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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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  • brownieboy

    Good Mourning has to be their most important album.

    7 Nov 9:38pm Reply
  • diamond_tough

    one of the few bands I hope never break up, always play a good show most albums at least have merit (they peaked around From Here to Infirmity though).

    5 Nov 3:32am Reply
  • MoogInRow

    i cant decide if i like Good Mourning or Maybe Ill Catch Fire better

    4 Nov 2:54am Reply
  • Fariz_ANP


    28 Oct 2:27pm Reply
  • forgetmenot

    Head like an empty sterile room, somehow I made a mess. Like watching newborn babies crack from work-related stress. I love how that made no sense, but it does.

    20 Oct 3:45pm Reply
  • noahrjohnston

    Really hope they release a live DVD of the Past Live shows. I'd put down a large sum of money for that.

    16 Oct 12:15am Reply
  • simontogo

    fuck flatout

    11 Oct 5:04pm Reply

    I registered here only cause of A3. Best group ever.

    10 Oct 7:33pm Reply


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  • Anakin1989

    FlatOut [5]

    28 Sep 2:32pm Reply
  • Dusk2099


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  • Max_Serj

    FlatOut [4]

    23 Aug 7:52pm Reply
  • mark4all

    FlatOut 2 to be correct, BTW one of the greatest racing games EVER. I`m also discovered Alkaline Trio from this game )))

    19 Aug 10:07pm Reply
  • AngelOfDARK666x

    noone listens to the 90s alkaline trio stuff anymore :'(

    19 Aug 5:44am Reply
  • Dusk2099

    Not even "I love that song they had in FlatOut" just "FlatOut". Wow, A for effort guys, well done.

    11 Aug 1:45am Reply
  • Xirayoki

    FlatOut [3]

    10 Aug 7:06pm Reply
  • marco244

    FlatOut [2]

    29 Jul 12:49am Reply
  • knight_88

    'From Here to Infirmary' ftw!

    13 Jul 2:57am Reply
  • xherojuanax

    If you want to sell me your ticket for any of the full-album shows in Brooklyn, I'll pay what you paid. But if you're a scalper looking to make a 500% profit, you can fuck off, you're a horrible person.

    19 Jun 9:03pm Reply
  • FlyingHellFish

    Goddamnit > From Here to Infirmary > Maybe I'll Catch Fire > Good Mourning > Agony & Irony > Crimson > My Shame Is True > This Addiction.

    18 Jun 9:32pm Reply
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