Info: Ambush! Is a hardcore/punk band that was formed in Panama City, Florida in 2008 by front man Kyle Dischinger and guitarist Grant Fury. Not only did the two friends share many of the same musical tastes and views, but also were both heavily influenced early on by the punk and hardcore scene as young teenagers growing up on the Bible belt. The band sites a broad spectrum of influences ranging from Black Flag, Bad Religion, and This Is Hell to Blacklisted, Mayhem and Dark Throne.
From the beginning, the band noticed an immediate chemistry as they began crafting their brand of high-octane hardcore that is chock full of blazing fast drumbeats, screaming guitars, and politically charged lyrics. In 2008, the band slugged it out on the road playing over 250 shows, and also managed to release their debut album entitled “American Monster” on Hotfoot Records. Much of the band’s material touches on subject matter surrounding civil issues such as same sex marriage, the negative effect of religion on a freethinking society, and most importantly, the utter disdain and mistrust that they share for the US Government.
If one thing is apparent about this band, it is that they are not in this for fame or money, but more so because it is what they care about most, and its what they do best. Their ongoing goal is to influence their audience to always raise questions and think for themselves.