Dystopia (band)

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Dystopia
Origin Orange County, California, United States
Genres Crust punk, sludge metal
Years active 1991–2008
Labels Life Is Abuse
Website Official Band Homepage

Dystopia was a sludge metal and crust punk band that formed in Orange County, California in 1991. Dystopia was popular in both the heavy metal and crust punk scenes, due in large part to the band's bleak, misanthropic imagery. Dystopia's lyrics often dealt with human emotions and social or political issues such as environmentalism, racial equality, substance abuse, and animal rights.

Members[edit]

Final lineup[edit]

  • Todd Keisling – bass (Confrontation, Mange, Agrimony, Kontraklasse, Phobia, Screaming Fetus)
  • Matt Parrillo – guitar, vocals (Cantankerous, Mindrot, Medication Time, Nigel Pepper Cock, Drain the Sky, John the Baker and the Malnourished, Kicker)
  • Anthony "Dino" Sommese – drums, vocals (Ghoul, Asunder, Lachrymose, Phobia, Carcinogen, Insidious, Noothgrush)

Previous members[edit]

  • Dan Kaufman - vocals (Mindrot, Eyes of Fire)
  • Phil Martinez - drums (Phobia, Apocalypse)

Discography[edit]

Demo[edit]

  • Live in the Studio (1992)

EP[edit]

  • Backstabber 7" (1997 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records/Common Cause Records)

Studio albums[edit]

  • Human = Garbage CD/LP (1994 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records/Common Cause Records)
  • The Aftermath CD/LP (1999 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records/Crawlspace Records)
  • Dystopia CD/LP (2008 Life Is Abuse)

Splits[edit]

  • Dystopia/Grief 7" (1993 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records)
  • Dystopia/Embittered 12" (1993 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records)
  • Dystopia/Suffering Luna 7" (1995 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records)
  • Dystopia/Skaven 12" (1996 Life Is Abuse/Misanthropic Records)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "Anger Brought by Disease" on Cry Now Cry Later Vol. 2 2x7" (1995 Pessimiser Records)
  • "Backstabber" (live) on Fiesta Comes Alive LP/CD (1997 Slap-A-Ham Records)
  • "Backstabber" on Reality Part Two LP/CD (1997 Deep Six Records)
  • "Cosmetic Plague (Rudimentary Peni)" on Whispers 2xLP/CD (1997 Skuld Records)
  • "Anger Brought by Disease" on Cry Now Cry Later Vol. 1 & 2 CD (1998 Pessimiser Records)
  • "Diary of a Battered Child" on Twin Threat to Your Sanity 2x7" (2001 Bad People Records/Riotous Assembly Records)

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