THE EXPLOITED

It's impressive how they've sustained their cult following in the punk scene worldwide, captivating the rebellious youth for over forty years. Even without new studio releases in the past 19 years, their tour schedule remains full. Their music has been covered by Ice-T and Slayer and has inspired bands like Nirvana, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, and Dropkick Murphys. Perhaps we should contextualize this since it encompasses various meanings. It's the early 1980s, and 'entertainment' on a Saturday night—or any night—means either watching dull TV at home or hanging out in a bus shelter with cider or glue. Unless you're of age to share a pub with your father. The sheer excitement of it! Punk rock is everything. It's the essence of your existence, the only coherent aspect, and the sole anticipation in a world deemed to have 'no future.' And it's electrifying! The upcoming single, the next concert, the sound pulsing through your veins, affirming your existence...


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COMEBACK KID
Since dropping their debut full-length, 2003’s Turn It Around, Comeback Kid has been an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. Each subsequent release has built upon the foundation of its predecessor while continually experimenting with and incorporating new musical elements from beyond the confines of modern hardcore.