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With a rich history of influential bands including Ink and Dagger, Blacklisted, and Horror Show, Philadelphia’s hardcore scene has had an indelible impression on the hardcore community going back to the ‘80s. Comprised of current and former members of such groups as Jesus Piece, Agitator, Uzi Kids, and Pain Strikes, Struck Nerve is a new hardcore combo poised to add to their city’s hallowed punk legacy.
Struck Nerve was spawned in 2018 with the mission of writing material that brought back the era in hardcore when faster tempos with gang vocals and Posi Numbers Fest reigned supreme. “Me and [guitarist] Marty [Williams] really wanted to do something different than all the heavy shit we constantly see coming out of Philly,” says vocalist Anthony Marinaro. "After he wrote a few songs, we got our friends Joe, Pat, and Jake to join and got the demo together.”
Listening to Struck Nerve’s eponymous debut EP for WAR Records, it’s clear Anthony and company achieved their sonic goal. Recorded by Wyatt Oberholzer (Year of the Knife, Fixation), Struck Nerve rips and tears with both speed-driven and more breakdown-centered sections, conjuring the spirit and energy of classic hardcore throughout its 4 tracks.
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