Karcer is a polish punk rock band playing since 1982. The band was founded in autumn 1982 in Słupsk, It's firs live appearance took place on January the 8th 1983 on elimination for youth festival. The band failed to advance to this festival due to problems with censorship. In 1985 Karcer appeared on Jarocin Rock Festival, and managed to play on the main stage. The same year, due to success at Jarocin the band appeared on few other festivals. One year later in Jarocin Karcer achieved position in top ten bands.