Faith (3)

Short-lived Hardcore band from the early 80s based out of Washington, DC, USA.

Legend has it that when State Of Alert frontman Henry Rollins departed Washington, DC, in 1981 to join Black Flag, he tried to recruit Untouchables vocalist Alec MacKaye to take his spot in his old band but that MacKaye was not interested in singing Henry's words. Instead, MacKaye, guitarist Michael Hampton and drummer Ivor Hanson (the latter two formerly of the aforementioned State of Alert) hooked up with bassist Chris Bald to form Faith (or, as they are also referred to, The Faith). In 1982, the band made their vinyl debut as part of a split LP with Maryland's Void (12). Following that release, Faith added a second guitarist, Eddie Janney (Alec's former Untouchables bandmate). This line-up appeared on the band's 1983 EP "Subject To Change" but the band split that same year. In 1985, Hampton, Hanson, and Bald would reunite in the short-lived Embrace (2) which was fronted by Alec's brother, Ian.
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no. 8 Faith (3) - The Faith / Void album art The Faith* / Void (12) The Faith* / Void (12) - The Faith / Void (Album) Dischord Records no. 8 US 1982 Sell This Version
OBR23 Faith (3) - Live At CBGB's album art Faith (3) Live At CBGB's Outer Battery Records OBR23 US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dischord No. 11, ELEVENTY Faith (3) - Subject To Change album art Faith (3) Subject To Change (EP) Dischord Records, Dischord Records Dischord No. 11, ELEVENTY US 1983 Sell This Version


DIS87CD Faith (3) - Faith • Void • Faith album art Faith (3) / Void (12) Faith (3) / Void (12) - Faith • Void • Faith (Comp) Dischord Records DIS87CD US 1993 Sell This Version
DIS172V Faith (3) - Subject To Change Plus First Demo album art Faith (3) Subject To Change Plus First Demo (Comp) Dischord Records DIS172V US 2011 Sell This Version