#1
Hi everyone!

Can anyone help me make a list of RECENT or STILL ACTIVE straight edge bands (even the non-hardcore ones if you know any)?

Apart from the "disbanded" old classics I know:

-Throwdown (USA)
-Sleeping Giant (USA)
-Bleeding Through (USA)
-Earth Crisis (USA)
-Rise Against (USA) => sXe except drummer Brandon Barnes
-Casey Jones
-Have Heart
-Thick As Blood
-Focused X Minds
-Down to Nothing
-Foundation
-Truth Inside
-Mindset
-Outbreak
-xNegatronx (US)
-Limp Wrist
-xREPRESENTX
-First Blood
-Reign Supreme
-50 Lions
-Backbreaker
-Fight Everyone
-Fire & Ice
-Ghost X Ship
-Liferuiner
-xLooking Forwardx
-WOLFxDOWN
-xTyrantx
-xAFBx
-xGRACEx
-Reality X Returns
-Survival
-Eisberg
-xStrength Through Purityx
-Coldburn
-xBarcadiax
-Coke Bust
-Soul Search
-Rotting Out
-Trapped Under Ice
-Naysayer
-Expire (they don't consider it a sXe-band, but all of 'em are edge)
-Domestic War
-Relentless
-Strength For A Reason
-War Hound
-Wisdom In Chains
-Bracewar
-Purgatory
-Punch
-No Omega (2/4 are sXe)
-4 Paws (Austrian rap/1 man)
-Rape Revenge (Canada)
-Gab de la Vega (Italy/1 man)

Cheers!
Last edited by sXe-studies at May 3, 2013,
#2
I think BTBAM are all straight edge.
I'm not sure what the criteria for straight edge bands is but I know Brendan from Counterparts doesn't drink or do drugs.
Last edited by Milan999 at Apr 4, 2013,
#6
Quote by Milan999
I think BTBAM are all straight edge.

Only three of them.

I know Vincent from the Acacia Strain is a prominent figure in the straightedge scene, but I don't think the rest of his band necessarily is so I don't know.
My band, Escher
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clearly, the goal is to convert every thread into a discussion about BTBAM

BTBAM IS ALWAYS RELEVANT
#7
Thanks everyone! I'll include these bands

I came across a post saying that Chorus of Disapproval was still active and straight edge. Is it correct?
#9
A brief collection of Straight Edge-bands from the top of my head:

xREPRESENTX
First Blood
Reign Supreme
50 Lions
Backbreaker
Fight Everyone
Fire & Ice
Ghost X Ship
Liferuiner
xLooking Forwardx
WOLFxDOWN
xTyrantx
xAFBx
xGRACEx
Reality X Returns
Survival
Eisberg
xStrength Through Purityx
Coldburn
xBarcadiax

Hope this helps!
#12
I browsed through my music library and found some more:

Apart from countless unknown, small bands:

Soul Search
Rotting Out
Trapped Under Ice
Naysayer
Expire (they don't consider it a sXe-band, but all of 'em are edge)
Domestic War
Relentless
Strength For A Reason
War Hound
Wisdom In Chains
Bracewar
Purgatory

What's the list for if I may ask?
Last edited by dre93 at Apr 14, 2013,
#13
Hi!

Sure you may ask

The list is for a MA thesis about the evolutions of straight edge and its identity (individual and collective).

I know some other lists exist on the web, yet they are a bit old now (or do not concern recent/still active bands only). So this thread would also be a way to update such lists.

Thanks for your help!
Last edited by sXe-studies at Apr 20, 2013,
#14
Hi everyone!

I included Xlooking forwardX in the list above. Yet, didn't they recently come to a halt and reformed under the name Sleeping Giant?

Thanks
#15
Rise Against and Comeback Kid aren't (isn't? I have problem with those ) straight edge. The drummer in RA is the only one who's not straight edge. And I think everyone in Comeback Kid drinks alcohol, they used to have someone in the band who claimed edge but he left some years back.
#17
Quote by sXe-studies
Hi everyone!

I included Xlooking forwardX in the list above. Yet, didn't they recently come to a halt and reformed under the name Sleeping Giant?

Thanks



I'm not 100% sure but I don't think so. Their Facebook and mySpace pages seem far from inactive and there were no announcements of them calling it a day.