ "No Bragging Rights – Interview with Christian Lee and Handsome Rick". AMP Magazine. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 

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