Their debut album Punks Not Dead launched a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk bands and become the number one independent album of 1981, selling 150,000 copies and reaching number 20 in the national charts. A year later Troops Of Tomorrow was released and is now recognized as one of the all-time classic punk albums. This is a band that has inspired generations of punks, from originals such as Discharge, Agnostic Front and Anti-Flag right through to modern punk bands, and speed metal icons such as Anthrax & Slayer.
The Exploited are fiercely socially and politically aware, covering everything from the Criminal Justice Act to the increasing use of Big Brother CCTV and never wavering from their anti-authoritarian, anti-war stance. The Exploited are just as relevant today as they were in 1980 and with the band’s loyal squadron of fans The Barmy Army in tow, The Exploited are set to unleash 35 years of fury upon Australian audiences.
For ticket info, head to http://tombowler.com.au/the-exploited/
December 10 – The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
December 11 – Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
December 12 – Max Watts, Melbourne VIC
Decmeber 13 – The Gov, Adelaide SA
December 14 – The Captiol, Perth WA