ACAB

The political slogan “All Coppers are Bastards” originated in the UK as early as the 1920s but it wasn't until the '40s that the phrase was abbreviated by English workers on strike. In…

Anok

Anok is an alternative way of spelling anarchy, first used in the early anarchist peace-punk scene in the UK. It's made of the syllables 'an' and ok, pronounced 'okay' which in turn gives…

Bent Edge

Bent Edge or Curved Edge was a reactionary mindset within the early '80s DIY hardcore punk scene that was formed to be a countermovement to the emerging Straight Edge scene in Washington,…

Crasher Crust

Coined by early 90s Japanese band Gloom, the term crasher crust is often used to describe a particular type of absurdly raw, chaotic, and noise-drenched style of protest punk music. The…

Egg Punk vs. Chain Punk

The great Egg Punk vs. Chain Punk divide refers to a series of Instagram memes and exploitable comparison charts representing polarities in sound, artwork and aesthetics within the DIY punk…

Finncore

Very few countries can pride themselves on having an 1980s punk scene as classic as Finland. Finncore is the name given to the early '80s vintage Finnish hardcore represented by the likes of…