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Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Genre: Punk rock, Melodic hardcore

Years active: 2002-present

Ryan Young: guitar/vocals
Robbie Swartwood: bass
Justin Francis: drums (records)
Zack Gontard: guitar (records)
Ryan Fisher: drums (live)
John Polydoros: guitar (live)

Past members
Erik Siljander
Paddy Costello
Alex Ulloa
Nate Gangelhoff
Mike Rose
Dan Jensen
Josh Jordan
Dave Strait
Jim Domenici
Paul Anderson
Mark Borders
Steve Port
Mike Yannich

Studio albums
From the Bottom (2008)
In Desolation (2010)
Home (2013)

High Five for The Rapture 7″
Fine Tuning The Bender 7″
To Hell With This and All Of You 7″
Art Of The Underground Single Series 7″
Hospitals (2006)
Trying to Breathe 7″ (2010)
I Will Follow You (shaped picture disc) (2010)
Harsh Realm (Laura Jane Grace cover) flexi single (2014)
J Church Split 7″
Blotto Split 7″
Practice Split 7″
Four Letter Word Split 7″
Dear Landlord Split 7″
Dukes Of Hillsborough Split 7″
The Measure [SA] Split 7″
Tiltwheel Split 7″
Small Pool Records 4 Way Split Series Vol. 1 12″
“Under The Influence” Lemuria split 7″ (2009)
Detournement Split 7″ (2010)
No Friends Split 6″ (2010)
Riverboat Gamblers and Dead to Me Split 7″ (2011 tour)
Discharge Split 7″ (2012)
Morning Glory Split 7″(2013)
Live and Compilation Albums[edit]
We’ll Inherit The Earth…A Tribute To The Replacements (2006)
All Things Move Toward Their End (2007)
compilation of split 7″ tracks and compilation appearances.
My America: A Tribute To Quincy Punx To Benefit The West Memphis Three (2008)
Insubordination Fest 2008 CD/DVD (2008)
Live At The Atlantic Series: Vol. Two 7″ (2009)
Untitled 21: A Juvenile Tribute To Swingin’ Utters (2010)
Jump Start Records Live: Volume 4 (2011) (Digital Download)


Off with Their Heads is a punk rock band formed in 2002 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.[1] Since their formation, they have often featured a rotating line-up of tour players, due to their members’ other commitments and Off With Their Head’s own full-time touring schedule. Singer/guitarist Ryan Young has noted that having different musicians helps keep the band fresh.[2]

According to the No Idea website, the band had planned to release The ’69 Sound, a second singles collection of more recent split 7″ material.[3] However, this has since been refuted by No Idea, who commented saying “This thing will never happen.” [4]

On September 10, 2008, Off With Their Heads self-released a music video for “Fuck This, I’m Out” [5]

In late 2009, the band was chosen as one of Beyond Race Magazine’s “50 Emerging Artists,” resulting in a spot in the publication’s No. 11 issue (with Bodega Girls and J. Cole on the cover), as well as an exclusive Q&A for the magazine’s site.[6]

In February 2010, it was announced that Off With Their Heads signed to Epitaph Records, with a new record due for June 1 of that year.[7]

While the line-up has never been stable, the band has always included Ryan Young and Justin Francis. Though Francis no longer tours with the band, he continues to write and record songs as the band’s drummer and has played on every Off With Their Heads Record to date. Similarly, Zack Gontard (who joined in 2006) no longer tours with the band, but remains the band’s guitarist (and backing vocalist) for the purpose of recording. Francis and Gontard’s stand-ins for live performances are, as of November 2014, (and have been since 2012) Ryan Fisher and John Polydoros. Nate Gangelhoff had been the band’s studio bassist from the recording of “Hospitals” through to the recording of “In Desolation” but was replaced by touring bassist, Robbie Smartwood, when the band recorded 2013’s “Home.”