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Erik Sandin - Drums
Eric Melvin - Guitar/Vocals
El Hefe - Guitar/Vocals
Fat Mike - Vocals/Bass

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NOFX formed in Los Angeles back in 1983, a helluva year for new bands and one that gave birth to Alcatrazz, Trixter, White Lion, and any number of bands that are completely defunct and irrelevant in this day and age. That alone says something about NOFX’s enduring popularity. Maybe they lasted this long because they were forged in the same fiery furnaces of the L.A. hardcore scene that gave us Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Germs and Descendents. NOFX sharpened their teeth in that tumultuous talent pool until they joined forces with Epitaph in 1989 and went on to release a string of crucial punk records. Their first major breakthrough came in the form of 1990’s Ribbed, still a fan favorite, followed up by now-classics White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean and Punk in Drublic, the latter selling well over a million copies. That was a wildly successful decade for NOFX as the band popularized the Warped Tour and was the flagship band for the skate/surf/snow culture of the 1990’s.

Now on Fat Mike’s own label, Fat Wreck Chords, their third decade was even more fruitful, which again speaks to NOFX‘s indomitable longevity. The band’s decade-long ban on doing the mainstream press and media was lifted as they sought to actively share their dissent for the Bush Administration and speak out against the invasion of Iraq. And once the floodgates were open, NOFX and their “Rock Against Bush” movement were everywhere: Newsweek, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Howard Stern, and network television. All that high profile interest and hype was reflected in the success of their 2003 record, The War on Errorism, which was the #1 independent record in the country at the time if its release and topped Billboard’s Indie chart. The NOFX full-length, Self Entitled, released on September 11th, 2012 is their 12th studio record. A return to their aggressive roots, the 12 tracks embrace the hostile early LA punk sound while maintaining the trademark technical and melodic sound that NOFX is renowned for. The band then released a couple 7"’s including Xmas has been X’ed and Stoke Extinguisher all while filming the follow up to their beloved series, Backstage Passport.

While Backstage Passport two isn’t quite ready to air-we’re pleased to offer the official Backstage Passport Soundtrack to the masses on December 9th! Packed with 15 tracks from both seasons, the Backstage Passport Soundtrack is a one-stop shop for all the rare, remixed, and unreleased material that folks could only previously enjoy as snippets during the show. There is little question about what has separated NOFX as an enduring force in independent music, and more specifically, as an institution in the punk scene for so long. Their hallmark sound and style matched with their ability to keep things fresh is unparalleled among their peers. The Backstage Passport Soundtrack is a spring board to the testament of all the qualities we relish in NOFX and another credit to their legacy.


See all NOFX shows...
08/07/16 Hünxe , Germany Ruhrpott Rodeo
08/10/16 Tolmin, Slovenia Punk Rock Holiday BUY
08/11/16 Riga , Latvia Kubana Festival BUY
08/12/16 Moscow , Russia Yota Space BUY
08/14/16 Igea Marina , Italy Bay Fest BUY

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