Reggie - Drums
Howell - Bass
Rodney - Guitar
One of Laguna's premier hardcore bands, PILEDRIVER hails from Sta Rosa City, Laguna. Doing and playing their own brand of Hardcore since 1998 with roots tightly knit in the ever flourishing Laguna underground scene. Straight up sensibilities veering towards a Moshpit inciting sing alongs tunes, with breakdowns laced by a NYHC flavor. The roots are the band are rooted from an unforeseen turn of events, on November 28, 1999 a tragic incident took place in a skatepark at Biñan, Laguna. Then Pilediver Guitarist GERRYMAR YAP was senselessly shot in a drive by, by gangsters. That event served as a wakeup call for the whole Laguna Scene.
Though Yap passed away, he is in forever in our hearts and would be the icon, which would be representing the truest sense of Brotherhood. The short-lived Piledriver lineup was no more... A few months after, members of the crew thought of continuing the group left by their deceased brother. Feb. 9, 1999 a new line-up for Piledriver surfaced. A demo was released mid ’99 having four songs of LAGUNA STREET-STYLE HARDCORE. The demo was entirely dedicated to GERRYMAR YAP, who died senselessly on that ill-fated day. Piledriver stands for its unified belief in a dream of having a peaceful society through ... RESPECT..UNITY and BROTHERHOOD.
On 2006, the band was able to finally release their highly anticipated debut full length titled Sta. Rosa City. A tribute to the City they grew up with through hard times and good times. The band is ever relentless in touring and has made DIY tours spanning from Manila, Batangas, Baguio, Tarlac, Quezon, Laguna to as deep down the south of Cebu! Continually strengthened collectively by a fostered brotherhood from the local scene and various local affiliations and cross collaborations with our Asian neighbors of Singapore, Hong Kong and South East Asia.
Piledriver has persevered through and through despite an ever changing lineup, the crew keeps its thinking spirited, uplifted and carries on. Unrelentless and unwavering to spread the positive message that Hardcore has conveyed and have given to their own lives. Truly said, they are a staying real, true, positive and forward thinking unit that keeps the Hardcore Flames burning alive and well through the years. Last August 28, 2011, the most awaited 2nd full length CD "SOUTHSIDE KINGS" was released under CRANK MUSIC RELIEF & RAILROAD RECORDS.. Non- stop touring is now in effect, we will see you in a town near you.