Disaster Strikes is a political hardcore punk band from Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Our music and message are unapologetically political. We exist as a band to do our part in the fight against corporate greed by promoting workers’ rights and social justice. We aim to put our words into action by partnering with a range of local and national radical and progressive groups to promote labor solidarity and social justice principles within our corner of the underground music scene, and beyond.
Your support, along with that of our friends, labels, and our fellow touring punk bands, has helped make that possible for nearly a decade — and we’re just getting started.
As corporations tighten their grip even further on our planet, our labor, our electoral processes, and our mental environment, the Supreme Court of the United States, ALEC, and an army of right wing “corporate supremacists” have ushered us into a new age — the age of corporate personhood.
The consolidation of wealth and power that the anti-globalization movement warned of in the 1990’s and early 2000’s has given way to a moment when 80 people now have more wealth than half the world. That is why we offer our music in solidarity with the international labor movement, the Occupy Movement, the Fight for $15, and all struggles to promote freedom, equality, and global mobility for people — not for corporations.
Disaster Strikes has completed several tours of the United States and Canada. In 2016, we will begin touring further and with more frequency than ever before in conjunction with the release of “In the Age of Corporate Personhood”.
Disaster Strikes has been fortunate to share the stage with musicians and bands that have inspired and influenced us including Jello Biafra, D.O.A., The Melvins, Propagandhi, Conflict, Negative Approach, Naked Aggression, Reagan Youth, Agnostic Front, The Suicide Machines, Dropdead, Today is the Day, Urban Waste, The Unseen, The Pinkerton Thugs, Toxic Narcotic, Zounds, Fucked Up, Boy Sets Fire, and many more.
“I was hooked from the first song. Awesome, catchy hardcore with a mixture of heavy and melodic parts, this record reminds me a lot of recent Propagandhi… Lyrics deal with corporate power, blind patriotism, and consumerism, all from a left perspective. One of the best releases on Alternative Tentacles…” – MAXIMUM ROCK ‘N ROLL
“Cross MDC with bands like Aus Rotten, React, and The Pist. Disaster Strikes crank out politically minded hardcore that draws from a variety of styles of the genre, from dual vocal delivery, Dead Kennedys-esque instrumentation on some songs, to Rollins style spoken/vocal delivery.” – RAZORCAKE
“Imagine Black Flag, Fugazi and DRI in a political science class, and the Massachusetts-based punk/hardcore of DISASTER STRIKES, the bastard child of such a concoction, is born…” – TOO MUCH ZINE
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