Skrewdriver was a white power skinhead rock band formed by Ian Stuart Donaldson in Poulton-le-Fylde in 1976. Their original line-up was a non-political and non-racist punk rock band, but Skrewdriver evolved into the one of the first neo-Nazi rock bands with the second album Hail the New Dawn, playing a leading role in the Rock Against Communism movement and becoming the most prominent white power band in the world. an Stuart Donaldson, formerly of the cover band Tumbling Dice, formed Skrewdriver in Poulton-le-Fylde in 1976. Skrewdriver at first sported a punk appearance, but they changed their image to a skinhead look. They also shortly went with a rocker/biker look, around the time they released the EP Built Up Knocked Down. In 1978, Donaldson moved to Manchester, where he recruited guitarist Glenn Jones and drummer Martin Smith. With Kevin MacKay on bass, this lineup toured extensively and built a strong following, but certain venues were reluctant to book the band because of their reputation as a violent skinhead band. Suggs before joining Madness had been a roadie for Skrewdriver in 1978. Performing largely for a skinhead audience, the first versions of the band released one album and two singles on Chiswick Records. Donaldson resurrected the band name Skrewdriver in 1982 using new musicians. Although the original band had a minor reputation for attracting violence at their concerts (Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof was reportedly knocked unconscious by a friend of Donaldson who, at a concert, felt Skrewdriver's sound had been sabotaged), they did not openly support any political ideology or organization. The reformed Skrewdriver eventually became openly supportive of far right white nationalist groups, after a lengthy period of denying such claims. Although both Skrewdriver and the band Sham 69 had skinhead followings and racist fans early in their careers, Sham 69 denounced racism and performed at Rock Against Racism concerts. Donaldson eventually aligned himself with neo-Nazism, saying: "I would describe myself as a British National Socialist, not a German one, and so don't think I'm at odds with British patriots." The band became associated with the National Front and British National Party, raising funds for them (and affiliated organizations) through the White Noise record label. They released records on Rock-O-Rama, a label that became known for far-right sympathies. Skrewdriver was instrumental in setting up Blood & Honour, a neo-Nazi music promotion network.
Some members of the original Skrewdriver objected strongly to the new direction in which Donaldson took the later band. Roger Armstrong of Chiswick Records said:
It is a shame that the name was dragged through the gutter like that. The other three guys in the band were really pissed off too. Grinny the drummer came from solid northern socialist stock... When they made records for us Ian Stuart showed no signs of fascism. The skinhead image was a — maybe in hindsight misconceived — fashion thing. It was cooked up by a bunch of us, including the band's then-management and the photographer Peter Kodik.
However, John "Grinny" Grinton later stated in an interview that he had no problem with the new Skrewdriver, and that he became a member of the National Front along with Donaldson.
Donaldson died on 24 September 1993 following a car crash. His death catalyzed the demise of Skrewdriver, and had a strong impact in the white power rock scene. John "Grinny" Grinton died from cancer in June 2005.
Skullhead is a RAC band from Newcastle, England, founded in May 1984. In an interview for the music zine WelshLeak, from inside prison in 1987, Skullhead’s founder Kevin Turner says that he started the band as a reaction to the murder of a close friend, Peter Mathewson. The band was originally called Skullhead U.K. but soon dropped the “U.K.” Having started out in Consett, UK, as an Oi! band singing patriotic lyrics, the band joined in 1985 the “White Noise Club” of the National Front and quickly became a prominent “Rock-Against-Communism” band. When the first album "White Warrior" saw the light of a day in 1987 (released by record label Rock-O-Rama), no one suggested that the band would gain cult status in the WP scene in Britain and alongside with Brutal Attack, Skrewdriver and No Remorse would remain forever in the history of this music scene.With elements of Oi!, Rock n' Roll, and Heavy Metal, their sound was very unique for the time and culture. Unlike other British bands in those years, who have left the "White Noise Club" led by National Front and joined Blood & Honour, Kevin and the band remained true to the WNC till the end. Their lyrics were not openly racist or had NS messages, they sang about the pride of being British, about the Nordic Gods and against capitalism. After releasing two albums-"Odin's Law" (1989) and LP "Cry of Pain" (1991) traces of the group are lost. Kevin Turner left the WP skinhead scene and became ... DJ of techno music known under the alias "MC Techno T". He was working in the biggest rave music clubs in England, his mixes are included in several compilations of electronic music.Surprisingly Kevin Turner gave the band a rebirth in 2002 with all new members. They have recorded some songs and made a concert tour in Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia. Nevertheless, the band totally dropped out the skinhead image, but also addressing the media in an interview Turner said that Skullhead has never been anything more than a patriotic rock band and that only music was important to them.
