Los Angeles, CA

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Matriarchs is a metallic hardcore band formed in Los Angeles CA in 2014. It started out as strictly a studio project by founding guitarist Ben Levi.


The project was inspired by his affinity for modern European Beat Down and 90s New York metallic hardcore. Ben had played with drummer Alfred Santa Cruz, Bassist Miguel Vasquez, and Guitarist Marty Cole in several other projects throughout the last decade so they were no strangers to getting creative together. After playing their first show to a packed house the boys never looked back.


They've gone on to play with bands like Soulfly, Harm's Way, Disgrace, Bane, Backtrack, Sworn Enemy, and Vision Of Disorder. An Ambitious release produced by Nick Jett of Terror, and Mastered by Matt Hyde, (lionheart, hatebreed, deftones) Scandalous Jointz fuses together the visual aesthetic and presentation of more thought-provoking heavy acts with the sonic ferocity and energy of hardcore.


A few national festivals and two tours later saw the band taking a hiatus and reflecting on what the general direction and purpose of the band would be. In 2018 Matriarchs parted ways with vocalist Richard Barthel.


After teaming up with Jeremy Valentyne and Brandon Wolfe to produce their new release, adding veteran Carlos Pagan to the line up on guitar and meeting new Vocalist K Enagonio during the Pandemic, the band found the new fire it needed. In K the band finds its truest voice.


Over the quarantine, they wrote their 2nd full-length Year of The Rat. Due out later this fall through KnucklehedzINC and Upstate Records.


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"Scandalous Jointz Blazes!"

— Todd Lyons, About.Com

October 30th, 2015

“[Scandalous Jointz] is an unrepentant representation of pure aggression and fury.”


— Trystan MacDonald, Lithium Magazine

 April 22nd, 2015

"Matriarchs drop a CRUSHING new song off their forthcoming album Scandalous Jointz!"


— Revolver

 April 3rd, 2015

Los Angeles, CA’s very own MATRIARCHS may have joined the heavy music game only two years ago, but are already making big waves.”


— Linda Heron, Planet Mosh

 July 24th, 2014


Past Shows

Jul 16th, 2016

Saturday 3:30 PM

Clash City Station

Riverside, CA

Mar 13th, 2016

Sunday 7:00 PM


White Oak Music

and Arts

Los Angeles, CA

Jan 24th, 2016

Sunday 8:00 PM

Whisky A Go-Go

West Hollywood, CA

Oct 9th, 2015

Friday 6:30 PM

White Oak Music

Van Nuys, CA

Jun 27th, 2015

Saturday 12:00 PM


Long Beach, CA

May 17th, 2015

Sunday 7:00 PM

Legend Records HQ

San Diego, CA

May 8th, 2015

Friday 6:30 PM

China Town Youth Center

Fresno, CA

Apr 25th, 2015

Saturday 1:00 PM



Apr 12th, 2015

Sunday 8:00 PM

Chain Reaction

Anaheim, CA

Jan 24th, 2015

Saturday 8:00 PM

Whisky A Go-Go

West Hollywood, CA

Mar 29th, 2015

Sunday 4:30 PM

Live at Malones Bar And Grill

Santa Ana, CA

Jul 25th, 2014

Friday 7:00 PM

House of Blues

West Hollywood, CA




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