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Grantham (1981 – present)

English Dogs are a British crossover punk rock/heavy metal band that began life in the early eighties. They formed in October 1981 in Grantham and produced two demos during 1982 entitled ‘Show No Mercy’ and ‘Free To Kill’. The band toured as support to fellow punk band GBH in Germany during early 1983 and followed this with a British tour supporting Discharge. In 1983 they signed to Clay Records and released a 6 track EP titled ‘Mad Punx And English Dogs’.

English Dogs’ first full length album, ‘Invasion of the Porky Men’, emerged a year later. Personnel changes ensued after the debut album emerged with vocalist Wakey departing to be replaced by ex-Ultraviolent singer Ade Bailey. At this juncture the band also decided to augment their live and recorded sound by adding ex-Destructors guitarist Graham ‘Gizz’ Butt who added Metal riffing and guitar leads to the English Dogs songwriting.

This change saw them leave Clay records to sign with Rot Records and release the decidedly metal tinged ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’ EP in September 1984. The metal leanings increased with Forward into Battle. English Dogs , culminating with the ‘Where Legend Began’ album through Under One Flag in 1986. The group appeared on the legendary Shades promoted Thrash bill at Camden’s Electric Ballroom with Possessed and Voivod later in 1986.


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  • Elturtle

    I like how both versions of the band both released an album this year.

    10 Oct 2:51am Reply
  • Woodgod

    Yeah it's not thrash, neither in the thrash metal sense nor the thrashcore sense.

    6 Sep 4:35pm Reply
  • Rawterror

    no it's not thrash, their early stuff is uk82, and the later shit is metal punk....if anything the metal shit is closer to nwobh and heavy metal, but the song composition and most of the acual verse riffs are hardcore punk.

    28 Jun 7:09pm Reply
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 6:25pm Reply
  • Aserihclem

    thrash crossover done top notch

    29 Apr 8:38am Reply
  • Isaaaaaak

    There's nothing punk about this band. Maybe the vocals? It's thrash.

    2 Jan 10:56pm Reply
  • AbstractCunt

    The best Thrash/punk band I've ever heard!

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • necrofabula

    What an uncompromising force.

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Disaxis

    Their crossover phase is without a doubt some of the best hardcore/thrash ever recorded.

    8 Sep 2013 Reply
  • ZITZ59

    very original and distinctive band

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • wretched-one

    Mad Punx And English Dogs!!! Their best without a doubt :)

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • j-yeags

    great fucking band. my favorite by them is forward into battle. metal punx!

    12 Feb 2013 Reply
  • JayBier

    Come to Germany

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Room213

    "When Legend Began" and "Forward Into Battle" are both masterpieces.

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • IndustrialHz

    Vocals on Invasion of The Porky Men remind me of Fear.

    8 Jun 2012 Reply
  • fuckface-

    gente que som do capiroto gostoso melhor que a vida

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • WolfAbysmal

    Ordeal by fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • werewolf_thrash

    best ever band!!!

    9 May 2012 Reply
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    20 Mar 2012 Reply
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