H2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way. The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on Dont Forget Your Roots. H2O tips their hat to bands like The Ramones, Dag Nasty, Madball, Rancid, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, The Clash, Government Issue, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 7 Seconds, Embrace, Social Distortion, Sick of It All and Warzone.
H2O comes from humble roots themselves, and have worked their way to help define the term melodic hardcore. The band formed back in the mid-90s and have released five full-length albums with over 500,000 copies sold collectively. Theyve toured the world with the likes of AFI, the Misfits, toured the Warped Tour circuit and more, and theyve established themselves as a household name and inspired countless others in their wake.