"Amebix", formed in England in 1978, were a band that many consider to have started the sub genre crust punk. Their music, heavily influenced by Motörhead (and to a lesser extent Lemmy-era Hawkwind), Black Sabbath, and early Killing Joke, combined with an ethos and worldview akin to Crass, represented their non-traditional lifestyles.
Their music blended hardcore punk and heavy metal into a form of early thrash metal. They were the forerunners of crust punk and a thrash metal pioneer. Such notable bands as Sepultura, Neurosis, Napalm Death, and Deviated Instinct have paid homage to the band.
It should also be noted that they were originally "The Band with No Name," which had a track entitled "University Challenged" which appeared on the first Crass Records "Bullshit Detector" Compilation LP.
Amebix was initially formed by Rob Miller (a.k.a. 'The Baron') along with his brother Stig, Andy billy Jug and Clive while in school in Devon in 1978. Initially referring to themselves as "''The Band with no Name''" the band played extensively around the local area, during which time they recorded a six-track demo tape. Using his role as part-time columnist in a local pap...
|years active||1978 - 1994|
|music genre||Crust Punk, Anarcho punk|