"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 1978
From: Bristol, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Amebix News

Below is our complete Amebix news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Amebix's "Monolith" Being Re-Released

"Monolith" by Amebix is one of those records that many have heard “of” but have never actually “heard.” Now thirty years old, it’s a record that still remains largely unmasked. Dissonance Productions looks to change that with the North American re-introduction to one of crust punk’s most prolific albums on June 30th.

Scene Point Blank calls it “essential” and The Obelisk refers to it as “legendary and massively influential.” Originally released in 1987, the second album from Amebix is an urgent and ugly album that drew both immediate praise and scorn.

It ultimately would be the last recording by the band for more than 20 years; founder Rob Baron Miller with brother Chris Stig Miller, and Spider splitting up shortly after the album’s release. More...

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Sourvein Reveals New Album, Guest Musicians

For over two decades, Sourvein front-man T-Roy has managed to keep the roving pirate ship that is his band afloat through sheer will alone.

Pushing through poverty, the deaths of friends and family, bouts of severe depression, periods of alcohol abuse, and an absence of the stability provided by a consistent record label, T-Roy has over the course of two decades managed to build the band into a force in the metal, doom, sludge, and crust underground.

Over twenty long dues-paying years later, Sourvein has at long last found a proper home for the doom-laden Southern noise with Metal Blade Records. The band's upcoming full-length and Metal Blade debut, "Aquatic Occult," will reveal itself to the masses on April 8th.

Pre-orders for the album begin today at this location. Below you can stream track three from "Aquatic Occult," titled "Ocypuss". The track features guest vocals from long-time supporter and Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe, as well as a guest performance by Mike Dean (bass) and Reed Mullin (drums) of Corrosion of Conformity.

Aside from Blythe, Dean and Mullin, the album features additional guest performances from musicians Stig Miller (Amebix), Keith Kirkum (ex-Weedeater), Dean Berry (Iron Monkey), Dave Capps (All Tore Up), Chris Holcombe and Joel Martin (Subrig Destroyer), and Kevin Rochelle (Sea of Tyrants). Reed Mullin performs drums on all but four album tracks. The album's track listing is:

1. Tempest (Of Desire) (feat. Stig Miller)
2. Avian Dawn
3. Ocypuss (feat. Randy Blythe, Mike Dean)
4. Aquanaut (feat. Dean Berry)
5. Hymn to Poseidon
6. Mermaids
7. Urchins
8. In the Wind
9. Cape Fearian
10. Capsized (feat. Dave Capps)
11. High Tide
12. Bermuda Sundown (feat. Keith Kirkum)
13. Coral Bones
14. Oceanic Procession (feat. Stig Miller, Randy Blythe on organ) More...

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All Out War Streaming Amebix Cover

With the release of All Out War's "Dying Gods" EP approaching on June 23rd through Organized Crime Records, today the New York metal/hardcore kings' enraged cover of "Arise" by the iconic Amebix comes online. Listen in below.

"Dying Gods" was engineered and produced by Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Hatebreed, Turmoil) at West West Side Studios and mastered by Alan Douches from West Side. You can also see All Out War live on these upcoming dates:

6/20/2015 The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY *release show w/ Black Anvil, Subzero, Living Laser
6/28/2015 Bowery Electric - New York, NY *release show w/ Subzero
7/26/2015 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore
8/07/2015 JZ St. Peter - Duisburg, DE
8/08/2015 Still Cold Fest - Hannover, DE
8/09/2015 Cassiopeia - Berlin, DE
8/10/2015 Underworld - London, UK
8/11/2015 Werk 21 - Zurich, CH
8/12/2015 Molotov - Marseille, FR
8/13/2015 La Mechanique Ondulatoire - Paris, FR
8/14-16/2015 Motocultor Fest - Bretagne, FR
8/14-16/2015 Ieperfest - Ieper, BE
9/04-09/2015 Hearfest - Gatineau, QC More...

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Amebix Cover Album Released

CVLT Nation is very proud to present the site's seventh covers compilation in the CVLT Nation Sessions series with Amebix's "Arise."

This reinterpretation of a genre-defining classic features Plagues, Abstracter, Druglust, Coltsblood, American, Agrimonia, Okus and Larvae. You can stream the covers version below, or download the tracks over here. Be sure to also catch our look back at Amebix's history in the Sunday Old School column.

1. Plagues - The Moor
2. Plagues - Axeman
3. Abstracter - Fear of God
4. Drug Lust - Largactyl
5. Coltsblood - Drink and Be Merry
6. American - Spoils of Victory
7. Agrimonia - Arise!
8. Okus - Slave
9. Larvae - The Darkest Hour More...

