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Powerviolence (sometimes written as ), is a raw, dissonant sub-genre of . The style is closely related to and . Musically, powerviolence bands focus on speed, brevity, bizarre timing breakdowns, and constant tempo changes. Powerviolence songs are often very short; it is not uncommon for some to last less than 30 seconds. Some groups, particularly Man Is the Bastard, took influence from and . Lyrically and conceptually, powerviolence groups were very raw and under-produced, both sonically and in their packaging. Some groups (Man Is the Bastard and Dropdead) took influence from and , emphasizing animal rights and anti-militarism. Groups such as Spazz or Charles Bronson, on the other hand, wrote lyrics mocking points of interest for hardcore and fans, or even used inside jokes for lyrics, referencing specific people many of their listeners would not know.

The term was first mentioned in the song “Hispanic Small Man Power (H.S.M.P.)” by genre pioneer Man Is the Bastard. Its nascent form was pioneered in the late 1980s in the music of hardcore punk band Infest, who mixed elements with the noisier, sludgier qualities of Lärm and Siege. The micro-genre solidified into its most commonly recognized form in the early 1990s, with the sounds of bands such as Man Is the Bastard, Crossed Out, No Comment, Capitalist Casualties, and Manpig. Powerviolence groups took inspiration from Siege, Deep Wound, Cryptic Slaughter, Septic Death, Dirty rotten imbeciles, and Corrosion of Conformity. These precursors to powerviolence are grouped together as or thrashcore.

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Turnstile
Harm's Way, Homewrecker, DiscourseConcert
The Fuze Box
Albany, NY, United States
42.657359 -73.763848

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SETE STAR SEPT USA East Coast tour 2015
Sete Star Sept, Purge, Gas Chamber, Mere PhantomsConcert
The Roboto Project
Pittsburgh, United States
40.464862 -79.942711

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Tuesday 14 April 2015
The Body
Full of HellConcert
Deep Desert
Providence, United States
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Thursday 16 April 2015
The Body
Full of Hell, Backslider, Anxiety HammerConcert
First Unitarian Church
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.952538 -75.176353

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Monday 20 April 2015
The Body
Full of HellConcert
The Local 662
St Petersburg, FL, Tampa, United States
27.771142 -82.643403

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Tuesday 21 April 2015
Full of Hell
Full of Hell, The BodyConcert
Churchill's Pub
Miami, United States
25.826187 -80.19178

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