Rise Up, the first body of work in over thirty-five years by early eighties punk band anti-pasti will be released on Westworld Recordings on Friday 5th August, 2016 to coincide with the quartet’s now bi-annual appearance at the world famous Rebellion Festival.
Never an outfit without a social conscience, the twelve new tracks cover topics including mental illness, addiction, war, and global injustice – all delivered in their own swashbuckling Punk `n` Roll style.
Despite line-up changes along the way the main song-writing core remains and some incendiary tunes can be expected.
Anti-Pasti were part of the legendary (according to the thousands of young punks that were there to witness it) Apocalypse Now tour which circumnavigated the UK in 1981. They went on to tour Europe and became the first band of the `second wave` of punk rock to visit the USA, completing a six week round of dates.
Their anthem No Government was voted #3 in a punk rock top 100 by readers of the punk rock bible Sounds magazine.
Two albums and five singles were released before the band imploded in 1983. After a brief reconciliation of the five original members in 1996, they reformed as a four piece in 2012 as special guests at Rebellion Festival. European and British dates followed, as did the writing of many of the songs that have made it on to the latest album, before the line-up was finalised as:
Kevin Nixon – Drums
Ollie Hoon – Guitars & Vocals
Ben Hanson – Bass & Vocals
Gez Addictive – Vocals
Drummer and spokesman Kevin Nixon commented, `we are thrilled to be invited into the Westworld stable home to such pedigree as Chelsea, the Ruts and Chron Gen. Our new album has the spirit and intensity of the eighties balanced with a more experienced attitude…..without doubt our best to date, and there`s more to come.`