Chokebore is an independent American rock band from Honolulu, Hawaii. It is founded in the early 1990s, separated in 2005 after five studio albums and a live album, and reformed since 2010.
Chokebore hails from Honolulu, Hawaii but their music has nothing to do with traditional Hawaiian music. The group leaves this state to settle in Los Angeles since 1992>. Before being called Chokebore, the band was named Dana Lynn (stage name of an American pornographic actress). Under this name, the group recorded a single single called Circle.
For a while, Grokebore's grunge etiquette was attached to it, mostly because Nirvana, then at its peak in the early 1990s, gave Chokebore a boost by having them perform several opening parts of their concerts, 1993 and 1994. Kurt Cobain goes so far as to say that Chokebore was his favorite band. But the links between Chokebore and Seattle's flagship music movement are not strong enough to label Chokebore as a grunge band. From 1993 to 2005, Chokebore released five studio albums, a live album, three EPs and four singles. After their separation, singer Troy Von Balthazar will pursue a solo career, punctuated by three albums.
In 2010, the group is reforming for a series of concerts. The possibility of a new album is not ruled out. A new EP, Falls Best, the first recording of Chokebore for eight years, was released on October 10, 2011. In 2013, on the occasion of the group's 20th anniversary, the band's first two albums, Motionless and Anything near water are reissued in vinyl by the Bordeaux label Vicious Circle>. A tour is also organized in autumn 2013>.