Amebix are a British crust punk band that formed in 1978. Many consider them to have started the subgenre crust punk, by mixing heavy metal with anarcho-punk. They established crust as being separate from thrash metal by mixing post-punk music with metal riffs and atmospheres, as opposed to thrash bands' mixing of metal music with punk rawness and speed. Influential in the anarcho-punk genre, Amebix' song "No Gods, No Masters" became a slogan for the movement worldwide. They were originally called The Band With No Name, and shared a squat in Bristol for part of their career.