Heavy Metal Kids

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 2000s


Formed in London, England, in 1973, Heavy Metal Kids consisted of Gary Holton (vocals), Mickey Waller (guitar), Ron Thomas (bass) and Keith Boyce (drums). Signing to Atlantic Records, the band released their self-titled debut album in 1974. Quickly gaining popularity on the live club circuit in and around the London area, playing brash street metal, the band followed up with Anvil Chorus in 1975. This featured keyboard player Danny Peyronel (Daniel Augusto Peyronel, Argentina) and the semi-legendary ‘Cosmo’ on guitar joining the quartet. The album also contained the utterly outrageous ‘Call The Cops’. However, Holton’s volatile nature caused trouble at various gigs, with him eventually breaking his leg on an ill-fated American tour. Subsequently dropped by Atlantic Records, the band nevertheless released a third and final album. Kitsch appeared on RAK Records in 1977, and was again dominated by tough, street metal tunes. It still did not...

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