ICONICIDE are a NYC based band whose sound has ranged from sludgy political dirges to blazing fast thrash, from toe tapping street punk to a lethal mix of dub reggae and death metal. Underlying it all has been what spurred frontman Chris (the Antimessiah) to start the band back in 1988: the stripped down, no nonsense, rip out your guts sound of Early 80s New York Hardcore. Lyrically ICONICIDE are just as uncompromising. Songs advocating human extinction (Voluntary Human Extinction MovemenT) coexist with assaults on militarism and power for power's sake (Fuck It), along with the requisite anti religious barrages (Whoreship, Benediction/Malediction, etcoetera). In their long, checkered history, ICONICIDE have touched the fates of a long list of bands, including Armageddon, Artless, Christrape, Revoltage, Under Empire, Speed Assault, No Commercial Value, Dedeth, Disassociate , Sinner Steel, Chain Angel, The Og Ogs, Sisters Grimm , Psycho Sin, Sand In The Face, Niblick Henbane , Slow Children, Genocide, Ardwolf, Warzone, The Murder Junkies, Abusement Park, Children Of The Night, Urgent Fury, Sic Fucks, The Sex Rays, Demo Moe , Death Mold Ff, Public Nuisance, Action Swingers, Porno Dracula, Holy Crow, God’s Crotch, Purple Wizard, Wizard’s Beard, Prissteens, Mother Jugs And Speed, Gossamer Phantom, Hammerbrain, Pig Pen, Knockout James, Old Rugged Sauce, Iron Poodle, Fluffy, Ed Gein’s Car, The Myrmidons, White Clam, Fascist Pussycat: Kill! Kill!, Oscar And The Pidgin Sisters, Unwanted Children, Alana And The Rough Gems, Rat At Rat-R, Supersonics, Rootin Tootin Raspberries, Dorothy Does Drugs, Shell*Shock, Seven Day Package, Action Adventure Systems, Felching Kumquats, Optimistic Hedgehog, Vaginal Discharge, Maggot , The Mugs, Eyes Of Hate, Caught In A Trap, Princess Die, Eugene Pitt and the Jive Five, Bob Dorough and Schoolhouse Rock, Shane MacGowen, Mullazim Hussein, episonic, The Dimes, Spy Vs Spy, Porno Dracula, More Pagan Music, The Dubs, The Falcons, William Connell, The Adam Roth Solution, Denis Leary, Seanchai and the Unity Squad, Black 47, Joe Copeland, Psychic Penguin, Milo Z, The Rogues, The Itinerants, Banji Strip Death, Slowpoke, Kirk Kelly, Two Spy Guys, OOO, The Pleasure Chiefs, Cyanide Sweeties, The YBIV League, Iconicide, Whorgasm, Musichead, Blowtop, Dr Custie, Old Rugged Sauce, Sugartime, Sweet Diane, Black Widow, The Strikers, Rockabilly Duo, Stefani and the Soft Corps, The Funktionaries, The Jason Goodrow Band, The Dum Dum Project, Supercuz, THE MISSING, TRUTH IN NEEDLES, DO YOURSELF IN, BLOODBITER, IMPERFECTION, RIBCAGE, HOMO CANNIBALS and BETTY FORD. Today ICONICIDE is tougher, more worldweary, and just as dangerous.
ICONICIDE's CD Jesus is the BOMB is now available. Nine songs of uncompromising Oldschool New York Hardcore/Punk. Contact Chris (the Antimessiah) via e mail for details.
Also available in VERY limited quantities is DIE FOR YOUR GOD, which chronicles the explosive formative years of ICONICIDE. Seventeen songs in seventy nine minutes.
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