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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.

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  • Daftmarzo

    I don't know, but for me this band doesn't really have a crusty sound to them.

    Yesterday 11:21pm Reply
  • sickheadache

    http://diyconspiracy.net/amebix-interview-1988/

    18 Apr 6:54am Reply
  • Liberations

    Arise!

    24 Mar 2:27pm Reply
  • schizoid_man77

    Late to the argument, but I just recently found this group. Picked up monolith and Sonic mass on the same day. I really dig them both, but I can see why old school fans would not like the new one. It's simply not punk at all. Still there's some killer riffs on it.

    23 Mar 2:39am Reply
  • Deathrash111

    BEFORE THE DAWN//BEYOND THE SUN

    16 Mar 5:20pm Reply
  • Moszkito13

    No one ever wanted you to die

    16 Feb 6:32pm Reply
  • LePask

    No words. Just respect.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Punks_is_Hoi

    Правильно понял. А жаль, крутейшие. :3

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • AlexandrPanglos

    как я понял они уже распались снова

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • SunSoulOne

    Been a fan only since 2009, I have most of there musik. Sonic Mass released 2011. Still in top 3 in 20fuckall. imo. /,,/ keep it coming UK musik. You guys are rule'in the musik realm.

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Punk4L1fe

    The Exploited on steroids... pretty much

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    Yup. Too unique to rightfully still be lumped into "crust"

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • duzguneser

    There is a style of their own.

    5 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Atrox43

    Vocalist sounds like Cronos from Venom

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • KidChino_92

    O.G. MACS

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Scareord

    Какой-то уж прям авангардный краст.

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Eleatrium

    i like all their albums...

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • KK-Warslut

    fuck that new album sucks so much ass it's so fucking terrible... worse than the worst i expected

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AlexandrPanglos

    ...мы глотаем димедрол. гопы пляшут рок-н-ролл (с) сабж Приветствую! Рекомендую S.R.D. - оригинальная банда из Беларуси сочинявшая в 90-е годы прекрасную музыку на стыке панка, хард-кора, рок-н-ролла и психобили. Скачать: http://dfiles.ru/files/c06s7qj8p Видео раритет: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcQeGh_ynpU

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • d3vil0ck

    i have not heard sonic mass yet.. but i was quite surprised with redux. thought i would hate it as i do with any re-recording by old bands.. but i really thought they captured the shit well. gona check out the new one now..

    26 May 2013 Reply
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