Blitz Records is the official UK distributor of Deep Six Records who specialize in grind, power violence, sludge, thrash, and hardcore. Recent artists include Bastard Noise, Nausea, Lack of Interest, Cold World, Low Threat Profile, Extortion, Hummingbird of Death, ACXDC, To The Point, Phobia, Weekend Nachos, Fast Asleep, Fetus Eaters, FYPM, and Cripple Bastards.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Blitz–Never Surrender - 7" No Future Records
No Future Records – Oi 6 - 1982
A. Never SurrenderB. Razors In The Night
Carl Fisher - Vocals / Nidge Miller - Guitar, Neil McLennan (Mackie) - Bass, Charlie Howe - Drums
Formed in 1980 in New Mills, Blitz were the label's first signing. Their debut release, a four track EP, was recorded very quickly, as were most singles on the label. The first pressing of 1000 copies were sold in a few days, mainly by mail order. A subsequent distribution deal with Rough Trade and Pinnacle led to sales of over 20,000 copies. Initial copies were all hand stamped as the label thought they would only sell 1000! Their debut album even hit the National charts! The band later became one of the most influential Punk bands of all time with numerous late 90's Punk bands covering their songs. Tragically, Nidge died in a road incident in Austin, Texas in February 2007 after a gig whilst touring with his reformed band.