Before the Cro Mags - the idea of combining metal and hardcore might have gotten you stomped out on a curb outside of CBGB. But nobody was gonna stomp John Joseph - and nobody has been able to keep him down since. The newly reformed and revitalized Cro Mags feature original members John and Mackie - as well as AJ Novello from Leeway and Craig Setari of Sick Of It All.
Sheer Terror are one of NYC's most notorious hardcore punk bands, as well as one of the nations most unlikely cult heroes. Lauded in the world of underground music for their brutal honesty, as well as condemned by the same community for exactly the same reason, SHEER TERROR has delivered some of the most lyrically-poetic, musically punishing, and thematically heartbroken recordings ever known to hardcore. SHEER TERROR has created a career of inciting thugs to beat the hell out of each other to the back drop of love songs (that they most likely weep along to in private) made the way SHEER TERROR frontman Paul Bearer has seen fit.
Sheer Terror stood apart from the pack and offered up an unforgiving brutal hardcore sound that influenced bands such as HATEBREED, BLOOD FOR BLOOD, PANTERA and more. With live performances bordering on prison riots, Sheer Terror created a legacy in both music and uncompromising lyrical vision that very few bands could ever hope to match.