1980 – present (37 years)
London, England, United Kingdom
Formed in 1979 in Mitcham by three friends from Garth High School, Morden, Surrey. The original line-up was Ken McLellan, vocals, Scrome on bass and George Grimes on drums. They played their first gig on the 27th June '81 at the Phipps Bridge Community Centre in Mitcham and their second gig on 13th July '81 at the Cottage of Content, Carshalton. John Whittington joined on guitar for their third gig on 16th July '81 Polio Hall, Sutton. They supported the UK Subs at The 100 Club in February '82, which was recorded and released has the cassette-only 'Live… For Kicks' on their own Scarlet Records.
They reformed as a skinhead band in 1983. The line-up in 1984 was McLellan, vocals, John Whittington on guitar, Andy Nun on bass and Andrew Christopher on drums. The line-up for their debut album 'Stronger Than Before' was McLellan vocals, Paul Thornton on bass, John Whittington on guitar and Tony Tompkins on drums. Thornton left after breaking his leg and due to complications he had to have it re-broken, and re-set twice. He was replaced by Martin Cross. Tompkins left to join the army, he was replaced by Len Fleckney. The line-up for the 'As The Drum Beats' LP was McLellan, vocals, Sean Heywood on guitar, Martin Cross on bass and Len Fleckney on drums. The line-up for the 'Tales of Glory' LP was McLellan, vocals, Martin Cross on guitar, Tony Priddy on guitar, Darren McEvilly (Flubs) on bass and Len Fleckney on drums.
The band's next release - Into Apocalypse, was meant to be a side project but ROR decided to release it as a Brutal Attack album. It is a standard rock album and not political. The line-up for this LP was McLellan vocals, Steve Kiraly on guitar, Ian Campbell on bass and Len Fleckney on drums.
The 1993/94 line-up was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Merv Sheilds on bass and Timm Dogg on drums. The winter 1994 line-up was McLellan, vocals, Stigger on guitar, Jim on bass and Jim on drums. The line-up for the 1995 album'Valliant Heart', was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Brad on bass and Jimmy on drums. The line-up for the 'Battle Anthem' album, recorded in 1995, was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Terry Moran on bass and Fred Cresswell on drums. The line-up for the 1996 album 'For The Fallen And The Free' album was McLellan, vocals, Dan Valiant on guitar, Jock on guitar, Terry Moran on bass and Fred Cresswell on drums. The line-up for the 1998 album 'When Odin Calls' was McLellan, vocals, Danny Hooper on guitar, Terry Moran on bass, Fred Cresswell on drums and Ollie Magoo on keyboards and accordion. The line-up for the 2000 album 'Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned' album was McLellan, vocals, Matt Duffy on guitar, Roly on bass and Blakey on drums.
The line-up for their 2006 album 'Thunder And Lightening' was McLellan, vocals, Paul on guitar and David Blakey on drums.
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