Monday, June 16, 2008


Four Hundred Years were not merely a band, but a phenomenon. A force of emo/hardcore intensity that began in Tucson, Arizona, following the end of Groundwork, they eventually migrated to Richmond, Virginia. Four Hundred Years amassed a large, frenzied, and rabid audience. Intelligent and intricate with a perfect blend of melody and dissonance in all the right places, Four Hundred Years had unparalleled abilities to captivate their listeners and turn them loose on an unsuspecting music world. Alternative Press noted, “Combined with the weight of their political views, the tension of Four Hundred Years’ music is simultaneously a catharsis and a call to arms.”Four Hundred Years toured Europe, Japan, and America numerous times and played with such notables as Fugazi, Frodus, Sleepytime Trio, and many more. Upon the completion of recording The New Imperialism, their third full-length, they played four final shows on the east coast and disbanded. Four Hundred Years was originally Ash (drums), Dave (guitar), Erin (bass), and Daron (guitar). Their second and final line-up was Ash (drums) Dave (guitar), Bull (bass, formerly of Policy of Three and Montag), and Daron (guitar). Currently, Daron and Ash are working together in a project named Delegate.


Blogger blend77 said...

i love this band, and this is my favorite stuff by them.

When Groundwork broke up I was sad. They were one of my favorite hardcore bands, but when I first heard the 7" Lockdown on it, I was hooked. The LP shredded even more. The bass in Lifesupport automatically makes me move.

Absinthe turned out to be pretty good (The singer and other guitarist of Groundwork)

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