Extreme Noise Terror ( ENT ) is a group of British punk and grindcore crust, from Ipswich, England. Formed in January 1985, they are one of the pioneers of English grindcore >>> especially in the crustgrind genre.
The group became known for its use of two vocalists and for recording sessions with the famous DJ John Peel.
Initially a hardcore punk band, the band quickly reveals itself as much more "extreme" than most bands of this genre. So, like other crunch punk bands of the time like Doom, the group has largely contributed to what will become grindcore (this term will be invented by Mick Harris, who is part of ENT and Doom before being part of Napalm Death).
In 1992, Extreme Noise Terror appeared on the Brit Awards with The KLF in an attempt by The KLF to bypass this event. They also worked with The KLF on an album they will never finish, The Black Room. Extreme Noise Terror is the subject of an article in the musicological essay book Bad Music: The Music You Love To Hate.
Extreme Noise Terror (ENT) was formed in early 1985 in Ipswich, England, and originally included two singers Dean Jones and Phil Vane, guitarist Pete Hurley, bassist Jerry Clay and drummer Pig Killer. Before ENT, Vane and Hurley played with the bands Freestate and Victims of War (inspired by Discharge>), and Jones sang in Raw Noise>. Hurley explains that he was inspired by the album Extreme Noise Terrorism by the Dutch group Lärm>. Apart from Discharge, the group also says they are inspired by Anti Cimex, Rattus and Antisect. ENT signs to a small independent British label called Manic Ears after a lonely gig in support of Chaos UK.