1988 - In Battle There Is No Law !
1989 - Realm Of Chaos.
more BOLT THROWER.
way more Helter Skelter.
June 12, 1988 - 2023: 35 years of: In Battle There Is No Law !
Throw those damn bolts !
Oh glorious 1988 Great-Britain, the apex of DIY grindcore and melting-point between hardcorepunk and speedmetal. From the West Midlands arise a from beyond machine from the darkest corner of your mind: BOLT THROWER.
Make a statement, especially in this record-industry, where all styles clashed in the late-80s: thrashmetal and new-comers deathmetal. England led the way with NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS and BOLT THROWER.
Extremities are pushed to the test as the title-track "In Battle There Is No Law" crushes everything under it's wheel. Fat and relentless, the drums are rolling hard on "Challenge For Power" and the grind of "Attack In The Aftermath" ...resistance is fucking futile. The bloody British battery blasts on "Denial Of Destiny and the lovely appropriately titled Word War Three ending of "Nuclear Annihilation".
Mega-fans of role-playing dungeon games, the madness would soon bloom into incorporating mid-evil gnomes and mutant warriors alike into the raw grinding meltdown.
Released on small label Vinyl Solution Records, the band would soon get the attention of extreme stalwart death / grind powerhouse: Earache Records. Their next power-punch would arise in 1989, the chaotic battleground of Realm Of Chaos LP.
The death / grind scene in 1988: a lawless battle !
RIP Martin Kearns (1977-2015)
In Battle There Is No Law ! = full LP
Line in Birmingham in 1988
October 28, 1989 - 2019: 30 years of: Realm Of Chaos.
Deathmetal and grindcore never sounded so primitive. Great-Britain's steamroller BOLT THROWER have been throwing bolts since 1988, with their underground debut, the appropriately entitled: In Battle There's No Law !
1989's Realm Of Chaos (Slaves To Darkness) LP displays a more mature skill-set and production. Released just before the height of the deathmetal explosion of 1991-92 ...it is now considered BOLT THROWER's best release and an overall deathmetal cult classick !
The sludgy "Eternal War" wrecks havoc while "Through The Eyes Of Terror" and "All That Remains" are signature doom-death tracks BOLT THROWER is now worldwide known for. Classic downtuned guitars and moody intros that prepares you for WW3-type berserk. The faster "Plague Bearer" and fan-favorite deadly-toned "World-Eater" are mosh-pit carnage creators as the tension slowly builds-up into the explosive deathmetal-mayhem that ensues.
Fans of board-games will immediately take notice for BOLT THROWER's choice of elaborate album-covers. Inspired from the Warhammer 40,000 brand, the band mixed the visuals and fantasy-themes in this very unique metal-blend.
No Satan, no blood, no guts, no skulls ...yet nothing else screams brutal-deathmetal like 2inches play-along pewter figurines !!!
Realm Of Chaos = full LP
Detailed original artwork
Detailed re-issued artwork
Live in Nottingham in 1989
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Death-Metal EU 1991
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