Man is the Bastard were a pioneering hardcore punk band who contributed the name, and perhaps also the ethos, to the punk subgenre known
as power violence. Based in Claremont, CA, the band existed from 1991 to 1997, releasing many vinyl records on DIY-punk labels from around
the world. Through out their career, the band members also created several parallel bands with generally similar sounds, such as Neanderthal
and Bastard Noise.