Formed in 1979 in Mitcham by three friends from Garth High School, Morden, Surrey. The original line-up was Ken McLellan, vocals, Scrome on bass and George Grimes on drums. They played their first gig on the 27th June '81 at the Phipps Bridge Community Centre in Mitcham and their second gig on 13th July '81 at the Cottage of Content, Carshalton. John Whittington joined on guitar for their third gig on 16th July '81 Polio Hall, Sutton. They supported the UK Subs at The 100 Club in February '82, which was recorded and released has the cassette-only 'Live... For Kicks' on their own Scarlet Records.
They reformed as a skinhead band in 1983. The line-up in 1984 was McLellan, vocals, John Whittington on guitar, Andy Nun on bass and Andrew Christopher on drums. The line-up for their debut album 'Stronger Than Before' was McLellan vocals, Paul Thornton on bass, John Whittington on guitar and Tony Tompkins on drums. Thornton left after breaking his leg and due to complications he had to have it re-broken, and re-set twice. He was replaced by Martin Cross. Tompkins left to join the army, he was replaced by Len Fleckney. The line-up for the 'As The Drum Beats' LP was McLellan, vocals, Sean Heywood on guitar, Martin Cross on bass and Len Fleckney on drums. The line-up for the 'Tales of Glory' LP was McLellan, vocals, Martin Cross on guitar, Tony Priddy on guitar, Darren McEvilly (Flubs) on bass and Len Fleckney on drums.
The band's next release - Into Apocalypse, was meant to be a side project but ROR decided to release it as a Brutal Attack album. It is a standard rock album and not political. The line-up for this LP was McLellan vocals, Steve Kiraly on guitar, Ian Campbell on bass and Len Fleckney on drums.
The 1993/94 line-up was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Merv Sheilds on bass and Timm Dogg on drums. The winter 1994 line-up was McLellan, vocals, Stigger on guitar, Jim on bass and Jim [a different one] on drums. The line-up for the 1995 album'Valliant Heart', was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Brad on bass and Jimmy on drums. The line-up for the 'Battle Anthem' album, recorded in 1995, was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Terry Moran on bass and Fred Cresswell on drums. The line-up for the 1996 album 'For The Fallen And The Free' album was McLellan, vocals, Dan Valiant on guitar, Jock on guitar, Terry Moran on bass and Fred Cresswell on drums. The line-up for the 1998 album 'When Odin Calls' was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Terry Moran on bass, Fred Cresswell on drums and Ollie Magoo on keyboards and accordion. The line-up for the 2000 album 'Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned' album was McLellan, vocals, Matt Duffy on guitar, Roly on bass and Blakey on drums.
The line-up for their 2006 album 'Thunder And Lightening' was McLellan, vocals, Paul on guitar and David Blakey on drums.
No Remorse was a WP British rock band formed in 1986. Original singer of the band left it soon after it’s foundation replaced by new singer Paul Burnley (born Tristram Bellany ) joining from his own band Public enemy.
In 1988 their debut album, This Time, was released and was said to be "the most evil record ever produced" according to The Jewish Chronicle. Later on that year they recorded See you in Valhalla after changing record label from Rebelles Europeens to Rock-O-Rama Records.
In 1989 they recorded the albums The new stormtrooper and Blood against gold. The same year, Paul Berley recorded the album There's Only One Public Enemy with his solo-project, Public Enemy. Next year another Public Enemy-album was released, titled Our Weapon Is Truth.
