Rooted in the late 80's NYHC scene, ON THE OFFENSE is built from the Old School merging with the New School and keeping true to the values and beliefs that is the heart and soul of New York Hardcore.

After becoming friends from seeing one another around at shows, drummer Shonen (SUBURBAN CRISIS, ALL OR NONE, AWKWARD THOUGHT, RUN LIKE HELL) and guitarist 6-Pack Jon (THROW DOWN-NYC, 5 MINUTE MAJOR, CAUGHT IN A TRAP) got together in late 2008 and formed ABOUT TO BREAK. The band lasted a bit but eventually broke up. Shonen and 6-Pack, along with ABOUT TO BREAK bassist Larry-O, stuck together and formed ON THE OFFENSE, recruiting Shonen's good friend Rob Subs (SPED) on 2nd guitar. ON THE OFFENSE started writing new material, and eventually began looking for a vocalist. After trying out a few people, Sean (FACE THE FACTS, RESISTANCE) grabbed the mic, and the wheels were set in motion for the band.

In early 2011 ON THE OFFENSE recorded a 4 song Demo, and in the summer of 2011 ON THE OFFENSE played its first show in Coney Island New York. From that point on it was game on. More songs, more shows, more friends.

In 2012 the band went into Kray Studios, where longtime friend Johnny Kray (THE KRAYS) recorded and mixed material for their full length debut record, "Frontline". Soon after the music was recorded, their bassist Larry parted ways and was replaced by Mike (OLDE YORK, SAINAM), who was a good friend of the band and fit in perfectly.

The group is inspired by classic hardcore and punk bands such as Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags, Token Entry, Bad Brains, Warzone, Sham 69, Kraut, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Suicidal Tendencies, and more. Their countless shows have put them on the worldwide hardcore map where their fan base continues to grow at a rapid pace.

Everyone in ON THE OFFENSE was born, raised, and reside in New York City, and embody what New York Hardcore is all about. Fast riffs, infectious beats and intense lyrics! For the band members it's more than just music, it is a way of life. It's not about image, trends, gimmicks, or egos. ON THE OFFENSE is straight up hardcore punk played by friends who share a passion for the music.

Band Website: WWW.ONTHEOFFENSE-NYC.COM

In late 2102 the band headed into Johnny Kray studio to record 13 songs for their debut full lenth release. This release titled "Frontline" came out in April 2013 and established the band on the worldwide hardcore map. Classic New York style hardcore punk at its best!

On The Offense - "Frontline" Digital Release
Dead City 225

Track Listing:
1. UNDROPPABLE
2. CAN'T ERASE REGRET
3. WE'RE ALL GOOD
4. THIS IS WHAT IT IS
5. DELETER
6. GREAT MYTH
7. SCRIPTED
8. FOUR HUNDRED LIST
9. SEPARATES YOU FROM THEM
10. CLONE
11. MISSED SOMETHING
12. 1000 LBS ON MY CHEST
13. YOU HAVE NO HISTORY