Against All Authority
Against All Authority is an American punk band, formed in Florida in 1992. Playing in the ska punk
Ska punk
Ska punk is a fusion music genre that combines ska and punk rock. It achieved its highest level of commercial success in the United States in the late 1990s. Ska-core is a subgenre of ska punk, blending ska with hardcore punk.The characteristics of ska punk vary, due to the fusion of contrasting...

 style, their business practice follows a stringent DIY ethic
DIY ethic
The DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks oneself as opposed to having others who are more experienced or able complete them for one's behalf. It promotes the idea that an ordinary person can learn to do more than he or she thought was possible...



Against All Authority was founded in Cutler Ridge, Florida in 1992
1992 in music
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1992.-January–February:*January 11**Nirvana's Nevermind album goes to #1 in the US Billboard 200 chart, establishing the widespread popularity of the Grunge movement of the 1990s....

, driven by willingness to promote their message—"questioning our economic differences and promoting our human similarities", as stated by their official site. A strong engagement in political and social issues is clearly evident in their lyrics. The band maintain a fierce DIY stance influenced by the approach of the Dead Kennedys
Dead Kennedys
Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large underground fanbase in the international punk music scene....

 and Subhumans. Early in their career the band decided to book concerts, make recordings and even produce band t-shirts on their own. Their first release "above the law" was released on Far Out Records. Later they signed on independent label Hopeless Records
Hopeless Records
Hopeless Records is an independent record label located in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. The label was started in 1993 by Louis Posen and financed by a group of private investors. Hopeless's artists are generally considered punk rock, pop punk, post-hardcore, or alternative rock, but some...

, becoming one of their major bands. In addition to touring and recording, the band is frequently involved in demonstrations and social projects. They have also influenced a number of other bands. Guitar player Joe Koontz has formed a new band Nobody's Hero, with members of The Vandals
The Vandals
The Vandals are an American rock band established in 1980 in Huntington Beach, California. They have released ten full-length studio albums and two live albums and have toured the world extensively, including performances on the Vans Warped Tour...

 and Ignite. The band is in the studio recording their first album. Drummer Macbeth Proenza also formed a new band called Hit, Play!, with former members of The Stop Motion, Underpaid and Polly Esther. Hit, Play! is now in the studio recording their first album.


  • Danny Lore – Bass and Vocals
  • Joe Koontz – Guitar and Backing Vocals
  • Jeremy Kaiser – Trumpet
  • Macbeth Proenza – Drums


  • Joey Jukes - Trumpet
  • Tim "FarOut" Pagones - Trombone
  • Fin Leavell – Trombone
  • Tim Coats - Tenor Saxophone
  • Kris King - Drums
  • Spikey – Drums
  • Jason Lederman – Drums
  • Alan V. – Trumpet
  • Marcio "Grim" - Drums
  • Sid - Drums

Albums and EPs

  • Above The Law 7" (1994)
  • Less Than Jake
    Less Than Jake
    Less Than Jake is an American ska punk band from Gainesville, Florida. Originally formed in 1992 as a power pop trio, the band evolved into a hybrid of ska punk. Less Than Jake have also been cited as showing influences from a wide variety of genres including post-grunge, heavy metal, alternative...

    /Against All Authority split 7" (1995)
  • Destroy What Destroys You
    Destroy What Destroys You
    Destroy What Destroys You is an album by Miami ska-punk band Against All Authority. The recording took place in May 1995, done only by the band without any affiliation to any label or studio. It was released in 1996 by Far Out Records, Their much anticipated follow up All Fall Down was released in...

  • Reject
    Reject (album)
    Reject is a 7 inch Split EP by punk rock band Anti-Flag and ska punk band Against All Authority, released in 1996.Though the original EP is hard to find in music stores, due to its DIY release, it can be found spread about the internet on music-sharing sites.-Track listing:Side A 1. "The Truth" –...

     (split 7" w/ Anti-Flag
    Anti-Flag is a punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States, formed in 1988. The band is well known for its outspoken political views. Much of the band's lyrics have focused on fervent anti-war activism, criticism of United States foreign policy, corporatism, U.S. wealth...

    ) (1996)
  • -AAA- & The Pist
    The Pist
    The Pist was an American hardcore punk band that was formed in Connecticut in the winter of 1992 by Al Ouimet on vocals & bass, Bill Chamberlain on guitar, and Greg Bennick on drums. They were a popular band in the DIY punk scene of the 1990s. After a few lineup changes, the band eventually...

     split 7" (1996)
  • All Fall Down (1998)
  • 24 Hour Roadside Resistance
    24 Hour Roadside Resistance
    24 Hour Roadside Resistance is an album by the political-ska punk band Against All Authority; first released in 2000.The album contains a two-and-a-half minute spoken word track from a member of the Radiation and Public Health Project about the risks of radioactive fallout from nuclear power...

  • Exchange split EP w/ The Criminals
    The Criminals
    The Criminals were a punk rock band from Berkeley, California, formed in 1994. The lineup consisted of lead vocalist Jesse Luscious and bassist Mike Sexxx throughout the bands' existence...

  • Nothing New for Trash Like You
    Nothing New for Trash Like You
    Nothing New for Trash Like You is an album from the ska-punk band Against All Authority. The album was first released in 2001 on Sub City Records. Songs 12-17 were previously included on Destroy What Destroys You, and other tracks were lifted off various split albums. The title of this album was...

  • Against All Authority / Common Rider split (2005)
  • The Restoration of Chaos & Order
    The Restoration Of Chaos & Order
    The Restoration of Chaos & Order is the 4th album released by Floridian punk rock band Against All Authority.-Track listing:# "The Restoration of Chaos & Order"# "Sweet Televised Destruction"# "All Ages Show Tonight"# "Collecting Scars"...



  • Operation: Punk Rock Freedom (2003 Hopeless/Sub City Records)
    • "Just an Obstruction"
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Too Vol. 2 (1998 Hopeless)
    • "Just an Obstruction"
    • "All Fall Down"
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 3 (2000 Hopeless)
    • "Pestilent Existence"
    • "In On Your Joke"
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 4 (2002 Hopeless)
    • "Dinkas When I Close My Eyes"
    • "Out A Luck"
  • Warped Tour 2002 (2002 SideOneDummy)
    • "Mr. International"
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 5 (2004 Hopeless)
    • "Wet Foot Policy"
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 6 (2006 Hopeless)
    • "Radio Waves"
    • "Pestilent Existence"
    • "Dinkas When I Close My Eyes"
  • Ska Is Dead (2007 Asian Man
    Asian Man Records
    Asian Man Records is a small, DIY record label run by Mike Park in Monte Sereno, California. Park started a record label and began releasing music in 1989 under the name Dill Records, with the Asian Man label established May 1996.-Artists:...

    • "Silence Is Golden but Duct Tape Is Silver"
  • Punk Uprisings Vol. 2 (not sure of the year Go-kart)
    • "Hard as Fuck

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