Basilisk Promotions presents... DISCHARGE / NEGATIVE FRAME / GURT / THE BLISSETTS!
Basilisk Promotions are delighted to bring you punk legends Discharge to Club 85! Support from The Blissetts and more TBA
Discharge is a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terry "Tezz" Roberts and Roy "Rainy" Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk. While the band had substantial lineup changes over its history, the core members over the early 1980s, when the band produced its key recordings, were Kelvin "Cal" Morris (vocals), Tony "Bones" Roberts (guitar), Roy Wainwright (bass), and Terry Roberts (drums).
The band's music is characterized by a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and rawly shouted vocals, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. The band's first album in 1982, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, went to number two on the UK Indie charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart. In the early 1980s, the group had a number of singles and EPs place in the top 10 of the UK indie charts, including the 1981 EP Why(#1) and the 1982 single State Violence State Control.
After 1982, the addition of guitarist Peter "Pooch" Purtill brought significant thrash metal crossover elements to the band. In the 1990s, the band released several metal-influenced albums, which alienated some of the original fan base. In the early 2000s, the original line up was reunited and they released a self-titled album using the 1980s musical style. Discharge's music influenced hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres. The most well-known thrash metal bands covering Discharge songs include Metallica, Anthrax, and Sepultura.
Negative Frame - A group of teenage rockers growing a reputation in London and the U.K for their crushing riffs and energetic live shows. They released their first single, titled ‘KING’, in June and are currently in the studio working on their next release.
Influenced by many different styles within heavy music, Negative Frame combines hardcore, thrash metal and metalcore to create their own dark sound of chaos and disorder. Negative Frame’s sound is influenced by bands such as Disembodied, Code Orange, Type O Negative and Lamb of God.
Since their creation in January 2010, Sludgy Noise Boys GURT have released 2 LPs, 5 EPs, 3 splits (With Dopefight, LIMB & Trippy Wicked) 2 Christmas Singles and a number of sludgy covers.
Relentless touring across the UK and Europe has seen GURT perform with some truly great bands. Highlights include a 23 day European tour with Canadian sludge legends Dopethrone, a 7 day Euro tour with our bros in Diesel King, a 10 day UK tour with our BFFs Bong Cauldron and Pist, supporting Weedeater in Paris, The Sword in Salzburg, Red Fang at the Black Heart and Black Tusk in Paris, as well as performing to packed out audiences at Desertfest 2013 & 2016, opening the 2nd stage at Bloodstock 2014 and triumphantly returning to Bloodstock for another 2nd stage appearance in 2017, playing the main stage of Stonerhead Festival in Salzburg and also laying waste to Hammerfest in North Wales, In Flammen in Germany, FOAD fest in Manchester, Massafest in Holland and Riff Fest in Bolton.
The Blissetts are not for the faint hearted. Led by indomitable front man Paul, Arup and Jake on guitars, Andy on bass and Ajay on drums, The Blissetts sound is a car crash of anarcho-punk, Oi and old skool rock, with a whole host of current events thrown in. The Blissetts pride themselves on hard hitting, rabble rousing lyrics and big anthemic choruses and Paul’s vocal delivery comes through loud and clear to ram the message home. The Blissetts are not Anarchists or Revolutionaries, and have never claimed to be, they’re just five honest, hard working blokes trying to make their way in a world that seems to care less and less each day, and this, is why The Blissetts exist.
Entry £14.50 in advance, more on the door.
Advance tickets are now available from the usual outlets:
- Jolly Brown
- Bar 85
- Davids Music (Letchworth)
- Unikorn (Stevenage)
Online tickets are now available from:
16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door and accompanied for the duration of the show by a responsible adult.
Earplugs are available upon request (50p).
Downstairs bar open until 1am.
Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.
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