Strongarm (band)

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Origin Pompano Beach, Florida, US
Genres Christian hardcore,[1] Christian metal,[2]
Years active 1993–1998, 2000
Labels Tooth & Nail, Solid State, Blood and Ink (affiliated)
Past members Nick Dominguez
Joshua Colbert
Chris Carbonell
Chad Neptune
Jason Berggren
Bob Franquiz
Steve Kleisath

Strongarm (1993–1998) was a five-piece Christian and straight edge hardcore band, formed in Pompano Beach, Florida. They were one of the first "Spirit-Filled" hardcore bands, along with Unashamed, Overcome, Focused and Zao.


In 2000, the band reunited for Furnace Fest. On the song "Trials", they had their friend and Shai Hulud guitarist Matt Fox on drums.[3]

In July 2010, Blood and Ink Records released Strongarm's, Atonement on vinyl.[4]

Original Vocalist Jason B. was featured on a song titled "The Call" by fellow Christian hardcore band, Venia.[5]


Final Line-up

  • Nick Dominguez - guitar (1993-1995, 1996-1998)
  • Joshua Colbert - guitar (1993–1998)
  • Chris Carbonell - drums (1993-1995), vocals (1996-1998)
  • Chad Neptune - bass (1993–1998)
  • Steve Kleisath - drums (1995-1998)


  • Jason Berggren - vocals (1993-1996)
  • Bob Franquiz - guitar (1995-1996)
  • Dave Bean - vocals (as Ikthus) (1993)





  • 1993: Strongarm (First Street Records)
  • 1993: These Times That Try Men's Souls




  1. ^ von Bader, David (April 16, 2013). "Top Ten Florida Hardcore Bands of All Time". New Times Broward-Palm Beach. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Ramirez, Carlos. "Top 10 Christian Metal Bands". Noisecreep. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Strongarmbiography
  4. ^ HM Magazine: Strongarm's Atonement album to be re-released on vinyl
  5. ^ J., Brandon (January 8, 2014). "Fast FWD: What They're Up 2 Now - Strongarm". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 

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