The city of Santa Cruz, CA, is known for its boardwalk, hippie university, and The Lost Boys movie, drawing tourists and students from all over the globe, driving up the cost of living and pushing out long-lived independent businesses. Within Santa Cruz locals lies a distinct resentment, an attitude that one only gains when being pushed to the margins within their own world. DRAIN is the musical manifestation of this resentment and frustration. The same feelings that have been expressed over the decades by local legends BL’AST! and later GOOD RIDDANCE.
As the new blood of Santa Cruz hardcore punk, DRAIN has a fiery metal-tinged thrashing hardcore sound, that is best experienced in the live setting. Their shows are a sight to behold, as over a thousand slammers realized during their set at Sound And Fury 2019, when stage dives and hard mosh met pool party for the full duration of their set. DRAIN also appeared at This Is Hardcore 2019 and are true road dogs, recently touring with JUDICIARY, GULCH, HANDS OF GOD, and HIGHER POWER.