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 Punk Rock\\ Punk Rock\\
 Ventura, California, USA Ventura, California, USA
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 +"​Officer Negative was a Christian punk band from Ventura. Formed in 1995 and initially disbanded in 2000, the band released two albums and an EP on [[Screaming Giant Records]]. They played old-school punk, and though their music never appeared in a polished form, it was said to "never hold back the passion."​ Following a period of reformation they reappeared as The Death Campaign and toured until 2004.
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 +Their first album, //Dead to the World// (1997) was described as "angry punk" and the band was likened to Rancid or Black Flag.
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 +Their 1999 release //Zombie Nation// was mired in difficulties with their label. Its sound deviated from the band's hoped sound by introducing pop sensibilities – to the point where its members would call it "not a true representation of the band." Also, several tracks were cut from the release; two were released the next year as a split EP with [[Lugnut]]. The third, called "​Failure to Submit",​ was described by Chad Wiggins "by far, one of the best songs we have ever written."​ It was this release which garnered the most attention for the band. The release included the album //Live at the Roxy//. Together, with the future of the band uncertain at best, HM Magazine referred to this release as the band's "swan song."
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 +In late 1999 the departure of bassist Casey Wisenbaker, along with the band's issues with //Zombie// lead to the dissolution of the band. With the return of Wisenbacker in 2000, the band reformed with new members taking guitar and drums. Vocalist Chad Wiggins saw the reformation of the band as an opportunity to refocus the band on ministry. With this lineup they toured until about 2002, releasing an EP and an album. Their 2002 release //Control is an Illusion// had a sound based more on metal than punk.
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 +The band re-branded themselves as The Death Campaign, eventually signing to [[Solid State Records]]. In the summer of 2003, the band asked lead vocalist Chad Wiggins to leave, intending for Casey Wisenbaker to take vocals, and hiring a bass player from a band called [[Akeldama]]. Within three months of Wiggins departure the band broke up. However, during this short period they had created an album, which was eventually released as //Officer Negative Presents The Death Campaign// in 2004.
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 +After the breakup guitarist Josh Handley formed [[Zippy Josh and the Rag Tag Band]], and released one album, //​Stupidville//,​ in 1999. The album was basically praise and worship music, and described as "the Sex Pistols meet Bob Dylan."​ Allender and Wisenbaker joined a hardcore band called [[Hit the Deck]], while Osborne and Buli continued to work with [[Akeldama]]. Michael Dragon briefly pursued a career in professional skateboarding."​
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 +[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Officer_Negative]]
  
 ===== Discography ===== ===== Discography =====
  
-199? | Demo | +1995 | Demo | 
-1994 | Dead to the World | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | +1998 | [[https://​screaminggiant.bandcamp.com/​album/​dead-to-the-world|Dead to the World]] | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | 
-| 1999 | Live at the Roxy | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | +| 1999 | [[https://​screaminggiant.bandcamp.com/​album/​live-at-the-roxy|Live at the Roxy]] | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | 
-| 1999 | Zombie Nation | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | +| 1999 | [[https://​screaminggiant.bandcamp.com/​album/​zombie-nation|Zombie Nation]] | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | 
-| 2000 | Officer Negative / Lugnut Split | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | +| 2000 | [[https://​screaminggiant.bandcamp.com/​album/​officer-negative-and-lugnut-split-ep|Officer Negative / Lugnut Split]] | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | 
-| 2001 | Live | [[Screaming Giant Records]] |+| 2000 | Officer Negative / The Combat Junkies Split EP | [[Screaming Giant Records]] | 
 +| 2001 | [[https://​screaminggiant.bandcamp.com/​album/​live|"​Live"​]] ​| [[Screaming Giant Records]] |
 | 2001 | God's Way / 180 Turnaround ‎(7"​) | Something Sacred Records | | 2001 | God's Way / 180 Turnaround ‎(7"​) | Something Sacred Records |
 | 2002 | Control is an Illusion | Something Sacred Records | | 2002 | Control is an Illusion | Something Sacred Records |
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 ==== Demo ==== ==== Demo ====
  
-199? Independent+1995 Independent 
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 +Chad Wiggins - Vocals\\ 
 +Andi Lockwood - Guitar, vocals\\ 
 +Amber Reeves - Bass\\ 
 +Mike Dragon - Drums
  
