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1. PROVOKE is a hardcore punk band from Oakland, California.

2. Metal/Thrash/Hardcore from Quad Cities IA/IL

Provoke was founded in December of 1996 in the Quad Cities IA/IL, with the sole purpose of growth and helping create a scene of unity. John Music-Vocals, Randy Carpenter-Drums, Anthony McKinney- Guitar/Backing Vocals, Bill Lear-Bass, together were striving to make music that mixes hardcore and metal. With the split of Bill Lear, Jeff Plans joined on bass in 1999 as well as Bobby Valeu to join on as second guitarist and backing vocals in 2002, this was to be the best and tightest lineup ever. Using all their influences they produced songs that spoke of the harsh reality of everyday life, abuse, violence, and offered a positive approach to dealing with these problems using strength through intelligence, the importance of our relations with our family and friends, respect, trust and keeping your head up when at times, in a dying world, seems impossible. Provoke released two demos as well as three full length albums: "Provoke ’97", “Truth” in 1998 and "No Way Out" in 2001, and in ’02 Provoke would release there final EP “Turned to hate” which expressed the band as well as personal experiences. With a responsibility to the ever growing people, willing to give them a chance, Provoke had set a standard–always striving to grow and improve and offering a great deal in a city that did not offer much for musicians. After 7 years Provoke would play their last show ever May 31st 2003 and put on a Quad City hardcore fest to pay appreciation to the fans friends and bands they’ve had the great opportunity to meet. Together, Provoke will always believe that it’s not who or what you are, it’s about the music made, the scene lived in, and the truth portrayed. Provoke RIP 96-03.

Here are some of the bands PROVOKE has played with…
Above This World, Alone, Anodyne, Apex Theory, Arch Enemy, A-18, Bane, Battery, Buckcherry, Clenched Fist, Clutch, Coal Chamber, Coalesce, Cold As Life, Cinderella, Crowbar, Deaden, Dead Orchestra, Dead To Fall, Diecast, DRI, Dumpster Juice, Dysphoria, Earshot, Esoteric, Esteem, E-Town Concrete, Figure Four, Five Point O, Flotsam And Jetsam, God Forbid, Great White, Hatebreed, Hateplow, Hate Theory, Holding On, Hoods, ICU, In Control, Injected, Kidney Thieves, Kill Your Idols, Kittie, LA Guns, Lollypop Lustkill, Lungbrush, Meatjack, Medication, Misery Signals, Misura, Modern Life Is War, Mona Lisa, Monster Magnet, Most Precious Blood, Nerve Agents, New Society Of Anarchists, N-Cyde, No Redeeming Social Value, Not Waving But Drowning, NYC, Oleander, Perserverance, Poison The Well, Primer 55, Problem Solver Revolver, Professional Murder Music, Propain, Punishment, Rearview Mirror, Ring True, Saliva, Saved By Grace, S.E.E.D., Sevendust, Shattered Realm, Skinlab, S.O.D., Soil, Speak No Evil, Step Kings, Suicidal Tendencies, Suicide Note, Switched, Sworn Enemy, Synnecrosis, System Failure, Taxi War Dance, Terror, The Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza, The Eight Bucks Experiment, The Pimps, The Takeover, Thursday, Uphold, Vex Red, Walls Of Jericho, What Feeds The Fire, Wings Of Scarlet, 18 Visions, 40 Grit.

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3. Grindcore/hardcore from the Netherlands

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