In 1990 their album Blood Against Gold was released, and for the first time ever No Remorse performed in the United States of America. First in Ottawa, Canada, and then as a contributing band at the Aryan Fest in Oklahoma. Their show was recorded by White Aryan Resistance and was later broadcasted via cable-TV throughout the entire United States.
In 1991 No Remorse held a concert in Brandenburg, Germany for their largest crowd ever. Later that year, Australian musician Nigel Brown (White Lightning, Celtic Warrior, Ravens Wing, Wolfseye) joined the band.
In 1992 No Remorse was scheduled to hold a concert in Spain with the Welsh band Violent Storm. When they arrived in Spain they received word of the death of all Violent Storm band members except the singer, and they dedicated the concert to their memory. In 1992 they accompanied the Swedish band Dirlewanger at the Brandenburg festival. In September they traveled to California with Dirlewanger where they performed together and recorded the album Desert Storm.
In 1993 No Remorse performed as the first non-Czech freedom rock band in Czechoslovakia. They also performed in Poland with the native band Konkwista 88. On the 24th of September Ian Stuart, lead singer of Skrewdriver, died in a car accident. In November they played in London and performed their tribute song, The Flame That Never Dies.
In April of 1994, Farewell Ian Stuart was recorded, and they signed for both Movement Records and Nordland Records. Under Nordland Records they recorded the album Under The Gods, and under Movement Records they released Skinhead Army. Later on that year they also performed at "A Tribute to Ian Stuart", accompanied by Bound for Glory, Centurion, RaHoWa and Berserkr. Following the concert, Joe Rowan, singer of the American band Nordic Thunder, was murdered at a gas station. In 1995 Nordland Records released Under The Gods and Resistance Records released The Best of No Remorse. Movement Records encountered economic troubles and sold the rights to European Skinhead Army to Nordland. Paul Burnley takes part in a documentary entitled “World of skinheads” which was presenting the different sides and political aspects of the skinhead subculture.
In 1996, Paul Burnley accompanied by Swedish band "Swastika", recorded the album Kindred Spirit Carry the Flame. The Winning Hand, the re-named version of "European Skinhead Army" was released. Aside from the above mentioned records No Remorse were also featured on several collective- and compilation albums.
On the 1st of November 1996, ten years after No Remorse was formed, Paul Burnley decided to leave the band. At the same time was started another band under the name of “No remorse” with Big Jacko on the vocals. They released “Barbecue in Rostok” album but the quality of the record was much inferior then the previous productions of the band. With some “on and off’s” the band continue to exist in next years, but many people believe that No remorse history ended with the withdraw of it’s front man.
After No Remorse, Burnley released a cd under the name "No Fear" (Still got the power) along with the melodic musicianship of Nigel Brown in 1999.
Paul Burnley wrote a book “Nazi Rock star” about the livework of Ian Stuart and Skrewdriver under the pseudonym Paul London, book was produced by Swedish Midgard records in 2002.
Burnley disappeared from the scene in next few years, but in present times he can be seen singing football songs hailing Chelsea F.C.
Oi! studio-project. English Rose's vocalist Jonesy was in prison, serving 18 months, half way through his sentence in 1994, he wrote to Squadron's bassist Brad and guitarist Jim and English Rose drummer Blakey, that on his release they could do an Oi! album together. The plan was for it to be without any real politics, just as a bit of fun to remember their younger days etc and to use some of the profits to aid P.O.W.s. Brad suggested the band-name, Bulldog Breed, and the album title, 'Made In England'. The song writing began while Jonesy was still in prison, whilst the rest of the line-up worked on the music. Upon Jonesy's release, in early 1995, they got together for rehearsals in Jonesy's front room with Jonesy, vocals, Jim on guitar, Brad on bass and Blakey on drums.
Their first studio session ended up with the finished product of the first CD 'Made In England'. The idea of the project being 100% Oi! influenced didn't last long and some of their political beliefs crept into some songs. They were very happy with the end result and decided to release it theirselves.
Due to the support they received they decided that there was a need for a second CD, and 'Unleashed Again' was recorded in November 1996. This wasn't as Oi! sounding as the first CD.
