Photo Credit: Cheryl Cole
Known as one of the most ferocious hardcore acts of the early-’80s SoCal scene, San Diego band Battalion of Saints released a stone-cold classic, 1984’s Second Coming, before fading into relative obscurity. Frontman George Anthony has tended the fire over the years, touring and releasing music with the help of a rotating backing cast, and in 2015 metal label Southern Lord commissioned a self-titled EP from the group’s most recent iteration, which features members of Angry Samoans and Hirex. The band is joined in Athens by New Hampshire group The Cryptics and smut-obsessed Colorado punks Nobodys, as well as local thrashers Apparition.
BATTALION OF SAINTS Hardcore punk group out of San Diego. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
NOBODYS Punk group on tour from Colorado Springs, CO.
THE CRYPTICS Punk rock band from Dover, NH.
APPARITION Athens band playing a raucous, thrashy brand of hardcore.