Amebix, formed in 1978, was a band that many consider to have started the sub genre Crust punk. For part of their career the band shared a squat in Bristol. 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.AMEBIX GENRES
Their music blended hardcore and heavy metal into a form of early thrash metal. They were the forerunners of crust punk and a thrash metal pioneer. Such notable talents as Sepultura, Neurosis, Napalm Death, and Deviated Instinct have paid homage to these masters.
The band split after release/distribution difficulties associated with the Monolith LP.
Members went on to perform in Zygote, not the Zygote this link goes to. Singer, the Baron, now lives on the Gaelic speaking Isle of Skye and makes ceremonial swords.
(It should also be noted that they were originally called: "The Band With No Name" which had a track called "University Challenged" which appeared on the first Crass Records "Bullshit Detector" Compilation LP.)
Crust Punk, Speed Metal
AMEBIX LYRICAL THEMES
Society, Politics, Doomsday, Apocalypse
United Kingdom (Bristol), formed in 1978
AMEBIX CURRENT RECORD LABEL
AMEBIX CURRENT LINE-UP
The Baron Rockin Von Aphid (Rob Miller) - Vocals, Bass
Stig Maximus "Stig Da Pig" (Chris Miller) - Guitars (Zygote (UK), Karnyx)
Spider - Drums (Zygote (UK), Muckspreader)
A. Droid - Synth, Keyboards
AMEBIX PREVIOUS LINE-UP
George (Zygote (UK), Smartpils)
Andy Billy Jug