Iconicide - About


ICONICIDE are a NYC based band whose sound has ranged from sludgy political dirges to blazing fast thrash, from toe tapping street punk to a lethal mix of dub reggae and death metal. Underlying it all has been what spurred frontman Chris (the Antimessiah) to start the band back in 1988: the stripped down, no nonsense, rip out your guts sound of Early 80s New York Hardcore.

Lyrically ICONICIDE are just as uncompromising. Songs advocating human extinction (Voluntary Human Extinction MovemenT) coexist with assaults on militarism and power for power's sake (Fuck It), along with the requisite anti religious barrages (Whoreship, Benediction/Malediction, et cetera). In their long, checkered history, ICONICIDE have touched the fates of a long list of bands, including...

ARMAGEDDON, ARTLESS, CHRISTRAPE, REVOLTAGE, UNDER EMPIRE, SPEED ASSAULT, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, DEDETH, HELLBENT HOOKER, DISASSOCIATE, SINNER STEEL, INTELLIGENCE IS BLISS, CULTURAL EXHAUST, CHAIN ANGEL, THE OG OGS, SISTERS GRIMM, THE WIVES, NOTHING FOR NOW, PSYCHO SIN, SAND IN THE FACE, NIBLICK HENBANE, SLOW CHILDREN, GENOCIDE, ARDWOLF, WARZONE, THE MURDER JUNKIES, ART, I.C.U., SFA, ABUSEMENT PARK, BRAIN TUMOR, PUBLIC NUISANCE, FF, ACTION SWINGERS, PORNO DRACULA, HOLY CROW, WORLD WAR 4 REPORT, GOD’S CROTCH, PURPLE WIZARD, WIZARD’S BEARD, PRISSTEENS, MOTHER JUGS AND SPEED, GOSSAMER PHANTOM, HAMMERBRAIN, FASTLANE, BAD ATTITUDE, PIGPEN, DAMN KIDS, KNOCKOUT JAMES, OLD RUGGED SAUCE, IRON POODLE, FLUFFY, ED GEIN’S CAR, IRON PROSTATE, THE MYRMIDONS, WHITE CLAM, FASCIST PUSSYCAT: KILL! KILL!, OSCAR AND THE PIDGIN SISTERS, UNWANTED CHILDREN, ALANA AND THE ROUGH GEMS, SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, THE FIFTH DIMENSION, THE PLASMATICS, CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT, URGENT FURY, WENDY O. WILLIAMS, THE SIC FUCKS, THE SEX RAYS, ZARK, K-MARTIANS, DEMO MOE, DEATH MOLD, THE RONETTES, RAT AT RAT-R, NAUSEA, FINAL WARNING, SOULFLY, THE COFFIN DAGGERS, SLAUGHTER, THORN, JESUS CHRUST NYC, MAXIMUM PENALTY, OUTPATIENTS, DEEP WOUND, THE GYPSY NOMADS, HELLBOX, THE BLAME, ULTRA VIOLENCE, STATUS QUO NO SHOW, SUPERSONICS, ROOTIN TOOTIN RASPBERRIES, THE PLANETEERS, DABUMRUSKHREW, NIGGAZ ON WELFARE, WHITE SPOT FEVER, RAPID DEPLOYMENT FORCE, ANTIDOTE, THE MIGHTY COS, THE HIGH AND MIGHTY, KRIEG KOPF, CUNT 55, ARMED CITIZENS, MURPHY’S LAW, AGNOSTIC FRONT, STIGMA, FREIGHT TRAIN TO THE FACE, TOXIC WASTE, L.B.C., DE FACTO, THE MERCURY BROTHERS, THE TAR, N.O.X. OCCULTA, SIMKEN HEIGHTS, THIRSTY PIRATES, FELCHING KUMQUATS, SHELL * SHOCK, SEVEN DAY PACKAGE, INTAKE, ROPE BURN, ACTION ADVENTURE SYSTEMS, SCHOOL OF