Holocaust (4)

Holocaust (4)

Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Holocaust were formed in the late '70s, and featured vocalist Gary Lettice, guitarists John Mortimer and Ed Dudley, bassist Robin Begg, and drummer Nicky Arkless. Like many New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands, Holocaust cut their teeth in local clubs during the waning days of punk, before finally scoring an independent record deal and issuing 1981's seminal The Nightcomers. Though commercially unsuccessful, the album has remained a favorite of the genre and was later cited as a major influence by members of Metallica, who covered the song 'The Small Hours' from the band's subsequent release, 1983's Live -- Hot Curry and Wine. But the band was already experiencing internal strife and fell apart before the recording of 1984's disjointed No Man's Land, which featured sole surviving original member John Mortimer handling vocals, guitars, and bass, and backed by drummer Steve Cowen. Five years would pass before the duo (along with bassist David Rosie) resurrected Holocaust once again, going on to release a number of solid efforts, including 1989's The Sound of Souls, 1992's Hypnosis of Birds, 1996's Spirits Fly, 1997's Covenant and 2000's The Courage To Be. 2003 saw the band's work collected on the anthology Smokin Valves as well as the full-length record "Primal". In 2013 John Mortimer gathered the Primal-line-up for the yet-to-be-released "Sweet Liberty", touring heavily and releasing a digital EP called "Expander".
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Holocaust (4) Discography Tracks


Holocaust (4) The Nightcomers (Album) Phoenix Record And Filmworks Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Live (Hot Curry & Wine) (Album) Phoenix Record And Filmworks UK 1983 Sell This Version
PSPLP 5 Holocaust (4) No Mans Land(LP, Album) Phoenix Record And Filmworks PSPLP 5 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) The Sound Of Souls (MiniAlbum) Chrome Records (3) Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
TRMCDS 010 Holocaust (4) Hypnosis Of Birds(CD, Album) Taurus Moon Records TRMCDS 010 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Spirits Fly (Album) Neat Metal UK 1996 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Covenant (Album) Neat Metal Austria 1997 Sell This Version
EDGY 111 Holocaust (4) The Courage To Be(CD, Album) Edgy Records EDGY 111 UK 2000 Sell This Version
EDGY 114 Holocaust (4) Primal(CD, Album) Edgy Records EDGY 114 UK 2003 Sell This Version
MTL001CD Holocaust (4) Live From The Raw Loud N' Live Tour(CD, Album) Metal Print MTL001CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
NR241017CD Holocaust (4) Primal / LIVE (Hot Curry & Wine)(2xCD, Album) Edgy Records Ltd. NR241017CD UK 2005 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Predator (Album) Sleaszy Rider Records Greece 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Hölöcäust* Heavy Metal Mania Phoenix Record And Filmworks UK 1980 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Smokin' Valves Phoenix Record And Filmworks UK 1980 Sell This Version
PSP 3 Holocaust (4) Live From The Raw Loud N' Live Tour(7", EP) Phoenix Record And Filmworks PSP 3 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Coming Through Phoenix Record And Filmworks UK 1982 Sell This Version
TRMCDS 01 Holocaust (4) The Heavy Metal Mania EP(CD, EP) Taurus Moon Records TRMCDS 01 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
none Holocaust (4) Expander(CD, EP) Not On Label none 2013 Sell This Version
none Holocaust (4) Primal demo CD(CDr, EP, Promo) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version


CMDDD653 Holocaust* Smokin' Valves-The Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Neat Records, Sanctuary Records, Castle Music CMDDD653 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Holocaust (4) Inside The Power Cage (Comp, Album) High Roller Records Germany 2009 Sell This Version


Holocaust (4) Live From The Raw Loud N' Live Tour Phoenix Record And Filmworks UK 1981 Sell This Version