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Officer Down

Punk Rock
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada

“These guys were from Steinbach. They had these incredibly melodic parts on their hardcore, something I can’t seem to pin point in any other band.

The band formed in 1997 and recorded a demo, which was already well talked about. They were contacted by Goodfellow Records, which would be the labels very first release, a split 7” with Puritan in 1997. Later that year they also appeared on the labels compilation The Difference Between Us. The song would also appear on the bands only album Subversive Paradigm. A total masterpiece.

They were set to record an ep in late 1999, but I don’t think they got that far.

Steve Dueck and John Paul Peters went on to form The Undecided.“



199? Demo
1997 Puritan / Officer Down split Goodfellow Records
1998 Subversive Paradigm Goodfellow Records


199? Independent

Puritan / Officer Down split

1997 Goodfellow Records

  1. Puritan - Many And The Masses
  2. Puritan - With Love
  3. Officer Down - Legal Terror
  4. Officer Down - At Hand
  5. Officer Down - Society Regressed

Officer Down:

C. Peters
Jason McKinney
Joel Thiessen
John Peters
Steve Dueck

Subversive Paradigm

1998 Goodfellow Records

Jason McKinney
Joel Thiessen
John Peters
Matt Peters
Russ Duerksen
Steve Dueck

  1. Prelude (2:58)
  2. Isaiah Was Right (2:20)
  3. Rash (0:20)
  4. A Polemic On Consumption (2:27)
  5. Aftermath (3:21)
  6. Their Blood Cries Out (1:52)
  7. At Hand (2:03)
  8. Humility (1:53)
  9. Unclean Lips (2:46)
  10. Drowning (2:48)
  11. A Prayer For Solidarity (2:32)
  12. Dinah (2:18)
  13. Subversive Paradigm (26:30)