Author(s): Marquis H.K.
Thirty Years of Anger is an uncompromising story of one man’s journey through the Australian underground hardcore punk and extreme metal scenes. It begins in 80’s Brisbane in the oppressive police state of Joh Bjelke-Petersen where anyone who looks slightly different is hassled to no end and at times detained without reason by the cops. The Treasury Hotel was the focal point of activity where bands played every Friday and Saturday night and battle lines were drawn between Nazi skinheads and the notorious Sick Boys. ‘Marky Hardcore’ as he came to be known fronts his own band Anger In Motion establishing a network up and down the east coast of Australia with bands such as Toe To Toe and Warpspasm. This is a no holds barred story of someone who has experienced this lifestyle first hand. In a pre-internet era where kids put on their own shows and set up their own communication in the form of fanzines. Often gritty and at times brutal this is a book that tells it how it was from someone who’s lived it.