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|Stylistic origins||Punk rock, surf rock, hardcore punk, melodic hardcore|
|Cultural origins||Mid 1980s, North America, skate culture|
|Typical instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards|
|Mainstream popularity||Popular in the 1990s|
Skate punk means the sound of melodic hardcore bands from the 1990s with an aggressive sound, and similar sounding modern bands. Many bands classified as skate punk also fit into genres such as pop punk, melodic hardcore, thrashcore, metalcore, surf punk and crossover thrash.
Skate videos use this aggressive style of punk rock for their background music. This played a big part in the coining of the term "skate punk". Skate punk is now popular in other parts of the world, including a large punk group in Oxnard, California.
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