7 Seconds is an American hardcore punk band. The band was formed by two pairs of brothers; the Marvelli brothers, Kevin Seconds and Steve Youth with the Borghino brothers, Tom Munist and Dim Menace. The band has undergo with several lineup changes but the brothers Kevin Seconds and Steve Youth who had remained throughout the band's entire career. Remarkably in 1981, brothers Tom and Dim left the group to form the band (Section 8). The band member consists of Kevin Seconds (vocals), Steve Youth (bass), Troy Mowat (drums), and Bobby Adams (guitar).
7 Seconds is one of the longest existing bands in hardcore history. They have been in music industry for three decades. Because of the good message in their music they are always being categorize as a "Straight Edge band", although they have never accept the label with them.
The band started by releasing some unsuccessful recordings but highly energetic EPs, most of it were later re-released as "alt.music.hardcore" and "Old School" compilation CD's. The three demos were released on a bootleg 12" namely "80-82. 7 Seconds - Hardcore Rules". They appeared in the 1985 hardcore compilation ""Party or Go Home/We Got Power (Mystic, 1983)", and "Nuke Your Dink (Positive Force, 1984), Cleanse the Bacteria", and to several other compilations, such as "Not So Quiet On the Western Front (Alt. Tentacles, 1982)", "Something to Believe In (BYO, 1984)".