Rob Trujillo Shouts Out Favorite Current Hardcore Bands

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One of the most dominating subgenres in heavy music today is hardcore. Thanks to the likes of God’s Hate, Jesus Piece, Zulu, Scowl, and many other bands, hardcore is currently experiencing a golden age. One metalhead who happens to be a big fan of the genre is Metallica’s Robert Trujillo, and recently, the bassist gave a shout-out to some of his favorite modern bands.

At one point during an interview with the Turned Out A Punk podcast, Trujillo was asked to name some of his favorite modern hardcore bands. Per his response, the Metallica member ends up mentioning three really awesome acts.

Per Trujillo (as transcribed by Metal Injection): “This music is still here, and vibrant. There are hardcore bands that are kicking ass, and that whole movement is growing. I see it with my kids, because they’re listening to some of these bands–a lot of them–and just loving it, and they’re getting me into it now!

“Bands like and Sunami and Terror and these different groups. I’m getting sucked in too and I’m like the oldest guy at the gig. I’m sitting there like an old man and I’m watching all this go down [laughs].

“So I feel like there’s something brewing, and that excites me.”

Those are some awesome picks, Robert. The most recent album to come from is 2022’s This World Is Going to Ruin You; for Terror, their most recent record is 2022’s Pain into Power. Sunami released a new promotional tape in 2022, but they also released a split with Gulch in 2021.

When it comes to the hardcore scene, who are your favorite bands?

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