It’s been a while, but there once was a time when a majority of heavy music was, well, heavy. Long before the triggered drums and pop choruses, it was honest, real and uncompromisingly aggressive. Volunteer takes its listener back to that time, recalling the sounds of Unsane, Helmet and The Melvins. Featuring former members of Stock Options, Forstella Ford, Traitors and Gasoline Fight, this Milwaukee trio’s no frills blend of punk, metal and hardcore is straight and to the point. With a debut EP in the works and shows to follow, Volunteer are definitely a band to keep an eye on this Summer.
Sahan Jayasuriya, May 2013

Volunteer, They Liver Fest, Chicago. July 13, 2013

Image courtesy of Patrick Houdek. See the flickr gallery here.

News from the Front

Volunteer starts a label and partners with Forge Again Records to release it’s forthcoming “goner” 10″

Since we’ve had complete control of the production of both our debut 12″ and our forthcoming 10″, we’ve decided that it only makes sense to start our own label, called Triple Eye Industries. Running a label is not going to be easy, so to help us out with PR and distribution, we’re co-releasing the 10″ with Forge Again Records out of Chicago. Forge Again has a long history of working with notable Milwaukee bands, such as Temper Temper, Call Me Lightning and Hero of 100 Fights; not to mention national acts like Boys Night Out, Hewhocorrupts and more recently, our friends Child Bite and We are Hex.

Our 4-song 10″, entitled “goner”, is currently in production. We’re working on putting together a release show (sometime later this summer), as well as some additional regional shows.

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A total of 19 shows booked, so far.

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Country
10/30/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. RECORD RELEASE SHOW w/ Child Bite (Detroit), Like Like the the the Death, +1 TBA
11/12/14 Milwaukee, WI Burnheart’s United States
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2599 S Logan Ave. Three Floyd’s – Punk House Kegger Party w/ Soup Moat. Bands start at 7:30. More information
11/21/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Arctic Sleep (record release show), Arbor + Tyranny is Tyranny More information
12/12/14 Milwaukee Riverwest Public House United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 815 E Locust St.. w/ Space Collector and Nadoula (feat. members of Enabler and Drumlins)

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Past Shows

Date City Venue Country
10/17/14 Sturtevant, WI Route 20 Outhouse United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $28. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 14001 Washington Ave. Venue phone: (262) 898-7900. w/ The MisFits and Rust Belt Demons More information
09/03/14 Milwaukee, WI Quarters United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 900 E. Center Street. Venue phone: (414) 263-4140. w/ Megaton Leviathan, Vitail Doual and Hideous Replica
08/02/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 10:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Hot Coffin ( http://hotcoffin.com/) and Old Northwest More information
06/20/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:30pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ We are Hex, Midwest Death Rattle and Soup Moat More information
04/19/14 Milwaukee, WI Franks Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. w/ Child Bite (Detroit), Soup Moat (MKE) and Pink Eyes (Chicago) More information
03/20/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $8?. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Whores (whores.bandcamp.com) and Lo-Pan (lopandemic.com)
02/06/14 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Buildings [MN], Deleter and Sweet Cobra [Chicago]
01/04/14 Chicago, IL Township United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2200 N California Ave. Venue phone: (773) 384-1865. Ian’s Party 2014 w/ Ultra BidΓ©, The Swan King, Cokegoat, The Phenoms, The Mons, Tenement, Hot Cops, Witchfeet. More information
12/06/13 Milwaukee, WI Franks Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: ?. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. w/ In Defence (MN, on Profane Existence) and Assault & Battery (Milwaukee street punk)
10/17/13 Milwaukee, WI Quarters United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 900 E. Center Street. Venue phone: (414) 263-4140. w/ Tyranny is Tyranny (Madison, WI) and Body Futures
10/05/13 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. With Sinking Suns, War Brides and Hot Coffin. Tentative Volunteer Record Release show.
08/11/13 Milwaukee, WI Franks Power Plant United States
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: ?. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2800 South Kinnickinnic Avenue. Venue phone: (414) 481-9200. Victory & Associates [Oakland, CA] http://www.victoryandassociates.net http://victoryandassociates.bandcamp.com http://www.latestflame.com/content/victory-and-associates-oakland-ca/ Trophy Wives [Louisville, KY] http://trophywives.bandcamp.com/ http://www.latestflame.com/content/trophy-wives-louisville-ky/ More information
07/14/13 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club United States
Time: 9:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2496 S. Wentworth Avenue. Venue phone: 414.897.0663. w/ Canadian Rifle, Great Apes and All Eyes West More information
07/13/13 Chicago, IL Ultralounge United States
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 2169 N Milwaukee. They Liver Fest (formerly Weekend at Beer Me’s).
w/ The Copyrights, Great Apes, Canadian Rifle, Hanalei, Low Cloud, Tight Bros, M.O.T.O., Explode and Make Up, Costanza, The Brokedowns, Vegas Witchcraft, Haymarket Riot, Brickfight, Call Me Lightning, Vacation Bible School and more TBA
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07/06/13 Racine, WI Evelyn’s Club Main United States
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 331 1/2 Main Street. w/ Hot Coffin (ex- Red Knife Lottery / Since by Man) https://www.facebook.com/hotcoffin http://hotcoffin.bandcamp.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGM5Z4DeXNc Rust Belt Demons http://www.rustbeltdemons.com http://www.facebook.com/rustbeltdemons and Space Collector http://spacecollector.bandcamp.com More information

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Image courtesy of Patrick Houdek. See the flickr gallery here.

Volunteer, They Liver Fest, Chicago. July 13, 2013

Contact

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