Vegan Reich

Vegan Reich from southern California formed in 1987 and were the originators of vegan straight edge hardcore and hardline movements. Their politics were extremely controversial, they were the first hardcore band to combine militant animal rights leanings, an extreme straight edge conservative stance against drugs, sex (including masturbation and homosexuality) and abortion, a desire for anarchy to be preceded by a so-called "vegan dictatorship," a harsh stance against racism and sexism; all while advocated for the use of violence to achieve their goals. Later releases would focus on the band's faith in Islam. Throughout their career, they played a crossover heavy sound, drawing influences from Crass to Iron Maiden. The first lineup was Sean Muttaqi and several members of Naturecore, they recorded one song of an ALF benefit LP. The band went on hiatus after their The Wrath Of God EP, with the lineup first morphing into the reggae-tinged Captive Nation Rising, and later the back-to-basics punk band Pressure (7). The band has since reformed.

Sean Muttaqi - vocals, guitars, songwriter
Jon Ewing - drums
Ray Titus - bass

Former members
Dom Ehling - bass
Sergio Hernandez - bass

Singles & EPs

Hardline 1 Vegan Reich - Hardline album art Vegan Reich Hardline (EP) Hardline Records Hardline 1 US 1990 Sell This Version
Hardline 5-CS, HL 5CS Vegan Reich - The Wrath Of God album art Vegan Reich The Wrath Of God(Cass, Single) Hardline Records, Hardline Records Hardline 5-CS, HL 5CS US 1992 Sell This Version
Revolution 9 Vegan Reich - Jihad album art Vegan Reich Jihad (Maxi) Uprising Records (4) Revolution 9 US 1999 Sell This Version


Revolution 2 Vegan Reich - Vanguard album art Vegan Reich Vanguard (Comp) Uprising Records (4) Revolution 2 US 1995 Sell This Version