Honolulu, Hawaii

BIO

Jack Doom - Guitar/Vocals

Rob Graves - Bass

Wuhan Luke - Drums

Hawaii's biggest thrash band and most prolific metal export, Corrupt Absolute blisters out of the bowels of the Pacific as a major force in the metal/hardcore scene.  With 2 decades touring, 6 CD releases, an impressive list of corporate sponsors and the distinction of being the first American metal band to extensively tour mainland China, Corrupt Absolute (formerly known as 8mm Overdose) continues to thrive.  The entire music industry has ground to a halt due to the China virus in 2020, but as things normalize, Corrupt Absolute will eagerly be waiting to resume where they left off. 

 

The band has accomplished what few have done without the support of a major record label in the very competitive music industry.  Being Hawaii’s most successful metal/hardcore band also earned them the distinction of being the only Jagermeister sponsored band in the state for many years, now being the only Coldcock Whiskey sponsored band in Hawaii.  Other sponsors include Ernie Ball, EMG Pickups, Fryette Amplification, Eminance Speakers and Jim Dunlop.

 

Since their inception in the mid 90’s, the band has persisted with a vengeance in maintaining their old-school roots. Critics have long hailed the band’s musical assault as a sonic wall of aggression, mixing the simplicity and brutal riffs of the early ‘80’s hardcore sound with percussion and vocals of thrash metal. Simply stated by the sound engineer on one of Slayer’s many Jagermeister Music Tours after Corrupt Absolute’s blistering opening set, “Finally! A band opening for Slayer that sounds like they should be playing with Slayer!”  Throughout the years, Corrupt Absolute has shared the stage with icons such as Slayer, Sepultura, Testament, Suicide Silence, Marylin Manson, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, D.R.I, The Deftones, Venom and the Misfits.  In addition, working closely on film/soundtrack projects with adult film maker Max Hardcore in his “Harder Than Hardcore” series of films has opened doors previously unavailable to bands of this genre. While songs such as “Fister” are potentially unsettling, the honesty and real life rawness of the band and their subject matter has an attraction that definitely cannot be ignored. As an indication of their widespread notoriety, companies such as “Metal Mulisha”, “Transworld Productions”, “Hawaii Extreme Sports” and countless other extreme sporting movies and TV shows have licensed the use of their music.  In recent years there has been a resurgence of oldschool thrash across the globe, re-affirming the band as the kings of thrash in Hawaii…like a punch in the face, Corrupt Absolute is hard to ignore.

 

Booking: corruptabsolute@yahoo.com

Previous Shows & Tours

August Burns Red

Cannibal Corpse

Chelsea Grin

DRI

Dying Fetus

Guttermouth

Hatebreed

Ill Repute

Impending Doom

Incantation

Killswitch Engage

Madball

M.D.C.

Misfits

Municipal Waste

Revocation

Sepultura

Slayer

Suicidal Tendencies

Suicide Silence

Testament

Terror

Thick As Blood

Unearth

Vandals

Veil of Maya

Venom

Winds of Plague