Iron Lung
Iron Lung
Orgin Seattle
Genres Powerviolence
Years Active 1999 - Present
Country of origin United States of America
Labels Painkiller Records, To Live A Lie, Sub Pop
Associated Acts Teen Chtulhu, Brainoil, Lana Dagales, BG, Quattro Stagioni, Scurvy Bastards, Shank, Lords of Light, Agents of Abhorrence, Withdrawal Method, The Process, The Endless Blockade, Hatred Surge, Mind Eraser, Scapegoat, Walls, Pig Heart Transplant, David Bailey
Official website

Iron Lung are two moody, bearded guys from Seattle who play a kind of music called “power violence”. Pioneered in the early 90s, this genre of punk was a kick in the ass for the joke of what hardcore had become thanks to snowboarding, metalcore bands who sang about “revenge” and girls not being allowed to have abortions.

Bands like Infest and Crossed Out and labels like Slap A Ham put out fast, brutal records that sounded closer to fast old punk like Siege than Biohazard and it made everything feel exciting again.

A decade on and Iron Lung are reigniting our interest in power violence by making some of the harshest, most exciting stuff we’ve heard since we first fell in love with Man Is The Bastard. They have songs with names like “Sternal Abnormalities” and “Horizontal Respiration” and the sound of them makes me dream of grabbing an enemy by the back of his head and smashing his face repeatedly into a desk until he’s begging for mercy and crying through broken teeth.

About to release their third album of "music" entitled "White Glove Test" on their own imprint, Iron Lung Records, Iron Lung plan to use their upcoming success to win beauty pageants and end world hunger. They are very serious. Also, they promise to use the bathroom both before and after giving concerts.

Jon Kortland quietly reinvented his guitar technique to better suit the modern punk environment. A real San Francisco man. Jensen Ward destroys drum sets and currently resides in Seattle, WA.

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Thank you and have a good day.


Jon Kortland (Guitar)
Jensen Ward (Drums)


Iron Lung VS Teen Chtulhu split
Iron Lung VS Brainoil split
Iron Lung VS Lana Dagales split
Iron Lung VS BG split
Iron Lung VS Quattro Stagioni split
Iron Lung VS Scurvy Bastards split
Iron Lung VS Shank split
Iron Lung VS Lords of Light split
Iron Lung VS Agents of Abhorrence split
Iron Lung VS Withdrawal Method split
Iron Lung VS The Process split
Iron Lung VS The Endless Blockade split
Brutal Supremacy Iron Lung VS Hatred Surge VS Mind Eraser VS Scapegoat split (Painkiller Records)
Demonstrations in Pressure and Volume 7"
"Cancer"/"Life of Pain" (Black Flag cover)
Life. Iron Lung. Death.
Cold Storage
Sexless//No Sex
Perfect Symbiosis of Man and Machine
White Glove Test
10 Song 2000 demo
Iron Lung Comedy Hour Live
Enterruption Hermetic Archival Series 1
Broken Iron Lung VS Hatred Surge
Public Humiliation Walls VS Pig Heart Transplant VS Iron Lung
Iron Lung VS David Bailey

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