Band Details


Genre Heavy
Home Town Edinburgh
Country UK

Holocaust is one of metal's most influential and pioneering bands. Tributes have been paid by no less than Metallica ("The Small Hours"), Six Feet Under ("Death or Glory"), and Gamma Ray ("Heavy Metal Mania"), among others. These few examples illustrate -- with the subtlety of a brick to the head -- how many different styles of metal Holocaust has impacted. Founding member and principal songwriter John Mortimer (guitar, vocals) has written some of the genre--s most intelligent and unique works. For example, 1997's concept album Covenant is based on The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson. Mortimer--s styles are diverse, and his presentation of stellar musicianship and thoughtful lyrics combine to make music that cannot simply be heard; it must be experienced. 
Current Members: 2012
John Mortimer-Guitar/Vocals
Mark Mcgrath-Bass/Vocals
Scott Wallace-Drums

Past Former Members John McCullim-Guitars Bryan Bartley-Bass Guitar Ron Levine-Drums/Percussion Steve Cowen-Drums/Percussion Gary Lettice-Vocalist Ed Dudley-Guitars Iain McKenzie-Guitars Graham Hall-Bass Guitar David Rosie-Bass Guitar Graham Cowen-Bass Guitar Paul Collins-Drums/Percussion Raymond Marciano-Drums/Percussion Nicky Arkless-Drums/Percussion

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Previous Gigs (last 20)

17/08/2013 Edinburgh Holocaust
02/03/2013 Newcastle Brofest UK day 2Amulet
01/03/2013 Newcastle Brofest UK day 1Amulet