Infest is an american hardcore punk band, formed in september 1986 by joe denunzio, matt domino, dave ring and chris clift. The bands album covers contained imagery of a political nature, depicting the reality of war and poverty. infest was an influential american hardcore punk band, formed in los angeles, ca from 1986 to 1996. They were instrumental in pioneering powerviolence, a musical cross-breeding of hardcore, sludge. Reunited to record music in 1995 and vocals were added in 2000. Current lineup joe denunzio, matt domino, chris dodge, bob kasitz. Infest is so elusive, even roger forbes hasnt seen the band i have a habit of flying all over the country to go to shows, forbes tells us, like the puff daddy of hardcore. Infest the dictionary definition to overwhelm, swarm, and mar, in a menacing way. discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about infest - infest at discogs. Powerviolence (sometimes written as power violence) is an extremely dissonant and fast subgenre of hardcore punk which is closely related to thrashcore and grindcore. In contrast with grindcore, which is a crossover idiom containing musical aspects of heavy metal, powerviolence is just an augmentation of the most challenging qualities of hardcore punk.