Hello, I was a metalhead since I was 14 when I first got into black metal. Because of that I had always been dismissive of punk. I've been getting into punk over the past 4-5 months and I realized I have been missing out big time! The first band that got me into punk was Circle One fronted by the legendary John Macias(RIP). Circle One and John opened up a whole new world for me and since then I've been exploring the punk music and subculture more and more. I been getting into bands like Adolescents, MDC, TSOL, Verbal Abuse, Youth Brigade, etc. And also more hardcore stuff like Youth of Today, Warzone, Uniform Choice, Slapshot, etc. I've been playing punk songs on my guitar and bass and let me tell you its nice being able to play simple yet powerful songs without the complex and technical bullshit that a lot of metal has. I'd like to get involved more into the culture. I'm interested in going to punk shows as well as possibly joining a band. Thanks everyone.