FUKM, a West Oakland based hardcore punk band, was formed in January 2007. Founded by Joe Fink (The American Terrorists) on vocals and Greg Elliott (Fang) on lead guitar, FUKM’s main objective was to establish an unprecedented and distinct sound, combining punk with rock n’ roll.
In 2009, after a two year search for a permanent drummer, along came the talented and energetic John Lazarus (Stomacher). In late 2009, FUKM recruited Mikey Merritt and Jerry Stillborn (both of Cycloptopus) on bass and rhythm guitar respectively, thus completing the FUKM family. Every member has brought their own musical influences to the table, resulting in an exceptional sound. Together they are an unstoppable force to be reckoned with.
Since early on, FUKM has played many shows, large and small. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands like MDC, Verbal Abuse, Dr. Know, The Mentors, Agent Orange, Oppressed Logic, Retching Red, Arnocorps, Hammerlock, The Murder Junkies, ADT, Proudflesh, and The Lower Class Brats. FUKM’s live shows burst with energy & stage presence, always leaving fans with an unforgettable experience.
In the summer of 2010, after many hours in the studio, a lot of hard work, and much fun, FUKM will be releasing their first full-length album. The album, titled No Escape, was recorded by the talented Jeff Davis at Lennon Studios in San Francisco.
No Escape is an explosive album with a fully charged sound that you cannot live without. With its rugged vocals, aggressive lyrics, and raw sound, this album will be sure to impress. The band will be touring in July 2010 to promote No Escape. When all is said and done, FUKM’s dedication to their fans will remain priority number one!