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Naked Aggression is an American hardcore punk band started in Madison, WI in late 1990. Formed as a protest against the first Gulf War and the right-wing, the band espouse a strong message of libertarian socialism, feminism and anarchism. The band was formed by Kirsten Patches on vocals and Phil Suchomel on lead guitar. Naked Aggression have held benefit shows for various causes, including Food Not Bombs, AIDS research, pro-choice groups, women's clinics, rape crisis centers, political prisoners and school art departments. They were featured in Penelope Spheeris' 1998 gutter punk documentary 'The Decline of Western Civilization III.' Shortly after formation, Kirsten and Phil moved the band to Oakland, CA, then later to Los Angeles. 1991 to 1998 saw the band release three full length records, three seven inches, one live record and several compilation exclusive songs. In support of their output they extensively toured the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Penelope Spheeris approached the band in 1996 and as a result they are featured in her documentary film 'The Decline of Western Civilization: Part III', for which Phil recorded his first soundtrack. In 1998, just as they were about to embark on a national tour in support of their newest album, The Gut-Wringing Machine, the band came to an abrupt end when Phil died from complications arising from his chronic asthma. Five years past. Five years of mourning. Kirsten participated in other projects, but nothing satisfied her intense anger and frustration with world politics like Naked Aggression. Thus, in 2003, in light of the second George Bush's Gulf War, Kirsten thought it fitting to reform the band in order to continue carrying on the message started over a decade ago under astoundingly similar geopolitical circumstances. Since the reformation Naked Aggression has toured the U.S. and Europe. All or Nothing H.C. is an intense, in your face, hardcore punk band, out of Southern California. They serve up non-stop assault on stage, in the pit and off. Making sure all are on notice that the personal is political, and the political is personal. They have released 4 full lengths, one 7 inch, and now this new split CD/LP. All or Nothing HC has toured multiple times in support of their records in the United States and Europe.