Singapore veteran crossover band Opposition Party have released a 30 year anniversary boxset which can be picked up at the link below. The full press release is important to read to get a background of this legendary Singapore act.
“Seminal Singaporean metal/punk band OPPOSITION PARTY marked their 30th anniversary last year, and to commemorate the special occasion, released a deluxe box-set collection of their first three demo releases plus a previously unreleased demo album. This limited edition collection replicates the rough DIY-ness of three decades ago when nothing existed(!) in Singapore, down to its original artwork, and is now available through www.oppositionparty.net.
The historical collection includes three of OPPOSITION PARTY’s early demo cassettes, 1989’s “Viva La Anarchy ’86-’88”, 1990’s “It’s Our Lives”, 1991’s “Nightmare Visions” as well as the never-before officially released 1993’s “Thrashing It To Death!” — each demo reflecting the different stages of evolution of the band’s musical direction. The four tapes were carefully remastered for this box-set while remaining faithful to their vintage, with exclusive colour shells (European edition only), and packaged in a gold foil hot-stamped box. No doubt, a great blast-from-the-past for both old and new OPPOSITION PARTY fanatics, and cassette collectors alike.
Formed way back in 1986, OPPOSITION PARTY started out as a bunch of social misfits expressing their rage at society and the world in general through punk rock. They took their cue from early UK hardcore/punk bands such as The Exploited, GBH, Chaos UK, Broken Bones, English Dogs and many others from that era. History was made as OPPOSITION PARTY attained notoriety as Singapore’s first punk band. Although the early years saw them leaning towards the hardcore side of punk, the band adopted a more metallic edge as the 80’s came to a close. In the 90’s, their unrelenting blend of thrash-metal and hardcore punk, coupled with an “in-your-face” attitude, saw them emerge as one of Singapore’s premier extreme music outfit.
OPPOSITION PARTY has gone through several line-up changes in its illustrious history; however, the main stalwart has always been Francis Frightful, the original founder-member, who leads the band through each and every milestone. Not only did the band garnered world wide media coverage in the pre-internet boom of the 80’s, the band leader also thought out-of-the-box and made the band’s presence felt even more — very often as the first Singaporean band — by getting out to do mini-tours in Malaysia and eventually venturing further to play in the UK, France, Hong Kong and China and taking part in music festivals held in Europe, Taiwan, Korea and Thailand. OPPOSITION PARTY have since shared the stage with Megadeth, Biohazard, Night Wish, Holy Moses, amongst other notable acts from different parts of the world.”