Straight edge music

In the late 1970s and early 1980s a group of bands and kids began something that grew into a movement. It would become a movement that would outlive many of their involvement in the music and the scene. Minor Threat wrote song “Straight Edge” in 1980 and a name was given to what would become a movement. The basic beliefs that drugs and alcohol were not needed and should be rejected. That one should live against the grain of popular society and live by rules and standards from themselves and not the ones dictated by society. Influenced by Minor Threat and other Washington DC bands like the Teen Idles and SOA, the Boston bands SS Decontrol and DYS took the words to heart and expanded on them and expanding Straight Edge’s presence within the growing hardcore music genre.

 straight edge music

It’s hard to say who the best bands but we will mention some of the most popular.

Best old school Straight edge bands

Minor threat
Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band, formed in Washington, D.C. in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. The band was relatively short-lived, but had a strong influence on the hardcore punk scene, both stylistically and in establishing a “do it yourself” (DIY) ethic for music distribution and concert promotion. Members: Ian MacKaye, Brian Baker, Jeff Nelson, Lyle Preslar, Steve Hansgen

Gorilla biscuits
Gorilla Biscuits is a New York-based hardcore punk band consisting of Anthony “Civ” Civarelli, Walter Schreifels, Arthur Smilios, Alex Brown and Luke Abbey.

7 Seconds
7 Seconds is an American hardcore punk band from Reno, Nevada. Formed on January 17, 1980 by two sets of brothers; the Marvelli brothers, Kevin Seconds and Steve Youth in combination with the Borghino brothers, Tom Munist and Dim Menace.

Youth of Today
Youth of Today is an American hardcore punk band, initially active from 1985 to 1990 before reforming in 2010.

Ten Yard Fight, Slapshot, Judge, Project-X, Straight Ahead, Turning Point, Chain of strength…

Best new Straight edge bands

Casey Jones
Casey Jones was a straight edge hardcore band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band consisted of members from Evergreen Terrace and Anchors Away. Former members: Josh James (vocals), Caleb James (drums), James Siboni – bass; Evan Judd (guitar), John Howard (guitar), Jason Southwell (guitar), Josh Smith (bass).

Carry on, Give up the ghost, XFilesX, Vitamin X, Wasted Time, Soul Swallower, Monster X, Riteous Jams, RAMBO, Outbreak, Internal Affairs…

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Straight edge bands list A-Z

This is a list of Straight edge bands, bands that have at some stage in their career played within the style of Hardcore or connected in any other way with Straight edge. Straight edge bands are sorted by music genres and listed by characters !–9 and letters A through Z, by country.

1-9:
3 Against 1 (US) – Hardcore band from New Jersey.
97a (US) – Hardcore band from Wayne.
108 (US) – Krishnacore band from New York.
1920 (CA) – Hardcore band from Canada.

A:
Abandon (US) – Vegan hardcore band from California.
Abhinanda (SE) – Hardcore band from Sweden.
Abolition (UK) – Heavy/Hardcore band from England.
Above All (UK) – Metal/Hardcore band from England.
Abscence (IT) – Vegan hardcore band from Italy.
Absone (FR) – Vegan metalcore band from France.
Abstinence (BE) – Hardcore band from Belgium.
Abstinentia (CZ) – Vegan hardcore band from Czech Republic.
Abusive Action (NL) – Old school hardcore band from The Netherlands.
A Call For Revenge (MX) – Heavy/Hardcore band from Mexico.
Across The Line (CL) – Hardcore band from Chile.
Act of Vengeance (NZ) – Vegan metalcore band from New Zeland.
AFB (US) – Heavy/Hardcore band from Nevada.
Against The Wall (US) – Fast hardcore from California.
Age Of Quarrel (BR) – Vegan hardcore from Brazil.
Agitator (US) – Heavy hardcore band from Pennsylvania.
Agni Hotra (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Amendment 18 (US) – Hardcore band from California.
Afterlife (ES) – Hardcore band from Spain.
Ahmisa (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Al dios No Conocido (CO) – Hardcore band from Columbia.
Allegiance (US) – Hardcore band from San Francisco.
All Your Might (US) – Hardcore band from California.
Alone In Crowd (US) – Old school Hardcore band from New York.
Always Aware (US) – Hardcore band from Chicago.
Amenity (US) – Fast melodic Hardcore band from San Diego, California.
American Nightmare (US) – Modern Hardcore band from Boston.
Anaconda (SG) – Metalcore band from Singapore.
Andy (SK)- Acoustic punk band from Slovakia.
Another Victim (US) – Vegan Metalcore band from New York.
Answer (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Apostle (SE) – Death metal band from Sweden.
As Good As Dead (US) – Fast Hardcore band from Ohio.
As We Speak (CA) – Hardcore band from Ontario, Canada.
Atari (US) – Old school Hardcore band from Pennsylvania.
A Thin Line Fading (US) – Youth crew from New Jersey.
Attrition (US) – Hardcore band from Washington DC.
Austerity (RS) – Krishnacore band from Serbia.
Awake (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.

