Allegiance was a San Francisco based straight edge hardcore punk band with a metal influence that existed from April 2002 to February 2008. The majority of their catalog was released and is still available by popular Bay Area hardcore punk record label Rivalry Records. Although they were not the first band to use the name “Allegiance,” as there was a black metal band from Sweden, a street punk band from Japan, a metalcore band from England and an Australian thrash metal band with the same name, they were the first notable American band to do so. Throughout its existence the band played gigs at the local legendary DIY-Punk venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California; the band played its first and last shows here. Allegiance also did countless tours up and down the West Coast, along with a handful of full USA tours and an extensive 5 week tour of Europe.
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“Unlike Boswell, whose Journals record a long and unrewarded search for a self, Johnson possessed a formidable one. His life in Londonhe arrived twenty-five years earlier than Boswellturned out to be a long defense of the values of Augustan humanism against the pressures of other possibilities. In contrast to Boswell, Johnson possesses an identity not because he has gone in search of one, but because of his allegiance to a set of assumptions that he regards as objectively true.”
—Jeffrey Hart (b. 1930)