Biography

Fall 2019

Ivan Khilko, Ethan Griffiths, Richard Johnson

Drugs of Faith is a grind ‘n’ roll band from Northern Virginia, where it was formed in 2002. A few releases later, Drugs of Faith signed with Selfmadegod Records and issued the self-titled album in 2005. The band went on the “No Speed Limit” European tour with Blood I Bleed in 2007.

In 2011 the band released the full-length album Corroded, which earned them slots on best-of-2011 lists from Decibel Magazine, Invisible Oranges, Pitchfork, and MetalSucks. Corroded was listed in the essential discography for 2011 in the book Choosing Death, written by Decibel editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian.

They shot a video for the first track on the album, “Greyed Out,” with Handshake, Inc.

Drugs of Faith’s Architectural Failures EP made it onto best-of-2013 lists including Washington CityPaper’s best music of D.C., Hellbound.ca’s writers’ lists, and American Aftermath. The band shot another music video, “Insanity,” for the EP.

In 2014, the band landed a slot on Decibel Magazine’s flexi series with a cover of Sacrifice’s classic “Re-Animation.”

Drugs of Faith completed the “Blast the East Coast” tour with label mates Antigama in 2015.

The latest release is the 7″ Decay. The band shot a video for “Collective Punishment” from the EP.

The band has been playing one-offs and weekend tours all along. Drugs of Faith’s lyrical content has been focused more and more around politics and social subjects.

Select discography:
self-titled album (Selfmadegod, 2005)
split 3″ CD with Antigama (Selfmadegod, 2006)
This Comp Kills Fascists Vol. 2 (Relapse, 2010)
Corroded (Selfmadegod, 2011)
Architectural Failures (Malokul, 2013)
Decibel Magazine flexi (2014)
split 7″ with Cloud Rat (Selfmadegod, 2015)
Decay (Selfmadegod, 2019)