Against (Australian band)

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Origin Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 2001–present
Labels Trial & Error Records
Associated acts

Survival, Third Strike, Vile Eye, Stronger Than Hate, Bad Blood, Strength Within, 50 Lions, Provoke, Suffer Some More, 3 Against Angus,

Beijing Tank
Website Official Against MySpace
Members Greg Appleby
Chris Dumble
Chris Hill
Ash McIntyre
Michael Elmes
Past members Andrew Barber, Brett Kearney, Steve Blackaby

Against is an Australian hardcore punk band from Brisbane, Australia. Vocalist Greg first formed the group in September 2001, with the intention of having fun with some friends and playing hardcore music with heart and a message.[citation needed]

After signing with Common Bond Records, Against recorded and released their second EP, entitled My Hate My Choice, to critical acclaim and has now sold over 2000 copies to date.[when?] Constant touring across Australia with bands such as Mindsnare and Champion, as well as sharing the stage with such bands as AFI, Terror, Madball, Cro-Mags, Boysetsfire and Silence The Epilogue, has helped pave their path to success and allowed them to thoroughly "road-test" their sound.[citation needed]

With Against's first album entitled Left For Dead, released on Melbourne-based Trial & Error Records in November 2006, the band have taken their sound to the next level.[citation needed] Against's second studio release, Loyalty and Betrayal, was released on 20 August 2007.[citation needed]

Current Lineup[edit]

  • Greg Appleby — Vocals
  • Ash McIntyre — Guitar
  • Michael Elmes — Guitar
  • Chris Hill — Bass
  • Christopher Dumble — Drums

Former members[edit]

  • Chris Buttery — Guitar (Pre Demo)
  • Bojan Sambolec — Drums (Demo, My Hate, My Choice)
  • Mike Sambolec — Bass (Demo, My Hate, My Choice)
  • Nathan Scutts — Drums (Demo, My Hate, My Choice)
  • Sean Cash — Bass
  • Dean Althorp — Bass (My Hate My Choice)
  • Tyrone Ross — Bass (My Hate My Choice)
  • Chris Dusting — Guitar (Demo, My Hate My Choice)
  • Dave Banning — Guitar (Left for Dead)
  • Vinnie Steel — Guitar (My Hate My Choice, Left for Dead)
  • Brett Kearney — Drums (My Hate My Choice, Left for Dead, Loyalty & Betrayal)
  • Steve Blackaby — Bass (Loyalty & Betrayal)
  • Andrew Barber — Guitar (Left for Dead, Loyalty & Betrayal)


  • 2002 — Won't Be Your Fall Demo CD
  • 2004 — My Hate My Choice CD
  • 2005 — Left For Dead CD
  • 2007 — Loyalty and Betrayal CD
  • 2013 — Bring The End - LP

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