Strife (band)

Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hardcore punk, Metalcore
Years active 1991–1999, 2001–present
Labels NWK 1992,
Caroline Records 1994,
Victory Records 1995 - 2001
Associated acts Against The Wall,
Amendment Eighteen,
Drift Again,
Free Will,
Still Life (US band),
The Supression Swing,
Members Todd Turnham
Andrew Kline
Pepe Magana
Chad J. Peterson
Rick Rodney
Past members Mike Hartsfield
Mike Machin
Sid Niesen

Strife is an American hardcore punk band from Thousand Oaks, California, but now primarily based out of Los Angeles, California. They formed in 1991.


Their first LP, One Truth, was released in 1994 by Victory Records. Strife was considered one of the three "big" bands on the then-new Victory Records label, which also included Earth Crisis and Snapcase.

Strife released their second album, In This Defiance in 1997. This album was also well regarded by the straight edge/hardcore community. It was also notable for the guest appearances, with Chino Moreno of Deftones, Dino Cazares of Fear Factory and Igor Cavalera of Sepultura all taking turns on the album.

Two years later, Strife broke up, citing creative differences and exhaustion. Victory Records released Truth Through Defiance, a compilation of live tracks and previously unreleased material.

In 2000, Strife reunited to play several benefit concerts, and by the following year had officially reformed and released Angermeans. No longer straight edge, this album was considered by the band to be a more mature and focused continuation of In This Defiance. The band received some criticism from former fans for no longer being straight edge, and the apparent departure from their hardcore punk sound into what was perceived as being more akin to popular metal trends of the time.

Since 2001 Strife played several shows and tours all over the globe again, including a Japan tour with Floorpunch in 2011, a tour of South America, a European tour, and some dates in Mexico.

On February 1, 2012, the band announced they would head to Brazil to record an album called Witness a Rebirth. Guitarist Andrew Kline commented the album would be "more along the lines of In This Defiance". It was also revealed that Igor Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy) would be handling all drum duties for the album.


Current members

Former members


Compilation appearances


Music Videos

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