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Introduce the band Pro-Pain

Pro-Pain is a New York-based heavy metal/hardcore punk band formed in 1991 by vocalist and bassist Gary Meskil and drummer Dan Richardson, both former members of Crumbsuckers. Their debut album Foul Taste of Freedom was released in 1992, displaying hardcore punk and rap metal influences, after which the band was signed to Roadrunner Records, who reissued the album the following year. Their second album The Truth Hurts was initially banned due to the sleeve artwork, featuring a picture of a stitched-up woman after an autopsy.

The band has released several more albums with a varying line-up over the years. The self-produced album Act of God saw the band signed to Nuclear Blast Records after they had relocated to Sarasota. The same label released Round 6 in 2000 and the live album Road Rage in 2001. In 2004 they released their first album for Candlelight Records, Fistful of Hate. Tom Klimchuck left the band in 2011 due to “unexpected circumstances regarding some potentially serious health issues.” He has since been replaced by Adam Phillips of Indorphine.

Current members

Gary Meskil – bass, vocals (1991 – present)
Marshall Stephens – rhythm guitar (2007 – present)
Adam Phillips – lead guitar, rhythm guitar (2011–Present)
Jonas Sanders – drums (2011 – present)

Former members

Tom Klimchuck – lead guitar, rhythm guitar (1992–1994, 1996–2011)
Dan Richardson – drums (1992–1997)
Nick St. Denis – guitar (1994–1995)
Mike Hollman – guitar (1994–1995)
Rob Moschetti – guitar (1996–1998)
Eric Klinger – guitar (1999–2007)
Dave Chavarri – drums (1997–1998)
Mike Hanzel – drums (1998)
Eric Matthews – drums (1999–2003)
Rich Ferjanic – drums (2003–2004)
JC Dwyer – drums (2004–2009)
Rick Halverson – drums (2009–2011)

Studio albums

Foul Taste of Freedom (1992), Energy/Roadrunner
The Truth Hurts (1994), Energy/Roadrunner
Contents Under Pressure (1996), Energy/Concrete
Pro-Pain (1998), High Gain/Mayhem
Act of God (1999), High Gain/Nuclear Blast
Round 6 (2000), Nuclear Blast/Spitfire
Shreds of Dignity (2002), Nuclear Blast
Fistful of Hate (2004), Continental/Candlelight
Prophets of Doom (2005), Continental
Age of Tyranny – The Tenth Crusade (2007), Continental/Candlelight
No End in Sight (2008), Continental
Absolute Power (2010), Continental/Regain
Straight To The Dome (2012), Sunny Bastards/Nuclear Blast
The Final Revolution (2013), SPV Steamhammer
Voice Of Rebellion (2015), SPV Steamhammer

Live albums

Road Rage (2001), Nuclear Blast/Spitfire

Compilation albums

Best of Pro-Pain (1998), High-Gain/Mayhem
Best of Pro-Pain II (2005), Candlelight
20 Years Of Hardcore (2011), AFM

Tribute albums

Run for Cover (2003), Spitfire


Raw Video (2001(EU)/2004(US)), Nuclear Blast/Candlelight

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