(1979 – 1986)

Meaning Bandname: Originally it has no meaning. Years later it stands for Most Exciting Terror System

Bio: Wilco and Gerlof are the only steady members. Plays in 1983-1984 as a trio. The first 12” is recorded and mixed in the AD Tapes studio in the Steentilstraat (above the Hemmes recordshop) by André Salter in January 1982. The Nie Wieder tape is selfrecorded at Tabor in Holwierde and the split LP with Ultra Kort in a studio in an old school in Wildervank. Did 3 reunionshows.

Description: Old school punk in the tradition of Sham 69, Stiff Little Finger and the Dead Kennedys.

Lineup:
Martin Dekker – vocals & guitar (1979-1983), bass (1984-1986)
Wilco Van Diest – vocals & guitar (1979-1986, 2005, 2006, 2014)
Gerlof Timmer – vocals & bass (1979-1984, 2005, 2006), vocals & guitar (1984-1986, 2014)
Willem Hoekstra – drums (1982-1986, 2005, 2006)

Emiel Kloosterman – drums (1979-1982)
Harry Kuiper – bass (2014)
Kees Zee – drums (2014)

Other bands:
Martin Dekker – The Stortions, The Jolly Jumpers, No Identity, Baste Nr. 8
Wilco Van Diest – The Stortions, The Jolly Jumpers, No Identity, Short Break
Gerlof Timmer – The Stortions, The Jolly Jumpers, Stone Free, The Roof, The Mash
Willem Hoekstra – Short Break
Harry Kuiper – The Stortions, The Jolly Jumpers
Kees Zee – The Stortions, The Jolly Jumpers

Discography:
1982 – Klik 12” EP (Sabotage Records, NL)
1982 – Nie Wieder TAPE with Awful Noise (Sabotage Records, NL)
1984 – Victims Of The State LP with Ultra Kort (Sabotage Records, NL)
200X – The Mets CDr (Not On Label, NL)

Various:
1984 – Alle 55 Kort TAPE (A.E.D., NL)
1996 – Punkrock From Holland: A Compilation Of Original Early Dutch Punk LP (Not On Label, NL)
2018 – Useless Eaters & Other Losers (Punk Rarities 1977-’83) CDr (Fab Fuhrer Records, BEL)
2019 – Join The Army (Get Yourself Killed) Punk Rarities 1977-’83 CDr (Fab Fuhrer Records, BEL)

Concerts: (assorted)
1980.03.21 Sjangpouk, Delfzijl (+ Timmi Ritmo)
1980.05.24 Zaal Reboboth, Appingedam (+ Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed, Tije’s Mess Express)
1980.06.21 Sjang Pouk, Delfzijl (+ Hot Willy, M. Bersaudera, Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed, Country Harvest, Crazy Cat, Error, Marley J.)

1981.10.03 Simplon, Groningen (+ Pin Baskets, Image Damage)
1981.11.06 Zwembadgebouw, Zuidlaren (+ Awful Noise)

1982.03.06 Sjangpouk, Delfzijl (single presentation)

1982.04.10 Springpop, Delfzijl (+ Squips, Razorblades, Maat 46, Mad Max, Awful Noise, Thin Air, Errors, The Syndicate, Tunas Mida)
1982.05.02 Groningen, Vera (+ Crimes Of Nature II, Spoetnik 5, I.C.A.Originally it has
1982.05.21 De Boerderij, Borger
1982.06.05 Simplon, Groningen (+  Knåx, Zmiv, Murder Inc. I, Vultures, Herzjagd)

1983.01.08 Zandbar, ‘t Zand

1984.04.23 Springpop, Delfzijl (+ Awful Noise, Ultra Kort and more)

1985.04.09 Springpop, Delfzijl (+ Dr.Feelgood, City-Crown, Error and more)

1986.05.10 Simplon, Groningen (+ Rock’n’Roll Perverts, Flesh & Bone, Trio Gebraden Piet, French Fries And The Frimos)
1986.11.01 De Kwinne, Stadskanaal (+ Ultra Kort)
1986.12.25 W.N.C., Groningen (+ Massacubadset, Ultra Kort)

2005 Café Meneer Jansen, Appingedam
2006.01.14 Het Podium, Hoogeveen (+ Civil War, Stereo Blackout, No Hoodlums, Last To Go, Rawberries, Antidote, Frontkick, Mistake) (Punx.nl fest 4)
2014 Grand Café ‘t Lokaal, Delfzijl (Springpop)