Members: Matt, Damian, Dave, Andrew, Chris
The Explosion was formed in 1998 when Matthew Hock (Vocals), David Walsh (Guitar), and Damian Genuardi (Bass), at the time living together in the same Boston apartment, decided to get together and make music. Mostly for their own kicks, the band took the first five songs they wrote and recorded a demo. The demo ended up in the hands of premiere independent label Jade Tree Records, who quickly signed the band. Soon thereafter Sam Cave (Guitar) and Andrew Black (Drums) joined the band and the line-up was complete. The band released their critically acclaimed debut album "Flash, Flash, Flash" in the summer of 2000 on Jade Tree and a follow-up ep called "Steal This" on Revelation Records. The Explosion has spent the last three years organically growing a devoted fan base by touring with bands such as Sick Of It All, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Rocket From The Crypt, Face To Face, The Queers, AFI, One Man Army, Cave In, and Social Distortion.