Sam Black Church (band)

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Sam Black Church
Jesse "Jet" Crandall
Jesse "Jet" Crandall
Background information
OriginBoston, Massachusetts, United States
GenresHardcore punk
Boston hardcore
Years active1988–2000, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016–present
Associated actsJet Fuel
MembersJesse "Jet" Crandall – Vocals
Ben Crandall – Guitar
Richard G. Lewis – Bass
J.R. Roach – Drums
Zack Adrien – Guitar

Sam Black Church (also known as SBC) is an American, Boston hardcore band. It was named after the West Virginia community of Sam Black Church.


Sam Black Church, as a band, were known for their energetic live performances. They played a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash and shared bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Nothingface, Stuck Mojo, and Helmet. They were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States for a period in the mid-1990s.[1]

After releasing their first three EPs on Taang! Records, Sam Black Church left for Wonderdrugrecords where they remained until the band broke up in 2000.[2]

Sam Black Church reunited for a sold out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston. Unearth, Madball and Darkbuster opened the show.[3][4]

Sam Black Church played the Hometown Throwdown 16, with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, at House of Blues in Boston, on December 29, 2013


  • Unincorporated (1989)
  • Sam Black Church (1993)
  • Let in Life (1993)
  • Superchrist (1995)
  • That Which does not Kill us...Makes us stronger(1997)
  • The Black Comedy (1998)
  • For We are Many (2001)


  1. ^ "Sam Black Church | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Sam Black Church". Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Concert.RttP{2007-09-22-sam black church}". Retrieved 25 September 2020.

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