Members: Dave, Eric, Justin, Dustin
800 Octane is one of Portland's longest running punk rock bands. The band originated in Boone, North Carolina in the summer of 1994 and later relocated to Portland, Oregon in the winter of 1996. Since then 800 Octane has evolved from a couple of friends in a garage trying to find their sound to a Northwest punk rock institution. At the core of it all is a long running friendship between the founding members and a common interest in writing aggressive, energetic songs with what could be described as a mix of early 80's skate punk combined with a horror movie sensibility. Although the albums and shows aren't nearly as frequent as they once were, 800 Octane has remained fiercely independent and mostly uncaring about the trends that have come in and out of style since their inception.
If you like what you hear you can find 800 Octane CD's and MP3's online at Interpunk, Amazon, iTunes and more. For more information check out www.800octane.com, which contains an obscene amount of information including a full list of shows, flyers, pictures, lyrics, a comprehensive discography and a show journal that goes back to the first show.