B:
Backdraft (NE) – Hardcore band from The Netherlands.
Backhand (US) – Hardcore band from from Baltimore.
Bane (US) – Hardcore band from Massachusetts.
Barcadia (US) – Heavy/Hardcore band from Nevada.
Beast (FR) – Heavy/Hardcore band from France.
Betrayed (US) – Fast melodic band from United States.
Birth Right (US) – Vegan straight edge metalcore band from Indianapolis.
Black My Heart (US) – Heavy/Hardcore band from Boston.
Blade (BE) – Hardcore band from Belgium.
Blaze (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Blindside (BE) – Hardcore band from Belgium.
Bloodlust (NL) – Hardcore band from The Netherlands.
Blue Monday (CA) – Melodic Hardcore band from Vancouver, Canada.
Boiling Over (US) – Old School Hardcore band from Chicago.
Breaking Point (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Burden (CA) – Positive Hardcore band from Vancouver.
B’67 (RU) – Old School Hardcore band from Russia.

C:
Call to Preserve (US) – Christian heavy Hardcore band from Florida.
Canon (US) – Vegan metalcore band from Philadelphia.
Canaan (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Carry On (US) – Aggressive Hardcore band from California.
Champion (US) – Positive Hardcore band from Seattle, Washington.
Cherem (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from Utah.
Choose X (DE) – Hardcore band from Munich, Germany.
Clear (US) – Heavy Hardcore band from Utah.
Close Call (NO) – Hardcore band from Norway.
Cockpunch (US) – Hardcore band from California.
CodeXRed (US) – Hardcore band from Reno, Nevada.
Coke BUst (US) – Thrashcore band from Washington.
Contrition (DE) – Metalcore band from Germany.
Creepshow (IT) – Hardcore band from Italy.
Cross Check (CA) – Hardcore band from Canada.
Culture (US) – Vegan metalcore band from Florida.
Cypher (US) – Rapper from California.

D:
Damage Control (NO) – Hardcore band from Norway.
Daybreak (DE) – Hardcore band from Germany.
Day of Suffering (US) – Vegan metalcore band from New York.
Deadlock – Vegan metal band from Germany.
Dead Man’s Chest (UK) – Heavy/Hardcore band from England.
Deal With It (UK) – Hardcore-crossover band from England.
Desperate Measures (US) – Youth Crew from Maryland.
Die Young (US) – Hardcore band from Texas.
DIG (FR) – Hardcore band from France.
Domestic War (US) – Beatdown Hardcore band from Pennsylvania.
Donnybrook (US) – Old school Hardcore band from Los Angeles.
Down To Nothing (US) – Hardcore band from Richmond, Virginia.
Driven by Fire (US) – Beatdown band from United States.
Drug Test (US) – Positive Hardcore band from New Hampshire.
DYS – Old school Hardcore band from Boston.

E:
Earth Crisis (US) – Vegan metalcore band from New York.
Earthquake (US) – Hardcore band from New York.
Edgewise (US) – Vegan new school Hardcore band from Philadelphia.
Eighteen Visions (US) – Metalcore band from California.
Eisberg (US) – Hardcore band from Boston.
Empire (DE) – Hardcore band from Germany.
Envy (US) – Hardcore band from Buffalo, New York.
Eternal Youth (US) – New school vegan Hardcore band from United States.
Eyelid (US) – Metalcore band from Los Angeles, California.

