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Genres  Punk rock
Labels  Jimmy Jazz Records
Genre  Punk rock
Record label  Jimmy Jazz Records
Years active  2003-present
Origin  Szczecin, Poland (2003)
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Associated acts  The Analogs The Hunkies
Past members  Piotr Półtorak Paweł Boguszewski Błażej Halski Kefir Kanister Dydas Cl-Boy
Members  Paweł Czekała, Błażej Halski
Albums  Wszyscy Jesteśmy Lesbijkami
Similar  The Analogs, Road Trip's Over, Bulbulators, All Bandits, Zbeer

Anti Dread is a Polish punk rock band playing since 2003. According to band's members the name means simply that none of them wear dreadlocks.



Anti Dread play melodic punk rock music, similar in style to that originating from the 1970s. The band avoids incorporating any political views into their songs and cover few social or economical issues. The situation is caused by the fact, that most of the band's members are experienced musicians, who had played in several projects throughout their lives and see Anti Dread as the space they can play for pure entertainment.

The band's musical inspirations can be observed through the bands they decided to cover on their albums. These include Cock Sparrer, Dictators, Turbonegro, Sex Pistols and Skrewdriver.


The band formed in 2003 in Szczecin as a new project of Paweł Czekała, The Analogs bass guitar player. He decided to play the guitar. He was joined by Błażej Halski (second guitar) and Paweł Boguszewski (drums). After quite a long search for vocalist Anti Dread chose Piotr Półtorak, who at the time sang in The Hunkies. The last position to be filled was that of bass guitar player. This was taken by Kefir.

In the end of 2003 the band's first record was released - 14 Seksistowskich Piosenek. As the title explains (14 Sexist Songs), the album contains fourteen songs, three of which are in fact covers. The record was released by Jimmy Jazz Records label.

After a few concerts Błażej decided to leave the band and move to Kielce and was replaced with Dydas, guitarist of another punk rock band from Szczecin - Włochaty. Soon after another changes took place. Paweł Boguszewski is replaced with Kanister and Kefir is replaced with Mirosław Lipniewski.

Second album - Jeszcze Więcej Seksistowskich Piosenek (Even More Sexist Songs) was released in the beginning of 2005. Besides 15 new songs it contained a clip for Sobotnia Noc song and reggae remix of Radio Kingston by Piotr Banach of Indios Bravos. The album did not vary from the first one very much, but contained wider variety of styles. Musicians included rhythms of reggae, ska or Californian punk rock alongside classic 1977 punk style.

After the second album had been released Dydas left the band and his position was taken over by Cl-Boy who also plays the guitar in Road Trip's Over band from Szczecin. In the end of 2006 Piotr Półtorak left Anti Dread. Andrzej from Wściekły Pies band became the new vocalist. In the autumn of 2006 the band recorded their third album Wszyscy Jesteśmy Lesbijkami (We Are All Lesbians). After recording had been finished Grzesiek took over drummer position from Kanister and Olaf replaces Cl-Boy.

The third album was released in 2007. The title, according to the band's members expresses the mere fact that all of them love women, this being the only possible explanation. The front cover had been drawn by Łukasz, vocalist of Bilety do Kontroli band. The record brought 13 new songs, including 3 covers. The general style of the album keeps up to band's stylistic. Songs do not cover important political or social issues and concentrate on less serious issues, like porn star Rocco Sifredi or problems with women.

Present members

  • Andrzej - vocals
  • Paweł "Piguła" Czekała - guitar
  • Cl-Boy - guitar
  • Mareczek - bass guitar
  • Kacper - drums
  • Former members

  • Mirosław "Miro" Lipniewski - bass guitar (2005–2008)
  • Grzesiek - guitar (2007)
  • Olaf - guitar (2007)
  • Kanister - drums (2005–2007)
  • Piotr Półtorak - vocals (2003–2006)
  • Paweł Boguszewski - drums (2003–2005)
  • Kefir - bass guitar (2003–2005)
  • Dydas - guitar (2003–2005)
  • Błażej Halski - guitar (2003)
  • Studio albums

    1. 14 Seksistowskich Piosenek, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2004
    2. Jeszcze Więcej Seksistowskich Piosenek, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2005
    3. Wszyscy Jesteśmy Lesbijkami, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2007
    4. Zestaw do samobójstwa, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2008


    1. V/A - Prowadź Mnie Ulico, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2004
      Track 22 - Komputerowy wojownik
      Track 26 - Zjebany weekend
    2. V/A - Prowadź Mnie Ulico Vol. 2, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2005
      Track 5 - Dzień i noc
      Track 9 - Wibrator
    1. V/A - Tribute to Dezerter - Nie ma zagrożenia, jest Dezerter, Pasażer, 2006
      Track 20 - Poroniona generacja
    2. V/A - Tribute to Partia, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2006
      Track 18 - Żoliboż-Mokotów
    3. V/A - Prowadź Mnie Ulico Vol. 4, Jimmy Jazz Records, 2007
      Track 3 - Zabawka
      Track 17 - Muszę ją mieć
    4. V/A - Street Rockers Vol. 1, Oldschool Records, 2007
      Track 6 - Soundsystem
      Track 15 - Rączki trzeba myć


    Nie Wierzę Ci14 Seksistowskich Piosenek · 2003
    Zestaw do samobójstwaZastaw Do Samobójstwa · 2008
    Sobotnia Noc2005


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