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Sunday Old School: Amebix

Heavy metal and punk rock has had a longstanding love/hate relationship. Though some fans of one genre have viewed the other with a sense of distaste or disdain, others have given the opposing scene respect. A number of bands were well known for appealing to both sets of fans, with Motorhead being one of the earliest examples and Discharge were a punk band that heavily influenced thrash metal, but another group to bring punk to metal fans was Devon’s very own, Amebix. The group formed in the South West of England under the moniker, The Band With No Name in 1978 by Rob Miller and his brother, Chris, also known as "The Baron" and "Stig" respectively, along with And Hoare and Clive Barnes. They performed regularly in their local area and increased their profile considerably when Rob gave their four track demo tape to underground heroes, Crass, who included the song, "Universally Challenged" on their first compilation LP, "Bullshit Detector."

Shortly afterwards, both Clive and Andy left the group and a new drummer named Martin was brought in. Soon after his recruitment, the band decided to change their name to Amebix, referring to the amoeba. The band was first moved to Dartmoor, then London where Martin suffered a mental breakdown, inspiring the song, "Largactyl," following which Amebix relocated to Bristol, where they lived in squats, during which time they shocked a few people by recruiting a synth player. With something of a stable lineup in place, the band got to work on material and recorded the EP, "Who’s the Enemy?" and the single, "Winter," which reached as high as eighteen on the British Indie Chart. More...

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Amebix Posts "Knights Of The Black Sun" Clip

Amebix has posted an animated video online for the new single "Knights of the Black Sun," which was created by Andy (Leffer) Lefton and directed by Fin McAteer. The clip can be viewed below. Amebix will also be releasing a new album titled "Sonic Mass" later this year. A studio video for "Sonic Mass" is available here.

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Amebix Posts Single Teaser Trailer

Amebix will be releasing a new album titled "Sonic Mass" later this year, which will be the first full-length from the act since 1987. The band has also announced that a single will be released on June 3rd, 2011. A teaser for the single can now be viewed below.

Amebix single trailer

AMEBIX Official site | Myspace Music Videos

The recently uploaded studio video report for "Sonic Mass" is also available at this location.

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Amebix Posts "Sonic Mass" Studio Report

Amebix has announced that the band's new album will be titled "Sonic Mass," and the release will be the first full-length from the act since 1987. The band has now checked in with a video report from the studio, which can be viewed below.

Sonic Mass studio report

AMEBIX Official site | Myspace Music Videos

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Amebix Reveals New Album Details

Bristol based crust punk/extreme metal veterans Amebix has announced that the name of their brand new studio album, their first since 1987, will be, "Sonic Mass." The record will be released on September 20th through Alternative Tentacles Records. Stay tuned for further information.

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Sigh Vocalist Appears In Heavy Metal Cookbook

Dr. Mikannibal of Japanese metallers Sigh is sharing her Habanero Gyudon recipe with the world in the new cookbook "Hellbent For Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook." The book, which was put together by Annick "Morbid Chef" Giroux, is now available from Bazillion Points Books. "Hellbent For Cooking" features 101 entries from 32 countries and includes entries from bands such as Thin Lizzy, Anthrax, Destruction, Possessed, Obituary, Accept, Doro, Gwar, Toxic Holocaust, EyeHateGod, Saint Vitus, Amebix, Melechesh, Cauldron, Uriah Heep, and more. About 30% of the entries are vegetarian. More info on the cookbook can be found at this location.

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Hellfest

Plenty more bands have been confirmed for this years edition of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest. Among the new names confirmed are Deicide, Gojira, Pentagram, Amebix and Soilent Green. A press release from the festivals organizers reads as follows:

"Hello everyone!

As promised, here is the list to be added to that of December 2008!

Nobody will be surprised to see names to satisfy all those who are fans of Hellfest and it will be Christmas all over again!

"Who can already boast having seen the fathers of American Doom PENTAGRAM, the American Black Sabbath founded by Bobby Liebling who, unfortunately, didn't have as much fame but, nevertheless remains THE reference for all fans of these slow and wicked musics! The first and only date in Europe will be at Hellfest! the real godfather of US Doom!

"Not to forget without whom such artists as Neurosis, Napalm Death, Sepultura and many others, would never have found their different sounds! The inventor of Crust, AMEBIX is back in Europe for one date only, connaisseurs will be happy and all others will listen attentively as extreme music wouldn't be the same without them! More...

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Amebix To Reissue Classic Thrash Album

Crust/thrash legends AMEBIX have announced they will reissue their classic 1987 album "Monolith" through Moshpit Tragedy Records as part of the label's sliding scale download series. The nine-song album will soon be available from www.moshpit-tragedy.com complete with a print-ready sleeve for as much or as little as each visitor chooses and will even being offered for free to those without a paypal account.

Rob "The Baron" Milller (AMEBIX vocalist/bassist) writes on his myspace page: "Just a note to let people know that Monolith will be available as a sliding scale download very soon through Moshpit Tragedy. This seems like a good way to re-release material, giving the user the choice of what or how much they want to pay, so kind of a trust thing really, lets see how that goes." More...

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