Great American Hardcore / Punk / Thrash band from Austin, Texas. Blunt Force Trauma was formed in 1999 in Austin, Texas. The band's line up consisted of vocalist Bobby Fuentes, guitarist Slaytoven, bassist Bob Paxton, and drummer Ben Burton. The band released two albums with Paxton and Burton, ''Blunt Force Trauma'' and ''Good Morning America'' EP's. On May 29, 2009 the band released their 3rd album, an EP titled "Hatred for the State", on Shattered World Records. In late 2009, Alex Rager left the band and has been replaced by Craig Holloway. The band embarked on their first tour of Europe in November and December of 2010, playing 24 shows in 10 countries and supporting acts such as Wehrmacht, Pro Pain, Napalm Death, Blood For Blood, and Sick Of It All.