Void

Originating from Columbia, Maryland, this US punk band is best remembered for its short and frantic presence on the Washington, DC, hardcore scene of the early 80s. The interracial line-up featured John…
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Originating from Columbia, Maryland, this US punk band is best remembered for its short and frantic presence on the Washington, DC, hardcore scene of the early 80s. The interracial line-up featured John Weiffenbach (vocals), Bubba Dupree (guitar), Chris Stover (bass), and Sean Finnegan (drums), and was unusual for the drunken mayhem of their live performances, which often descended into violence and earned them disapproving nods from their straight edge peers.

Void’s demo tape, Condensed Flesh, gained widespread circulation at the time, although it did not gain an official release until over a decade later. Further studio recordings were shelved and released in 1985 on a split-LP with the Faith, by which time Void had disbanded. On the scant evidence of these recordings it was evident that Dupree was a talented guitarist with an equal affinity for punk and heavy metal, and Void is often cited as an influence by bands from both genres.