Head of David

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Head of David
Origin United Kingdom
Genres
Years active 19861991
2009–present
Labels Blast First
Associated acts Greymachine

Head of David is a British heavy metal band that features vocalist Stephen R. Burroughs and ex-Napalm Death member Justin Broadrick (later of Godflesh and Jesu). The band's sound paved way to various music genres, including industrial metal, grindcore and noise rock. [1]

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Justin Broadrick Record producer, musician, singer

Justin Karl Michael Broadrick is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer. He is best known as a founding member of the band Godflesh, one of the first bands to combine elements of extreme metal and industrial music. He was briefly in the English grindcore band Napalm Death when he was a teenager in the mid-1980s, writing and recording guitar for Side One of Napalm Death's debut album, Scum. Broadrick has also maintained a parallel career as a producer, producing records and remixes for groups such as Pantera, Isis, Mogwai and Hydra Head labelmates Pelican. Since 2012, he has been releasing hard techno music under the solo moniker JK Flesh. Broadrick has set up record labels such as HeadDirt, Avalanche Recordings, Post Mortem Productions, Lo Fibre and Heartache.

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The original 1986 line-up reunited in 2009, and were due to play the Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, England in 2010. In an interview with Rock-A-Rolla magazine in 2009, Stephen R. Burroughs stated that "The back catalogue should be reissued this year [2009]. As for recording new stuff, it's now become apparent that we would all like to record something."

Supersonic Festival (Birmingham)

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Rock-A-Rolla is a music magazine covering experimental, avant-garde, noise and metal artists pushing the boundaries of music. Launched in late 2005, it is published bi-monthly in the UK by V-Squared Publishing Limited and distributed worldwide, mainly in UK, Canada, USA, Europe and Australia. In the past the magazine has championed such diverse artists as Khanate, Zu, The Locust, Justin Broadrick, Mike Patton, Melvins and others. The current editor-in-chief is Vuk Valcic.

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Fear Factory American metal band

Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. Throughout the band's career, they have released nine full-length albums and have evolved through a succession of styles, including nu metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal. Fear Factory was enormously influential on the heavy metal scene in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Dog Day Sunrise 1996 single by Fear Factory

"Dog Day Sunrise" is a song originally by British band Head of David, from their 1988 album, Dustbowl.

<i>Demanufacture</i> (album) 1995 studio album by Fear Factory

Demanufacture is the second studio album by American industrial metal band Fear Factory, released on June 13, 1995 by Roadrunner Records. Burton C. Bell wrote the majority of the lyrics and Dino Cazares wrote all the music. This is the band's first album with their classic line-up; adding new bassist Christian Olde Wolbers. Although credited, his actual input is disputed between current and former band members. Many regard it as the band's best album and a heavy metal classic. The album was certified Gold in Australia by ARIA and Silver in the UK by the BPI.

Band members

Dave Cochrane is an English bass guitarist and a founding member of the noise rock band Head of David. He has also collaborated with Justin Broadrick and Kevin Martin on several occasions.

Discography

ReleasedTitleLabel UK Indie Chart PositionAdditional information
Sep 1986Dogbreath EP
Oct 1986LP Blast First 3 Side A "Dogbreath" / Side B "Godbreath"
July 1987The Shit Hits the Fan21[ citation needed ] live at the I.C.A., London
March 1988 Dustbowl Blast First album; Side A "Rays" / Side B "Shadows"
February 1989The Saveana Mixes EP recorded 1987
White Elephant John Peel sessions 23 Sep 1986 & 7 Jul 1987
January 1991 Seed State Blast First
Elektra
album
March 1991Soul Spark EP Blast First 10"

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