Amebix were a British crust punk band that formed in 1978. Many consider them to have started the subgenre crust punk, by mixing heavy metal with anarcho-punk. They established crust as being separate from thrash metal by mixing post-punk music with metal riffs and atmospheres, as opposed to thrash bands' mixing of metal music with punk rawness and speed. They were originally called The Band With No Name, and shared a squat in Bristol for part of their career. Read more on Last.fm
Neil Worthington -AKA Virus,rest in peace my friend,thank you for all that you have given in this life.
An update on Neil....
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Neil suddenly passed away in the early hours of this morning, we believe due to a pulmonary embolism.
This has come as a huge shock as we were only just told he would be coming home next Thursday as he was continuing to make great progress.
Words cannot express how devastated the family are, we cannot believe after everything he has been through these past few weeks, fighting so hard and not giving up, after all of the hurdles he overcame and being so close to coming home, he has now gone.
I didn’t get chance to tell you all that he was read all of your messages and it really cheered him up so thank you all for those – I hope that brings you some comfort knowing he heard from you all.
Neil was the strongest most determined person I know. He was a free spirit and had a real passion for life and all aspects of it. He embraced everything with his heart, he gave much to many people and left a little bit of his soul wherever he went.
Rest in peace Neil, you will be sorely missed. Life will never be the same without you. All our love, now and forever x X x
Thank you to all of you for your ongoing support throughout this difficult time. Lots of love x X x
Aug 29, 2015
Neil Worthington is an old friend of mine from back in the Bristol squatting days,he was also known as Virus,both drummer for Disorder and Amebix NGNM,we played,lived fought and partied together over a number of years.He is in trouble right now,over in Cuba with poor local medical conditions and a brain tumour to deal with.the family can do with some help right now,so if its a fiver or more,if you have enjoyed some of the music this man has been involved in making,then dig in and help as you are able.thank you.
Jul 23, 2015
oooh,look what they have been doing at Nightgaunt Graphics! God of the Grain.