HidingInsideVictims is a crust/hardcore punk band from the Los Angeles/Ventura County California area. A self-titled LP was released in May 2013 on Rotten to the Core Records/Dead Rodent Records (USA)/Svoboda Records/ Blackout Brigade (France)/Chaos Alliance (Holland) . A split 7" with Dutch band Suicide State was released in May 2011 on Headbones/Selfish Satan Records/Chaos Alliance Records/Tranzophobia Records.
The band began late 2008 with home recordings and jam sessions with Joaquin (vocals/drums) and Joe (vocals/guitar). Both previously had been singers in separate disbanded street punk bands, Initial Distrust and U.S.Brats, and were looking to expand their musical expertise. In 2009 the band played their first show at the Infest Warehouse in Los Angeles. After a series of shows in the Southern California area the band decided to look for a bassist and took Mike (BlisterUnit/Want but Mari) vocalist and guitarist for the spot. After set of shows Mike had a mutual parting from the band for his other career and musical endeavors. The band began again to search for another bassist and this time a second guitarist and found guitarist Chris (Schismism, The Last Priority) and bassist Ryan "Ratboy" (Throat Cancer). Founding member Joe left the band in 2011 and the band is now a three-piece. They have shared the stage with such bands as Phobia, Against//Empire, Appalacian Terror Unit, Wartorn, Order of the Vulture, Iskra, Thousands Will Die, Temple of Dagon, The Last Priority, Blasting Concept, The Fucking Wrath, Stop Breathing, Hellbastard and many more. The band completed their first Western U.S. tour with Suicide State (Holland) in May 2011 coinciding with a split release by the two bands which has had limited release in the U.S. and Europe. In May 2013 the band went on a second U.S. tour with Radio Bikini (Holland) in support of the self-titled LP. In August 2013 the band embarks on its first European tour that will bring its live show to The Netherlands, France, Spain, Slovenia, Germany, and Czech Republic.