VIOLENCE, CRO MAGS, HARLEY’S WAR, THE STIMULATORS, MODE OF IGNORANCE, MENTAL ABUSE, OPTIMISTIC HEDGEHOG, VAGINAL DISCHARGE, REJUVENATE, DOWNLOW NYHC, U’N’I, RHYTHM INTERNATIONAL, THIS MEANS WAR, SENILE, FAT NANCY, MAD PARADE, RAGE IN GRACE, PSYCHO 69, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, CRAWLPAPPY, DANZIG, SAMHAIN, OUTRAGE, SHORT FUSE, UNNATURAL DISASTER, ALICE DONUT, TRIP SIXX, PRONG, THE MENTORS, LEADFOOT, WARRIOR SOUL, BOMB, BEARDICUS ENORMOUS, SPONGE, FUDGETUNNEL, SPONGETUNNEL, CAPTAIN RONZO, HIGH TEEN BOOGIE, 10 YEN ANA KINOKO, THE UNDEAD, STATUES OF LIBERTY, YO!$CUNT, SNUFF FILM MASTURBATERS, DOROTHY DOES DRUGS, 50 WAYS TO KILL ME, OBNOXIOUS GAS, BBQ PARTY, BLEACH EATER, CESSPOOL TREATMENT, THE KENNETH KEITH KALLENBACH BAND, LYNCH PIGS, PARENTAL MISTAKES, THE MISFITS, MAGGOT, THE MUGS, EYES OF HATE, CAUGHT IN A TRAP, PRINCESS DIE, THE MISSING, THE DENIED, TRUTH IN NEEDLES, VERMEFUG, THE ONLY, DO YOURSELF IN, MORE BEER, RIVAL, FATAL VISION, SICKENING SOCIETY, ICE MONKEY, THE CLAP, DEAD EMOTION, DUMP BODY, KINETIC, NTIL DEATH DO US PART, OF BEAUTY AND MADNESS, BLOODBITER, SEIZURE, SEWAGE, THE AFTERBIRTH, BROKEN BONES, TRASHED MC, IRISH COFFEE, THE COMMITTEE THEATER, SIMON AND THE BAR SINISTERS, JOEY MISERABLE AND THE WORMS, EUGENE PITT AND THE JIVE FIVE, BOB DOROUGH AND SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, SHANE MCGOWAN, MULLAZIM HUSSEIN, EPISONIC, THE DIMES, MORE PAGAN MUSIC, THE DUBS, THE FALCONS, FLAKE AVE, JESUS FOOT, NOBODY SPECIAL, WILLIAM CONNELL, THE ADAM ROTH SOLUTION, DEMIS LEARY, MILO Z, SPY VS. SPY, SEANACHI AND THE UNITY SQUAD, BLACK 47, JOE COPELAND, PSYCHIC PENGUIN, THE ROGUES, THE POGUES, THE ITINERANTS, BANJI STRIP DEATH, SLOWPOKE, KIRK KELLY, TWO SPY GUYS, OOO, THE PLEASURE CHIEFS, CYANIDE SWEETIES, THE YBIV LEAGUE, MUSICHEAD, WHORGASM, BLOWTOP, DR. CUSTIE, SUGARTIME, SWEET DIANE, BLACK WIDOW, THE STRIKERS, MISCEGENATOR, YUPPICIDE, ROCKABILLY DUO, STEFANI AND THE SOFT CORPS, THE FUNKTIONARIES, THE JASON GOODROW BAND, THE DUM DUM PROJECT, SUPERCUZ, BROODLE DEY, PUBLIC HAIR, MAJOR BLUDD, IMPERFECTION, RIBCAGE, HOMO CANNIBALS, AND BETTY FORD, ROACH MOTEL, FALSE PROPHETS, TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONE, DOLL HOSPITAL, RUBBER DOLL, YOUTH GONE MAD, THE DEE DEE RAMONE BAND, MORTUARY RITUAL, ANIMALE, WHITE ZOMBIE, CAUSE FOR ALARM, THE DEHYDRATORS, GAS NYC, BLACKOUT SHOPPERS, BEER DRINKING FOOLS, NEMESIS IMPERIUM, BROOKLYN MILITIA, KREATOR, THE IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES, BIG UGLY, LITTLE OLD LADIES, KING SIZE, JUNKYARD FROG, SKUM CITY, DUST ANGEL, NEW DAMAGE, GREEN HELL, HUMYN SEWAGE, SHATTERED NYC, MALIGNANCY, CROWN OF THORNZ, REAGAN