Hellnation was an extreme hardcore punk band from Covington, Kentucky, formed in 1988. Their sound has been described as thrashcore, power violence and grindcore. Hellnation have completed numerous tours of the United States, Japan, Brazil and Europe. Hellnation's style was composed of quick guitar riffs, large amounts of distortion, and angry lyrics that were often profane. Lyrical subjects included police brutality, consumerism, and even the underground punk scene.Originally, Albert Veith was the band's original bassist, however due to the group being unable to find a drummer he switched to the drums. Doug Long joined the group soon after as the bassist before leaving in 1999. Mark Estes was then asked to play bass. After Mark left, Doug rejoined. They broke up in January 2010, releasing numerous records during their run, most of which was released through guitarist Ken Hansford's label Sound Pollution. Members have played in groups such as Erectile Dementia, Brody's Militia, and Jacked Up Zeros.