Universal Order of Armageddon

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Universal Order of Armageddon
Origin Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Genres Post-hardcore
Years active 1992–1994, 2010–present
Labels Kill Rock Stars
Associated acts Bellmer Dolls, Born Against, Breathing Walker, The Convocation, The Great Unraveling, Men's Recovery Project, Moss Icon
Members Tonie Joy
Brooks Headley
Colin Seven
Anthony Scott Malat
Past members Christian Sturgis

Universal Order of Armageddon was an American hardcore band, active from 1992 to 1994[1] and reformed in 2010.


The band formed in September 1992 and by early 1993, after quickly gaining a small but devoted following, they were recording and touring the East Coast. They became known for their extreme short chaotic performances, sometimes resulting in complete destruction. Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout! Records) was so blown away by their live performance that he stated in a magazine column that punk bands should take note of U.O.A. and start bringing this type of energy back into punk rock. Drummer Brooks Headley once said, "Our live shows are like turning on a vacuum cleaner for like ten minutes". Guitarist Tonie Joy and bassist Scott Malat would often leap off their amplifiers resulting in hurting themselves and their equipment. They went on to release records on indie labels such as Kill Rock Stars, Gravity, and Jade Tree. They toured the United States several times in 1993 and 1994 in support of those releases before breaking up in late 1994.

Following the band's demise, Joy and Malat started the group The Great Unraveling, and Headley went on to play in the group's final lineup. Seven moved to Seattle, Washington[2] in 2007. He spent from October 2009 to May 2010 riding his motorcycle from Seattle to Argentina.

The four original members of the group played a series of shows in July 2010. This was followed by further live performances announced for the following January.

Band members[edit]

Former members
  • Christian Sturgis – bass (for final few 1994 shows)


Singles and albums
  • 1993 – S/T 7" (Vermin Scum)
  • 1993 – Symptom 7" (JT1013)
  • 1993 – Split 7" with Born Against (Gravity 5)
  • 1994 – The Switch Is Down 12" EP (KRS224EP)
  • 1994 – Self-Titled 12" (Gravity 12)
  • 1996 – Discography CD (KRS224)
Compilation appearances


  1. ^ "Universal Order of Armageddon - Universal Order of Armageddon - On Second Thought". Stylus Magazine. September 1, 2003. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jade Tree bands". Retrieved March 10, 2012.