Assück was an anti-capitalist and anarchist grindcore and deathgrind band from Saint Petersburg Florida, active from 1987 to 1998. The band proved influential, with their album Anticapital (1992) voted number 4 in the Terrorizer list of their top 20 US grindcore albums, who described it as a "low-calibre battery of brooding, malicious, doom-ridden grind pitched somewhere between early Napalm Death and even earlier Bolt Thrower". According to journalist Greg Pratt, "Assück were an incredible band with probably metal's best drummer [Rob Proctor], although no one ever mentions his name. They combined shockingly well-written poetic and political lyrics with catchy songs, insane musicianship and a short-fast-loud brutality that no one has topped since." Writing for Maximumrockandroll, Felix von Havoc describes the political punk and metal roots of this band, stating "Assuck managed to combine the anger, fury and social commentary of a punk band with the musicianship and production quality of a Death Metal band."
Last known line-up
- Steve Heritage ([[guitar]]/[[singing|vocals]])
- Jason Crittendon (bass)
- Rob Proctor ([[drum kit|drums]])
- Daryl Kahan (vocals)
- Dave "Spinach" Malinksky (vocals)
- [[Paul Pavlovich]] (vocals)
- Pete Jay (bass)
- Steve Kosiba ([[bass guitar|bass]])
- ''Necrosalvation'' EP (No System, 1989)
- ''Born Backwards'' (demo, 1989)
- Split 7" with [[Old Lady Drivers]] (No System, 1990)
- ''Blindspot'' 7" EP (Schematics, 1992)
- ''Anticapital'' (Sound Pollution, 1992)
- ''State to State'' EP (SOA, 1993)
- ''Anticapital/Blindspot/+3'' compilation (Sound Pollution, 1994)
- ''[[Misery Index (album)|Misery Index]]'' (Sound Pollution, 1997)
1. Assück biography @ MusicMighthttp://www.musicmight.com/artist/usa/st+petersburg/assuck
2. Allmusic.com review of Misery Indexhttp://www.allmusic.com/album/r307502
3. Hoare, James (March 2009). "Criminal Records: Essental Records|US", Terrorizer 181, p. 44.
4. Felix von Havoc, Maximum Rock'n'Roll No. 198.  Archived by Havoc Records. Access date: June 20, 2008.
5. Stewart-Panko, Kevin (March 2009). "US Grind", Terrorizer 181, p. 43.