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Man is the Bastard were a pioneering hardcore punk band who contributed the name, and perhaps also the ethos, to the punk subgenre known as powerviolence. Based in Claremont, California, the band existed from 1991 to 1997, releasing many vinyl records on DIY-punk labels from around the world.

In stark contrast to other punk musicians, MITB made the move of displacing the electric guitar from its long reign as the primary instrument of punk aggression. In turn, they made room… read more

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  • Avatar for GoatUser
    Most laughable similar artist page I've ever fucking seen
  • Avatar for silentbodom91
    I reallyyyyyyyyyyyyy like Water Torture and the ANb side of the Domestic Powerviolence split, but I can't seem to get all that into MITB. Someone should be a bro and tell me what is essential listening and what isn't. I don't mind noise, but I guess I could definitely do without it.
  • Avatar for gnalkhere
    goddamn powerviolence. I need this energy and anger
  • Avatar for ShmoofingFabsee
    About this whole rip off thing, didn't Eric say he scanned the image from a book? So, how does that count as ripping off really, if another band decides to use an image Eric got from somewhere else, and thus doesn't belong to him? What, he used it first. Waaah. Oh who gives a fuck.
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  • Avatar for TutuleBale
    Dis bend is veri najs. Mi lajk.
  • Avatar for S1D1991
    Greetings from Ukraine)
  • Avatar for Mcdonaghalex
    brutal fucking band
  • Avatar for HBnBM
    Check out our interview with Eric Wood:
  • Avatar for Patholysis
    legendary band.

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