Champion played last show 10 years ago today
One of the more celebrated Bridge Nine bands of yesteryear, Champion played their final show 10 year ...Read More
Published on May 27, 2016
Check out Chris's Champion 2004 Australia tour blog
Our beloved alumni Champion embarked on their first tour of Australia 10 years ago today, with Chris ...Read More
Published on December 2, 2014
CHAMPION Promises Kept & Time Slips Away LP's Now Available!
I can't believe that it has been almost 10 years since CHAMPION's debut Bridge Nine record, the "Cou ...Read More
Published on April 10, 2012

CHAMPION is: Aram Arslanian - Guitar, Todd Preboski - Drums, Jim Hesketh - Vocals, Andy Norton - Bass, Chris Williams - Guitar.

Champion was a band that started out amongst five friends wanting to play traditional hardcore and play some shows. The result was a band that defined straight edge hardcore in the new millennium and lead the way for bands like Comeback Kid and Have Heart to have a place in today's modern hardcore scene.

After an EP on Phyte records, Champion and Bridge Nine teamed up for the Count Our Numbers EP, Time Slips Away, and their lone LP Promises Kept. After seven years of crossing the globe with Sick Of It All, Slapshot, Comeback Kid, 7 Seconds, Terror, and many more, Champion decided to call it a day. Their final show in May 2006 was captured on the DVD/CD set Different Directions:The Last Show and not only does it capture the last time Champion took the stage in their hometown, but it is the definitive live hardcore performance by one of the best hardcore bands in our lifetime.

4th Of July Promises Kept (From the final show DVD)




No shows planned at the moment.