The Almighty

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


This Scottish hard rock quartet was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Ricky Warwick (husband of Vanessa, hostess of Headbanger’s Ball on MTV, and formerly a member of New Model Army), guitarist Tantrum, bass player Floyd London and drummer Stumpy Munroe. Along with Little Angels, Quireboys and the Dogs D’Amour, the Almighty spearheaded a revival in UK heavy rock during the late 80s, drawing their inspiration from bands such as the Cult, Ramones and Motörhead. Signing to Polydor Records in 1989, they released Blood, Fire & Love to widespread critical acclaim. The title was changed from Blood, Fire & Roses to avoid any possible confusion with Guns N’Roses. This was swiftly followed by a perfunctory live mini-album, which included a cover version of the Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s standard, ‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’. Soul Destruction reaffirmed the development in the band’s songwriting abilities. It spawned...

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