Song of the Day: The Combat Junkies - Fight or Die

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This old-school punk rock band The Combat Junkies, hailed from North Carolina, and featured a classic hardcore punk sound mixed with hints of oi/streetpunk and new school punk. To be honest, I’m not sure why this band didn’t make it bigger than they did. Their raw yet appropriately produced sound would have appealed to fans of 7-10 Split, Squad Five-0, One-21 and the like, and yet they seemed to fly underneath the radar of most fans.

The Combat Junkies released two full-length albums. The War Within came out in 2002 on Clumsy Records, and Fight or Die . . . Time to Make the Choice was released by Steelroots Music in 2003. While both featured a similar hardcore punk vibe with melodic touches, the sophomore release had a slightly more polished production than the rawer sounds of the debut.

Here’s the title track “Fight or Die” from the second album.

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Marco Leal
August 4, 2023 10:50 am

Thanks so much, Loyd! Never heard this band before and it’s such good punk rock! I was fortunate enough to find their “The War Inside…” on Bandcamp! Thanks again and Christ bless you!

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