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Grind / Thrash

Whitstable, Kent

c. 1985 - c. 1990

Band MembersEdit

  • Jeremy (Jez) Upcroft (guitar + vocals)
  • Patrick McKernan (bass)
  • John Brenchley (drums)


InfoEdit

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.

Related BandsEdit

RecordingsEdit

  • 1986 'From Within' demo
  • 1987 'Equilibrium' 7"
  • 1987 'Life During Wartime' 7"
  • 1990 'Vanishing Point' LP

GigsEdit

  • 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)

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