Alexandros Anesiadis is a massive fan of hardcore punk and metal, but his interests aren’t limited within those musical styles. Having already written 'Crossover the Edge: Where Hardcore, Punk And Metal Collide', Anesiadis has set the bar pretty high for himself in terms of musical research, managing to explore even the most unknown hc bands alongside all the big names of the genre.
Currently, Anesiadis is working on another new book, focused mainly on the independent releases of the 1980s. His forthcoming publication with Earth Island Books will be entitled ‘We Can Be The New Wind’ and captures the era when bands throughout the world were blending more melodic and experimental styles whilst still heading in an alternative rock direction for hardcore punk. It is the early encyclopaedia of powerful pop-punk. Including in-depth profiles of both the bigger names and more underground players that helped push this new sound forward and interviews with over 150 bands, such as 7 Seconds, Husker Du, Dream Syndicate, Hard-Ons, Camper Van Beethoven, The Plimsouls and To Damascus. With information on more than 900 bands from all over the world, active from 1980 to 1989, you'll get an interesting and insightful read.
Anesiadis was born in 1981 in Thessaloniki, Greece and describes himself as a ‘manic record collector’, always trying to get his hands onto releases by bands that not many have a clue about. Anesiadis is currently selling his soul to acquire all the Wipers, Discharge, D.R.I. and Naked Raygun records, and loves going to small club gigs, travelling the world and attempting to keep his daughter and wife happy!