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Alpha & Omega

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There are, at least, two bands named Alpha & Omega.
1) Alpha & Omega are a roots dub duo that mix both analogue and digital elements, comprising bassist Christine Woodbridge and keyboard player John Sprosen, both of whom had played in reggae bands previously, Sprosen also having worked with the Roaring Lion Sound System. They began working together in the mid-1980s, splitting their time between their home towns of London and Plymouth, and issued their debut home-recorded cassette in 1988.

They were picked up by Greensleeves Records, who acted as a parent company to the duo’s A&O label, and also worked with Jah Shaka, for whom they supplied rhythm tracks. Although they are strongly influenced by artists such as Lee “Scratch” Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, they have developed a sound that has been described as “uniquely British”. In a review of their Mystical Things album, Rick Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote: “This prolific London-based duo is responsible for some of the most convincing old-school reggae to come from the first world.”

2) A Los Angeles, USA hardcore punk band, formed in 2007. Influenced by the likes of Cro-Mags, Crowbar, All Out War, Stigmata, Integrity, Leeway & Metallica. In 2008 they released a début EP, “The Devil’s Bed” (6131). In that time, they had toured the US three times & shorter tours, with the likes of Madball, Terror, Internal Affairs, Trash Talk & H2O. They have appeared at This is Hardcore Fest (Philadelphia), Great American Hardcore Fest (Boston), made multiple appearances at United Blood (Richmond, VA) and Sound & Fury (CA).

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  • CleanLungs

    "No Rest, No Peace" is fucking heavy !

    17 Jul 7:14pm Reply
  • nigeyb

    THE HALF THAT'S NEVER BEEN TOLD by ALPHA AND OMEGA....It's not a re-issue, it's not a re-press, it's not a compilation: it is 'The Half That's Never Been Told', an unreleased Alpha And Omega LP produced between 1989 and 1995, released early in 2014 on Steppas Records. Irie.

    13 Apr 9:19pm Reply
  • benberzerc

    actually nobody gives a shit about those judging opinions! let the people listen, what they wanna listen to, cheers

    25 Nov 2013 Reply
  • smkaram

    Alpha & Omega is one of the most influential bands in dub, reggae and electronic music since the 80's. I'm sorry for hardcore people for being such close minded, but the original Alpha & Omega deserve much more attention that a band formed in 2007...[4]

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • xKornflakesx

    dubcore

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at metal4.de. "No Rest No Peace" gets 7 out of 10! http://www.metal4.de/review/alpha-omega-no-rest-no-peace

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • filhouse

    Alpha & Omega is one of the most influential bands in dub, reggae and electronic music since the 80's. I'm sorry for hardcore people for being such close minded, but the original Alpha & Omega deserve much more attention that a band formed in 2007...[3]

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • cesar_recall

    Alpha & Omega is a hardcore band from LA, and that's it.

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Senpaga

    HARDCORE.

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • MuhNamesTyler

    New album is fuckin sweet. And I know I hear KAREBEAR on a few tracks so major plus

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • THEHOLYGHOST_

    Burning Rope.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • ambiantotaku

    Alpha & Omega is one of the most influential bands in dub, reggae and electronic music since the 80's. I'm sorry for hardcore people for being such close minded, but the original Alpha & Omega deserve much more attention that a band formed in 2007...[2]

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • abstrapop

    Alpha & Omega is one of the most influential bands in dub, reggae and electronic music since the 80's. I'm sorry for hardcore people for being such close minded, but the original Alpha & Omega deserve much more attention that a band formed in 2007...

    28 Jun 2013 Reply
  • eduabc

    Fuck Off Douchebags, Alpha & Omega is a hardcore band!!!!

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TruliAndedZombi

    dub <3

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • Exile92

    When the dub band gets more plays than the hardcore one, it'll take over the page. Until then, shut it, hippies. Listen to your favorite tunes and upload pictures, but also, be tolerant. It's not that big of a deal anyway.

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • kexa

    dub и только dub!

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
  • husarzX

    Hardcore chill

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • smwsson

    dubby conquerors ftw!

    2 Dec 2012 Reply
  • aec_alan

    long live alpha & omega, real dub music [2]

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
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