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Choking Victim

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New York City (1992 – 1999)

Choking Victim was an American band from 1992 to 1999, formed in New York City. The band became notable around “C-squat,” in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where they squatted and continue to inhabit and organize shows for their music, which blended with , and lyrics.

They also became known for Satanic imagery and numerous references to the vagrant lifestyle, such as crack-smoking, shoplifting, and squatting. They also, like many other bands in the punk scene, have violent anti-police sentiments in their songs. The band prides itself on its stance, often making sardonic references to Satan, for the sole purpose of being offensive.

Choking Victim broke up after the first day of recording for their one and only album, but the recordings from that one day were enough to make a solid album. After they broke up, Stza and Ezra Crack formed the band Leftöver Crack, and Skwert and Ezra formed INDK. Sascha has spent the last several years organically farming in upstate NY.

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