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Biography

Slap of Reality is a melodic punk/hardcore band from Tampa, Florida. Forming in late 1987, Slap of Reality were one of the pioneers of the melodic hardcore sound. The band went to release 2 full length LPs, 3 EPS and 2 US tours, sharing the stage with such acts as 7 Seconds, Slapshot, Fugazi, Jawbox, MDC, Samiam, and The Goo Goo Dolls, the band developed a strong following. Kevin Seconds, frontman for 7 Seconds, signed Slap of Reality to his Pazzafist Records label, which led to indie giants Headhunter Records (Rocket From The Crypt, Big Drill Car) signing the band to a record deal. The band broke up in 1992, with members going on to other legendary bands such as Failure Face, Balance, Paineater, Scrotum Grinder, Hankshaw, and later on Murder-Suicide Pact, The Sophomore Effort, and Exitsect(which features Paul Pavlovich (Assuck), Sam Williams (Down By Law), Greg Gall (Six Feet Under) and Frank Watkins (Obituary, Gorgoroth). The band reformed in 1995, when major label Elektra Records interest in the band peaked. The band relocated to NYC, before going dormant once again in 1996. The band has once again fired up full speed, and is working on a new LP

Frank Lacatena – vox   Joe Kiser – guitar, vox   Dave Peralta – guitar   Gregg Moore – bass, vox   Rob Sexton drums

News

  • New shows, recording news

    We have a couple of shows coming up, so please check out the Tour Dates section. Also we (finally!!!!) are beginning to record new material and hope to have some stuff posted soon, so stay tuned!

    June 26, 2018
  • New tunes, show added

    We’ve been working hard on new songs!!!We’ve recorded a few new demos,and hope to have some new tunes for everyone very soon! Also, we’re playing Record Store Day, April 22nd, at Planet Retro Records in St. Pete with our friends from Brazil, End Of Pipe!

    March 9, 2017
  • New show added

    Just added a show for 10/21/16 at New World Brewery in Ybor City. Click the Tour Dates link for ticket info.

    September 29, 2016
  • Samiam tribute tracks added

    Just added our 2 Samiam cover tracks “Capsized” and “Ordinary Life” to the Discography page for your listening pleasure

    April 8, 2016
  • Welcome!!

    Welcome to slapofreality.net

    March 13, 2016
  • New track!!

    New track "A Part Of"

    March 13, 2016

Tour dates

  • 28
    Jul
    2018
    St. Petersburg
    Fubar
    21:00 -
    25
    Oct
    2018
    St. Petersburg
    Planet Retro Records
    20:00 -

Discography

Click on release to listen and purchase

  • samiam

    Burn The House Down - A Tribute To Samiam

    A tribute to Samiam

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  • IMG_2408

    Drowned Out

    3 song EP on Skene! Records

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  • IMG_2407

    Monkeydust

    2nd full length on Runt Records

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  • 3lefts

    3 Lefts Make A Right

    Full length LP on Cargo/Headhunter Records

     

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  • stuckinside

    Stuck Inside

    Debut 7" on Vinyl Communications Records

    Buy Album

  • timealone

    Time Alone

    4 song EP on Kevin Second's Pazzafist Records

    Buy Album

  • slapofreality-fletch

    Fletch

    2 Song EP on Snoop Records

    Buy Album

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