Henry's Anger

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Henry's Anger
OriginCanberra, ACT
GenresAlternative metal, nu-metal
Years active1994 - 2000
LabelsDC, Chatterbox
Associated actsAddictive, Psychrist, Brace, Cryogenic, Carnivale Knowledge
Past membersRod Yates, Paddy Coffey, Matt Coffey, Steve Simmons, Jamie Thomas, Malcolm McAllister, Zeb Nowhere

Band members

  • Final line-up
    • Rod Yates (bass)
    • Matt Coffey (drums)
    • Paddy Coffey (guitar)
    • Steve Simmons (vocals)
  • Former members
    • Jamie Thomas (vocals) 1997 - 1999)
    • Malcolm McAllister (guitar, vocals) 1994 - 1996
    • Zebra Nowhere (Michael Patrick Monaghan) (vocals) 1994 - 1997


Canberra, ACT, 1994

Band information

Formed in 1994 by Yates and former Addictive and Psychrist entity Coffey, the early line up of Henry's Anger was completed by guitarist Mal McAllister and vocalist Zeb Nowhere with a musical path mapped out in a similar direction to that of TOOL. The Interfere EP track (sic) garnered some Triple J airplay and the band toured heavily and appeared with Suicidal Tendencies and Mr Bungle, among others.

McAllister was replaced by Paddy Coffey and Nowhere left shortly after to be replaced by Jamie Thomas. Both previously belonged to the Sydney outfit Carnivale Knowledge. Henry's Anger took on more of a groove/nu-metal aspect at this point. Blacklining album won them the title of Australia's best metal band from the UK metal mag Kerrang!. A major breakthrough came when they toured with Strapping Young Lad in early 1999, two months before the release of Personality Test, which won the band an ARIA Award nomination for Best Rock Album.

With international interest looming in the band, and midway through a round of promotional shows for the album, Thomas left/was sacked from Henry's Anger, and the band was forced into inactivity for several months while a replacement was sought. In mid December 1999, former Mischling vocalist Steve Simmons was chosen as Henry's Anger's new singer, and were then added to the bill of the 2000 Big Day Out in Sydney. The band then toured with Sprung Monkey and featured as the national support for Skinlab's tour in May 2000. While a new EP was promised for August 2000, Henry's Anger suddenly announced they had split up shortly after a performance at Metal for the Brain in October 2000.



1997 Blacklining DC
1999 Personality Test Chatterbox


1996 Interfere Different Drum
1995 Honest Brutality Horrific Beauty