The Casualties is an American punk band. The band was formed in 1990 in New York City, New York. Their music style is usually categorized as street punk or hardcore punk. The original member consisted of Colin and Jorge on vocals, Yureesh on drums, Hank on guitar, and Mark on bass. Colin left the band for several months to finish his studies.
Colin, Jorge, Yureesh, and Mark put together a demo. Fred substitute Hank, but then Fred leave the band to go to school, and Scott from C Squat is replaced for the position. Another guitarist, Steve, from Distraught, also replaced during this time. The EP "40 Oz. Casualty" was recorded. In 1992, the band was having a tour and build up a fan base in NYC. In 1993, bassist Mark and guitarist Fred was filled by Mike and Jake, accordingly and Yureesh was filled by Shawn on drums in 1994. In 1995, the band's second release, the "A Fuckin Way Of Life" E.P. was released on Eyeball Records. In 1996, Shawn leave the band, and Meggers of the Rivits came to fill in and become the regular drummer. The group of Jorge, Jake, Mike and Meggers sustained until 1997. Johnny (Of The Krays) served as bassist until 1998 (it is replaced permanently by Rick later in that year).