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Hardcore punk

Music genre
NameHardcore punk
Stylistic originsPunk rock
Cultural originsLate 1970s, United States, United Kingdom
Typical instrumentsVocals, guitar, bass, drums
Mainstream popularityLow to mid depending on subgenre
Derivative formsThrash metal, crossover thrash, metalcore, rapcore, post-hardcore
SubgenresChristian hardcore, d-beat, emo, melodic hardcore, nardcore, powerviolence, skate punk, thrashcore
Subgenre listList of hardcore genres
Fusion genresGrindcore, crust punk, crossover thrash, digital hardcore, punk jazz, horror punk, metalcore, rapcore, sludge metal, grunge, skacore
Regional scenesAustralia - Brazil - Japan - Canada
Europe: Italy - Scandinavia: UmeƄ
USA: DC - California - Chicago - Detroit - Minneapolis - New Jersey - New York - Indiana - Boston - Philadelphia
Other topicsHardcore dancing, straight edge, youth crew, street punk, DIY punk ethic, list of hardcore punk bands, list of hardcore genres

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Hardcore punk, often referred to as simply hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated primarily in North America after the popularization of punk rock in the late 1970s. Hardcore punk was generally faster, thicker, and heavier than earlier punk rock. Early hardcore has a quick tempo with drums and vocals in time, whereas modern hardcore punk has drums and vocals which may not be on beat with the tempo.

Despite never achieving the popularity of the original punk rock movement, by the 1980s hardcore had sprouted underground scenes across America, including particularly notable ones in California, DC, New York, New Jersey and Boston.

Hardcore has spawned several fusion genres and subgenres, some of which experienced mainstream success, such as Thrash Metal, melodic hardcore, metalcore and post-hardcore. It has also spawned the straight edge movement and its associated movements like hardline and youth crew.

While most hardcore bands have never been adopted into the mainstream some of its early pioneers have garnered appreciation over time. For example Black Flag had an album listed on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time,

while the Dead Kennedys have seen one of their albums reach Gold status over a period of 25 years. More recently bands like the Gallows and Rise Against have seen some success playing hardcore on major labels, however most bands and scenes continue to exist within the underground.

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Life after the Dead Kennedys - Vancouver Sun Tweet this news
Vancouver Sun--His songs blur the line between political diatribes set to raucous guitars and -hardcore punk- with socially conscious lyrics. Such has been the case since ... - Date : Sat, 16 Oct 2010 11:13:51 GMT+00:00
CBGB puts name up for sale - Kill Your Stereo Tweet this news
Kill Your Stereo--The name of now-defunct iconic New York -hardcore- and -punk- rock venue CBGB will be put under the hammer. CBC News in the US reported that the name, ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 01:27:45 GMT+00:00
Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki leave Vancouver raving - Straight.com Tweet this news
Straight.com--Harris is a lanky introvert who loved football, not music, as a teenager; Aoki is a longhaired millionaire's son who was throwing -hardcore---punk- shows when ... - Date : Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:34:29 GMT+00:00
Cool things to do in the week ahead - Albany Times Union (blog) Tweet this news
Albany Times Union (blog)--The Misfits turned heads in the 1970s and early 1980s with their comb-over hairdos, heavy eye makeup, obsession with horror, and slamming -hardcore punk- ... - Date : Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:21:50 GMT+00:00
Riot Fest 2010 Day One: Off With Their Heads, The Bouncing Souls, The Circle ... - Sentimentalist Magazine Tweet this news
Sentimentalist Magazine---...- an excuse to have a really cool -punk- show in Chicago, arrived much to the delight of -punk- and -hardcore- fans the world over on Wednesday, October 6 th . ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:23:18 GMT+00:00

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