Bulldog Breed was only ever meant to be a recording project but because of the support they got they decided to play live. With this line-up they played gigs in Finland, Italy, Germany and Scotland. Just before a planned trip to Ulster, Jim quit the band. After a while Titch was found as his replacement and the band played gigs in France, Italy and the U.S.
In October 2000 the band returned to the studio to record tracks, which were released as part of the 'Bonded By Blood' split-CD with US band Intimidation One. Bulldog Breed played their last gig in April 2002.
Since then the band has played a few gigs on and off and in 2009 released a limited edition hand numbered CD - The Complete Collection. Which includes all the bands songs, old new, unreleased and from split CD.
Not to be confused with the 1960s 'psychadelia' band of the same name that also released an album titled 'Made In England'.
Cardiff based band formed in 1992, by Billy the only surviving member of Violent Storm, the rest of whom were killed in a car crash. The original line-up was Billy vocals, Miffy on guitar, Stinko on bass and Clarkey on drums. In late ’95, they recruited two new band members, Damon and Wol, both from Gloucestershire. Miffy was replaced by Brad in 1996. The autumn 1996 line-up was Billy vocals, Brad on guitar, Stinko on bass and Clarkey on drums.
In March 1996 the band went over to Holland to record their second CD. Aussie Nigel played lead guitar for the band. After the guitar and drums had been recorded the vocals were being recorded when the Dutchh police arrived and arrested everyone for "inciting racial hatred". After spending 3 days in prison, all the band got deported, including Nigel who got sent to Australia. The second CD did however get re-recorded as Let The Battle Begin a month later after the problems in Holland. Stigger played lead guitar for the band.
In 2004 Roly stepped in to replace Stinko. The current drummer is Freeman, Lyndon on lead guitar who was the drummer on the first CD, whilst Clarkey was in prison. The second CD ‘Let The Battle Begin’ has contributions from Stigger on lead guitar, and ‘Aussie Nigel’.
Project bands featuring members from Celtic Warrior include No Quarter, Savage, Retaliator, Broadsword, Stuka Attacke (with Sturmwehr), Dragon Lance (with Sturmwehr and Brutal Attack), The Order (with Razors Edge), No Justice (with Whitelaw), White Lightning (with Nigel from Fortress), and White Fist (with Konkwista 88.
Almost four years after the band were nearly all tragically killed, their original album was released. The reason for the delay was because the tapes were with the mother of Brian and Darren Sheeley since the accident and due to the loss of her two sons she kindly asked Billy to get the album released.
Coalville (Leicestershire) based Oi! band, formed in 1987. Originally called White Aggression but months before their first concert they changed their name to English Rose when it was realised a Swedish skinhead band (Vit Aggression) was using the same name. The original line-up was Jonesy vocals, Mick on guitar, Dean Porter on guitar, Spen on bass and Blakey on drums. Jonesy and Spen had both been in Oi! band British Born. Porter didn't last long in the band. This line-up recorded an eight-track demo, which was sold on the scene and sent to a few labels. The label that showed most interest was Rebelles Europeens and after a few letters and phone calls a deal was struck to record. The first release was a single called 'Proud Nationalist Warriors', which was released in 1989. The next recording session was also for Rebelles Europeens in which four songs were recorded. 'Warriors Of The Rose' and 'Stop The Invasion' were released in 1992 on the 'Last Chance' compilation album. The other two tracks 'We're Back' and 'Justice-There's No Justice' were meant for volume 2 but it was never released. By this time Mick had left the band and a new guitarist was found by the name of Guiness, he played a handful of gigs and started recording the new album 'Never Be Silenced' before leaving the band following an incident with a gang of immigrants and a spell in prison. The album was completed with the help of former guitarist Mick and released by Rebelles Europeens in 1992.
