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THE CASUALTIES


BIO: Fall 1990. The streets of NYC are a bleak and barren wasteland for the few punx left to roam the streets in search of a scene that has long since disappeared. Long after it’s glory days in the early 1980s, the global punk scene by 1990 had all but died. In it’s place had sprung the benign sounds of grunge, east bay pop and metal crossover played by long haired college poets, crusty squatters and other hippie miscreants. While the rest of the world seemed content enough to rot in the mire of stale post-metal and college puke, a small scene of spiky haired drunk punx in NYC set out on a mission to return punk rock to it’s glorious roots. The Casualties were born! Casualties Time Line: 1990: Jorge-vocals, Colin-vocals, Mark-bass, Yureesh-drums, Hank-guitar First demo is recorded. Rachel from the Rivits fills in on second vocals for a few months while Colin is away at school. 1991: Jorge-vocals, Colin-vocals, Mark-bass, Yureesh-drums, Fred-guitar Hank leaves the band, replaced by Fred on guitar. Their first studio recording "Political Sin" is recorded for the "Benefit for Beer" compilation. Fred goes away to school and is replaced temporarily by Scott from C Squat. Scott leaves when Fred returns from school and joins the band full time. Hank comes back to join the band for a few shows then leaves the band for good. The debut "40 Ounce Casualty" ep is recorded in the Fall of '91. Steve distraught fills in on second guitar for a short time. 1992: Jorge-vocals, Colin-vocals, Mark-bass, Yureesh-drums, Fred-guitar Constant local gigging begins to earn the Casualties a huge local following in NYC and a reputation around the world... 1993: Jorge-vocals, Colin-vocals, Mike-bass, Yureesh-drums, Jake-guitar Fred and Mark leave the band and within a week are replaced by Jake and Mike. 1994: Jorge-vocals, Mike-bass, Shawn-drums, Jake-guitar "For the Punx" and "10 years too late" are recorded for the "Pogo Attack" compilation. The four-song "Drinking is our Way of Life" ep is recorded but not released until it appears on the Casualties "early years 1990-1995" CD in 1999. Colin and Yureesh leave the band, Shawn joins on drums. 1995: Jorge-vocals, Mike-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar The "Fuckin' Way of Life" ep is recorded. Shawn leaves the band, replaced by Meggers from the Rivits on drums 1996: Jorge-vocals, Mike-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar The Casualties are the first American band to appear at the legendary "Holidays in the Sun" Festival in London. 1997: Jorge-vocals, Mike-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar The Casualties reach a new level of popularity with their new line-up, the release of their debut "For the Punx" album and their first American tour with the Varukers. 1998: Jorge-vocals, Jon-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar Mike leaves the band, replaced by Jon from the Krays on bass. Their 2nd album "Underground Army" is released. Jon leaves the band during the "Underground Army" European tour. Dave Punk Core fills in on bass from late '98 to Spring '99. 1999: Jorge-vocals, Rick-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar Dave leaves the band, Rick from the Manix is recruited on bass. The Casualties embark on their third successful world tour. The "Early Years 1990-1995" album, a compilation of rare early recordings is released. 2000: Jorge-vocals, Rick-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar The Casualties reach yet another peak in popularity with their fourth World tour beginning in March in Europe and ending in August in the USA and with the release of their "Who's in Control?" ep and their third album "Stay Out of Order". 2001: Jorge-vocals, Rick-bass, Meggers-drums, Jake-guitar 11 years on and stronger than ever, the Casualties release their fourth studio album "Die Hards" to rave reviews. Another full US tour, including two weeks on the Vans Warped Tour and ending up the Summer tour at the first American Holidays in the Sun tour amongst legends such as the Exploited, GBH, Cockney Rejects, Slaughter & the Dogs & more. The story continues.......!

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