Formed: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, UK

When I was a nipper growing up in Northampton, I always used to see these Crass-like stenciled messages all over the town centre, marked "Antisect", and I would wonder what it was all about. I was only around twelve at the time and although I was well aware of The Stranglers and The Clash, knew nothing of hardcore or anarcho. When I realised Antisect was a band, I wondered what they sounded like. After many years, I found out: they were humourless Conflict soundalikes who, according to my older friends, refused to do encores as they would rather hand out pamphlets to their audience and tell them to go home and "think about it". Besides, encores were pretentious rock star bullshit. Their one studio LP was produced by Flux's Colin, went into the Top Five of the Indie charts and hovered around for three months. It has not one light-hearted moment on it, although it's pretty powerful.


Their second release, the Out From The Void single, has been cited as an influence by lots of crust bands. They followed this lengthy single with a new album, Behind The Lines, which was never released. They also recorded three demos, two in '82, the third in '84. Peace Is Better Than A Place In History is a live album, superbly recorded.


Classic Lineup (1983-1984):

Pete 'Little Pete' Boyce - vocals
Rich Hill - vocals
Caroline Wallis - vocals
Renusze 'Wink' Rokicki - bass
Polly - drums
Pete 'Lippy' Lyons - guitar, vocals




Singles & Albums / Extraneous Releases / Demos & Tapes / Various Artists

Antisect -  In Darkness There Is No ChoiceIn Darkness There Is No Choice (LP, 1984)

Antisect - Out From The VoidOut From The Void (7", 1985)

Extraneous Releases

Antisect - Live In The Darkness Live In The Darkness (LP, 1991)

Antisect - Hallo There...Live?Hallo There...How's Life? (LP, 1991)

Antisect - Peace Is Better Than A Place In HistoryPeace Is Better Than A Place In History (LP, 1991)

Antisect - Demos/Live - 1982 Demos/Live - 1982 (LP, 2010)

Antisect - Leeds 2.4.86Leeds 2.4.86 (LP, 2010)

Demos & Tapes

Antisect - 1st DemoFirst Demo (Tape, 1982)

Antisect - 2nd Demo2nd Demo (Tape, 1982)

Antisevct - Out From The VoidOut From The Void (Tape, 1984)

Anti-Sect / Exit-StanceNottingham 12.11.83 / Ambulance Station London 9.11.84 (Tape, split with Exit-Stance, 1984)

No image3rd Demo (Tape, 1985)

No imageWelcome... To The New Dark Ages (Tape, 1986)

Antisect - Live At LeedsLive At Leeds (Tape, 1986)

Antisect - Recorded Live At The Mermaid 1986 Recorded Live At "The Mermaid" (Tape, 1986)


Various Artists

Noises From The Unknown UK Tape 1983 (Obituary Tapes): Make Believe Anarchy / Yet They Still Ignore

Symphonies For The Disaffected UK Tape 1985 (Beer Belly Tapes): unknown

Anti-Capitalism: Anarcho Punk Compilation Vol. 4 UK CD 2006 (Overground): Heresy

What, No Meat? ?? Tape ???? (Massakre Therapy Punk Tapes): Tortured & Abused (Live)



Antisect - Official Website


DIYZine - Interview

Fear And Loathing Fanzine - Interview

Interview with Pete Boyce, the original singer of Antisect


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