Formed in 1987 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, however they began as The Subverters, with Bri Doom (guitar), John Pickering (bass/vocals) and Jason "Hog" Hodges (drums). About the time Hog was replaced by new drummer, Mick Harris (Napalm Death), the band changed its name to Doom.
This line up played one or two gigs, playing in a crossover metal style. Bri and John decided this wasn't the direction they wanted the band to move in. Consequently they left Harris and the metal style of music, and decided to go in a Discharge-influenced crust-punk-style that Doom became known for. Pickering dropped bass to concentrate on vocals and Pete Nash joined as bass player. Harris left for Napalm Death so new drummer "Stick", recently made band-less, joined after a drunken meeting at the infamous Mermaid Pub. This was when the 'real' Doom was formed. The band started rehearsing with this line-up in mid 1987.
About this time a small label called Peaceville was starting up. They heard about Doom through word of mouth and asked if they were interested in contributing songs to the first Peaceville compilation A Vile Peace. Doom went into the studio to record their first demo on 28 August 1987. Nash unfortunately broke his wrist just before Doom's recording debut, so bass player Jim Whitley (of Napalm Death and Ripcord) filled in on the recording. Three songs were recorded (two of which appeared on A Vile Peace).
On the strength of this first recording Peaceville asked Doom if they would record a full LP for them, which they agreed to do. The "War Is Big Business" demo was recorded on 27 November 1987, which the band sold as a cassette at gigs. In February 1988, Doom went into Rich Bitch Studios and recorded 21 songs for their debut album "War Crimes (Inhuman Beings)". All this time the band gigged constantly in the UK building up a following on the way. Another demo "Domesday" was also produced.
At the end of 1988, due to personal commitments Bri announced that he would be leaving the band. He stayed long enough to record the split LP "Bury the Debt - Not The Dead" (with Swedish band No Security) on the Peaceville. The "Police Bastard" EP on Discarded Records was also recorded at the same session. Doom were also invited to record two sessions for Radio One's John Peel show around this point. Bri left the band in April 1989 after completing a lengthy European tour.
Doom continued with different guitarists but did not settle with four members, so Pickering turned to vocal and guitar duties. This line up continued until a final split in August 1990. Following the group's demise Pickering formed Cain, an experimental Doom Metal band, with Pete Nash and Clive Meldrum of Filthkick, whilst drummer Stick joined Extreme Noise Terror then Dirt.
The band reformed in 1992 with the earlier line up of Bri, John, Pete and Stick. They toured Japan and recorded a 12" of new songs released on the label Vinyl Japan. This proved to be the last recording with this line up. About this point the band almost folded. John and Pete left, John went onto form Police Bastard in 1994, but Bri and Stick decided to continue with two new members. They recruited Tom Croft from Genital Deformities on vocals and Paul "Mall" Mallen on bass guitar. This line up recorded the split album with Selfish and a split 7" EP with Hiatus. Mall left shortly afterwards (an amicable parting). He was replaced by bassist Scoot from Largactyl.
This line up recorded the split 7" EP "Doomed To Extinction" with Extinction Of Mankind, the "Fuck Peaceville" double LP, and the "Hail To Sweden" 7" EP. This is also the line up who appear on the "Videodoom" video on MCR Company on a European tour in 1994.
A tour of Scandinavia was organised for September 1995, however Scoot decided not to go due to problems at home, so he was replaced by Denis (of Blood Sucking Freaks) & permanently by Chris Gascoigne (of Suffer) after the tour. Tom Croft also left just before the tour and he was replaced by Wayne Southworth (also of Blood Sucking Freaks). While on the Scandinavian tour Doom recorded the "Monarchy Zoo" 7" EP at Sunlight Studios.
The band, now comprised of Stick, Bri, Denis, Wayne and Chris. They went into the studio in June 1996 and recorded a full LP for Flat Earth, called "Rush Hour Of The Gods". In 97 the band recorded again for Flat Earth the split 10" with Cress and in 2001 the last full length LP entitled "World Of Shit" on Vinyl Japan Records.
Doom continued again with Bri, Stick, Wayne and Andy Irvine (ex Disaffect, Scatha and Devils).
On March 18, 2005, Wayne Southworth (lead singer) died at his home. The cause of death was an epileptic seizure.
2010. Doom is back. The line-up keeps it “in the family”!
Denis - vocals
Bri - guitar
Scoot - bass
Stick - drums
Terrorizer is a Grindcore band from Los Angeles / Huntington Park, California. After releasing a handful of demo tapes in 1987 and 1988 and splitting up in 1988, they recorded the full-length album "World Downfall" posthumously in the now legendary Morrisound Recordings studio (Tampa, Florida) with engineer-guru Scott Burns. At the time of this recording Terrorizer's original bass player Garvey was in jail so David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) filled in.
Another interesting fact is that "World Downfall" consists of about 30% Nausea songs, including the title track.
Terrorizer's lyrics were typical socio-political grindcore lyrics with animal rights / environmental topics handled as well.
The band members later joined other bands like NAPALM DEATH (Jesse), MORBID ANGEL (Pete) and NAUSEA (Garvey).
In 2006 Terrorizer released their long-awaited second album "Darker Days Ahead" which consists of half old demo songs and half new material. Shortly after the release of the album, Jesse Pintado passed away on 27 August 2006.
The band has been reactivated in 2008 demo-ing new songs. Guitar duties are now taken over by Katina, guitarist in Resistant Culture.
According to the press release their third album "Hordes of Zombies" was recorded in 2011, slated for release on Season of Mist on 24 February 2012. However the album has reportedly already been recorded in 2009 before Pete Sandoval underwent back surgery.