The band was out of action for a while until along came a local ex-punk called Steve. Some practice sessions were arranged and the result was a new CD called 'The Flame Still Burns' released by German label Skull Records. Steve quit, he was replaced by Martin Cross. They went into the studio to record four new songs, the first two 'You Know Our Name' and 'Voice Of The Right'. The other two tracks 'Choose Your Side' and 'White And Proud' were released on a single by French label Boha Records. This is when Martin Cross quit the band and was replaced in 1995 by Dirk, ex-Close Shave. They went into the studio again to record six new songs for various labels. The first two songs were 'Feel Our Power - Feel Our Force' and 'Our Nation' and were released on the Polish label Thor Records. The next two songs, 'One Mission' and 'By Any Means', were released by Nordland Records. The last two songs were recorded but have never been released these tracks were 'Cheers, Thanks And All The Best' and a cover of Skrewdriver's 'Blood And Honour'.
Back in the early '90s they travelled with Squadron to Germany for a gig but were stopped by police on the motorway about an hour after landing. They thought it was just a routine check but they were made to leave the van and strip on the side of the road. They were held for a number of hours so the gig couldn't go ahead and then they were released.
In late 1995 the band went independant and come 1996 saw the band go through a line-up change, this time bass player Spen decided to leave the band to give one hundred percent to his wife and children. There was more studio time lined up, but this time they called on the help of Brad of Squadron to stand in on bass so they could record three tracks for 'Justice', a compilation CD to raise money for prisoners. It was released by French label BoHa Records. The three songs they contributed were 'We'll Overcome', originally recorded by French skinhead band Legion 88, 'Blood, Honour, Pride And Faith' and 'Segregation'.
The band once again had a full line-up when Stinko from Celtic Warrior, joined the band on a part-time basis, which turned out in the end to be full-time and it wasn't too long before the band was back up and playing live in Britain and Europe. The band decided it was time to record a full length CD, the result being 'Dreams Of Freedom'. They felt let down by the studio and the engineer. They wanted to go back and remix the songs but the studio had already recorded over the master tapes. The same line-up travelled out to Germany together in January 1997 to a private birthday party and played a live set that was probably one of the best they had ever played. This set was recorded and one year later and after a bit of editing to remove some of the “politically incorrect” songs and speeches the 'Live In Deutschland '97' was released by Movement Records. Stinko later died of cancer.
One gig they didn't get to finish was in Germany as a memorial to Stinko. The police raided the hall half way through their set in riot gear and a riot ensued. The band officially joined Blood and Honour in 1996 and set up their own self-named label in the same year. Graham (from Avalon) became the second guitarist. But due to the departure of Chris Telford the bassist, Graham became the bassist. Their final line-up was Jonesy on vocals, Tom former guitarist with Whitelaw on guitar, Graham on bass and Blakey on drums. Sisco was a one-time member of the band.
As of 2003 they officially became a recording project. In May 2005 Jonesy reformed English Rose with a Hungarian backing band and played a gig in Flanders.
Other bands featuring members of English Rose include White Aggression, Tattooed Mother Fuckers, Disturbed Mother Fuckers, Bulldog Breed (with members from Squadron), Spearhead (with Avalon).
South-East England based band.
In 1991 Steve and James formed a punk band called Brainache Attack and after getting a full lineup and a planned gig ready the drummer and singer both suddenly quit the band. Then on April 20th 1994 Steve and James decided to reform the same band under the new name Section 88 and become a nationalist skinhead band rather than a punk band.
The February 1995 line up included Steve on vocals and guitar, J.C. on drums and James on bass.
The bands first planned debut gig was in July 1995 in Gravesend but due to lack of rehearsals and the band drummer J.C. never turned up! Another problem was James the bassist was involved in a car crash and couldnt rehearse with the band.
This English project band was formed in early 2012 and features members from Section 88, Whitelaw, and March Or Die. Raffles Chilly Mushrooms on vocals, Sir Jack Breadcake Knuckleduster on guitar, Ebenezer Popsicle on drums and Lord Layby on bass.
The band is an old school RAC and Oi! covers band and plays tracks from Skrewdriver, Skullhead, No Remorse amongst others from bands that no longer exist. Their debut gig was at the annual No Surrender gig 14th July 2012.
March or Die
A British band from the North-East of England featuring ex-members of British Oi! band Scum.
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