DISCHARGE

Hardcore Punk / Crossover Thrash / Heavy Metal • United Kingdom
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Discharge are a British hardcore punk band who crossed over into thrash metal territory. Formed in Stoke On Trent, UK, in 1977, they are one of the world's first hardcore punk bands, and are often recognized as one of the main bands responsible for starting crust punk, and serving as sole inspiration for a legion of bands who played a style of hardcore punk called "d-beat" for how they paid tribute to Discharge's distinctive guitar and drum interplay. They later went on to play in the '80s crossover hybrid of hardcore and thrash. Discharge are still active today, fronted by The Varukers vocalist Rat.

Discharge formed with the original line up of Terry 'Tez' Roberts on Vocals, Tony 'Bones' Roberts on Guitar, Roy 'Rainy' Wainwright on guitar, Nigel Bamford on bass and Akko on drums. Shortly after Nigel Bamford left the group and Rainy moved to bass. This line up
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Captain Oi Import 2018
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DISCHARGE Why album cover 3.58 | 2 ratings
Why
Hardcore Punk 1981
DISCHARGE Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing album cover 3.91 | 9 ratings
Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Hardcore Punk 1982
DISCHARGE Grave New World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Grave New World
Heavy Metal 1986
DISCHARGE Massacre Divine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Massacre Divine
Heavy Metal 1991
DISCHARGE Shootin Up the World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shootin Up the World
Crossover Thrash 1993
DISCHARGE Discharge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Discharge
Crossover Thrash 2002
DISCHARGE Disensitise: (vb) Deny - Remove - Destroy album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Disensitise: (vb) Deny - Remove - Destroy
Hardcore Punk 2008
DISCHARGE End of Days album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
End of Days
Hardcore Punk 2016

DISCHARGE EPs & splits

DISCHARGE Live In Preston album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Preston
Hardcore Punk 1980
DISCHARGE Realities of War album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Realities of War
Hardcore Punk 1980
DISCHARGE Fight Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fight Back
Hardcore Punk 1980
DISCHARGE Decontrol album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Decontrol
Hardcore Punk 1980
DISCHARGE Never Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Never Again
Hardcore Punk 1981
DISCHARGE Warning - Her Majesty's Government Can Seriously Damage Your Health album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Warning - Her Majesty's Government Can Seriously Damage Your Health
Hardcore Punk 1983
DISCHARGE Driven to Death album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Driven to Death
Hardcore Punk 1990
DISCHARGE Apocalypse Punk Tour 1981 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Apocalypse Punk Tour 1981
Hardcore Punk 1992
DISCHARGE Tour Edition EP album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tour Edition EP
Crossover Thrash 2004
DISCHARGE MG-15 / Discharge album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
MG-15 / Discharge
Crossover Thrash 2005
DISCHARGE Beginning of the End album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beginning of the End
Crossover Thrash 2006
DISCHARGE Japan Tour 2009 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Japan Tour 2009
Crossover Thrash 2009
DISCHARGE Magma '09 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magma '09
Hardcore Punk 2009

DISCHARGE live albums

DISCHARGE Live at the City Garden, New Jersey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the City Garden, New Jersey
Hardcore Punk 1989
DISCHARGE Live - The Nightmare Continues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live - The Nightmare Continues
Hardcore Punk 1996

DISCHARGE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

DISCHARGE 1977 Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1977 Demo
Hardcore Punk 1977

DISCHARGE re-issues & compilations

DISCHARGE Never Again album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Never Again
Hardcore Punk 1984
DISCHARGE 1980-1986 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1980-1986
Hardcore Punk 1987
DISCHARGE Protest and Survive album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Protest and Survive
Hardcore Punk 1992
DISCHARGE Punk And Destroy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Punk And Destroy
Hardcore Punk 1993
DISCHARGE The Clay Punk Singles Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Clay Punk Singles Collection
Hardcore Punk 1995
DISCHARGE Vision of War album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vision of War
Crossover Thrash 1997
DISCHARGE Free Speech for the Dumb album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free Speech for the Dumb
Hardcore Punk 1999
DISCHARGE Hardcore Hits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hardcore Hits
Hardcore Punk 1999
DISCHARGE Decontrol: The Singles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Decontrol: The Singles
Hardcore Punk 2002
DISCHARGE Society's Victims album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Society's Victims
Hardcore Punk 2004
DISCHARGE Early Demo's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Demo's
Hardcore Punk 2008
DISCHARGE Apocalypse Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Apocalypse Now
Hardcore Punk 2008
DISCHARGE War Is Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
War Is Hell
Crossover Thrash 2008

DISCHARGE singles (4)

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State Violence State Control
Hardcore Punk 1982
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The Price of Silence
Hardcore Punk 1983
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The More I See
Hardcore Punk 1984
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Ignorance
Hardcore Punk 1985

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DISCHARGE Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

Album · 1982 · Hardcore Punk
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While some call the debut “Why” by DISCHARGE an EP, some call it the first full release. Whatever you call it, HEAR NOTHING SEE NOTHING SAY NOTHING is the followup to that release and more of a full album’s length’s anyway at 27:27, at least in the punk world. Like the band’s previous releases, this is punk gone wild! This is clearly punk music at its core with the same minimalistic approach in the songwriting with anarchist lyrics, but continuing their sound they managed to distort the heavy and hardcore grind of the guitars even more.

