All the music posted on this website belongs to the artists. It is all on this blog for the sole purpose to spark memories, discover Christian hardcore bands you never knew existed, and be a reminder to go search for/purchase the record! Please, if you dig any of the records featured here, get your hands on a physical copy. If you are associated with any band on this blog and would like me to either remove the links to your music, or not be featured on this blog at all; please just email me.
Looking for physical copies of these records? Some are difficult to find, being out of print and all, but I would suggest checking these places:
Many record labels that once featured some of these great Christian hardcore bands are now extinct, but other distro's continue to distribute old records that happen to still be in print or there remain copies of. Oh, how I regret not cherishing these things when I was younger.
For fans of Strongarm, old Shai Hulud, Sleeping by the Riverside, Through and Through (CAN), and Converge.
Issues downloading from this blog?
If you find yourself having issues downloading these zipped files, shoot me an email and I'll be happy to personally send you the files you can't download properly. There seems to be a common issue regarding downloading a zipped file from my Mediafire account connected to this blog, saving the file onto a computer, and being faced with a "File is corrupted" (or similar) issue. If this happens, email me!
Note: I have personally downloaded the files that I share with everyone as if I am downloading from the blog and they all work fine, but I will re-zip and re-upload files if necessary.
If anyone out there knows of some bands that maybe I haven't mentioned yet or you don't think I have heard of, and even have their stuff, please email me! I am ALWAYS looking for more old Christian hardcore; because even though I hate preachy bands, which a lot of Christian hardcore bands were and are, I still have a major soft-spot for it all. There were tons of bands that never made it anywhere but may have created demo's such. If you have anything I am looking for, shoot me a link or contact me, and I will give you the credit on the post for the music.
Right now I'm particularly looking for: Chasm - anything Withstand - anything Nevertheless - anything Slingshot David (post-Bloodshed) - anything
Solace - Like a Lily Among Thorns Focused - Situation Within Overthrow - anything Ikthus - anything Flattery Leads to Ruins - 2001 self titled ep Homesick - Your Grace Heals My Wounded Heart Dispensing of False Halos - With Prayer and a Scalpel Bereaved - anything of their's Boywunder - split with Not Waving but Drowning Overcome - Prepared for War split with Clay and No Innocent Victim Infirmary - anything of their's Voveo - anything of their's No Innocent Victim - 1993 demo
Blogs Better Than This One
These are blogs of people I have had the honor of meeting/speaking with. All great people, otherwise I wouldn't help them out.
Hardcore is a method of speaking your mind. A Christian hardcore band is no different than the band preaching animal rights, preaching civil rights of any sort, hating the current President of the time, preaching other religious beliefs, proclaiming loyalty to the straightedge lifestyle, or expressing the love or deterioration of self in result of a member of the opposite gender. It wasn't started to shove the Word of God down the throat of others, nor was it created to build a sense of self-pride.
Just as gospel and praise music are forms of worship for traditional Christians, straightedge influenced hardcore praises the integrity of the straightedge movement, or love songs speak of unconditional love and admiration for another human being; Christian hardcore does the same. Major Christian hardcore bands, such as Zao, Focused, Unashamed, Focal Point, Six Feet Deep, Strongarm, Overcome, No Innocent Victim, xDisciplex, and many more; have done the same exact thing for Faith as a band such as Earth Crisis has done for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle.
These bands discovered the ultimate way to spread the Word of God. Through relation with our fellow man, that having the love for such a counter-culture as the hardcore scene, Christian hardcore bands can display their walk with Jesus in an admirable and respectable manner. In a scene where atheism, agnosticism, and now being "God Free" are an underlying ethic to fitting the standard; Christian hardcore bands became a breed of truly spirit-filled, and in some cases even more talented, musicians who have created a respect for their music amongst all walks of life in the hardcore scene.
Christian hardcore music helped me grow with Christ at a very young age. To this day, I find this music to be a method of mental worship to a God I believe to be ever so real. I have no idea where I would be today without it. Thank you to all the bands featured on this blog, especially Strongarm, Focal Point, Zao, Focused, and Stretch Arm Strong, for they were the first Christian hardcore bands I had the opportunity to learn of, enjoy, and will continue to enjoy for the rest of my life. But hey, let's not forget Earth Crisis, Zao (again), and Sick of it All, for getting me into hardcore in the first place at age 12. They changed my life.