Sam Black Church (band)

Sam Black Church

Jesse "Jet" Crandall
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Boston hardcore
Years active 1988–2000, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016–present
Labels Taang!
Associated acts Jet Fuel
Past members Jesse "Jet" Crandall - Vocals
Ben Crandall - Guitar
Richard G. Lewis - Bass
J.R. Roach - Drums
Zack Adrien - Guitar

Sam Black Church (also known as SBC) is a Boston hardcore band. It was named after the West Virginia community of Sam Black Church.


Sam Black Church were known for their energetic live performances. They played a frenetic blend of hardcore, metal, and thrash and shared bills with bands as diverse as Bad Brains, Clutch, Motörhead, Cro-Mags, Nothingface, Stuck Mojo, and Helmet. They were one of the most popular hardcore bands in the Northeast United States for a period in the mid-1990s.[1]

After releasing their first three EPs on Taang! Records, Sam Black Church left for Wonderdrugrecords where they remained until the band broke up in 2000.[2]

Sam Black Church reunited for a sold out show on September 22, 2007, at The Roxy in Boston. Unearth, Madball and Darkbuster opened the show.[3][4]

Sam Black Church played the Hometown Throwdown 16 with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones at House of Blues in Boston December 29th, 2013



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