The Force (band)

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The Force
Origin Grass Valley, CA, USA
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk
Years active 1995–1998, 2008
Labels Wedge Records, Spider Club Music, Johann's Face Records
Associated acts Dirty Filthy Mugs, Viva Hate, The Circus Tents

The Force is a Grass Valley punk/hardcore band. Members Matt Wedgley (Viva Hate, Dirty Filthy Mugs), Hunter Burgan (AFI), Mark Roustabout (The Roustabouts), and Chad Cox were all in different punk bands before forming The Force in May 1995. Between 1996 and 1998, The Force released a 7", a 10"/CD and a split 7", as well as a number of songs on compilations. The Force split up in September 1998. Since then, members of The Force have gone on to form or join several notable bands. On August 28–31, 2008, The Force reunited for the first time in ten years to play four shows in California. [1] The Force also released a complete discography on 12" vinyl containing every song they ever recorded. [2]


  • Fettish EP (1996), Wedge Records
  • I Don't Like You Either (1997), Spider Club Music
  • Split EP with The Traitors (1998), Johann's Face Records
  • Complete Discography (2008)


  • One Big Happy Slam Pit (1996), Spider Club Music
  • Punk Fiction, Wedge Records
  • Weeds in the Garden, Paco Garden Records
  • No Time to Kill (1999), Checkmate Records
  • For Those About to Trip (Rich Kids on LSD Tribute), Malt Soda Recordings
  • Bottled Violence, Out of Step Records