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108 (band)

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Associated acts  Inside Out
Members  Vic DiCara
Website  weare108.com
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Origin  New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active  1991–1996, 2005–present
Past members  Chris Daly Kate Reddy Len Greenblatt Tom Hogan Antonio Valladares Franklin Rhi
Record labels  Deathwish Inc., Equal Vision Records
Genres  Metalcore, Screamo, Deathcore, Sludge metal, Grindcore
Albums  A New Beat from a Dead Heart, Threefold Misery, 1861, Songs of Separation
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108 is an American hardcore punk band founded in 1991. Their music reflects the Hare Krishna faith of the band members. Their name comes from the number of beads on the Japa mala, or mantra counting beads.

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History

After splitting from the Zack De La Rocha-fronted band Inside Out, guitarist and Hare Krishna devotee Vraja Kishor das (aka Vic DiCara) formed 108 in 1991. While recording an EP, Rasaraja dasa (aka Rob Fish) joined on vocals. Following in the footsteps of the Cro-Mags and Antidote, they made sure to place their Krishna Consciousness at the forefront of their music.

Their first records, Holyname and Songs of Separation, were released on Equal Vision Records. These releases were followed by their participation in two documentary films, 108: The Final Tour and N.Y.H.C..

108 (band) Vista Fanzine 108 interview with guitarist Vic DiCara March 2010

Following a prolonged break-up where DiCara relocated to India to become a monk, they planned to reform at Hellfest in 2005. Due to legal issues, that festival was cancelled at the last moment but 108 successfully re-booked special gigs in Philadelphia. They self-released a collection of demos and b-sides followed by a new full-length recording entitled "A New Beat From a Dead Heart" with Deathwish Inc.

On March 23, 2010, before the release of 18.61, it was announced that Rob Fish had quit the band, discontent with the band not being able to "redefine" its ties to faith. (Rob and Vic were no longer part of ISKCON by the time of the bands reformation.) The remaining members of the group later released the following statement: "108 has not broken up. Rasaraja [aka Robert Fish] has left the band, but 108 will continue in full force with a new direction and focus. We will be writing, recording and playing shows this year to support 18.61 and create new music."

Rob Fish had rejoined the band in September 2010.

108 (band) Interviews 108 Punknewsorg

In May 2016, the band would embark on a series of reunion shows. May 21st in Flemington, NJ marked the return of Kate "Kate-08" Reddy. This was the first time she had played with the band in 20 years.

Studio albums


  • Holyname (1993, Equal Vision Records)
  • Songs of Separation (1994, Equal Vision Records)
  • Threefold Misery (1996, Lost & Found Records)
  • A New Beat from a Dead Heart (2007, Deathwish Inc.)
  • 18.61 (2010, Deathwish Inc.)
  • EPs

  • Curse of Instinct (1996, Lost & Found Records)
  • Serve & Defy (1997, Lost & Found Records)
  • Oneoeight (2006, Self-Released)
  • Live albums

  • "One Path For Me Through Destiny" (1997, Lost & Found Records)
  • Compilations

  • Creation. Sustenance. Destruction. (2006, Equal Vision Records)
  • Compilation appearances

  • You Deserve Even Worse (1994, Lost & Found Records)
  • "Chord Magazine CD Sampler #10" (1995, Chord Recordings)
  • "Punk Rock Megaexplosion" (1995, Comforte)
  • N.Y.H.C. Documentary Soundtrack (1996, SFT Records)
  • Anti-Matter (1996, Another Planet Records)
  • Violent World: A Tribute to the Misfits (1997, Caroline Records)
  • "MMIX" (2009, Deathwish Inc.)
  • "MMX" (2010), Deathwish Inc.)
  • Videos

  • Curse Of Instinct: 108's Final Tour (2000, Reflections Records)
  • Other releases

  • "Spoken Words" (1991, Self-released)
  • "Demo 1992" (1992, Self-released)
  • Songs

    Curse of InstinctCreation Sustenance Destruction · 2008
    Angel Strike ManA New Beat from a Dead Heart · 2007
    Being or BodyThreefold Misery · 1996

    References

    108 (band) Wikipedia


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