YOUTH, PAGAN TRUTH, HOUSE OF GOD, FATHER SKY, ROTTER, OLDE YORK, PLASTIC ONO BAND, URBAN WASTE, STRAIGHT EDGE HUFFERS, WAR ASSEMBLY, NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE, SPED, CHESTY MALONE & THE SLICE 'EM UPS, NEW FAITH, ROTTT GUTTT, LETCH PATROL, STRAPHANGERS, WORLD WAR IX, ABOUT TO BREAK, BABY SANDWICHES, FURIOUS GEORGE, THE GEORGE TABBERNACLE CHOIR, CHOKING VICTIM, X-MAU-MAUS, EVEN WORSE, STIMULATORS, TOMMY DOG, BLOW TORCH BOYS, DEANS OF DISCIPLINE, SCAB, JUNGLE BOOK, GATERIA, ROPE BURNS, BULLDOZER, FUR, HIP NIPS, SUICIDE KING, BAD POSTURE, SF/NYC, THE TOMBOYS, DITCH WITCH, LUNACHICKS, 1-900 BOX, JOEY RAMONE’S RESISTANCE, RUBBER ROOM RATS, LUNCH LADY, SOUTHFIRE, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, LEFTOVER CRACK, DISTRACTION, BYTCH, BREAKDOWN, SAI NAM, MODERN CLIX, SEVENTH DAY, THE BEEF PEOPLE, THE CRACK ROCK STEADY 7, EL MUCHACHO, THE OFFSETS, NOMAD INDIANS, DEAD TRICKS, BAD CAMERA, BLEST MESS, NIGHT GALLERY, KILLER INSTINCT, THE BEATLES, REGRESSIVE AID, SEXUAL SUICIDE, TRENCHCOAT ARMY, ANTICHRIST NEWSBOYS, DEAD KENNEDY'S, THROW RAG, SOUPED UP CIRCUS, SETH TOBOCMAN, JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, THE AUTISTICS, FUNKAPHOBIA, SCORNFLAKES, WHITE UHURU, YOKO ONO, THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS, JESUS FOOT, WEEN, SKUNK, GONE, FACTOR X, BLACK FLAG, BOMBSHELL, ROLLINS BAND, BEST FRIENDS, CIRCLE JERKS, OFF!, RETURN TO FOREVER, JACKO PASTORIUS, DELTA GARAGE, CIRCUS OF POWER, UNCLE MAX, CRUCIAL TRUTH, VASOLINE TURNER, DEADLOCK, UNKNOWN ORIGIN, MISSING FOUNDATION, SINSONICS, ADJUST, SLAUGHTERHAUS, THE VON FRANKENSTEINS, LUCIFER JONES, THE EAR BLEEDS, ISM, THE BLOW RODS, THE ACCELERATORS, MIZZING7HAZZARD, TRAUMA, TRIGGERVISION, QUICKSAND, BARELY HUMAN, SACRILEGE, RAGING SLAB, HELLBENT, TINY TIM, NEGATIVE YOUTH, SADISTIC SEX, DEALIN WITH IT, ABJECT, SQUARE COOLS, SKELETAL LIFE, SNAKESHIFT, MONGREL, BLACK MOON RISING, RAMPAGE, DEFLOWERED, FESTERING SORE, ORC, LUNATIC HYMN, FUNERAL HAMMER, DEATHBEAST, CHEMIKILLER, GOMORRAH, SKIPTOE, EARLY WARNING, AGNOSIS, UNTO OTHERS, AFTER DARK, VIKING KONG, TIDES WITHIN, ARCHON, MIGHTY PRAGMATICS, CONTINENTAL CRAWL, PAM PURPLE AND THE FLESH EATERS, VAJIRA, BIGFOOT, GUNS 'N' ROSES

... AND THE LIST GOES ON!

Today ICONICIDE is tougher, more worldweary, and just as dangerous.

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ICONICIDE's CD Jesus is the BOMB is now 13 years old. Since then, the band have had dozens of lineups, and amassed an impressive array of allies, and large, however pathetic, array of enemies. Stop by the Merch section and See what's up.

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