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Chicago, United States (1996 – present)

Alkaline Trio are a band from Chicago, Illinois consisting of Matt Skiba (guitar/vocals), Dan Andriano (bass/vocals), and Derek Grant (drums/backing vocals). Their music is characterized by dark lyrics, catchy hooks, fast tempos and recurring subjects of alcoholism, depression, shattered relationships, drugs and death.

The band formed in December of 1996, originally consisting of Skiba, Rob Doran (bass/vocals), and Glenn Porter (drums/vocals). 1997 saw the release of the band’s first EP, Sundials. This was followed shortly after by the departure of Doran. He was replaced by Andriano, who had been the singer for Tuesday and bassist for the ska band Slapstick. The band released their second EP, entitled For Your Lungs Only, in 1998, which began to build them a sizable fan base in the American Midwest. Later that year, they released their first full-length album, Goddamnit, followed by Maybe I’ll Catch Fire in 2000. Both were released on Asian Man Records. Also in 2000, the band released a collection of their previously-released EPs on a self-titled album.

Following the success of their Asian Man releases, Alkaline Trio signed to Vagrant. Joined by new drummer Mike Felumlee (previously of the Smoking Popes), From Here to Infirmary was released in 2001. It was their first album to see any interest from alternative radio and the mainstream media, with the semi-hit punk single “Stupid Kid” and the inclusion of the song “Armageddon” on the Tony Hawk’s Underground as well as Tony Hawks American Wasteland video games.


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  • WarriorJones

    "Hell Yes" is such a great, great song

    29 Jul 2:26am Reply
  • NamTkn

    I got really drunk at a show in Arizona one time and lost my shoe and a toenail in the pit. But from what I remember. Alk Trio Killed it!!!

    21 Jul 11:38pm Reply
  • YesterdaysRain

    8000 scrobbles. Not bad.

    16 Jul 7:14pm Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Just read angry review of GM: " I'd like to think that he tied the band to chairs, and forced them to listen to Sing the Sorrow until they succumbed, but that's not very likely." So, that's why.

    19 Jun 10:13pm Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    Trawling their early discography before I go their show; I just can't get it up for their first album and I recall the next two being kinda dull too. Is it me, or is Good Mourning a ridiculous step-up in quality? Crimson is also a mis-step, but I'll get onto them soon.

    19 Jun 2:37pm Reply
  • decadeUI

    Best band ever

    31 May 3:12am Reply
  • Disvisonpunk86

    big fucking fan here <3 <3 amazing band to me :D

    3 May 7:54pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Love this Music

    23 Apr 3:29pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    17 Apr 9:23pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Big Fan Here

    16 Apr 9:46am Reply
  • ws357

    animeshkanaruto зря ты так про них. Тем более Скиба фанатеет от The Damned

    29 Mar 7:00am Reply
  • drive_it_thru

    Come join our fb group alkaline trio fans!!

    13 Mar 8:21pm Reply
  • drive_it_thru

    Counting the days til I see these gentlemen live!! 63 days I'm impatient!!

    13 Mar 8:20pm Reply
  • animeshkanaruto

    Охуенная группа, настоящие сатанисты, не то что все эти размалеванные блэкеры, которые порятся в жопу. А уж всякое говно для обдолбанных говнарей и быдла, типа Exploited, Sex Pistols, Damned на фоне этих гениев - пустой звук. Ave Skiba! Ave Satani!

    10 Mar 5:28pm Reply
  • bertality

    I've been looking for an old picture of matt skiba and chuck ragan hanging out together in black and white. anyone know which i'm one talking about? i use to have it, but now its disappeared off the face of the internet.. please leave me a pm if you have it!

    19 Feb 1:00am Reply
  • Bruce19931002

    Travis Barker divulga foto de ensaio do Blink-182 com Matt Skiba no lugar de Tom DeLonge! Saiba mais no link:

    10 Feb 8:48pm Reply
  • imlost13

    skiba > blink-182, so shouldn't be difficult. alkaline trio is still going to make albums right?

    4 Feb 12:47am Reply
  • borsalinos

    and now Skiba join Blink-182. i really curious how Skiba will sing a songs from old Blink-182

    27 Jan 8:51am Reply
  • Mahpsal

    the fuck's flatout?

    25 Jan 5:28pm Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Alkaline Trio

    2 Jan 7:30pm Reply
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