In the 1980’s hardcore punk music was born from the underground, spearheaded by bands like Black Flag and Bad Brains.
In the early 2000’s bands like Killswitch Engage, Unearth, Shadows Fall, and Lamb of God ruled the world’s concert halls as the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.
But what’s the connection?
The answer is a Boston based-band from the 1990’s.called Sam Black Church.
“No one could touch ‘em. I mean it was like, “HOLY SHIT! What is this?” -Allec Setten, Sony Records, formerly Geffen Records
“It was a band that everyone would stop and stare because they couldn’t believe what was happening on stage. Just total chaos, utter chaos.” -Mike D’Antonio, Killswitch Engage
“There was no other front man like Jet.” -Brian Fair, Shadows Fall