Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Grinding Edge Records, Arm’s Reach Records, Bloodlink Records, Rhythm of Sickness Records, Jawk Records
“Offer me your shit.I’ll laugh in your face
Don’t want any part of your fucking rat race
What part of NO don’t you understand?
Drinking and smoking doesn’t make you a man
So don’t tell me that shit does you good
I know you’d quit, if you only could”
-Time to Say by Chokehold
Chokehold was formed during a time when many of the other prominent vegan straight edge bands (Raid, and Vegan Reich) were taking inspiration from Hardline ideology. While these bands, who they were often compared to, opposed abortion, Chokehold remained vehemently and unapologetically pro-choice– a stance that caused a huge rift in the Hardline-dominated vegan straight edge scene of their time. Members of Chokehold also played in The Swarm, Left for Dead, The Brutal Knights, Haymaker, Our War, and Seventy-Eight Days.