Formed: Gravesend, Kent, England, UK
Another raging anarcho band helped by Crass and Conflict patronage, Anthrax debuted with 'All The Wars' on Bullshit Detector Two (1982), the Capitalism Is Cannibalism EP appearing later the same year. Ironically, a second single was issued on Small Wonder, the label for which Crass first recorded.
Musically, both EPs are dead ringers for early Conflict, with a singer who sounds (and writes lyrics) just like Colin Jerwood. Not lacking in thrills by any means, but utterly derivative. Because of superior production, Capitalism Is Cannibalism is the better release, although the band apparently preferred the Small Wonder disc.
They reformed many years later and have made new records since.
Oskar - Vocals
Dee - Guitar
Garth - Bass
Pete - Drums
|They've Got It All Wrong (7", 1983)||Capitalism Is Cannibalism
|One Last Drop
Demos / Tapes
|Live At The Moonlight Club (Tape, 1982)||Live At Red Lion Gravesend
|Capitalism Gives Opportunities In Life, Anarchy Gives Life
|Live Roxborough 11-7-83 (Tape, 1983)|
Noises From The Unknown UK Tape 1983 (Obituary Tapes): Got It All Wrong / P.P.B. / Capitalism Is Cannibalism
Anthems Of The Black Icon UK Tape 1983? (Social Disorder): All The Wars / They've Got It All Wrong
"Yes You Guessed It" UK Tape 1983 (Still Dying Tapes): Vivisection / Introduction To War
Break The Silence UK Tape 1983? (label unknown): They've Got It All Wrong / Violence Is Violence / What Will Tomorrow Bring
Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1996 (Anagram): What Will Tomorrow
Anti-War: Anarcho Punk Compilation Vol. 1 UK CD 2005 (Overground): Introduction To War