Formed in the summer of 2004 by Jared Palazzolo and Anthony Marquez, Knock-Out rose from two passions: a love for Music and a love for the vibrant Southern California music scene that has served as a foster family for so many. Hailing from Riverside, California. A well-known breeding ground for such acts like; Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Skeletones, Alien Ant Farm, and the Bellrays. They remain true to the sounds that inspired them as they grew up, blending Punk, Ska, Reggae, and dub-style Hip-Hop into a potent brew that shatters barriers at the same time it unites crowds. The lineup was complete in November of 2006 with the addition of Hoss Scholz on drums, and the trio embarked on an aggressive touring schedule to support their first self-released album, Let Go.
In the Fall of 2009, Jared Palazzolo met Joe Escalante, (Vandals/ Kung Fu Records), in Japan while Palazzolo was working a festival for Voodoo Glow Skulls. Shortly after the random meeting, Kung Fu Records digitally released both Let Go and Another Wasted Night. For the first time both releases by the band were available worldwide for anyone to enjoy. From the Fall of 2009 to the end of 2010, Knock-Out supported the Re Release of the Albums on the road including a tour with the Vandals, a UK tour supporting Manchester's finest Sonic Boom Six, their first Warped Tour dates, and 2 US Headlining Tours.
The band is currently writing and planning for the upcoming 3rd release.
...Another Wasted Night
The Christmas EP