Nausea (band)

Nausea (band)
Origin New York City, New York
Genres Crust punk, anarcho-punk
Years active 1985–1992
Associated acts Morning Glory
Stone Sour
Reagan Youth
Final Warning
Past members
Al Long
Amy Miret
Victor Venom
John John Jesse
Roy Mayorga
Neil Robinson (early)
Pablo Jacobson
Jimmy Williams

Nausea was an American crust punk band from New York City in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, active from 1985-1992. Nausea is usually cited as being integral in the rise of American crust punk, a fusion of anarcho-punk and thrash metal styles.

Like many anarcho-punk bands of the period, Nausea incorporated both male and female vocalists. They were involved in the New York City Lower East Side squatting community. Their earlier sound with singers Amy Miret and Neil Robinson was in the vein of traditional hardcore punk. After Robinson's departure in 1988, he was replaced by Al Long and the band began to experiment with a darker, heavier sound. Robinson went on to form the bands Jesus Crust and Final Warning, as well as start Tribal War Records.


Lyrics and musical style

Nausea's apocalyptic lyrics and artwork were influenced by the sociopolitical issues of the day, such as the Reagan Administration, the US-USSR Cold War, and threats of nuclear war with the USSR. Nausea focused on topics such as environmentalism, human extinction, pollution, criticism of Christianity, and animal rights.[1]

Nausea progressed from a metallic hardcore punk band to being more of a thrash metal band during its later years with new singer Al Long. The band broke new ground for the emerging crust punk genre,[2] flirting with doom metal, reggae, D-beat, noise rock and sludge.[3]

Later line-up

Nausea's final line-up was: John John Jesse (bass), Victor Venom (guitar, ex-Reagan Youth), Amy Miret (vocals), Al Long (vocals), and Roy Mayorga (drums). John John Jesse has gone on to become an artist, as well as joining with members of Choking Victim in the band Morning Glory. Roy Mayorga went on to play with Shelter, Soulfly, ABLOOM, Stone Sour, filling in for Igor Cavalera with Sepultura in 2006, and drumming for the reunited Amebix.

Popular culture

In Jackie Chan's film, Rumble in the Bronx, there is a punk seen wearing a leather jacket with 'Nausea' spray painted on the back.


  • Al - vocals (1988–1992)
  • Amy Miret - vocals
  • Victor - guitar
  • John - bass
  • Roy Mayorga - drums (1989–1992)

Previous members

  • Neil - vocals (1985–1988)
  • Pablo Jacobson - drums (1985–1987)
  • Jimmy Williams - drums (1987–1988)


Official releases

  • Nausea demo (self released, 1988)
  • Extinction LP/Cassette (1990, Profane Existence/Meantime Records)
  • Cybergod 7" (Allied Recordings, 1991)
  • Lie Cycle 7" (Graven Image Records/ Skuld Records, 1992)
  • Alive in Holland VHS (Channel Zero Reality/Profane Existence, 1993)
  • Extinction: The Second Coming CD (Selfless Records, 1993)
  • Punk Terrorist Anthology Vol. 1 2xLP/CD (2004, Alternative Tentacles/Blacknoise Records)
  • Punk Terrorist Anthology Vol. 2 2XLP/CD (2005, Hellbent/Blacknoise)

Compilation appearances

  • New York Hardcore: The Way It Is LP (Revelation Records, 1988)
  • Squat or Rot Volume. 1 7" (Squat or Rot Records, 1989)
  • They Don't Get Paid, They Don't Get Laid, But Boy Do They Work Hard LP (Maximum Rock'n'Roll, 1989)
  • Murders Among Us 7" (Vermiform Records, 1990)
  • More Songs About Plants and Trees 7" (Allied, 1991)
  • Discharged: From Home Front to War Front 7" (Allied, 1992)


External links

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