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Diatribe is the name of more than one artist
1) coldwave group
2) hardcore punk band

Also see Diatribes.

1) Diatribe was a group from San Jose, California which was active in the 1990’s and signed to Re-Constriction. They had a sound similar to 16 Volt and Chemlab, integrating synthesizers and vocal samples with more traditional rock instruments. Their song “Therapy” was used in the film Strange Days but does not appear on the official soundtrack album. . They put out 2 EPS (Therapy and Nothing), a single (Ultracide), and a self-titled LP.

2) Diatribe is a San Diego California band formed in late ‘84,one of the first political bands in the states, their style is similar to that of Discharge, Crucifix, Broken Bones, Iconoclast, English Dogs…etc they recorded The Aftermath EP (tape) in ‘85 which was also bootlegged in ‘92 on Revoltation records as a 7”EP and has since then been released in ‘07 by Get Revenge Records as a 7’’ EP.The band is working on new material and has shows set up for 2010.

This San Diego band became one of the first political punk bands in the U.S.A. They quickly started creating mayhem around town.They played they’re first show opening for D.O.A. and Abrasive Wheels. The band soon found themselves playing shows and sharing the stage with great bands like Conflict,Subhumans,Iconoclast,SNFU,Broken Bones,Battalion of Saints. The six song Demo tape “AfterMath”was recorded DIY for only 25 bucks.The Demo got rave reviews and the band soon had a strong following.A tour of the states was soon to follow.


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  • punkmar77

    This going back and forth between the bands and their respective fans is really ridiculous, they unfortunately picked our name to use and we don't mind one bit, did you all know there are literally hundreds of bands named Diatribe around the world? We adhere to anarchist beliefs and as such we believe copyright and trademark are bullshit. That being said, we are an active band that has been around for nearly 30 years now and in a timeline that should be acknowledged, we still put out new music and we still play shows. Nothing but respect for our fellow musicians in the coldwave Diatribe...this last. fm account needs to be sorted out so there isn't as much confusion and their biography doesn't come up every time someone searches our music and vice for mr. teddy_grrram that was a famous quote from Maximum RockNRoll which we never really agreed with we are recognized as the first American Anarcho D-Beat band around the world...cheers to all

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • teddy_grrram

    "formed in late ‘84,one of the first political bands in the states" ... formed in late '84.... one of the first political bands in the states???!... is anyone else's bullshit detector going fucking bananas?!!!

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • chuche7787

    The hardcore band is really great, but I really want to check out the post-punk Diatribe...

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Rawterror

    diatribe is back!!

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    Now that I also have all singles / EPs of them (the industrial rock one), I can say it was worth ordering them. But I wish the song "Meathook" would be longer, not just 1:27 minutes. But problem solved, I just play this song like 3 times in a row. And also damn lucky, I found the songs "Needle Park" and "Cockeyed Motherfucker" uploaded on youtube.

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • RedArmada

    I understand why you say this, and indeed, in the context of punk the discourse could definitely be called juvenile, but perhaps you should explore the tenets of anarchism and libertarian socialism before you dismiss them as juvenile.

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • genx-ed

    Shiny pants > juvenile ideology.

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Anarchotard

    The REAL Diatribe is the San Diego anarcho/D-Beat punk band that's existed since the early 80's. "imitations"...pfft. The "cold wave" band can take their lame shiny pants and walk into traffic.

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • genx-ed

    The real Diatribe is the coldwave band that appeared on Re-Constriction Records. These other bands are poor imitations.

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • xCARLOSx146120

    Anarcho Peace Punk, Never Forget!!

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • RedArmada

    US anarcho-punk is high-grade raw assault.

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Zanting

    Not bad!

    3 Feb 2011 Reply
  • TaggingMachine

    Untagged from "" at 2030 listeners. It will take a while for the change to show.

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
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    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • JJheadcharge

    I wish they would make separate pages for the different bands. It's so lame to open the radio thinking its for the band you want and you get songs for the other one.

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    I see, that one picture isn't official anymore. well thanks for that! I think i'm totally falling in love with a few songs from their self-titled album (I mean the Industrial Diatribe), these are "Land's End", "Sick The Dogs" and "Four Fifty One". druggy and addicting as US-Coldwave has to be (with a few exceptions).

    19 Mar 2010 Reply
  • vinniefono

    DIATRIBE from San Diego formed in 1984. The first political band out of the U.S.A.

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • kukatz

    and real blast from the past -

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
  • deadrivet

    The band was Kikiwest.

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • deadrivet

    I seem to recall seeing somewhere that he was doing a Trip Hop band now.

    22 Feb 2009 Reply
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