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Broken Chains of Segregation

Active: 1993-1995
Mike Adams - Vocals
Matt Plunkett - Guitar
Brian Wrenn - Bass
Mark Whitehead - Drums

Formed on the Southside of Richmond, VA in the spring of 1993, Broken Chains of Segregation helped reinvent the Richmond hardcore scene of the mid-1990s. Inspired by the New York hardcore bands of the late 80s as well as early 90s post-hardcore acts like Quicksand and Fugazi, B.C.S. took their name from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and with the help of their energetic live shows and deep-rooted belief in youth freedom, they built a loyal following during their short stint together. Fueled by punk’s DIY ethos, they used all the proceeds from their shows to record 2 EPs, but they released only one of those in the spring of 1994. B.C.S. broke up the following year as the founding members went their separate ways.

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St Edwards Reunion Show

A night to honor a venue and a time that played a big part in many people’s lives.

Q+A with Broken Chains of Segregation’s Michael Adams

An interview with the band’s frontman about music and his current work as an author.

Broken Chains of Segregation: Now on OVOLR!

Two EPs re-issued on OVOLR!

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