There are at least five “Contra’s”, they will all be delt with below.
1. Contra was a hardcore/punk band from Long Island, New York. They formed around 1997/98 and at the time were Jon Berg, Steve Andolfo, Anthony Greco, and Craig Hughes. They toured a few times, released a couple of records on Traffic Violation records, and defined what hardcore and punk was about for a lot of people on Long Island for a long time. They acquired other members throughout their time, sharing members with bands like Uplift, Fellow Project, The Insurgent, and probably a few others. They are broken up for good.
2. Contra is a Hardcore-Metal band, formed in 2004 in Ventura, California, USA. Combining brutal breakdowns, headspinning circle pits, and ground shaking two step. The band is known for their uncompromising violent shows, and crowd abuse. The band has built itself on a strong D.I.Y. work ethic since their early development. Band members include BJ Ordonez (vocalist), Kevin Brooks(guitar), Luke Matsuk (guitar), and Richard Urbina (bass).
On August 30th, 2005, the band released their first EP, This Machine Kills, on Mediaskare/Koch Records whi...