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1. Tragedy is a crust punk band, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but currently residing in Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 1999 and was born from the ashes of influential modern bands His Hero Is Gone and Deathreat.
Tragedy’s music is characterized by its unrelenting, heavy hardcore punk sound, often punctuated by melodic interludes and downshifts in tempo. The band remains strongly aware of its roots but often takes the genre in newer, more innovative directions, pioneering a new breed of hardcore punk along with close friends and contemporaries From Ashes Rise, as well other bands residing in Portland and throughout the world. (See: Severed Head of State and Remains of the Day)
Though most of these bands maintain a progressive attitude as to the nature of their sound (Remains of the Day actually includes a violinist among its members), there is a staunch refusal to separate themselves categorically from their hardcore punk provenances. Tragedy draw from many various early hardcore punk bands as influences, most prominently in the vein of d-beat, ranging from Discharge themselves to Japanese d-beat groups such as Deathside.
Tragedy’s first and subsequent albums have met with critical acclaim within the DIY hardcore community, and many see the band as at the forefront of a modern hardcore renaissance of sorts.

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  • schokominza1

    this music makes me wanna hug someone

    27 Mar 12:33am Reply
  • kugayama

    i don't shave (but have a neatly trimmed beard). other than that: what he said vv

    14 Mar 1:18pm Reply
  • otsukaretimu

    Jesus, what a shoutbox. I listen to the crust band and I am clean shaven and wear a tie to work.

    6 Jan 1:17pm Reply
  • SwingBreed

    had no idea about them till I saw them open for Neurosis in Portland recently and had a damn good time with their set.

    31 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Isaaaaaak

    who the fuck listens to buckcherry hahaha

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • j-yeags

    @bang01 i love how you assume that we are close minded just because we don't worship the same music as you do.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DailyGrinder

    @bang01 You don't know the first thing about this band, so why are you making outlandish statements about them? These guys are completely DIY, they release all their own shit. They don't promote themselves. Their attitude is literally, 'we're playing a show if people wanna come, then cool'. They don't make any money on their tours, they lose money. They crash at people's houses while on tour, or wherever they can. I don't care if they aren't covered in dirt or wearing rags, that's 'crust punk' enough for me. You're the ONLY person who wants the glam rock band's photo up there, but you're not even an active last fm user. You only have 5 plays of that band anyway and 950 plays total, why the fuck do you even care? I didn't know punk rock was about living in a squat. I thought it was about fighting back, resisting and challenging the system. *rolls around in dirt* am I a punk now?

    27 Oct 2013 Reply
  • sundoor

    They should come to Hungary again.

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Tenedar

    Oh, I am far from close-minded, you know. I just don't find what I'm looking for in music in glam rock. A title as "Holiday Heroin Inn" simply does not speak to me as "The Ending Fight" (This chant of anger will ring out like sirens,Until the last neck of the last boss is hung, The end of the ruling classes, The end of sleepless nights, The end of taking orders, The end of wasted lives, the end... the ending fight). What I don't like is not your music, it is your attitude. At least you have some kind of self-mocking sense of humour. ;)

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bang01

    Try not being so closed minded. Imagine a city where punk & glam/punk bands did just fine living in squats together.....I know impossible, cause glam rock sucks!,

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Tenedar

    How a consistent critique coming from someone so anxious to have his temporary favourite band listed as "official" on a web page, while at the same time trying to erase a band precisely active in the squat scene. And you must be a great sociologist to be able to draw such easy conclusions about the life of people here. Jeez, do suffer from a sense of inferiority to be so stubborn?

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bang01

    Internet babies couldn't win a fight with a paper bag, all you know is wifi'd into your bedroom at your parents house. Try living on the streets, and in squats, learn what punk rock is really about. Oh Yeah, funny, have not seen a 20 something punk rocker on the streets in years. This generation dont leave the house with the safety of mommy and daddy, think they must know it all, it says so on the internet. Bahahahahahahahaha, I hope some day your 4 walls laptop smartphone safety net crumbles around you.....uprising, war, revolution, etc ....anything!!!...see how smart you are then!!!

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Tenedar

    Yeah, because you know, punk is all about style, what you look like, how dirty you are, and not about fucking spirit and attitude, not about how engaged you are, how politically active you are, how true you are to your ideals. Bla bla bla. Do not judge a book by its cover. "I come from the streets [...] these kids wouldn't last one night on the streets" Aw come on, do you want us to cry about you? You are annoying...

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bang01

    Look pretty f**kin clean for a band that claims Crust Punk....I come from the streets, Crust Punks wear there dirt as a badge of honor. THIS IS FAKE BS!....these kids wouldn't last one night on the streets, they would call there mommy's for a ride home!

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Un_Autre_Con

    The glam band might be ok or whatever but there's no reason for them to be the "official" artist here.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Un_Autre_Con

    http://www.last.fm/forum/6666/_/426480/28#f19743360 <--- for future reference this is the thread to post in.

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • whalleywhat

    lol

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • j-yeags

    @bang01: i actually listened to their music, it's bland as fuck. it's just my opinion, you are free to like the glam tragedy all you want, but i'm entitled to my opinions.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bang01

    Music is Music, at the end of the day none of it matters. The only truth is that the Tragedy band name was in use by a Hollywood Glam/Punk band, long before this band you listen to started using it....and you may say nobody cares, but you would be so wrong,and its kind of ironic in a way.... I searched out the youtube video you mentioned, it was posted by a record label that wants to sign the Glam/Punk Tragedy to a one CD deal to release the old demos.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DailyGrinder

    @bang01 You didn't answer my question, but that's okay. I didn't expect you to anyway. I actually took the time to listen to one of their songs on youtube, it was called "nobody cares". The title of the song was spot on, about the band that is. I don't really understand why you're rambling about big records labels, I'll just put that down to you being butthurt. Haha I'm not even going to go there with you lady. I can't expect you to understand my music and I'm not going to waste my time. Do you seriously think that heavy bands have no skill and can't actually play their instruments properly? You seem stressed out. Maybe you should calm down and go listen to greenday or muse or whatever other mindless crap you listen to.

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
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