Discharge is a British hardcore punk band. The band was formed by Terry "Tezz" Roberts and Roy "Rainy" Wainwright in 1977 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. They are frequently acknowledge as one of the very first bands to play Hardcore punk and to combine punk with metal. Although the band had considerable changes in their line up in the bands history, the original members over the early 1980s when they compose their basic recordings were Tony "Bones" Roberts (guitar), Roy Wainwright (bass), and Terry Roberts (drums), Kelvin "Cal" Morris (vocals).
The goups music style is describe by a heavy, distorted, grinding guitar-driven sound and shouted vocals identical to a speech with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. The Discharge first album "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" in 1982, enter the number two spot on the UK Indie charts and rank number 40 in the UK Album Chart. During the 1980s, the band had several singles and EPs that entered in the top 10 of the UK indie charts which include the 1981 EP Why(#1) and the 1982 single State Violence State Control.
When 1982 has passed, the guitarist Peter "Pooch" Purtill joined the band and bring meaningful thrash metal crossover elements to the band. During the 1990s, the group released numerous metal-influenced albums which estranged some of the original fan base. The original line up was reunited in 2000 and they released a self-titled album using the 1980s musical style.