viernes, junio 24, 2011

La historia de Amebix

Risen: A History of Amebix

"Labelled punk because no one could think of a better term, Bristols Amebix were genuinely unique. With a fluctuating line-up centered on frontman Rob Miller and guitarist Stig, they made disturbing, aggressive music, designed apocalyptic artwork and presented an intellectual front made up of equal parts philosophy and rebellion. Their history, explored in microscopic detail on this first ever DVD, was chaotic: after two albums, the first released by Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label, the band fell apart, leaving a legacy which the passing years haven't made any easier to explain.

Thanks to Risen, Amebix's tale is now available for public incredulity. Miller, Stig, Biafra and dozens of others explain the depressing facts behind the bands formation in the 70s, their rise to cult status, their collapse and most importantly the complex, strange brew of occult thought and street-level protest which they evolved. Sombre and disturbing at times, this was a band understood by few and rejected by many. Punk followers of a certain age will be cheered by the revelations that Miller is now a world renowned sword-smith in Skye and that the band are about to reform and tour, aided by ex- Soulfly drummer Roy Mayorga. Stranger things have happened, but not many."


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