Formed in 2000 as a band heavily influenced by CHOKING VICTIM (the pre-LEFTOVER CRACK ska-punks), SKARP quickly steered their ship into heavier, more turbulent waters, trading the ska elements for blast beats and precision crust riffs. A split EP with HUMAN ERROR in 2001 established the band’s presence in the underground hardcore/crust scene and the band followed this release with an eponymous EP in early 2003. SKARP has toured heavily throughout the western US, and all over Canada. In 2004, while supporting their debut full-length, “Bury Your Dead” the band gigged exhaustively throughout Europe for the first time, including shows with AT label-mates LEFTOVER CRACK. The band crafted Requiem under the watchful eye of veteran producer Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, LOGICAL NONSENSE, LUDICRA, SLEEP, etc.) creating a fearsome new aural assault to rival any current “metal” band. SKARP’s savage brand of grinding mayhem, known as “Blackout Grind” amongst the band’s true believers, will strike a chord with all fans of crust, grind, hardcore and even some of the more virulent strains of metal.