Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band. The band was formed by singer/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States in 1988, and known for its being frank in terms of political views. Most of the band's lyrics have centered on some critics to U.S. government and other sensitive issues. The band member consists of singer/guitarist Justin Sane and drummer Pat Thetic, guitarist Chris Head, and singer/bassist Chris #2, who substitute Jamie "Cock" Towns, in 1997 who had replaced original bassist Andy Flag. Anti-Flag is also known for their advocacy of reformist political action groups such as Greenpeace and Amnesty International. Lately, the band have focus on criticism on the United States financial crisis, which accomplish to give large portions of capital directly towards saving the national banks.
During the band's starting years,several line up's was made . The band failed become one as a group, and it break up after playing in just one show. In 1993, Justin and Pat reformed the band, now with Andy Flag on bass.
In 1997, Anti-Flag released their first album, "Die For the Government", on New Red Archives. During the summer of 1997, Andy Flag left the band because of the sparks between him and Justin. In 1997, sometime after Andy's departure Sean Whelan of Pittsburgh band the Bad Genes become the bassist.