1988 to 2010
Kentucky, United States
United States fastcore
Hellnation was an extreme hardcore punk band from Kentucky, formed in 1988. Their sound has been described as thrashcore, power violence and grindcore. Hellnation have completed numerous tours of the United States, Japan, Brazil and Europe. Hellnation's style was composed of quick guitar riffs, large amounts of distortion, and angry lyrics that were often profane. Lyrical subjects included police brutality, consumerism, and even the underground punk scene. Originally, Albert Veith was the band's original bassist, however due to the group being unable to find a drummer he switched to the drums.
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