HardLore: Michael Smith (Pain of Truth) - Knotfest

HardLore: Michael Smith (Pain of Truth)

Posted by Matt Rushton in Hardlore: Stories from Tour on September 14, 2023

Colin and Bo talk to Pain of Truth frontman Michael Smith, the crown prince of Long Island hardcore.

From a pandemic hobby project with zero intentions to play shows, to certified hardcore festival headliner around the world, Pain of Truth’s quick rise to the top of the totem pole feels destined and deserved. Michael walks us through his personal timeline from Stand Your Ground, his early teenage band, to Hangman, where he honed his skills as a songwriter, all the way up to the debut Pain of Truth LP “Not Through Blood. out now on DAZE Records.

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