WARFARE Total Death RoadrunneR Records 12" Vinyl EP Album

"Total Death" is an EP (Extended Play) record from the NWOBHM Metal band "Warfare". The band-members at the time of the recording include EVO, Falken and Gunner. "Algy Ward" was responsible for the production. It has been recorded at the "Impulse 24 Studio". Keith Nichol was responsible for the sound engineering. Album cover artwork was by Elky-Fritz-Otch-Apple.

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Transcript of the liner notes on the album back:

And so the Noise, Filth and Fury, Metal Noise Mix, and Pure Filth, thundered forth into the desolate night, like a gargantuan engine of death an immense mechanical annihilator which blazed out of the darkness, shattering all auditory barriers within its path, and imposing a state of lawless cacophony upon the minds of all those it encountered. Its black, guttural sound rolled forth across the barren heavens, enshrouded the metropolises of the world with its dark abandon, raping the innocence of mankind, and enchanting all and sundry with a promise of even greater achievements to come, proclaiming future deeds of a magnitude and immensity hitherto unrealised in the world of history. The new age of total warfare marches on, uncontrollable, irrepressible, invincible .. . come on turn it up.

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Album Fact Sheet: WARFARE Total Death

Music Genre:

 NWOBHM, Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

The album: "WARFARE Total Death" was produced by: Algy Ward, Keith Nichol

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Keith Nichol

This album was recorded at: Impulse 24 Track

Album cover design: Elky-Fritz-Otch-Apple

  Keith Nichol, Producer, Sound Engineer, ( Guest ) musician has been in-house producer for the NEAT Record label. He has been responsible for the production and sound engineering of many NWOBHM bands during the 1980s. Most notable these bands include: Atomkraft, Blitzkrieg, Fist, Raven, Venom, Warfare, and many others.

On Warfare's album "A Conflict of Hatred", Keith Nichol takes care of the production, sound engineering and as guest musician playing violin and keyboards.


Record Label Information:

 RoadrunneR Records – RR125499

Record Format:

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

Year & Country:

  1985 Netherlands
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: WARFARE Total Death
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Evo - Vocals, Drums
  • Gunner - Guitar
  • Falken - Bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "WARFARE Total Death"

The detailed tracklist of this record "WARFARE Total Death" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Metal Anarchy
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Rape
  2. Burning Up
  3. Destroy
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Warfare: The British Thrash Metal Band that Paved the Way for Crust Punk and Influenced a Generation of Musician

WARFARE Band Description:

Warfare was a British thrash metal band formed in the early 1980s. The band was known for their aggressive style of music, raw energy, and intense live performances. Although they never achieved mainstream success, their impact on the underground metal scene cannot be understated. In this web-page, we will explore the history of Warfare, their musical style and influence, and their legacy in the metal community.

Warfare was formed in the early 1980s by singer/guitarist Evo and drummer Shark. The band quickly gained a following in the British metal scene with their debut album "Pure Filth," released in 1984. The album showcased the band's fast and aggressive style, with songs like "Metal Anarchy" and "Electric Mayhem" becoming instant classics.

In 1985, the band released their second album, "Metal Anarchy," which further solidified their reputation as one of the most intense bands in the underground metal scene. The album featured songs like "Burn Down the Kings Road" and "Two Tribes," which became fan favorites and cemented the band's place in the metal pantheon.

Warfare's music was characterized by its raw energy, fast tempos, and aggressive guitar riffs. Evo's vocals were often compared to Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, and the band's overall sound was reminiscent of early thrash metal bands like Metallica and Slayer. However, Warfare had a unique style that set them apart from their peers. Their music was more punk-influenced than most thrash metal bands, and they often incorporated elements of hardcore and speed metal into their songs.

Despite their popularity in the underground metal scene, Warfare never achieved mainstream success. The band's abrasive sound and controversial lyrics made them too extreme for most radio stations and music publications. However, their influence on the metal community cannot be understated. Many of today's most popular metal bands cite Warfare as a major influence on their music. One of the band's most significant contributions to the metal scene was their role in the development of the crust punk subgenre. Crust punk was a fusion of punk rock and extreme metal that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was characterized by its raw, DIY sound, and politically charged lyrics. Warfare's music, with its punk attitude and metal sound, was a major influence on the development of crust punk. Many of the bands that came out of the crust punk scene, such as Napalm Death and Extreme Noise Terror, cite Warfare as one of their biggest inspirations.

Unfortunately, Warfare's time in the spotlight was short-lived. The band went through several lineup changes in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and by the mid-1990s, they had disbanded altogether. Evo went on to form a new band, The Wild, which continued in the same vein as Warfare, but they never achieved the same level of success.

Despite their relatively short career, Warfare's impact on the metal scene continues to be felt today. Their music and attitude influenced countless bands in the thrash metal, punk, and crust punk scenes. They paved the way for a new generation of musicians who wanted to combine the aggression of punk with the technical proficiency of metal. And while they may not have achieved mainstream success, their legacy in the underground metal scene is secure.  

WARFARE - A Conflict of Hatred
WARFARE - A Conflict of Hatred

Neat Records RR 9556, 1988, Netherlands

Warfare's 'A Conflict of Hatred' (1988) unchains a sonic assault through thrashing riffs and fierce rhythms. This 12" vinyl LP encapsulates the band's raw energy, exploring themes of chaos and aggression. A testament to the heavy metal underground, the album's thunderous sound reverberates with unrelenting intensity, making it a classic of its genre

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WARFARE - Metal Anarchy
WARFARE - Metal Anarchy

RoadrunneR RR 9747, 1985, Netherlands

Released in 1985, Warfare's 'Metal Anarchy' 12" vinyl LP epitomizes the raw essence of early thrash metal. With blistering guitar work, pounding drums, and rebellious spirit, the album delivers a chaotic and exhilarating experience. A cornerstone of the UK's burgeoning metal scene, 'Metal Anarchy' remains a visceral and influential statement in the realm of underground metal

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WARFARE - Total Death

WARFARE - Total Death

RoadrunneR Records RR125499, 1985, Netherlands

WARFARE's 'Total Death' (1985) on 12" vinyl is a sonic onslaught of extreme metal. This album thrusts listeners into a maelstrom of aggressive riffs, thunderous drums, and gritty vocals. With a no-holds-barred attitude, 'Total Death' embodies chaos and rebellion, solidifying its place in the world of underground metal history as a fierce and unapologetic release.

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WARFARE - Two Tribes
WARFARE - Two Tribes

Neat Records Neat 45, 1984, England

"WARFARE's 'Two Tribes' 12" vinyl album, released in 1984, delivers a fusion of punk and metal, epitomizing the band's distinctive style. With a barrage of gritty riffs and hard-hitting rhythms, the album carries a confrontational energy. This release captures the fervor of its era, showcasing WARFARE's ability to traverse musical boundaries while retaining a rebellious and unyielding spirit.

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