Discipline biography

Discipline is a Street Rock 'n Roll band from Eindhoven, Holland. These guys have been around since 1990. In the early days they had a different name and a different line-up.

The current line-up is:

  • Merijn Verhees - Vocals
  • Carlo Geerlings - Bass
  • Erik Wouters - Guitar
  • Joost Strijbos - Drums
  • Dave Moors - Guitar

After 5 years of struggling and making some demo-tapes, in 1995 Discipline signed to Lost&Found Records from Germany. The 1st release was the 5-track "Stompin' Crew EP" in the summer of 1995. This one was followed by their 1st album "Guilty as Charged" in 1996. The reactions to this dynamite Streetcore-album were overwhelmingly positive and the guys did a lot of shows, including a European tour with The Business to promote this album all over Europe. Early 1998 the "Bulldog Style"-album was released, also by L&F Records. On this record Discipline already tried to combine the best of both worlds: Oi meets Hardcore. This album was a huge success again in the underground scene. Through hard work, the band gained itself a reputation for their very energetic live shows.

In 1999 the band moved on and signed to I Scream Record. The first release on the new label was the "Nice Boys Finish last"-album in 1999. With this release Discipline definitely earned itself a place in the top of the entire European Street Rock -scene. To promote this album Discipline did a few European tours with the likes of Agnostic Front, Dropkick Murphy's and US Bombs. The album was also released in the US on Too Damn Hype Records.

This record was followed by the "Love thy Neighbor"-album towards the end of 2000. One month earlier the "Hooligans Heaven EP" was already released. This song turned out to be a true "hit-single" in the underground-scene and to the Hardcore football crowd. To promote the album, Discipline was part of the "UNITY-Tour 2000", with the likes of Agnostic Front, Ignite, Shutdown and The Forgotten.

The summer of 2003 saw the release of the "Everywhere We Go"-single. This song is another football-anthem and has proven to be a true classic! A few months later 2 albums were released at almost the same time. First there was the release of the live-split album with long time brothers Agnostic Front from New York City and a few weeks later the long-awaited new full-length album "Saints & Sinners" was released. To promote this album the boys were part of the first Eastpak Resistance tour in Europe and did their first US-tour with the likes of Dropkick Murphy's, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed and Murphy's Law.

Early 2004 the lads hit the studio again to record 3 brand-new songs and 3 cover-versions for the split-CD with longtime mates Argy Bargy: 6 hard-hitting, melodic songs with aggro and a hardcore beat!!! "100% Thug Rock" was released through Captain Oi! records in March 2004 including "Red & White Army" which has proven to be the Football-Anthem for 2004. A nice detail: "Red&White Army" was played for years before every home match of Hollands finest, PSV, in the Philips Stadium in Eindhoven.

"Downfall of the Working Man" was released in May 2005 and opened a lot of doors for Discipline. They were invited to play the Bohse Onkelz farewell festival at the Lausitzring in front of 100.000 people! The following years were spent constantly touring numerous countries. The year 2008 saw the release of "Old Pride, New Glory", a double CD where the boys cover their musical heroes and pay respect to the bands that inspired them. Some highlights are "We're Not Gonna Take it" by Twisted Sister, Billy Idols "Rebel Yell" and their smashing remake of the Golden Earrings hit-single "Going to the Run"!

Through lots of touring and doing shows, Discipline has earned itself a large crowd of loyal supporters all over the world. Besides the many headlining tours and shows, the band has also shared the stage with the likes of The Business, Cock Sparrer, Madball, Sick of it All, Motorhead, Cockney Rejects, Biohazard and Rose Tattoo. The last few years they managed to play at all the major European festivals like Dynamo Open Air, Graspop, Holidays in the Sun, With Full Force, Rebellion, PressureFest, Punk&Disorderly, Vans Warped Tour, the European Hardcore Parties, Endless Summer, G.O.N.D., Spirit From The Streets and so on!

After a break of a few years, Discipline is back! Continuing their great live shows and currently writing new songs for their long-awaited and highly anticipated new album to be released early 2015. Expect some fine new sing-along Streetrock anthems, loaded with aggression and melody!

On top of that, in 2016 Discipline will celebrate their 25th anniversary with some special events, so stay alert! WE'RE STILL HERE!!!