Choking Victim

Choking Victim
Choking Victim
Origin New York, NY
Genres Ska-punk, hardcore punk
Years active 1992–1999
Labels Hellcat
Associated acts Leftöver Crack, INDK, Morning Glory, No Commercial Value, Crack Rock Steady 7
Past members
Scott Sturgeon
Sascha DuBrul
John Dolan
Alec Baillie
Shayne Webb
Ezra Kire

Choking Victim was a United States punk rock band formed in New York City, which were together from 1992 to 1999. Playing a mix of hardcore punk and ska with anarchist lyrics. Following the breakup of the band, which occurred the same day as the recording of their only studio album No Gods, No Managers, members went on to form Leftöver Crack.



The band became well-known at the C-Squat in the Lower East Side of Manhattan for their innovative music and politically charged lyrics. They also became infamous for their Satanic imagery and references to the vagrant lifestyle, including smoking both crack cocaine and marijuana, shoplifting, and squatting. The band prides itself on its atheism, making reference to Satan for the purpose of being offensive, rather than any actual worship of the deity. On the album No Gods, No Managers, they use excerpts from the lectures of political scientist Michael Parenti.

Choking Victim broke up after the first day of recording for their first full-length LP, No Gods, No Managers, but the recordings from that one day were enough to make a full album. After they broke up, (Stza and Ezra Crack) formed the band Leftöver Crack, and Skwert and Ezra formed INDK. Skwert is currently the front man for the NJ based ska punk band Public Serpents. Sascha has spent the last several years organically farming in upstate NY, and is a founding member of Icarus Project, a radical mental health network. Choking Victim and Leftöver Crack are anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and anti-fascist.

On November 11, 2000, Choking Victim reunited to play a show in Tompkins Square Park with the lineup from their album, substituting former bassist Alec for Shayne. Later, in late 2005, Choking Victim reunited a second time, performing four shows. On June 11, 2006, they played a show at the Lower East Side's Tompkins Square Park, which featured various political speakers, including members of the Mislead Youth Project. At the end of July 2006, they toured the Dominican Republic, before Leftöver Crack embarked on their European Tour.

In addition to Leftöver Crack and INDK, Choking Victim also spawned Morning Glory and the Crack Rock Steady 7.


  • Crack Rock Steady Demo (1992)
  • Crack Rock Steady 7" (1993)
  • Squatta's Paradise 7" (1996)
  • Stza – vocals, guitar
  • Shayne Webb – bass
  • Skwert – drums
  • Stza – vocals, guitar
  • Shayne Webb – bass
  • Skwert – drums
  • Stza – vocals, guitar
  • Ezra – guitar
  • Shayne – bass
  • Skwert – drums
(Nov. 2000)
  • Stza – vocals, guitar
  • Ezra – guitar
  • Alec Baillie – bass
  • Skwert – drums
  • Scott "Stza" Sturgeon – vocals, guitar (1992–1999, 2000, 2005–2006)
  • Sascha "Scatter" DuBrul – bass (1992–1994, 2005–2006)
  • John Dolan – drums (1992–1993, 2005–2006)
  • Skwert – drums (1993–1999, 2000)
  • Alec Baillie – bass (1995–1996, 1996, 2000)
  • Shayne Webb – bass (1996, 1996–1999)
  • Ezra Kire – guitar (1998–1999, 2000)



EP's (Vinyl):

  • "Crack Rock Steady E.P." (1994)
  • "Squatta's Paradise" (1996)
  • "Victim Comes Alive" (1998)


  • "Crack Rock Steady Demo" (2000)

Compilation Releases:

  • "Crack Rock Steady/Squatta's Paradise EP" (2000)
  • "Wicked City Soundtrack" - 1998, Velvel Records ("Fuck America")
  • "Give 'Em The Boot" - 1997, Hellcat Records ("Infested")
  • "Give 'Em The Boot II" - 1999, Hellcat Records ("Crack Rock Steady")
  • "Ska Sucks" - 1998, Liberation Records ("Suicide (a better way)")
  • "Smash Ignorance Up" - 1998, Possible Problem Records ("Money")
  • "Skanarchy III" - 1997, Elevator Records ("Born to Die")
  • "Picklemania NYC" - 199?, Riot Records ("500 Channels")
  • "Finding a Voice: A Benefit For Humans" - 1999 Repetitively Futile Records ("Sweet Dreams")


  • "Live 9/11 2005"


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