   - Meathead   - Meathead
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   - Brain Washed People   - Brain Washed People
   - God's Way   - God's Way
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 +------
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 +==== Dead to the World ====
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 +1998 [[Screaming Giant Records]] (SG 101)
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 +Chad Wiggins – Vocals\\
 +Josh Handley – Guitar\\
 +Casey Wisenbaker – Bass Guitar\\
 +Michael Dragon – Drums
 +
 +  - Don't Turn Away (2:53)
 +  - SWP (2:11)
 +  - J.C.H.C. (3:19)
 +  - Bobbie and Susie (2:23)
 +  - The Fence (3:41)
 +  - Sing Along Song (0:41)
 +  - Real Faith (4:13)
 +  - End of the Beginning (2:54)
 +  - Us & Them (2:31)
 +  - Satan'​s Gonna Lose (2:27)
 +  - Sanctified (3:04)
 +  - Wife Beaters (2:24)
 +  - Pressure (2:25)
 +  - Meathead (2:23)
 +  - Dead to the World (2:26)
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 +------
 +
 +==== Live at the Roxy ====
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 +1999 [[Screaming Giant Records]] (SG 107)
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 +Chad Wiggins – Vocals\\
 +Josh Handley – Guitar\\
 +Casey Wisenbaker – Bass Guitar\\
 +Michael Dragon – Drums
 +
 +  - Pressure (2:20)
 +  - Human Garbage Can (2:49)
 +  - Dead to the World (2:17)
 +  - Stars and Stripes (3:05)
 +  - Satan'​s Gonna Lose (2:16)
 +  - Unity in Christ (2:32)
 +  - Broken String (1:47)
 +  - American Dream (4:36)
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 +------
 +
 +==== Zombie Nation ====
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 +1999 [[Screaming Giant Records]] (SG 112)
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 +Chad Wiggins – Vocals\\
 +Josh Handley – Guitar\\
 +Casey Wisenbaker – Bass Guitar\\
 +Michael Dragon – Drums
 +
 +  - Zombie Nation (4:17)
 +  - Replace Your Hate (2:34)
 +  - New World Disorder (3:13)
 +  - Human Garbage Can (4:13)
 +  - $American Dream$ (3:56)
 +  - Red Cross (4:19)
 +  - Stars and Stripes (2:43)
 +  - Lost Generation (3:18)
 +  - God's Not Dead (3:12)
 +  - Unity in Christ (2:37)
 +
 +------
 +
 +==== Lugnut / Officer Negative Split EP ====
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 +2000 [[Screaming Giant Records]] (SG 119)
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 +  - [[Lugnut]] - Rock Your Pants Off (1:28)
 +  - [[Lugnut]] - Little Man (1:05)
 +  - [[Lugnut]] - Into the Dawn (2:15)
 +  - [[Lugnut]] - 59 (1:16)
 +  - [[Lugnut]] - Rock City (1:51)
 +  - Officer Negative - Failure to Submit (2:14)
 +  - Officer Negative - Pockets or Resistance (2:50)
 +  - Officer Negative - J.C.H.C. (3:18)
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 +------
 +
 +==== Officer Negative / The Combat Junkies Split EP ====
 +
 +2000 [[Screaming Giant Records]]
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 +------
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 +==== "​Live"​ ====
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 +2001 [[Screaming Giant Records]] (SGD 1234)
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 +Chad Wiggins – Vocals\\
 +Taylor Allender – Guitar\\
 +Todd Wisenbaker – Guitar\\
 +Joey Buli – Guitar\\
 +Roger Bell – Keyboards\\
 +Daniel Osborne – Drums
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 +  - Dead to the World (2:38)
 +  - Stars and Stripes (3:11)
 +  - Pressure (3:01)
 +  - The Fence (4:19)
 +  - Steel Toe Boots (1:30)
 +  - Human Garbage Can (Take 1) (1:42)
 +  - Human Garbage Can (Take 1) (1:04)
 +  - Zombie Nation (4:37)
 +  - Don't Turn Away (2:53)
 +  - It's Hot in Here (1:42)
 +  - Bobby & Susie (6:00)
 +  - Pardise City (1:00)
 +  - Satan'​s Gonna Lose (2:39)
 +  - Sanctified (2:54)
 +  - Human Garbage Can (Take 2) (2:57)
 +  - J.C.H.C. (3:51)
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 +------
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 +==== God's Way / 180 Turnaround ====
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 +2001 Something Sacred Records (SS005)
 +
 +Chad Wiggins – Vocals\\
 +Taylor Allender – Guitar\\
 +Todd Wisenbaker – Guitar\\
 +Joey Buli – Guitar\\
 +Roger Bell – Keyboards\\
 +Daniel Osborne – Drums
 +
 +  - God's Way
 +  - 180 Turnaround
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 +------
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 +==== Control is an Illusion ====
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 +2002 Something Sacred Records (SS-004)
 +
 +Chad Wiggins – Vocals\\
 +Taylor Allender – Guitar\\
 +Todd Wisenbaker – Guitar\\
 +Joey Buli – Guitar\\
 +Roger Bell – Keyboards\\
 +Daniel Osborne – Drums
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 +  - The Pile of Broken Tools (4:13)
 +  - Warmth (7:18)
 +  - Psalm (3:39)
 +  - I Consider That... (7:33)
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 +------
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 +==== The Death Campaign Project ====
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 +2004 Solid State Records (TND83196)
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 +Casey Wisenbaker - Vocals\\
 +Taylor Allender – Guitar\\
 +Todd Wisenbaker – Guitar\\
 +Joey Buli – Guitar\\
 +Mark Popovich – Bass guitar\\
 +Roger Bell – Keyboards\\
 +Daniel Osborne – Drums
 +
 +  - The Dawn Breaks (3:32)
 +  - The Palpable Illusion (5:01)
 +  - Warmth (7:19)
 +  - Several Tiers Below (2:17)
 +  - Pile of Broken Tools (4:14)
 +  - Reality of Emptiness (8:02)
 +  - The Winter Has Past (3:32)
 +  - The Knife (3:38)
 +  - Woven as One / Garden for Lovers (11:43)
  
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