Common Cause started as an idea between Daniel and Jon in late 2005. Although they both had other bands at the time (Damage Control, Soulfire and Shipwrecked), they felt there was a certain style of hardcore they wanted to play, that didn't quite fit with either of their current bands. A band drawing influences from 80's hardcore bands like Youth Of Today, Straight Ahead or The Abused, rather than the X-Claim!-inspired sound of Shipwrecked or Damage Control's more melodic edge. An idea of a band that wasn't in conjunction with the latest fads, or tried to do something "new" or "progressive" - just a band that played by-the-book Hardcore, and did it well. They recruited Hans (Soulfire, Turn Cold) on second guitar, P.O. (Enforcer, Damage Control) on bass and Truls (Onward, Soulfire) on drums, and set out to do the band mainly on a project-basis, record a demo and maybe play a few shows. The 5-song demo was recorded in March of 2006, and upon it's release about a month later it received a lot more attention than any of the members had dared hope for. Around the same time, Damage Control called it quits, and it was decided to make the band more serious. A 7" EP was recorded and released in late 2006, and an LP is currently in the works. Also look out for them on the next One Kind Word fanzine compilation 7", and on tour in Europe early August with The First Step!