Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Amebix

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Bristol, United Kingdom (1978 – 1987, 2008 – 2012)

Amebix were a British band that formed in 1978. Many consider them to have started the subgenre crust punk, by mixing with . They established crust as being separate from by mixing post-punk music with metal riffs and atmospheres, as opposed to thrash bands’ mixing of metal music with punk rawness and speed. They were originally called The Band With No Name, and shared a squat in Bristol for part of their career. Their music, heavily influenced by Motörhead (and to a lesser extent Lemmy-era Hawkwind), Black Sabbath, Venom and early Killing Joke, combined with an ethos and worldview akin to Crass, represented their non-traditional lifestyles.

Amebix had an early track called “University Challenged” which appeared on the first Crass Records “Bullshit Detector” Compilation LP.

Their music blended and into a form of early . Such notable talents as Nausea (NY), Extinction of Mankind, Sepultura, Choking Victim, Neurosis, Napalm Death, and Deviated Instinct have paid homage to these masters.

The band split in 1987 after release/distribution difficulties associated with the Monolith LP.

Members went on to perform in ZYGOTE. Bassist/vocalist “the Baron” now lives on the Gaelic speaking Isle of Skye and makes ceremonial swords.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

51,508listeners all time
1,669,255scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners