Anarchy was an international Amiga demo group. They were originally based in England, with their first releases appearing in late 1989.
English coder Del left Mayhem for Anarchy in 1990, after guesting on the Anarchy demo Vector Bobs 90 in april. In october, the group was reinforced with Mystik (gfx), Dan (code gfx) and Kris (code) from Reaktor. Dan soon released his first production for his new group, the demo Madness. The december release Stolen Data 5 announced in its intro the joining of English musicians Nuke and Cosmos, as well as the leaving of Raistlin and Pioneer who leaves the group to concentrate on their educations.
The january 1991 diskmagazine Eurochart 8 reported that Golem and Bruno had left Gate for Anarchy, and that Reaktor left Reaktor for Anarchy. February saw the release of an invitation intro for the Anarchy Easter Conference 1991, arranged by Odeon, Mic, Teeze of the Swedish section. Gamma joined from Razor 1911 in october. The november diskmagazine R.A.W 1 reported that Mike D had joined from Sanity. The december 1991 French Section Is Now Dead was released about a week before the christmas parties, and announced that Audiomonster, BKH, Conquest, NHP, Performer, Ronan, Rookie, Surfer and Zoom had all left The Silents France and joined Anarchy.
The january 1992 production Visual Distortion welcomed Maestro as a new member of the group. In february, R.A.W 2 published an article by Judge Drokk, detailing their memberlist and organization as of the 25th of january 1992. The members listed were Rush, Icronite, Milkshake, Sunjohn, Slash, Mad Freak, Maestro, Trix in Denmark, Performer, Ronan, Audiomonster, NHP, BKH, DCA (new member), Zoom, Raspoutin, Rookie, Surfer, Conquest in France, Kreator, Dan, Nuke, Krest, Critical Mass, Mystik, Kris, Del, Mole, Mr. Big, Judge Drokk in England, Facet in Holland, Pinny in Germany and Trillion in the USA. It further reported that Anarchy kicked out their entire Swedish and Finnish sections, and clarified that the news previously published in McDisk 3 (january 1992) that Crackerjack and Fresh had joined were false. Come the beginning of april, the group arranged the Anarchy Easter Party in Barnsley, England, which was even visited by their foreign members (Facet). The group themselves came 1st with the trackmo "Krestmass Leftovers" [04/92] (Krest/Critical Mass) and third with the musicdisk "Legalise It..." [04/92] (Dan/Facet/Nuke) in the demo competition. The scrolltext in the musicdisk revealed that Rush had now moved to England, and was working as a programmer at Core Design alongside Dan. The french section released their first production for Anarchy - the musicdisk "Spring Melodies" [04/92] - at the Eastern Conference in Belgium a little later in april. European Top 20 1 (july 1992) reported, "Xience left Rednex to join Anarchy." and that "Performer of Anarchy joined Melon Dezign." Newly joined coder and graphician Paradroid won the demo competition at the Quartz Summer Conference 1992 with Deja Vu in august. The group's brand-new german section won the demo competition at the Digital Symposium with "Flower Power" in october, but soon after big problems arose in the newborn section. Crux (ex Dual Crew) and Slick (ex Cyberactive) were first kicked out, and as a result of this Pinny also left. Anarchy then decided to close down the entire section, and thus Tron, MCM and E.Toball (all ex Dual Crew) were all kicked out! Tron joined Sanity, MCM joined Spaceballs, E.Toball joined Complex and Crux joined Adept. RAW 5's claim that Tron also joined Complex is untrue. Danish musician Maestro (Martin Agger), who had joined from Kefrens as early as january, was kicked out around october because of lazyness and not being involved with the scene at all. On the 14th of June 1996 he died in Aarhus, Denmark, at the age of 24. Swedish sysop Norad (ACES HIGH) was recruited around october, and this is now the ONLY board in Anarchy. French swapper Mental (ex Atlantys) left for Willow around october. Mr. Big (John, 02-12/90) left the scene in the latter part of 1992. Mr.Big was editor of "Stolen Data" for a while.
On the 1st of february 1993, a large portion of Anarchy's most talented members in England, Denmark and Holland left to form a new group called 'Lemon.' These members were Facet (hol gfx, ex Vision, new late91), Dan (eng code, ex Reaktor, new 10/90), Nuke (eng music, new 12/90), Hannibal (ex The Silents, old handle Sunjohn, 12/91), Slash (den gfx, ex Flash Productions, 12/91), Mad Freak (den music, 12/91) and Paradroid (eng code, ex Digital, new 07/92). Indirectly, it was this act that killed Anarchy. Left without its best members, people started losing their confidence in the supergroup, and started leaving in droves. English coder and graphician Kreator landed a job at Reflections (the people behind the 'Shadow of the Beast' games) and consequently left the scene at the end of january. A few months later they were stone dead. Later, dutch graphician Danny (ex Mirage) also joined Lemon. The two Danes ICronite and Milkshake (both ex Rebels), who participated in such fine productions for Anarchy as "Digital Innovation"  and "Hardcore" [12/92], left to form Camel Corporation in February 1993. Frenchmen NHP & BKH (org music, 04-12/92), Conquest and Zoom (all 04/92, all ex The Silents) joined Scoopex in early 1993. After Anarchy died, the Englishmen Judge Drokk (org editor 'Stolen Data'), 4-Mat (Matthew Simmonds, music, 07/90-12/92), Mystik (gfx, ex Reaktor, new 10/90-12/92), Krest (code) and Critical Mass (code) all decided to end their involvement with the scene. 4-Mat's music has since graced several games, and it is believed that Kris (code, ex Reaktor, new 10/90) joined him in the game industry.