F:
False Face (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Flawless Victory (RU) – Hardcore band from Moscow, Russia.
First Blood (US) – Vegan metalcore band from San Francisco, California.
Floorpunch (US) – Hardcore band from New Jersey.
FocusedXminds (US) – Youth crew from Milwaukee.
Foundation (US) – Hardcore band from Atlanta, Georgia.
Frail (US) – Emotional Hardcore band from Pennsylvania.
Fuse (SE) – Hardcore band from Sweden.
Future Primitive (US) – Melodic Hardcore band from California.

G:
Gatekeeper (US) – Vegan metalcore band from New York.
Gather (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from California.
Get it Done (DE) – Old school Hardcore band from Germany.
Get Lost (FR) – Hardcore band from Paris, France.
GhostXship – Heavy/Hardcore band from New York.
Go It Alone (CA) – Melodic Hardcore band from Canada.
Golden X (AT) – Youth crew band from Austria.
Good Clean Fun (US) – Positive Hardcore band from Washington DC.
Gorilla Biscuits (US) – Vegan youth crew band from New York.
Government Issue (US) – Hardcore band from Washington DC.
Grace (DE) – Vegetarian Hardcore band from Germany.
Green RAge (US) – Vegan metalcore band from Syracuse, New York.
Grimm (US) Rapper from Florida.

H:
Habeas Corpus (US) – Skate punk band from California.
Hands Tied (US) – Youth crew band from New Jersey.
Harmony as One (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Have Heart (US) – Positive new school Hardcore band from Massachusetts.
Healing (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Hello Bastards (UK) – Vegan thrashcore band from England.
Holding On (US) – Old school Hardcore band from Minnesota.
Human Behaviour (DE) – Hardcore band from Germany.

I:
Identity (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
In My Eyes (US) – Youth crew band from Boston.
Internal Affairs (US) – Old school Hardcore band from California.
I object! (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from New York.

J:
Jealous (UK) – Hardcore band from Northampton.
Justice League (US) – Youth crew band from California.

K:
Karate Kid (HU) – Hardcore band from Hungary.
Kids Like Us (NO) – Hardcore band from Norway.
Kingdom (US) – Vegan Heavy/Hardcore band from Philadelphia.
Kurohata (UK) – Hardcore band from England.

L:
Let’s Grow (RS) – Hardcore band from Serbia.
Lifer (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Liferuiner (CA) – Heavy/Hardcore band from Toronto.
Lionheart XXX (AU) – Hardcore band from Australia.
Lion’s Den (SE) – Hardcore band from Sweden.

M:
Make it Count (DE) – Hardcore band from Germany.
Malice (US) – Hardcore band from Florida.
Mean Season (US) – New school Hardcore band from California.
Memories (US) – Hardcore band from Modesto, California.
Minor Threat (US) – Hardcore band from Washington DC.
Minority Unit (US) – Hardcore band from Los Angeles.
Most Precious Blood (US) – Hardcore band from New York.
Mourningside (US) – Hardcore band from California.
Mouthpiece (US) – Youth crew band from New Jersey.

N:
Negative FX (US) – Old school Hardcore band from Boston.
Never Regret (RU) – Hardcore band from Russia.
No Way Out (UK) – Hardcore band from England.

O:
One Choice (US) – Hardcore band from California.
One King Down (US) – Metalcore band from New York.
One Nation Under (US) – Metalcore band from Ohio.
Oubliette (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from Virginia.
Our Case (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Our Turn (US) – Hardcore band from San Francisco, California.
Our War (CA) – Hardcore band from Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Outlast (US) – Youth crew from New Jersey.
Over and Out (US) – Vegan metalcore band from Boston.
Over My Dead Body (US) – Hardcore band from San Diego, California.

P:
Path of Resistance (US) – Metalcore band from New York.
Path of Mistery (US) – Vegan metalcore band from Pittsburg.
Parasitic Skies – Vegan Hardcore band from Seattle.
Pinpoint (NO) – Hardcore band from Norway.
Point of No Return (BR) – Vegan band from Brazil.
Prayer For Cleansing (US) – Heavy/Hardcore band from North Carolina.
Prevail (US) – Hardcore band from South Carolina.
Prohibition 2000 (US) – Hardcore band from Ohio.
Project X (US) – Youth crew band from New York.
Providence (FR) – Heavy/Hardcore band from North Carolina.
Punch (US) – Hardcore band from San Francisco, California.
Pure (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.

