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Updated: Jan 4, 2023

SILENCE IS NO REACTION: FORTY YEARS OF SUBHUMANS is the definitive history of one of the best punk bands of all time.

It's been a long time in the making but with over 640 packed pages it's well worth it and you can finally pre-order this book now!

The book is written by Ian Glasper, working directly with the band, and will be jointly published by PM Press and Earth Island Books.

There's a Kickstarter project at: running through January and February, or you can pre-order the book direct from Earth Island Books for the UK and Europe, or PM Press for the USA, so no one has to pay transatlantic postal rates.

The pre-order starts now with these first edition books being shipped to all supporters as soon as we get them - we hoped as early as March or April, but are told it's more likely to be shipping in May - it all depends on the printers.

The kickstarter has extra reward options including a hardback version, t-shirt or additional books, or you can simply order the paperback book direct from the publishers to arrive with you asap.

Formed in Wiltshire, England, in 1980, the Subhumans are rightly held in high regard as one of the best punk rock bands to ever hail from the UK. Over the course of five timeless studio albums and just as many classic EPs, not to mention well over 1000 gigs around the world, they have blended serious anarcho punk with a demented sense of humour and genuinely memorable tunes to create something quite unique and utterly compelling.

For the first time ever, here’s their whole story, straight from the recollections of every band member past and present, and a dizzying array of their closest friends and peers, with not a single stone left unturned. Bolstered with hundreds of flyers and exclusive photos, the complete discography, a full gigography, and more, this book is the definitive account of a much-loved band.

Ian Glasper is the critically acclaimed author of several best-selling books on the underground UK punk scene, not least of all 'The Scene That Would Not Die : Twenty years of post-millennial punk in the UK', 'Burning Britain: The History of UK Punk 1980-1984' and 'The Day the Country Died: A History of Anarcho Punk 1980-1984'. But this is the first book he’s ever written about just one band. And there isn’t another band he would rather have written about more.

Ian is a father of two, and a lifelong vegetarian/vegan, he writes for Down For Life and Fistful of Metal magazines, as well as regularly penning liner notes for retrospective punk and metal releases. He is tentatively working on the next book in his ongoing overview of the UK punk scene.

You can pre-order the new Subhumans book now...

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