Headnoise is one of the main pioneers of old-school christian punkrock, appearing in mid 1990's, and lasting well over a decade. Known for being on the forefront of the southern California based "JCHC" underground movement, along with Officer Negative, NIV, and The Crucified.
They were characterized as being non-compromising in their faith, with guitar-driven, powerfully fast, sophisticated hardcore punk music and mature christian lyrics. Their songs were often sharp, deep, and intelligently written, with subjects ranging from modern pragmaticism, social injustice, personal struggles, and practical spiritual insights.
Originally based in Orange County, California, they moved in 2000 to Illinois to join with Jesus People USA (aka JPUSA), an intentional christian community and urban ministry serving inner-city Chicago with national and international branches of ministry. There, they became one of the top bands on the JPUSA-run record label, Grrr Records.
In the winter of 2005 they took a hiatus from touring and recording in order to focus on their families and other ministry callings. 2011 They are now back together with new members and new music.