Thursday, 31 August 2017


"at what price is freedom?"
Year:  2017
Country:  UK
City:  Bradford
Label:  Boss Tuneage
Format:  LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  20 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore

Anti-System are a anarcho-punk band active in the 80s. They are regarded as an influential band in the crust punk genre. Original line up consisted of Phil, George, Dom and Dave damned on vocals, following their first gig at the Palm Cove in Bradford, dave Damned was replaced by Nogsy. Formed in Bradford in 1981, with a line-up of Phil(Drums), George(Bass), Nogsy (Vocals) and Dom Watts (Guitar) the band recorded a demo whose tracks found their way onto a Pax Records compilation. Their debut release was the five-track 'Defence of the Realm' EP which was followed (on Reconciliation Records after the closure of Pax Records) with the 'No Laughing Matter' album and the 12" 'A Look at Life' EP. Like some other anarcho-punk bands of the time the band were promoters of animal rights causes, their debut EP being a benefit for animal welfare groups and prior to the recording of the A Look at Life EP there was a necessity for a new line-up as two of the original members had been imprisoned for various animal rights actions. Mark Keane and Michael Teale were imprisoned in 1986, shortly after recording "a look at life" in 1986. The band come back in 2014 and recorded new stuff in 2017 through also british label "Boss Tuneage Records", an album full of agressivity, speed, noise and political lyrics. The issue had two different cover, back and artwork, which you can see here below. ANTI-SYSTEM are young again no doubt!
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