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Buffalo, United States (1991 – 2005, 2010 – present)

Snapcase is a hardcore band from Buffalo, New York. Their records were released on the Chicago record label, Victory Records.

The band was conceived in 1991, and was originally named Solid State. Orignal line up consisted of Chris Galas (vocals), Scott Dressler (guitar), Joe Smith (guitar), Daryl Taberski (bass), and Mike Kimaid (drums). After the release of their first 7 inch “Comatose”, Galas was replaced on vocals by Taberski, Jon Salemi joined and replaced Joe Smith. and Bob Whiteside took over on bass. In 1993, Kimaid left the band and was replaced on drums by Tim Redmond. Their first full length “Lookinglassself” was released in 1993. In 1995, the band released the “Steps” EP. This was the last recording to feature Scott Dressler, who left the band in the fall of 1995. He was replaced by Frank Vicario. In the summer of 1996, “The California Takeover” was released which featured live recordings from Snapcase, Earth Crisis, and Strife.

April 1997 saw the release of “Progression Through Unlearning”. The band set out on a summer tour, and featured performances on the Vans Warped Tour. In the fall of 1997, the band took some time off so that members could pursue education. In 1998, the band resumed touring, and was the opening band on the fall tour of the Deftones. A split EP was released in the summer of 1999 with Boy Sets Fire. These were the last recordings with bassist Bob Whiteside. He was replaced by Dustin Perry, formerly of the Minnesota band Threadbare. They headlined Hellfest that summer in Syracuse, NY.

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  • NickDrummer205

    Progression Through Unlearning is easily one of the 5 best hardcore albums ever made.

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • nvmbagain

    Here's a demo of what's going to be the EP of Confesional, hardcore band from Chile in the line of Outspoken, Shield, Separation, Drift Apart. http://confesional.bandcamp.com // http://facebook.com/confesionalhc

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • super-pangolin

    @danischwartz wtf.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • eric_montana

    why not? one of the greatest HC bands of all time

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ayiman

    wait, they're active again? weird. why?

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • xKornflakesx

    vvv lol

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • danischwartz

    Snapcase fannnsss, check out hatebreed! http://hatebreed.com/ you won't regret it

    28 Jan 2013 Reply
  • jeffboulter

    lookingselfglass best ever :)

    14 Nov 2012 Reply
  • RedArmada

    Show with the Dropkick Murphys, eh? Well, it's good to see them finally rising to their level. I always thought they were wasting their time playing with these talentless hardcore bands, they deserve to play alongside some good Irish ROCK N' ROLL

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • motorbreath_90

    @WilliamTheTaft i know they have a show with the dropkick murphys in september, idk if they're doing much more after that

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • WilliamTheTaft

    Are these guys still doing the reunion? Or did they break up again?

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • RedArmada

    It is? Well, gosh, I can't tell you what a relief that is. Finally, I can unshoulder this aching burden, and let somebody else take up the thankless task of commanding the right and forbidding the wrong for the good people of Last.fm.

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • fdangerous

    Red Armada, self proclaimed mayor of last.fm eh? your opinion is null and void.

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • xgreenxcloverx

    This is the way I get when I'm unhappy with myself.

    1 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Hellorion

    what pellevoo said.

    16 Dec 2011 Reply
  • pellevoo

    Progression through Unlearning is really great record, one the best ever - just listening it once again and again and... - and the top moment of it is at 02.33-02.45 in Harrison Bergeson, just amazing drumming etc. woaah!! ;-)

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • XxRebelXYouthXx

    So stoked for even the slightest possibility of another Buffalo show. The last one was great!

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • stretch_3_miles

    progression kills

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • RedArmada

    I just want you all to know how ridiculous you sound when you purport that Snapcase is worth listening to

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • SaucyPete

    rumor,They may be a reunion show in Buffalo in the next couple months

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
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