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Not to be confused with Violencecore, which sometimes goes by the same name.

Hatecore (also known as Nazi Punk or NS Punk), describes a subgenre of hardcore punk music that promotes hate, racism, and extremist ideologies. It is characterized by its aggresive and offensive lyrics, often including themes of ethnic supremacy, nationalism, and violence. In some cases, the themes played by their music can also be related towards Satanism.


The hatecore scene began in the United Kingdom during the decade of the 70s, when some adherents of the punk and hardcore scenes started to adopt nationalist ideologies, being national socialist thought one of the most popular ideologies there. Bands around the hardcore scene adopted those ideologies and saw their music as platform to promote their ideology. Those individuals where highly involved in politics, protesting not only against the emerging far-left ideologies of the era, such as communism and anarchism, but also against the recently emerging multicultural society in Great Britain.

In the late 1970s, as the National Front, a white nationalist party in the United Kingdom attempted to attract young people to their files and created various sub-groups for them. Some young people, including punks, saw this party's stance as a form of "youthful rebellion", making it popular among them. One of those groups was the Punk Front, founded in 1978. Despite lasting only one year, the group recruited several English punks, and allowed the formation of certain white power bands, such as Dentists, The Ventz, Tragic Minds, and White Boss. That same year, adherents of the National Front would organize a series of concerts called Rock Against Communism (RAC), intended to counterrest the Rock Against Racism movement.

In the United States, the emergence of the Nazi Punk subculture can be traced back to the early 1980s when it began to gain notoriety within the hardcore punk scene, marking a controversial moment in the history of punk music and youth subcultures. Due to its racist and extremist character, the hatecore scene became rejected by other adherents of punks, which supported social justice and equality. Many punk and hardcore fans and musicians vehemently rejected the racist and extremist messages of hatecore. In 1981, the Californian punk band Dead Kennedys would release its single "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" as a response to the emerging far-right punk subcultures in the punk and hardcore scenes.


Hatecore music started as an off-shoot of Punk and Hardcore music, and it is characterized by its aggresive, chaotic and intense lyrics, often including nationalist or ethnic supremacist themes, althought other themes featured are anti-communism, anti-capitalism, anti-zionism and racism . Since its origins, their music has also taken inspiration from other genres such as Oi! music.

Some of it's artists include:


British Movement Skinheads 90191

Punks and skinheads in support of the British Movement, a national socialist organization in the United Kingdom

Hatecore aesthetics tend to overlap with the Hardcore Punk scene, since both communities are characterized by their aggresive expression and their offensive and intense expressions of music and culture. Hatecore aesthetics may lean towards dark and aggressive color schemes, incorporating black, red, and white, which can symbolize extremist ideologies.

The hatecore community tends to include diverse symbology and imagery based on shock value, often featuring politically charged and socially conscious designs, while also incorporating hate symbols, inflammatory slogans, and provocative imagery. Some of the most popular symbols in the hatecore community are swastikas, ancient runes, the celtic cross, such as the Totenkopf, pagan symbol and satanist symbology. Flags may also be used in their imagery, being the most common the NSDAP flag, the Confederate battle flag and the old German Empire flag.

The Hardcore scene would adopt some aspects of the Skinhead subculture, blurring the lines between those, since their adherents also followed similar ideologies and aesthetics, while also sharing their violent attitude and part of their visuals. Both groups may have members with tattoos and body art that reflect their subcultural affiliations and beliefs. These tattoos can include symbols, slogans, and imagery associated with their respective ideologies.