Formed in the fall of 2002 as a side project for Zack of In Control, Retaliate quickly became a beast of its own, building up a core cult following in the Ventura County area. But after just a handful of shows, and a burlascious 4 song demo, Retaliate would have to wait on the sidelines while members honored their commitments to their other projects.
After hibernating for several years, Retaliate made their comeback in the fall of 2005. They were greeted with insane responses considering they had only put out a self released demo, which hadn’t been available for three years. It was then decided that Retaliate would no longer lurk in the shadows. After a handful of shows in 2005 & 2006, they entered the studio with longtime friend & engineer Roger Camero (The Warriors, No Motiv) and laid down 10 tracks which would become their debut release: Coup D’Etat.
Oxnard, CA’s hardcore steamroller returns with their fourth LP, aptly titled “IV”. Drawing on influences from their local scene, as well as the NYHC and Clevo scenes, this 13 track assault clocks in at 19 minutes and is sonically their most crushing effort yet. Ferocity and urgency are the hallmarks for an uncompromising output from current and former members of In Control and The Warriors. Featuring members of In Control and The Warriors, ferocity and urgency seem to be the hallmarks for this uncompromising output. “IV” includes guest spots from AH of Take Offense, Dan of Downpresser, and Dave of Throwdown.