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Marshall Law

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MARSHALL LAW - very heavy and proud of it. Birmingham’s MARSHALL LAW offer twin guitar Power Metal powered by the exceptional talents of vocalist Andy Pyke, twin guitarists Dave Martin and Dave Rothan, bassist Tom Dwyer and drummer Pete Hunt. MARSHALL LAW benefited in their early days from the enthusiastic management of Birmingham DJ Dave Juste and the seemingly tireless ability to undertake enormous club tours, including supports to GYPSY QUEEN and HELLION, building up a loyal fan base along the way.

Formed in 1988 by ex-DETROIT, DAMIEN and VIVA vocalist Andy Pyke, the original line-up featured Pyke on vocals and drums together with ex-CHINAWHITE and SHADOWLANDS guitarist Dave Martin, bassist Nigel and guitarist Darren Horton. Pre-MARSHALL LAW Martin had also been involved with ELECTRIC WARRIOR, an act that featured latter day ASYLUM vocalist Stan and his sister drummer Yola, as well as STARFIGHTERS and briefly UFO guitarist Rik Sandford. MARSHALL LAW added drummer Alan Kelly, who ultimately left to join SHY. Horton also left to later form SIAM and was replaced by former REALM and IVORY guitarist Andy Southwell. Bassist Nigel also departed, later to join Progressive Rock outfit ARK, and was superseded by Malcolm Gould. This line-up recorded the demo ‘Future Shock’ in 1988.

Despite their efforts the media and major record companies remained unmoved, with the British Rock press refusing to see the band as anything more than pretenders to the throne of JUDAS PRIEST.

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  • Oblarg

    Under the Hammer is a fucking classic song.

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • marshall--law

    My Boyfriend was the first drummer of marshall law! and he is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!! they should of kept him....(mick donovan)

    25 May 2011 Reply
  • Darmer_91

    AWESOME

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • ironbreaker8

    This band should be known a hellalot more than it is. How is it that you get some of the real shit getting heard when bands like this one remain this unheard? Ridiculous. /,,/ m /,,/

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • joshmattg

    theyre first album is the best, i bought it from a japan store, kick ass cd!

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Vampyric

    My uncle was a session drummer with these guys! Yeah! (i used to get free CD's) \m/

    21 May 2010 Reply
  • TortureMurderer

    Under the Hammer!

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • tilleafian

    Remeber this band being mentioned in the 80s around Birmingham.In the blurb it mentions rock DJ Dave Juste,thers a blast from the past Costermongers first, then onto Edwards No8 on a saturday night for hours of beer and rock music.Great nights happy memories. Anyone know what Dave does now?

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Thrasherrich

    awsum i prefer the old material to the new though, power game is a masterpiece, warning from history had amazing potential, if produced better shames... STILL LOVE EM THOUGH

    9 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Catbird

    Great band, a welcome return. The album is stunning.

    4 Jan 2009 Reply
  • BurningRemnant

    Very good band! Sometimes they remind me of US power metal giants Vicious Rumors. Quality heavy metal here!

    9 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Mangolio

    Ha ha. The majority of the tracks in dude's Top 25 don't even belong to him. I think Marshall Law the DJ needs his own page.

    3 Sep 2007 Reply

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