Grind / Thrash
c. 1985 - c. 1990
- Jeremy (Jez) Upcroft (guitar + vocals)
- Patrick McKernan (bass)
- John Brenchley (drums)
Atavistic formed from the remnants of two earlier Punk bands Mental Blockage and Cries Of Agony , and are perhaps the most well-known band to emerge from the Kent Hardcore Punk scene of the 80s. The chaotic hybrid of Crust/Grind which featured on their first two 7" EPs evolved into a slightly groovier Motorhead/Blues-tinged Thrash on their only LP, complete with the addition of distorted harmonica solos.
John was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 1999.
Patrick McKernan went to to become a solo folk/blues performer.
- The Void - Patrick
- Retort Point 9 - Patrick
- Mental Blockage - Jez, John
- Cries Of Agony - Patrick
- Death Rattle - Jez
- Convulsions - Jez
- Stomach Pump - Jez
- Patrick McKernan (solo) - Patrick
- 1986 'From Within' demo
- 1987 'Equilibrium' 7"
- 1987 'Life During Wartime' 7"
- 1990 'Vanishing Point' LP
- 27/07/85 - Dover, 365 Club (supp. Anti-System + Fightback + Liberty + Epidemic )
- 25/01/86 - Dover, 365 Club (supp. Arch Criminals + Fightback + Swift )
- 20/03/86 - Ashford, Wig + Gavel (supp. Swift + Eye)
- 19/07/86 - Dover, 365 Club (supp. other acts incl. Fightback + Epidemic + F.A.S.T. + Phuc-Tup )
- 08/11/86 - Hounslow, Lord Palmerstone's (supp. Ripcord + Deviated Instinct + Active Conspiracy)
- 10/01/87 - Dover, 365 Club
- 21/02/87 - Dover, 365 Club (supp. Deviated Instinct + Rest In Pain + Gut Rot)
- ??/??/87 - Canterbury University (+ Obliteration )
- 25/06/88 - Aalst, Netwerk (supp. R.K.D. + Chronic Disease , w/ Squandered Message)
- 19/11/88 - Bradford, 1in12 Club (+ Perjury + Sore Throat)
- 10/02/90 - Bradford, 1in12 Club (+ Razorback + Bio - Hazard + Decadence Within + Honesty)