|Also known as||Ikthus (1991–1993)|
|Origin||Pompano Beach, Florida, US|
|Genres||Christian hardcore, Christian metal|
|Years active||1993–1998, 2000|
|Labels||Tooth & Nail, Solid State, Blood and Ink (affiliated)|
|Past members||Nick Dominguez|
Strongarm 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.
The band started in 1990–1991[which?] as the band Ikthus with the lineup of vocalist Dave Bean, guitarist Jason Berggren, drummer Chris Carbonell and bassist Matt. Bean and Matt later left, leaving Carbonell and Berggren to keep it going.
Carbonell and Berggren hired guitarist Joshua Colbert, bassist Chad Neptune and later guitarist Nick Dominguez. The band originally planned on signing to Victory Records, but eventually settled on Tooth & Nail Records. The band recorded Atonement in 1995 before the departure of Carbonell and Dominguez.
The band hired on guitarist Bob Franquiz and drummer Steve Kleisath. About six months after the departure of Carbonell and Dominguez, Franquiz and Berggren left the band. Both Carbonell and Domiguez rejoined the band, while leaving Kleisath on drums and Carbonell taking over vocals, for the first time.
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- Nick Dominguez - rhythm guitar (1993-1995, 1996-1998) (formerly of Tension, formerly of Endure)
- Joshua Colbert - lead guitar (1993–1998) (formerly of Endure)
- Chris Carbonell - drums (1993-1995), vocals (1996-1998) (formerly of Age of Awakening)
- Chad Neptune - bass (1993–1998)
- Steve Kleisath - drums (1995-1998) (formerly of Shai Hulud, formerly of PULL)
- Jason Berggren - vocals (1993-1996)
- Bob Franquiz - rhythm guitar (1995)
- Dave Bean - vocals (as Ikthus) (1993)
- Matt Fletcher - bass (as Ikthus) (1993) (Shai Hulud)
- Matt Fox - drums (1994, 2000) (Shai Hulud)
- 1993: Strongarm (First Street Records)
- 1993: These Times That Try Men's Souls
- 1995: Atonement (Tooth & Nail Records)
- 1997: The Advent of a Miracle (Tooth & Nail Records\Solid State Records)
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