No need to say much about this amazing band. I still remember the shock when i first heared their music back in the '80's. Yes, i'm that old! It was like Killing Joke meet Black Sabbath and Crass! They were true punks living in squats full of empty beer cans, rats and mohicans. You can take a slight idea of these years in this video. Amebix were one of the first bands to put heavy metal into punk and darkwave and they made a music that was so ...morbid, so dark and aggresive at the same time!
They were great influence for the crust punk scene and a beloved and legendary name for the greek punk scene of the late '80's and also a major influence for greek crust bands.
Amebix's original run was from 1978 to 1987, during which time they released three EPs and two full-length LPs.
Amebix took inspiration from Motorhead (and to a lesser extent Lemmy-era Hawkwind), Black Sabbath, and combined with an ethos and worldview akin to Crass. They were also influenced by various postpunk and gothic bands, including Public Image Ltd., Bauhaus, Joy Division, and especially Killing Joke.
The group has reunited as of 2008.
Knights of the Black Sun E.P. was released on June 3, 2011 which also featured the band's first ever music video.Sonic Mass, the band's third album and first full-length in 24 years, was released on September 23, 2011 through the band's own label (Amebix Records).
Band's legend were getting bigger by the time simply because nobody was playing that way! A documentary called "Risen" came out and you can download it here
This E.P. was the first official Amebix release after 24 years! Enjoy it: