I think everyone has heard of Total Chaos, but I thought it would not hurt to mention them, especially now when they just released a new album Battered And Smashed. They formed in 1989 in Pomona Valley (California) and in my opinion is one of the best bands of street punk from US. The band is known for its active involvement in social events such as Food Not Bombs, United Valley punks, Orange County Peace Punks and also contributed to the Big Mountain Indian Reservation. The first demo they put it somewhere in 1991 under the name Punk Invasion, shortly in 1992 followed the EP Nightmares and in 1993 follows the first album: We Are The Punx, We Are The Future and a first tour in Mexico.
In 1994 the band signed with Epitaph and released Pledge Of Defiance album and begins a promo tour with Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Epitaph released the next album after the tour in 1995 Patroitic Shock and the band go for the first time in Europe.
Follow other studio albums very well received by the public will and a lot of changes in the band, in 2002 they go at Warped Tour with: The Casualties, Pistol Grip, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Anti Flag and Bad Religion and after they signed with Cleopatra Records, People Like You to finish with SOS Records (co owner Rob Chaos).
In 2003 following a tour with The Exploited in Canada in Montreal where due to visa problems for Exploited they have not been able to sing and have sparked a real riot in Montreal. The rest is already history …
Rob Chaos – Lead Vocals
Shawn Smash – Guitar, Vocals
DeDe Gearhardt – Bass
Steve Gearbox – Drums