This album which keeps the tracks short and sweet has been described as “high-speed noise overload” and that pretty much describes it. Cal Morris has always shouted the lyrics but here he seems like he has even turned that up a couple notches. HEAR NOTHING… simply takes the sound the band had developed on their earliest recordings and perfected it. Gary Maloney’s D-beat drumming style is in its fullest of fury and it is evident why this band made such an impact on crust punk, grind core and thrash and black metal. Nothing in the metal world had this ferocious musical assault on the ears at this time.

This album has become a true classic and ranks as the number one punk album of all time by Terrorizer Magazine, but despite this being an early classic and a huge influence in the extreme musical world, DISCHARGE would wait a full four years to release their next album and would do the unthinkable in the punk world by radically changing their sound to an accessible glam metal sound. This went over like a birthday cake that got peed on by 100 rabid dogs and the band split up shortly after. Despite this musical faux pas, they released some excellent early hardcore punk albums with HEAR NOTHING… being the pinnacle of their career.

DISCHARGE Why

Album · 1981 · Hardcore Punk
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After a couple EPs the British hardcore punk unit known as DISCHARGE released their first full-fledged album which in the punk world means a staggering ten tracks reaching the play time of 14:26. DISCHARGE continue their aggressive minimalistic hardcore punk with D-beat drumming and lyrics firmly placed in the anarchic vision of the Sex Pistols turned up to 11.

There is really not anything different on this debut album that wasn’t angrily expressed on the previous releases but it does continue the band’s influential aggressive mark on history which along with Venom spawned a template for many a hardcore band to follow in the thrash metal, black metal, crust punk and grindcore words. The musicianship has evolved a tighter feel though.

Quick and to the point, DISCHARGE is truly a punk band of extremely noisy magnitudes but unknowingly unleashes extreme sonic forces beyond their comprehension. Not as influential as their second full album “Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing” but an essential prerequisite to that album’s development.

DISCHARGE Decontrol

EP · 1980 · Hardcore Punk
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DECONTROL is the second EP from DISCHARGE of 1980. After dropping the bomb of “Realites Of War” which showed the world just how to assault the ear drums and how to refine unbridled anger into pure musical vitriol displaying pure fury and no compromise, the band released their second EP with another short run clocking in at only 5:40 but still a whole 50 seconds longer than the debut. That’s almost a whole song’s length in the punk world!

DECONTROL doesn’t display a huge leap in song structure. They lyrics are just as nihilistic and the basic punk song structure is the same but it does seem to have a bit more development in the musical department. Terry Roberts’ drumming seems more controlled and varied with more cymbal action at times displaying a growing mastery of the d-beat style he created. The production sounds a bit different to me as well not being as muddy as the debut but still raw and lo-fi enough to please all the dirty rockers with the full-on guitar buzz saw fury and shouted vocals.

As with “Realties Of War,” DECONTROL was originally only released on 7” vinyl but now is included as bonus tracks on the 2007 remastered edition of “Why.”

DISCHARGE Realities of War

EP · 1980 · Hardcore Punk
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The year 1980 was pivotal in the world of extreme music. Venom released their debut album ushering in new shocking musical images of dark, underground and hellish realities influencing the soon to blossom worlds of thrash, death and black metal with their lo-fi and aggressively distorted metal fury. The NWOBHM was taking off full force with Iron Maiden, Saxon, Angel Witch and a gazillion others launching metal into the mainstream and then there was DISCHARGE who dropped their own musical bomb in the form of REALTIES OF WAR as a short 4:50 EP that in its short and sweet aggressive march through a less than five minute run ushered in yet another influential marker on both the punk and metal worlds.

DISCHARGE began as a punk band in the vein of The Sex Pistols and The Clash but something happened in the few years from their formation to their first release. They got really, REALLY pissed off and display it full force in the music. The music really amped things up from anything heard in the 70s. The music was now full-on headache music with wall-of-sound guitar motifs and the debut of the d-beat drumming style which was merely a tweaking of Motorhead but proved to be a highly successful adaptation and influential to much of the extreme metal styles to follow including thrash, black, crust punk and grindcore. Chaotic guitar buzz with relentless d-beat drumming and raging shouted nihilistic lyrics make this one of the earliest extreme releases which many a band would adopt from hereon and one that earned the band their very own place in the history books.

Originally only released on vinyl as a 7” it can now be found as bonus tracks on the 2007 remastered edition of “Why.”

DISCHARGE Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing

Album · 1982 · Hardcore Punk
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Discharge's particular band of crust punk enjoys its own subgenre designation of D-Beat, but whatever you call it this is a ferocious thirty minutes of vein-burstingly angry punk. Punk acts from this time period singing about the threat of nuclear war in the light of Reagan administration sabre-rattling was nothing new, but few evoked images of destruction with their music quite as powerfully, consistently and competently as Discharge do here. Recent rereleases add plentiful bonus tracks, which I think is a misstep - one of the key features of these seminal hardcore punk albums is their brevity and what they accomplish with it, something which is obscured if you fluff up the running time.

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