ANTI/DOGMATIKSS-Una cruda confession (Tralla trep085) 2000
Another important but totally overlooked band from Barcelona, Spain.
Anti/Dogmatikss were from the politically charged , second wave of Spanish bands. Influenced by the radical politics of CRASS, and to lesser extent DISCHARGE, they mixed those ideas with their own brand of blazing thrash. As the international hardcore scene grew larger and better organized, these guys became the embassadors for Spain. They created a network of support, for not only local bands but the larger foreign touring bands (MDC, BGK, NEGAZIONE etc.), that had only been in it’s infancy in prior years. They broke out of Spains musical anonymity of the past, by aggressively persuing worldwide contacts (bands, fanzines, radio shows etc.), trading tapes and sending out their music to anyone interested.
“They started in1983 when their previous band EPIDEMIA broke up. After a few line up changes (always changing the vocalist and drummer) former members Ferran (guitar) and Sisa(bass) with Poly (vocals, also played bass in L’odi scoial) and Manel (drums, also in Shit S.A.) recorded their first demo. They mostly played local shows, but also made a Spanish mini-tour of four dates with B.G.K. People in Anti/Dogmatikss were also involved in other activities such as zines, radio, labels, booking shows and spreading their political ideas. Poly and Manel left the band in 1986 and Ripoli (vocals) and Legal (drums) joined. in 1987 the played and recorded their second demo in Toulouse, France with the help of Pascal (Panx records). They continued playing shows in different places around Spain. Later, Ricard (Sisas brother) was the last vocalist until the bands end in 1991.” Victor, MRR #211 Decenber 2000
Sadly, Anti/Dogmatikss never released any vinyl while being an active band. They did, however release 2 demos/cassettes in their exsistence. the first was the “Rompan Filas” tape in 1984 and the “Nooooo” tape of 1987 as mentioned above. In 1998-99, Martin from Lengua Armada records and the folks at Tralla records decided that Anti/Dogmatikss were far too important a band to be overlooked and re-released all their material. Lengua Armada released a 7″ with tracks from both demos and Tralla released an LP with a bonus 7″ (posted here) and later a CD combining both.
Cassette cover from “Rompas filas” demo 1984
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