R:
Racetraitor (US) – Hardcore band from Chicago.
Raid (US) – Vegan band from Tennessee.
Real Talk (US) – Hardcore band from Texas.
Reason (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Regress (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Reprisal (IT) – Vegan metalcore band from Italy.
Respect (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Righteous Jams (US) – Hardcore band from Boston.
Restrain (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from Missouri.
Rise and Fall (BE) – Hardcore band from Belgium.

S:
Safe (IT) – Hardcore band from Italy.
Search Bloc (US) – Metal/Hardcore band from Cleveland, Ohio.
Selfhate (NO) – Hardcore band from Norway.
Set it Straight (US) – Hardcore band from Redding, California.
Side by Side (US) – Youth crew from New York.
Sink or Swim (DE) – Vegan Hardcore band from Germany.
Slavearc (UC) – Vegan Heavy/Hardcore band from England.
Some Still Believe (US) – Hardcore band from Redding, California.
Spawn (DE) – Hardcore band from Germany.
SSD (Society System Decontrol) (US) – Hardcore/Metal band from Boston.
Step One (UK) – Hardcore band from England.
Step Back (RU) – Hardcore band from Russia.
Straight Ahead (US) – Youth crew band from New York.
Stand & Fight (US) – Positive youth crew from OC California.
Strength Inside (HU) – Hardcore band from Hungary.
Strife (US) – Hardcore band from California.
Stop and Think (US) – Hardcore band from Boston.
Stop Talking (IT) – Old school Hardcore band from Italy.
Sunrise (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Surface (DE) – Hardcore band from Germany.

T:
Tears of Gaia (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from California.
Tenfold (US) – Vegan Hardcore band from Connecticut.
Ten Yard Fight (US) – Youth Crew from Boston.
The Effort (US) – Melodic Hardcore band from Massachusetts.
The First Step (US) – Positive Hardcore band from North Carolina.
The Golden Age (US) – Melodic Hardcore band from Texas.
The Last Chance (UK) – Hardcore band from Manchester, England.
The Mongoloids (US) – Hardcore/Metal band from New Jersey.
The Red Baron (US) – Christian Hardcore band from Florida.
The Rival Mob (US) – Hardcore band from Boston.
The War (AU) – Heavy/Hardcore band from Australia.
The Wrath (US) – Hardcore band from California.
Think Twice (UK) – Hardcore band from Nottingham, England.
Throwdown (US) – Metalcore band from OC California.
Time Flies (US) – Youth crew band from Virginia.
Time For Change (US) – Hardcore band from California.
To Kill (IT) – Vegan Hardcore band from Italia.
Trial (US) – Hardcore band from Seattle.
Tripwire (US) – Hardcore band from Texas.
Turning Point (US) – Youth crew from New Jersey.
Tyrant (US) – Beatdown Hardcore band from Detroit.

U:
Ultimatum (AU) – Vegan Hardcore band from Australia.
Unbroken (US) – Vegan metalcore from California.
Unconquered (US) – Hardcore band from Reno, Nevada.
Undertow (US) – Hardcore band from Seattle, Washington.
Undying (US) – Metal/Hardcore band from North Carolina.
Uniform Choice (US) – Youth crew from California.
Unison (RS) – Hardcore band from Serbia.
Until the End (US) – Hardcore band from South Florida.
UOM (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
Up Front (US) – Youth crew band from New York.

V:
Varsity (US) – Hardcore band from Michigan.
Vegan Delegation (PL) – Vegan Hardcore band from Poland.
Vegan Reich (US) – Hardline vegan Hardcore band from California.

W:
Wheel of Progress (BE) – Hardcore band from Belgium.
When Seasons Change (IT) – Hardcore band from Italy.
Wide Awake (US) – Hardcore band from Connecticut.

X:
X’s Always Win (PL) – Hardcore band from Poland.
X-Wing (CZ) – Hardcore band from Czech Republic.

Y:
Youth of Today – Positive vegan youth crew band from New York.

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