vi·o·la·tion (noun) \vī-ə-ˈlā-shən\: a hardcore punk band formed in 1982 in Portland, Maine.
The band was formed by Mike Lynch and Dave "Lomar" Colby in early 1982 right after meeting for the first time at another band's practice space. Influenced by early punk rock (Wire, Ramones, Sex Pistols) and a developing interest in the Hardcore punk movement (Black Flag, Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, JFA, Gang Green, etc.) they began writing music and seeking out other band members.
Traveling to Boston frequently, the band took notice of the Boston sound and embraced some aspects of it as well as seeking to do things their own way. With the addition of B.J. Bateman (Vocals) and borrowing drummers, they scored a few early gigs. Soon Marty Limpert joined on Bass and Mike moved to Vocals with Tim "TBone" Bernal joining on drums. VIOLATION went on to develop their own sound and unique brand of hardcore skate punk.
The band continues to collaborate today-- primarily in releasing previously unreleased materials.
Violation is excited to announce that it plans to release a previously unreleased recording this Fall. We recorded a set of songs (approx. 14) back in May of 1983 when we were at out best. The recording needs a lot of work to clean it up and we have artwork and photos. Our plan is to get some CDs pressed and get this music out.
You can help us with this project. We have set up an Indigogo crowd funding campaign that can be found at this link: http://igg.me/at/violationrecordrelease/x/4327482 Please help us and get a copy of the CD!