Anti Cimex

Anti Cimex

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Anti Cimex

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Origin = Gothenburg, Sweden
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Years_active = 1981-1993
Label = Distortion records, Really Fast records
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URL = [ Fansite]
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Past_members = Tomas Jonsson
Charlie Claeson
Cliff Lundberg
Joakim "Joker" Pettersson

Anti Cimex were a Swedish hardcore punk band, based in Skövde, Göteborg, Linköping, and Malmo, at different times, that formed in 1981.Peter Jandreus, "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Punk 1977-1987", Stockholm: Premium Publishing, 2008, p. 20-21.] They were one of the first bands to define Scandinavian D-beat. The second 7" they released, "Raped Ass", is considered to be a genre defining Scandinavian D-beat record. Scene historian Peter Jandreus describes the group as the most famous Swedish punk band of the 1977-87 era.

Their name is taken from the Swedish pest control company with the same name, the name of this company, in turn, comes from the Latin name of a particular type of bedbug; "Cimex".

The band

Formed in 1981, the original line-up was: Jonsson - Bass, Nillen - Vocals, Charlie - Drums, Jocke - Guitar. After rehearsing for a while, they released their first 7" EP "Anarkist Attack". In 1982 they kicked out Nillen. Jonsson took over the vocals part, and Conrad took over the bass playing. The next 7" EP, called "Raped Ass", was released in 1983. In 1984 they released another 7" EP, "Victims Of A Bomb Raid". In 1986 they released a mini-Lp (12") called "Criminal Trap". (This 12" is also included as a bonus on the "Absolut Country of Sweden" CD). At this time Jocke had got tired of the band and they asked Cliff if he wanted to join the band but he said no, and the rest of the band members got tired of the problems and it resulted in the band splitting up.

In 1990 they decided to start the band again after Cliff had agreed to join, and they say that its thanks to him that they regrouped. They released the comeback album "Absolut Country Of Sweden" the same year, . In 1993 they released a raw live album "Made In Sweden". The show was also shot on video but never released. They later released a new live 7" single "Fucked In Finland" and later on they released the album "Scandinavian Jawbreaker". After the release of this album the band split up and the members started in other bands such as Driller Killer (Cliff), and Wolfbrigade (Jonsson).

In 2005 Dead City records released the "A Tribute To Anti-Cimex" LP, featuring a line up of D-beat and Crust bands from all over the world that were influenced by Anti-Cimex. Notable bands include Disclose (Japan), Wolfbrigade (Sweden), Ratos de Porão (Brazil), Doom (UK), and many more.

Band members

*Tomas "Freke" Jonsson - vocals (82-93)
*Cliff Lundberg - guitar (90-93)
*Lefty - bass (91-93) (R.I.P.)
*Charlie Claeson - drums, bass
*Patrik Granath - drums (85)
*Bonni "Bonta" Pontén - Guitar & Vocals (81)
*Sixten Andersson - bass (84-85)
*Jean-Louis Huhta - percussion (84-87)
*Joakim "Joker" Pettersson - guitar (81-86)
*"Cutting" - bass (82-83)(R.I.P.)
*Nils "Nillen" Andersson - vocals (81-82)


tudio albums

*"Absolut Country of Sweden" (1990)
*"Scandinavian Jawbreaker" (1993)


*"Anarkist Attack" (1982, recorded December 1981)
*"Raped Ass" (1983)
*"Victims of a bomb Raid" (1984)
*"Fucked In Finland" (1993)


*"Criminal Trap" (1986)

Compilation and bootleg albums

*"Made In Sweden" (Live, 1993)
*"Fucked in Finland" (Live, 1993)
*"Country of Sweden" (2000)

Other compilations

*REALLY FAST vol. 1 LP (Really Fast, 1983)
*VÄGRA FÖR HELVETE LP (Rosa Honung, 1983)
*BIRKAGARDEN LP (Rosa Honung, 1985)
*EAT MY BRAIN, GO INSANE LP (Revoltation, 1995)
*VARNING FÖR PUNK 3 CD (Distortion, 1997)

External links

* [ Fansite]
* [ Online archive of ephemera related to Anti-Cimex and Skitlslickers]


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