Ryan Struck grew up on the ethos and sound of punk and hardcore, honing his songwriting craft through the years to represent diverse genres and formats under the moniker of Scary Hours.
His self-produced solo anti-folk record Live to Serve was released in 2018 with critical success. In 2020, with rising political tensions and his newfound sobriety, Struck ditched “witty and unsettling anti-folk, informed by his past in hardcore punk bands” (Ghettoblaster Magazine) in favor of the more brazen sonic onslaught of the hardcore and punk he grew up on.
In May 2020, Pyrrhic Victory Recordings released the “incendiary and socio-politically on-target “Bullet Fairy,” which rails against unchecked police brutality, especially against minorities” (Big Takeover) as worldwide tensions boiled over into the streets.
In November 2020, Scary Hours returned with Margins (Pyrrhic Victory (US) / Engineer Records (EU) – an 8-song blistering hardcore punk attack that is full of anger, intensity, and Ryan’s desire to be a voice of change.
Last year, the band released “Precision Grooming,” a scathing and loathing criticism of the American justice system protecting racist murderer cops in the wake of Derek Chauvin’s lenient sentence.
2022 sees a newly invigorated, yet equally-pissed-off incarnation of Scary Hours with the new single “Western Thirst.”