Diana Death: Guitar (electric) | Cherry Pits: Bass guitar | Mar: Drums | Vinnie Fono: Vocals

Genre: Punk

RIYL: Discharge, Crucifix, the Shitgiveits

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Inception: San Diego, 1984

Ex-Band Members: Gary, Drums Julius, Guitar (electric) Kanga, Vocals Sean Coley, Bass guitar

Influences: Crass, Conflict, Subhumans, Broken Bones, Discharge, Crucifix, Iconoclast, SNFU, Battalion of Saints


Politically aware all-vegetarian anti-war punkers Diatribe were formed in 1984. An early so-called two-tone group (whose drummer was black), they spent around $25 recording the six-song AfterMath demo cassette in 1985, embarking on a U.S. tour that summer.

One AfterMath track “I’m Your Leader” appeared on the Mortarhate two-LP compilation We Won’t Be Your Fucking Poor. The demo cassette was later bootlegged circa 1991 on vinyl 7-inch by Revoltation Records in the UK, with one additional song called “The Day I Was Born,” recorded during a different session. Oddly, the order of the tracks on the Revoltation bootleg is not the same as on the original cassette. A more official (and better sounding) vinyl reissue was later released, mastered from the original reels.

Approximately one year after initially forming, singer Vinnie Fono was replaced Kanga. The band subsequently recorded new songs and played additional shows with Kanga. Bassist Sean Coley went on to play with Social Spit.

In 2010, onetime frontman Vinnie Udo, aka Vinnie Fono (who later co-founded the Shitgiveits) launched a new version the group, with new backing members, though other original members have disputed his right to do so.

Original band:
Julius: Guitar (electric)
Sean Coley: Bass guitar
Gary: Drums
*Vinnie Fono: Vocals
*Kanga : Vocals

2010 version:
Diana Death: Guitar (electric)
Cherry Pits: Bass guitar
Mar: Drums
Vinnie Fono: Vocals


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