Abwärts is a punk band from Hamburg. The band gave their first performance in December 1979 at the Geräusche für die 80er-Festival. In the early 1980s the band’s first EP was released, which they financed and produced themselves. To this day, the title track of the EP, Computerstaat is one of the most popular and well-known pieces of the band Abwärts. In October 1980 their debut album Amok Koma was released. Up until today, Abwärts has produced a large number of other albums and EPs and earned a secure place in the German punk scene.