Orgin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Hardcore Punk, Punk Rock, Heavy Metal
Years Active 1978 - Present
Country of origin Canada
Labels Alternative Tentacles, Sudden Death
Associated Acts The Skulls, Annihilator, Black Flag, Subhumans, Personality Crisis, Dayglo Abortions,
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D.O.A. is a hardcore punk band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are the founders of hardcore punk, along with Black Flag, Bad Brains, Teen Idles, and Middle Class. Their second album Hardcore '81 was thought by many to have been the first actual reference to the second wave of the American punk sound as hardcore. Singer/guitarist Joey "Shithead" Keithley is the only founding member to have stayed in the band throughout its entire history. However, original bassist Randy Rampage has been active in the band in recent years and has played on one of the band's last three albums, although he is not in the current lineup. D.O.A. has often released music on Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records, and they have released an album with Jello Biafra titled Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors. D.O.A. has always maintained an uncompromising leftist populist political stance. The band is known for its outspoken political opinions and has a history of performing for many causes and benefits. Its slogan is "Talk minus Action equals Zero." The band has been active on many issues, including anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and the environment. Founder Joe Keithley now spends a great deal of time working with his record company Sudden Death Records which has branched off into many areas of music.


Joey Shithead
Dan Yaremko
J.J. Heath


Something Better Change (1980)
Hardcore '81 (1981)
War on 45 (1982)
Let's Wreck The Party (1985)
True (North) Strong And Free (1987)
Murder (1990)
Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors (With Jello Biafra) (1990)
13 Flavours Of Doom (1992)
Loggerheads (1993)
The Black Spot (1995)
Festival Of Atheists (1998)
Beat Trash (2002) - Solo Project from Joey "Shithead" Keithley
Win The Battle (2002)
Live Free Or Die (2004)
Northern Avenger (2008)
Kings of Punk, Hockey and Beer (2009)
Talk-Action=0 (2010)
We Come In Peace (2012)

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