The Great Unraveling (band)

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The Great Unraveling
Origin Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Genres rock, post-punk, punk rock
Years active 1995–1997
Labels Kill Rock Stars, Vermiform Records
Associated acts Bellmer Dolls, Born Against, Breathing Walker, The Convocation, Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon
Past members Tonie Joy
Anthony Scott Malat
Randy Davis
Brooks Headley

The Great Unraveling were an American post-punk rock band from Baltimore, Maryland, a later project from Tonie Joy of Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon and Born Against. The band was active from 1995–1997.


The Great Unraveling was founded by Joy, bassist Anthony Scott Malat (who'd played with Joy in Universal Order of Armageddon, aka U.O.A.) and drummer Randy Davis. Following the success of U.O.A., they quickly gained a small but devoted national fan base.

Their group first released a 7" on the Vermiform Records imprint run by Sam McPheeters of Born Against. The band would go on to work with Olympia, Washington-based label Kill Rock Stars, who released the group's full-length, self-titled debut album, recorded by Steve Albini. The group also released a second 7" of material recorded during this time on Joy's Vermin Scum label.

The band's final performances saw the departure of Davis, who was replaced by former U.O.A. drummer Brooks Headley.

Malat would go on to play with the groups Love Life and Bellmer Dolls, and currently works as a fashion designer. Headley was involved in a number of groups, including Skull Kontrol and Wrangler Brutes, and is currently a pastry chef. Joy has been active since the late '90s with his group The Convocation (formerly known as The Convocation Of..). Davis has performed with such bands as The Uniform, Fascist Fascist, Teargas Rock and The Thumbs.


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