Submission Hold were a Vancouver-based Punk band active from 1993–2005. They were known for their unusual sound, once labeled "post-genre", which combines Hardcore Punk with elements of experimental and Eastern-European music. Submission Hold's lyrics often related to anarchist and feminist politics, but often with a more poetic and abstract quality than similar political bands. The band was also known for consistently maintaining and promoting a fierce DIY ethic, and in this respect were sometimes compared to Fugazi and the Dutch noise/punk band The Ex. Submission Hold were notable for helping introduce throughout the 1990s certain elements of European Anarcho-punk and Noise-punk to the North-American punk scene.