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Charles Bronson (band)

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Years active  1994–1997
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Associated acts  Los Crudos MK-ULTRA Holy Molar Das Oath
Past members  Mark McCoy Jon Arends Ebro Vinumbrales James DeJesus Mike Suffin Aaron Aspinwall Jeff Jelen Max Ward
Origin  DeKalb, Illinois, United States (1994)
Genres  Powerviolence, Thrashcore, Hardcore punk
Record labels  625 Thrashcore, Slap-a-Ham Records, Lengua Armada Discos, Sound Pollution
Albums  Youth Attack!, Complete Discocrappy, Charles Bronson / Spazz

Charles Bronson was a prolific powerviolence band from DeKalb, Illinois, existing from 1994 to 1997. Although they were often associated with the straight edge scene, only two of the members actually abstained from drug and alcohol use.


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Musical style

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Charles Bronson borrowed from the early powerviolence of Infest, who blended youth crew hardcore with the velocity and dissonance of thrashcore. Songs were very brief, and sometimes punctuated by samples taken from various media (including Charles Bronson films). Lyrically, the group tended towards satirical commentary on the hardcore punk scene. The group has been described as a "fast, screaming mess of tall, skinny guys with a lot to say (which you would only know if you read the liner notes)". The group was sometimes criticized for its conceptual take on hardcore and art school tendencies, maintaining a long-standing feud with Felix Havoc of Code 13.

Subsequent endeavors

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Mark McCoy went on to form the thrashcore group Das Oath, with Dutch musicians; Holy Molar, with members of The Locust; and Ancestors, a black metal project. Guitarist Mike Sutfin later became an artist.


  • Demo Tape (1994) – self-released
  • Charles Bronson (Diet Rootbeer) 7" (1995) – Six Weeks Records/Youth Attack Records
  • Charles Bronson / Spazz Split 7" (1995) – 625, Evil Noise and Disgruntled Records
  • Charles Bronson / Unanswered split 7" (1995) – Trackstar Records
  • Charles Bronson / Ice Nine split 7" (1996) – Bovine Records
  • Charles Bronson / Quill split 7" (1996) – Nat Records (Japan)
  • Youth Attack! (1997) – Lengua Armada/Coalition Records
  • Complete Discocrappy 2xCD (2000) – Youth Attack Records
  • Compilations

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  • All That and a Bag o Dicks (1995) – Disgruntled Records
  • Double Dose of Dicks – Disgruntled Records
  • Speed Freaks (1995) – Knot Music
  • Vida Life (1996) – Lengua Armada
  • No Royalties (1996) – Bad People Records
  • Cry Now, Cry Later Vol. 4 (1996) – Pessimiser/Theologian
  • Another Probe 7" with a Girl on the Cover (1996) – Probe
  • El Guapo (1996) – Same Day Records
  • Possessed to Skate (1996) – 625 and Pessimiser Records
  • Deadly Encounters (1997) – Agitate 96 and Kill Music Records
  • Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! A Music War (1997) – Slap A Ham Records
  • Reality 3 (1997) – Deep Six Records
  • Tomorrow will be Worse (1997) – Sound Pollution Records
  • Mandatory Marathon (1997) – Amendment Records
  • Hurt Your Feelings (2001) – Six Weeks Records
  • Chicago's on Fire Again (2001) – Lengua Armada
  • Skeletal Festival (2003) – self-released

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    Marriage Can Suck ItYouth Attack! · 1997
    Obligatory Jock Slaughter SongCharles Bronson / Spazz · 1995
    Diet RootbeerCharles Bronson · 1995


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