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(1988 – 1996, 2000 – present, 2005 – present)

Formed in 1988, The Almighty are a band, from Glasgow Scotland.

The band’s music veered between punk and hard rock on albums including 1989’s debut ‘Blood fire and love’, ‘Soul Destruction (produced by Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor),’ ‘Powertrippin’ (which saw Tantrum leave and be replaced by Pete Friesen of Alice Cooper), ‘Crank’ and ‘Just Add Life.’ During this time, the band played the Monsters of Rock festival in Donington, England, in 1992 and also played with Metallica at the Milton Keynes Bowl. The Almighty split up in 1996.

In 2000 the band reformed with Nick Parsons on guitar. A second album shortly followed in 2001, Psycho-Narco, with a new bass player Gav Gray replacing long time bassist Floyd London. The band soon disbanded again with vocalist Ricky Warwick pursuing a solo career.

By mid-2005 bassist Floyd London had won an unpublicised fight against Lukemia which brought the band together to play once again. The classic lineup reformed for two Lukemia Research benefit shows in January 2006, which was followed by a Headline appearance at the 2006 Bulldog Bash, then a short 5-date tour at the end of December 2006.

In February 2007 a Greatest Hits CD/DVD Anthology: The Gospel According To… was released with the full support of the band, this was followed in July 2007 with a live DVD of the Glasgow Lukemia Research show from January 2006.

The band have ‘left the door open’ to the possibility of future shows and recording new material.

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  • IronPenguin

    Crank is 20 years old!

    3 Oct 1:42pm Reply
  • Yellowxander

    Ricky Warwick interview: http://metaltalk.net/columns/201017172.php

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cslhclan

    @b_international - I too remember the MK bowl gig and your damn right, they blew em both off stage. Just hope they manage to squeeze some dates in this year for the 25th Anniversary - some of the best gigs I've been to over the years, they never disappoint

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • b_international

    I'd absolutely love an Almighty reunion. Saw them on the Powertrippin' and Crank tours (maybe the Just Add Life tour too... memory a bit hazy these days!) and they were always awesome live. I have fond memories of them blowing Metallica and Megadeth off stage at Milton Keynes Bowl in '93. Good days!

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    So underrated, they should be huge

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • Dyomaeth

    Absolutely underrated.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • believilUK

    seen these guys more than any other band, 15 times even had the pleasure of having a few pints with ricky and stumpy in the hogs head in Middlesbrough before they kicked arse yet again later that night. Hope ricky leaves that Thin Lizzy tribute act and reforms the almighty soon, assuming floyd is still doing well.

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • giorgigeorgia88

    Superb band

    18 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Odiously_

    My uncle handed me one of their singles out of the blue a couple of days ago. I'm glad he did.

    26 Jul 2011 Reply
  • IronPenguin

    @veggiecannibal they were technically the first band I saw live too. 1993 supporting Iron Maiden. Although I went to see Maiden I cam away an Almighty fan and quickly picked up Powertrippin

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • crownanchor

    Right on :)

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Dyomaeth

    I love all of their stuff! Simply fantastic, this band is the most underrated thing on this damn shitty planet!

    21 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Volcomaestro

    I always found it hilarous trying to guess which Rock sub-genre bandwagon the almighty would jump on next, they did cock rock, grunge, ska, i'm waiting for them to go metalcore next!

    10 Dec 2010 Reply
  • LatexNun

    Is Pete still with them?

    11 Nov 2010 Reply
  • chertele

    'soul destruction' and 'powertrippin'', these albums were for me personal religion in the beginning 90

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • CraggyThriller

    Ricky Warwick is playing an acoustic show at The Freebutt, Brighton, 19 April with support from Trashtown Thrillers. Here's the facebook page if anyone wants more info: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=112117018801174&ref=ts

    29 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Eastern_Cowboy

    i prefer their 91&92 albums.it's pretty nice stuffs.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ElusiveCure

    Fell in love with Crank and Powertrippin' of this crazy scottish ass-kickers

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Sassafras1120

    I think I like these guys. Definitely going to listen to some more songs!

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Telvani

    The Almighty rules! I've got MC of Crank. It's kicking ass!

    9 Nov 2009 Reply
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