Info: REFUSE RESIST was born in a garage just north of Boston with a goal to create music that they would want to listen to and sing along to. After two years of non-stop writing and playing shows with some of their main influences, they are doing just that. Inspired mainly by the straight-forward, in-your-face music that used to be called hardcore punk in the decade of the 1980's, REFUSE RESIST brings back that familiar sound with current lyrics and some new hooks.
There was a time when music was life, and life was music. A time when people communicated with each other face to face. Whether it was a club or a basement, music was easy to find and a lot of kids were into it. REFUSE RESIST was formed to try to bring those ideals back into the present through good straight up hardcore/punk. A blend of all sides of punk and hardcore create the unique sound from this Boston band. So, come on all of you into punk rock, hardcore and Oi. REFUSE RESIST!!!!
REFUSE RESIST has shared the stage with: The Business, Urban Waste, The Casualties, Time Again, Lower Class Brats, Leftover Crack, The Welch Boys, Joe Coffee, Everybody Out, Deadly Sins, Discipline, Stigma, Flatfoot 56, Mark Lind and the Unloved, Death and Taxes and a ton of other bands from national and local levels. "Not many bands can release a full album within a year of starting out, even fewer release an album this strong. Every song is filled with fist-pumping goodness, and quickly gets to the point, smacks you with it, and then moves on. Shawn Refuse's singing blends beautifully, yet maliciously with every aspect of the music backing him. The guitars are crunching, the bass is wild, and the drums are quite furious. All combined, it's almost as if The Circle Jerks, The Dead Kennedys and Blood For Blood got together and had a bunch of bastard children called Refuse Resist." - Ron Sprague / Motif Magazine (RI)
For Fans Of: BLOOD FOR BLOOD, SLAPSHOT, WISDOM IN CHAINS, THE BUSINESS, AGNOSTIC FRONT