Maniac formed in Western Massachusetts in the summer of 2010. In 2015, they recorded their debut 7” EP “Funeral of the World” for Outlast Records. In the following years, Maniac toured the Northeast, Midwest, California, and played the annual This Is Hardcore festival in Philadelphia.
After almost being a band for a decade, they released their debut full length album “War & Insanity” in the summer of 2018. 12 tracks of unrelenting hardcore, taking cues from an abundance of different musical styles, most specifically Cleveland, New York, and Japanese Hardcore. With bleak lyrical content taking on subjects such as survival, environmental degradation, automation and mental illness, “War & Insanity” paints a grim picture of the human experience in the 21st century.
"War and Insanity" hit stores summer 2019.