Hailing from sunny Orlando, DISFUNCTION is a horror-punk and necro-viral thrash four-piece that has recently opened for The Misfits, Blitzkid, and Darrow Chemical Company. They have been haunting the regional hardcore punk circuit with their energetic and interactive live shows for the past few years, and they recently released a series of recordings on their NECRO 21 label.
Initially morphing from a sponsored skateboarding team into a rudimentary hardcore punk band, DISFUNCTION went through several lineup changes and a slew of informal early demos before vocalist Josh and bassist Seth teamed up with percussionist prodigy Tiffany on drums as a minimalist power trio. Their horror themes and image already firmly in place, DISFUNCTION would soon find their complete sound with the addition of thrasher The Lance on guitar in late 2009 during the week of The Misfits' yearly Orlando show. One short year later, DISFUNCTION would be sharing the stage with their horror-punk heroes and playing in front of a very receptive 800+ crowd.
DISFUNCTION is not a dime-a-dozen Misfits tribute band, but the progenitors of their own sub-genre they dub “Necro-Viral Thrash”. While drawing from hardcore punk pioneers such as Bad Brains, DRI, and The Germs, DISFUNCTION has worked to add their own original mark to the horror-punk genre. Thrashy riffs with distorted bass and quick fills are peppered with growls, shrieks, and call/response vocals. Most songs are topped off with blazing solos or intricate guitar leads. Their explosive live performances have been known to stun newcomers as much as they engage longtime fans in sweaty spectacle. On their latest releases, these “Horrorpunks in a 21st Century DISFUNCTION” have shown they can capture the spirit of their live shows on an album like lightning in a bottle.
Two years after solidifying the current lineup, DISFUNCTION has released a live album with 3 studio cuts and is hard at work on their follow-up, which is anticipated to build on the direction of their recent releases. Fans can keep up to date with live shows, videos, merchandise, and new releases at www.Horrorpunksin21.com .