Swiz was an american hardcore punk band formed in 1987 in washington, d. The founding members were shawn brown (vocals), jason farrell (guitar), ramsey metcalf (guitar), nathan larson (bass), and alex daniels (drums). , formed in 1985 by guitarist brian baker of minor threat, drummer colin sears and bassist roger marbury, both of bloody mannequin orchestra, and vocalist shawn brown (later of swiz and jesuseater). Their style of less aggressive, melodic hardcore was influential to post-hardcore their sound was partly influenced by the faith and. Swiz was a hardcore punk band from washington dc formed in 1987 by shawn brown (4) (vocals), jason farrell (guitar), alex daniels (drums), and nathan larson (bass). The band also briefly featured ramsey metcalf on 2nd guitar in 1987. Larson left the band in 1989 to join shudder to think and was replaced by dave stern, with whom the band recorded one 7 (with dave) before splitting. A voice who injected real anger and passion into a genre renowned for crybabies and tough-guy posers. As the original vocalist in dag nasty he helped brian baker exorcise his post-minor threat demons before getting unceremoniously booted out for his trouble. Red hares roots run all the way back to the washington dc music scene of the 80s and 90s, where shawn brown, jason farrell and dave eight immersed themselves in the braids and tangles of that citys unique strain of hardcore. In 1987, shawn (the original and current singer of dag nasty) and guitarist jason founded swiz a harsher. During some between-song banter at red hares live debut at the knitting factory last month, the bands frontman shawn brown marveled at the contrast between williamsburg today and his first time playing cbgb in the 80s with his dc hardcore band swiz. Dag with shawn was recorded on halloween day 1985 and features the original line-up of the band with shawn brown on vocals. Initially, songs from this session were to be released as a four-song 7 on dischord, but shortly after the recording shawn left dag nasty and the tape was shelved. way more trutv! Watch clips, sneak peeks and exclusives from original shows like comedy knockout, those who cant and more plus fresh video from hit shows. For more hardcore pawn videos be sure to subscribe to the channel. Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. Its roots can be traced to earlier punk scenes in san francisco and southern california which arose as a reaction against the still predominant hippie cultural climate of the time.