IDIOTEQ.com interviewed Contention, a rising straight edge hardcore/metalcore band from Florida. The band discussed their beginnings, with members coming together from various backgrounds in the Tampa music scene. Their 2019 demo and the EP “Laying Waste To The Kingdom Of Oblivion” marked significant milestones.
The pandemic had a big impact, halting their shows and practices. Their music, influenced by Italian straight edge bands, offers a unique sound in the hardcore genre. They avoid common straight edge themes, focusing instead on themes like societal breakdown and personal freedom.
Contention plans to release an LP and tour extensively. They emphasize their commitment to straight edge and keeping their music separate from politics.
Read the full interview here to get the complete story of their plans.