- Crossover Punk Music

"MAYHEM - Bloodrush" marks the band's venture into the 12" EP vinyl format, serving as their inaugural EP-length album. This Punk Crossover release showcases Mayhem's sonic exploration, representing a significant chapter in their discography. With the raw energy characteristic of the punk crossover genre, this album is a testament to Mayhem's evolution and experimentation. The 12" EP vinyl format enhances the listener's experience, providing a tangible and immersive journey into Mayhem's early sonic landscape.This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Front Cover Photo Of MAYHEM - Bloodrush

"BLOODRUSH" Album Description:

In the vibrant musical landscape of the 1980s, the punk genre underwent a metamorphosis, giving rise to numerous sub-genres that embraced diverse influences. Among these, Crossover Punk emerged as a formidable force, blending the raw energy of punk with elements of metal and hardcore. Within this context, Mayhem's "BLOODRUSH" 12" EP Vinyl stands as a significant contribution, encapsulating the spirit of the era.

Production and Sound Engineering:

Produced by Jym Slip and Mayhem, the album showcases a meticulous approach to capturing the essence of Crossover Punk. The choice of Jym Slip as the Sound/Recording Engineer further solidifies the commitment to sonic excellence. Recorded at Touch Studios, Manchester, in 1983 and 1984, the album benefited from a studio known for its dedication to quality sound production.

Band Members:

Mayhem's lineup for "BLOODRUSH" featured a group of talented and passionate musicians, each contributing to the distinctive sound of the EP. Collo on drums provided the relentless rhythm foundation, Dead Cat on bass added the pulsating low-end, while Chris Hind's dual role as guitarist and vocalist brought forth the rebellious spirit of punk. Mick McGee, as the main voice, delivered the raw and powerful lyrics that became a hallmark of Mayhem's sound.

Release and Impact:

In the historical timeline of punk music, the release of "BLOODRUSH" in 1985 marked a crucial moment. The EP emerged during a period of evolution for punk, where boundaries were pushed, and experimentation was embraced. Great Britain, being the birthplace of punk, served as a fitting backdrop for Mayhem's release, contributing to the EP's authenticity and resonance within the context of the time.

The tracks within "BLOODRUSH" exemplify the fusion of punk's rebellious ethos with the heavier, aggressive tones of metal. The EP's sonic intensity and lyrical depth spoke to the disillusionment of a generation, capturing the social and political climate of the 1980s.

Music Genre:

Obscure Punk Crossover

Album Production Information:

The album: "MAYHEM - Bloodrush" was produced by: Jym Slip and Mayhem

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Jym Slip

This album was recorded at: Touch Studios, Manchester 1983 and 1984

Record Label Information:

Vigillante VIG.1T

Media Format:

45RPM 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Great Britain
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MAYHEM - Bloodrush
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Collo - Drums
  • Dead Cat - Bass
  • Chris Hind - Guitar, Vocals
  • Mick McGee - Main Voice
Complete Track-listing of the album "MAYHEM - Bloodrush"

The detailed tracklist of this record "MAYHEM - Bloodrush" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Bloodrush
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Addictive Risk
  2. I Defy (Part 1)

MAYHEM - Bloodrush High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of MAYHEM - Bloodrush
Front Cover Photo Of MAYHEM - Bloodrush


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Photo Of The Back Cover MAYHEM - Bloodrush
Photo of album back cover MAYHEM - Bloodrush


Close up of Side One MAYHEM - Bloodrush record's label
Close up of Side One MAYHEM - Bloodrush


Close up of Side Two MAYHEM - Bloodrush record's label
Close up of Side Two  MAYHEM - Bloodrush